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Follow The Sunflowers

Follow The Sunflowers

It’s officially Fall, my favorite season of the year! In my corner of the world, the leaves on the trees are turning shades of brown, red and gold, the air smells crips, and sunflowers are suddenly blooming everywhere along the roadside, hills and trails. Yesterday during my training run… Continue reading

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

Give Me This Mountain

Give Me This Mountain

Growing up in Utah, I have spent a lot of time living up, down, in, on and around mountains. My family and I have made our home on the side of a beautiful mountain overlooking a valley with the Great Salt Lake in the distance. The disadvantage of living on a mountain is the extra effort it takes to climb … 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

The Importance Of Music

The Importance Of Music

This new video expresses perfectly the way that I feel about music. I am so impressed with Marissa Rohlfing, a beautiful young Mormon Soprano woman from Hawaii who is truly magnifying her talents by not only sharing the song of her heart, but helping others to do the same. From one “MoSop” to another, I salute Marissa! May we all follow … Continue reading

My Red Stoplight Blessing

My Red Stoplight Blessing

It was a hectic morning and I was late to work. Again! Only yesterday I had taken my youngest child to register for her Senior Year of High School. [yes, I feel old] Her course schedule had experienced a computer glitch which showed three periods of “Algebra 2″ in one semester [one is definitely enough], which required that we … 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

Fight Like A Girl For Mother’s Day

Today I joined with my family, friends and over 15,000 new “bosom buddies” in the annual Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure in Salt Lake City, Utah. This event is always held the first Saturday of May and you can read about our experience last year, here. Although the weather was predicted to hit … 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

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“.

Give A Smile

“‘Tis the season to be jolly!” Christmas is the season of giving, which is the very essense of the spirit of Jesus Christ – who’s birth we celebrate. What better opportunity to give kindness, and participate in a little “Smile Experiment”? Continue reading

Christmas Every Day In India

When I heard the story of Narayanan Krishnan, my heart was deeply touched and I was moved to tears. I cannot think of a better story to share as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ – whose ministry was devoted to the  forgotten and neediest of society.

And Now I See

As I endured another morning of snail-paced highway traffic during another typical frantic commute to the office, I happened to turn my head slightly to the left, and up – just in time to witness the exact moment the sun peeked over the top of the Rocky Mountains. It was a stunning sight, and suddenly, my very ordinary morning, with its very ordinary routine was transformed into something very extraordinary. Continue reading

The Road Less Traveled Song

The Road Less Traveled Song

One of my very favorite poems is “The Road Less Traveled” by Robert Frost. I was pleased to see that Mormon musician David Osmond has chosen this as the title for his newest album which released August 10, 2010. . . **New MoSop Movie** Continue reading

Flutist Brings Peace and Beauty To The Earth

Flutist Brings Peace and Beauty To The Earth

This has been a hard week, with a lot of tragedy in the news. I don’t know about you, but my soul has felt pretty battered. Perhaps that’s what made hearing a beautiful hymn played by a gifted artist on a magical flute all the more sweeter today. My soul was touched. My hope was renewed. And, my faith and confidence in the world was restored. – **This Post Includes a NEW MOSOP MOVIE** Continue reading

3 Keys To A Great Life

3 Keys To A Great Life

To say I do a lot of reading would be an understatement. Books, magazines, newspapers, blog posts, articles, commentary…online and offline…you name it, I can be found turning, flipping, scanning and scrolling down. Often during these ‘word feasts’ I come across a quote that sticks in my brain, and then churns around and around until it’s soft, and warm, and smooth as homemade butter taffy. Continue reading