Today I will begin my week of Giving Thanks with gratitude for the gift of life. Here’s a mind-boggler to ponder; If we could truly comprehend the vast eternal plan of heaven, our entire lifetime will only appear as a day of our existence. “For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare …
Today was a hard day for Daughter A. She felt ill, and completely exhausted. After her “marathon” miracle yesterday, who can blame her? So, she rested in her hospital bed most of the day, and tried not to feel too discouraged. Before going back to the hospital to visit with her, I tried to get some …
Today marks day 10 of hospitalization in Neuro Rehab for Daughter A. Fifteen days ago she was suddenly unable to walk or move her legs. After ruling out all the major scary stuff that could be causing it, the doctors determined that the pathway between her brain signals and her legs was “blocked”, and would …
C.S. Lewis was not a Mormon. But, Mormons love C.S. Lewis! In this post, I share my “6 Reasons” why, and be sure to watch the really cool documentary about his life!
Last night after coming home late, and being tired and hungry I looked in the kitchen to see what I could cook quick and easy that would still taste good. I pulled out a new frozen food we had recently purchased. It was a Greek dish, and it looked delicious. I turned the package over for cooking directions but only found instructions for baking in a conventional oven…
One of my favorite Hymns is “How Firm A Foundation”. It is a unique, because instead of the words giving praise to the Lord, the lyrics are written as the voice of the Lord speaking directly to us.
When I had to visit the hospital billing department today I didn’t know I would leave feeling inspired.
A beautiful hymn-prayer has been running through my mind a lot today. Hearing it, and singing it, always offers a sweet balm to a troubled heart, and provides gentle communion between my soul, and the Lord. In this special arrangement sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, it ends with a final whispered promise…”I Come To Thee”…
A friend shared a poem with me that really touched my heart and helped put things into proper perspective.
In this video, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland recounts the story of Moses and his encounter with the Lord on the mountain. Shortly after his vision, Moses is tempted by Satan.
It never gets easier being a parent. You know the saying, “The older I get the less I know”? Yep, I’ve officially reached that stage of life. It’s humbling.
What do Mormons believe? Who are the Mormons? What is Mormonism? Watch this new video!
One of my favorite things about living in Northern Utah is getting to experience four distinct seasons. Winter, Spring, Summer, and my favorite season of all…Fall. I have many fond memories of Fall seasons throughout my life; including meeting my husband in the Fall (at a Halloween party, actually), and we got engaged in the Fall …
In Las Vegas, Nevada 300 young people between the ages of 12-18 came together to express their testimonies of Jesus Christ through a special musical program.
The world is full of so many amazing and awe inspiring creations. But, there is one majestic creation that surpasses them all.
Having faith takes a special kind of inner courage. A wise ancient prophet once described it as “hope of things that are not seen, which are true” (Alma 32:21). A wise modern prophet-apostle gave this beautiful council regarding the blessings that come when we have faith . . .
I consider one of the great treasures of my religion to be able to attend the Temple. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints preparing for attendance in one of our Holy Temples, and then going back as frequently as possible, is a prime focus. I love going to the temple! I am …
There’s nothing that makes me happier than sharing a new beautiful song! Shawna Edwards, a gifted Mormon composer and lyricist (and my good friend), has just released a new song and video honoring Young Women. . .
The story of Paul Cardall is as epic as his music. It’s hard to know where to begin.
On Sunday Aug. 18th, 2013 we had the privilege of attending the homecoming and mission report of President William and Sister Ranae McKee. 2011-mckees-in-tennesseeThey recently returned from the Tennessee Nashville Mission where they served as leaders from July 2011 – July 2013. This was no ordinary homecoming. It was a miracle.
I am proud to share that my own Mom and Dad have answered the call to serve, and are joining the “Mormon missionary” ranks! Here is their story.
Greetings from Shaumburg, Illinois! Having now survived a breakdown of my new laptop, a collapse of my new cell phone, and a major social-media-withdrawal-induced-panic attack of my mind, I am now eagerly climbing back into the blogosphere saddle to finally give you my Tour Updates! Here is the first of many to come:
Every Monday morning I eagerly watch my “in-box” waiting for the arrival of a special email. For the past four months, and the next 14 more, this is my only weekly contact with our daughter “Sister A.”, who is serving as as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Regardless of …
Yesterday I shared Part 1 of my audition story with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. I made it! What happens now?
Between July 1st – November 2007 I went through the intense audition process with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Yes, it really takes about 4 months from the time you put in your application to the day you get your “yea or nay” letter. This is my story.
Yes, I really am going on tour with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir! And, I invite you to come along.
Two Mormon missionaries recently became ‘recording artists’ to share their love of God and music.
Consider “unplugging” from our virtual realities long enough to make real, human connections with those we love!
The beautiful message of the gospel of Jesus Christ is that our Father in Heaven loves each of us, personally.