I’m Still Here: An Addict’s Story

I’m Still Here: An Addict’s Story

Today, I’m sharing Mark’s story. A former addict and repeat convict, Mark tells about losing his way – not just once, but over and over and over again. His story is filled with sorrow, but it is also a story of hope and love and forgiveness. Watch this! When I listen to Mark share his long, agonizing journey, … Continue reading

Our Home, Our Earth

Our Home, Our Earth

Sometimes we just have to stop and pinch ourselves, don’t we? Despite everything, we get to live here! Right now. It’s our time, our home, our earth, our life. #soblessed. – MoSop

In Summer – Olaf Sings Live Action

In Summer – Olaf Sings Live Action

A very talented Utah family [the Bagley family] going by the name of “Working With Lemons“ have been making a big splash on YouTube with their professional, catchy live-action musical covers. Here is snowman “Olaf” singing “In Summer” from Disney’s Frozen [I spy the Great Salt Lake & is that Sugarhouse Park?] Enjoy! – MoSop ~~ Want more? Be sure to check out their … Continue reading

Lava Lake Worth The Climb

Lava Lake Worth The Climb

The final day of our vacation to Big Sky, Montana, Mr. Mo and I saved the “best for last” activity on our must-do list. We climbed the Lava Lake (Cascade Creek) trail. This is one of our favorite hikes when we visit the Bozeman area. It’s not just our fave – the secret is out. This trail is rated #1 out … Continue reading

Celebrating USA Freedom and Olympic Pride

Celebrating USA Freedom and Olympic Pride

Our family celebrated Independence Day this weekend by “heading to the hills” with a fun over-night stay in Park City, Utah. We enjoyed a peaceful picnic, beautiful fireworks, good food, and topped it all off with a visit to the Utah Olympic Park where we watched a fantastic Olympic ski-team performance by the Flying Ace All-Stars! Enjoy these photos and video Continue reading

Amazing Grace! Celebrating Freedom

Amazing Grace! Celebrating Freedom

In 1779, just three years after America’s Independence, a poem called “Amazing Grace” was published. Written by the repentant former slave trader-turned-clergyman John Newton, his words became not only an emblem of Christianity, but also a symbol of hope, and an anthem for the birth of a new nation. With the message that forgiveness and redemption are possible regardless of sins committed, … Continue reading

God Bless America With His Night Light

God Bless America With His Night Light

This week American’s celebrate our Independence Day. God Bless America, Stand beside her, and guide her, through the night, with a light from above! Oh, how my beloved nation needs this prayer for God’s helping hand through these stormy and troubled times! We really do need His “night light“ to guide us. Let us remember that Our Heavenly Father is the … Continue reading

Yellowstone Wonders – Stress Free!

Yellowstone Wonders – Stress Free!

On Day 3 in Big Sky, Montana we decided to make the trek into Yellowstone National Park. Only 1 hour drive south of Big Sky Resort is the city of West Yellowstone – the Western gateway to America’s grand first National Park. So, we “geared up our loins with fresh courage” to take on what we assumed … Continue reading

Ousel Falls and A Pig Roast

Ousel Falls and A Pig Roast

We’ve had a busy and fun day here in Big Sky, Montana! Today we hiked to a stunning waterfall, discovered The Wrap Shack, explored the mountain meadow, went shopping in a little country store, and attended an authentic all-you-care-to-eat western Pig Roast at a dude ranch! Yup, pardner, we sure did. Continue reading

A Big Sky Summer

A Big Sky Summer

I’ve escaped to the mountains for a few days of rest and relaxation. There’s nothing like sitting by a mountain lake, breathing in pine scented air, communing with nature and watching some wildlife to soothe the weary soul. Our family started vacationing in Big Sky Montana twenty years ago. We’ve watched it transform from a sleepy little mountain … Continue reading

Father I Love You

Father I Love You

Today I am thinking of all the good fathers in my life, and how each one has made an incredible difference teaching, guiding and improving me. My war hero Grandpa Red, my long-suffering Daddy, my loving husband the kind father of our children, my uncles, my bishops and other church leaders, all of the Dad’s of my best friends, and of … Continue reading

Oh Yeah, That’s Why I Love To Run!

Oh Yeah, That’s Why I Love To Run!

This Saturday I’m going to attempt another Half Marathon! It’s not my first, and – hopefully! – it won’t be my last. Mr. Mo and I have made running one race a month our little “hobby”. But, I haven’t been preparing & training as well as I should for this one. I’ve been procrastinating going … Continue reading

The 5 Parables of Rain

The 5 Parables of Rain

Have you ever noticed that there are a lot of quotes and imagery surrounding rain? I was thinking about some of them today and how they apply to my life. They offer many positive messages to ponder.What can we learn from the rainy days or extended storms in our life? Continue reading

Does The Journey Seem Long?

Does The Journey Seem Long?

As far as I know, there have only been two recorded instances in LDS General Conference history when a singer performed a solo. The first solo occurred in 2009 when a Brazilian “mormon soprano” named Liriel Domiciano was invited by Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley to perform “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir … Continue reading

One Day of Anything

One Day of Anything

What a difference a day can make. I have been pondering “life” a lot lately. My life, specifically. And, all of the lives that intersect and infinitely intertwine with mine [because life is definitely a team sport]. My life has been throwing me so many curve balls lately there’s been no time to duck and nowhere to … Continue reading

It’s More Than The Music

It’s More Than The Music

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir [affectionately known as "MoTab"] began in 1847, just 29 days after the Mormon pioneers entered the barren landscape of the Salt Lake City valley. Out of the most humble of circumstances that little choir would eventually grow into one of the most well-known musical organizations nationally, and internationally. In the 1980’s U.S. President Ronald … Continue reading