Author: Kathrine Harlan

The Battle of Monday Night – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

The Battle of Monday Night – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

Chalk it up as a successful Family Home Evening. That’s what I’ve decided to do. It’s after midnight, post-Monday-FHE chaos, and I can’t sleep because of what an amazing FHE we had. Oh yeah. What was so great about it, you ask? Let’s see… Was […]

Praying for…Trouble? – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

Praying for…Trouble? – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

When you pray, you don’t normally expect to get a bad head cold. It’s not usually the way to detect answers from our Heavenly Father. But maybe sometimes it is? I’ve been thinking a lot about the new Disney movie, “Moana,” especially since we’ve watched […]

What I Do – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

What I Do – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

“So what do you do all day?” An innocent, conversational question. But this time, I was speechless.   We had invited some friends for dinner, a cute newlywed couple. The husband we’d known for some time, and we enjoyed a great evening catching up together. […]

The Manger Moments – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

The Manger Moments – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

The Christmas season is always inspiring and motivating for me. This year as I’ve studied parts of the New Testament regarding the Savior’s entry into mortality, the story of humble and faithful Mary, the sacred mother of Jesus Christ, has spoken to my heart. Her […]

Family – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

Family – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

We live in a city in China where there are very few foreigners. With our four blondie children, we get a lot of attention, which some of us appreciate more than others. Yesterday we went to play as a family at a nearby plaza in […]

The Ups and the Downs – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

The Ups and the Downs – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

Life isn’t meant to be one smooth, unbroken elevator to heaven. It’s a wild ride, full of mountaintops as well as valleys.

The Reasons – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

The Reasons – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

It wasn’t so much a lot of tears and sobbing. It was more a general sense of dread, like nothing could ever be good or worthwhile. Maybe it was a little like how Ron Weasley describes the all-encompassing chill of dementors in the Harry Potter […]

We Can Do Hard Things – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

We Can Do Hard Things – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

“…With God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26) His hands trembled and his shoulders hunched as he stepped forward to take the tray of bread. As he walked up to the stand at the front of the chapel, he glanced from side to side, making […]

Revelation to Run – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

Revelation to Run – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

It amazes me to be able to experience revelation in very practical and unexpected ways. But really, do I have to run a marathon? I’m sort of a runner. At least I still say I am. I ran in high school and was able to […]

The Specialist – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

The Specialist – By Contributor Mama Kathrine

My grandfather was a contractor, and a major lesson I learned from him is that you always, ALWAYS leave a few minutes at the end of a project to tidy up and put away. So yesterday, when two workers came to our home to install […]