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Phoebe Cook

If You’re Feeling Discouraged. . .

It was just a heavy day. I spent the whole day feeling sad, less-than, weak, and discouraged. I’m sure you’ve felt this way too–like you’re carrying backpack full of rocks, and maybe a duffle bag too, in each hand.…

When General Conference Ends

I love the feeling of General Conference–anticipation for who will speak, which subjects will be mentioned the most, which talks will pierce my heart. Then Conference weekend comes in all its glory. A glorious firehose of the Spirit, beautiful…

Lessons in Service

In high school, I never felt like I was good at “service.” I didn’t volunteer very much, unless it was organized by someone else. I felt intimidated by people I didn’t know. I was naturally shy. In college, I…

How God Works

Recently, I learned a little more about how God works. A month ago, just a couple weeks after our third baby was born, my husband had to leave for a work trip (grading AP tests. Anybody heard of those?…

We Might Have Been Happy

There‚Äôs a story in the Book of Mormon about a family who leaves everything the have and know because of a revelation from God. You know the one. The father learns that the city they live in will be…

Hosana! Easter is Coming!

Easter is coming! And so are the chocolate bunnies, pastel jelly beans, Cadbury eggs, Easter egg hunts, and Easter baskets. Easter is always a joyful time. The days are warmer; summer is just around the corner; and really, who…

Finding the Bright Side

Recently, I gave a lesson in church about optimism. As I studied for the lesson, I realized that optimism is not a shiny gloss that we put over tough times, it is a strategy to get us through challenges.…