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Life Lessons

Life Lessons

I’m writing tonight from a hospital room. One of my children was hospitalized late last night. After lots of tests, we are relieved to learn that the complication is not a life threatening issue, and healing will come with time. Continue reading

Why We All Need The Olympic Spirit

Why We All Need The Olympic Spirit

The 2012 Summer Olympics continues to roll forth in all of its unscripted glory this week from London. . .And what, you may ask, could these athletic games being played miles and miles and oceans away possibly have to do with me, and these people, and this place? Perhaps a great deal more than we can humanly imagine. Continue reading

Tragedy Or Destiny In Texas?

Tragedy Or Destiny In Texas?

It’s the worst nightmare any parent of a young Mormon missionary would have to face; learning your child who has dedicated two years of their lives away from home for church service will never return home. Last night, not just one, but two families received this devestating news. . . Continue reading

Free Wireless

Free Wireless

I have learned in a very personal way that God is real. He loves us. He listens. The best way to know this, is simply to put His amazing “free wireless service” to the test any time of the day or night. Amazingly, the more we use it, the clearer our reception gets. Continue reading

Conference Highlights – October 2011

Conference Highlights – October 2011

It is impossible to give true justice to a General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a mere summary. However, for the sake of my many readers who may not have had the opportunity to watch or hear the conference yet, or for those who would like my perspective – here are a … Continue reading

For Times of Trouble, Remember The Pioneers

For Times of Trouble, Remember The Pioneers

…for these people, the story has long ended. Their struggle is over, and all are safely gathered in. It is actually the rest of us who are now struggling to “pull our carts” through the hard terrain and deep snows of life, facing circumstances that we are often ill prepared to handle, wondering how we can get up and go on another day, having to dig a little deeper into our soul to find a higher purpose. . .and always praying for help to come. Will we be as brave? Continue reading

Please Remember Who You Are

One of my mother’s “famous sayings” when I was growing up, [used with increasing frequency and urgency the older my siblings and I became], was  “Please Remember Who You Are!” Without fail, as we were running out the door to play with friends, or to have a “sleep over”, attend a party or go to … Continue reading

Because He Lives!

Because He Lives!

During this Easter season as we pause to reflect upon Jesus’ incredible suffering, his selfless sacrifice, and sorrowful death, let us also remember to ponder our infinite blessings because He Lives!Enjoy this beautiful Easter song by Sally DeFord. Continue reading

Sabbath Day

What is the origin of the Sabbath Day? How do we “Keep It Holy”? and Why is it so important? This post gives points to ponder as we study the words of the Lord, and His holy servants to make our Sabbath day a special day. Plus, enjoy a video of a special Sabbath Day hymn! Continue reading

What Is An American To Do?

Today we faced a threat of “Government Shutdown”. We are experiencing an uncertain future as a nation, and things look a bit bleak. How are we dealing with all this worry and stress? How can we fix this problem or make any difference at all? Here are a few of my thoughts on our current situation, along with 5 Keys to Financial Freedom, a beautiful song, and a way to make life count! Continue reading

Sundae Sunday

Today is the anniversary of the icecream sundae – which is fitting, since it has been a very sweet LDS General Conference weekend! Here are some tasty quotes, topped off with the easter poem President Monson shared. Continue reading

Find Beauty In The Storm

Recently I achieved a small victory and made it out of bed and into the gym before 5:30 am. I avoided the crowded kickboxing class and chose an elliptical machine in a quiet corner. Browsing through the small TV screen in front of me, I attempted to find something that would help me ignore my protesting muscles as I pushed … Continue reading

The Faith of Esther

A beautiful new video has been released that depicts a portion of the Old Testament account of Queen Esther, and the events that led to her great act of faith. As you may recall, not knowing that his new wife Esther was a Jew, King Ahasuerus of Persia was persuaded to approve a decree that all persons of Jewish descent should be … Continue reading

Longfellow’s Christmas

The life of revered American poet and educator Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 – 1882) held great sorrow, and also great faith. In 2008, actor Edward Herrmann recounted the inspiring story behind Longfellow’s enduring Christmas hymn of hope, “I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day“.