We’re a couple of newbie parents trying to articulate the gospel story that we want our child to inherit.

We have a new boy, Clarence. We want Clarence to believe that he is a good boy, and capable of doing good in this earth. We also want him to believe that other people are good and are loved, even when they make bad decisions, even when they are mean. We want him to love scripture stories, not simply because they are scriptural but because they are beautiful stories with profoundly human characters who are struggling to do and be good all the time. We hope that by connecting to scripture more tenderly ourselves, and trying to show that humanity gently, but honestly, Clarence will begin to see and learn the goodness and grace and givenness of all the whole world around him. And maybe, it will help you, and your littles, to sense that too.

SO, IF . . .

If you want to share your love for the gospel but struggle to articulate your feelings, we think you will like this blog. If you desire to teach the story of the gospel to your children kindly, thoughtfully, simply, we think you will like this blog. If you want to talk more about grace than about seer stones, we think you will like this blog. If the beauty of scripture is as significant to you as its doctrine, we think you will like this blog. If you can look upon hero’s mistakes generously, but strive for a better future, we think you will like this blog.

For Little Saints will help you rediscover the humans in our current and ancient church, to see their faults and foibles, their glories and triumphs, and to love them all, all over again.

And, if Mormonism continues to matter, it will be because they, rather than leaving, were willing to be Mormon all over again. Like our grandparents, like our parents, and like us, they will have to rethink the whole tradition, from top to bottom, right from the beginning, and make it their own in order to embody Christ anew in this passing world.

Adam S. Miller, Future Mormon: Essays in Mormon Theology

Josh and Sarah Sabey

Josh and Sarah met and married at BYU where they studied beautiful and occasionally tragic stories. Now they write them. This project emerged from a desire to connect more tenderly with scripture, and to share the old stories with their children, too.

Currently, Josh is a film director and Sarah is working on her PhD in literature. They live in the Northeast where the trees and the buildings grow together.