Begin Again

Begin Again

I woke up this morning, and I was still breathing. That’s pretty much always a good way to start the day. I lay in my bed feeling the pillow cushioning my head. I saw light filtering through my curtains. I heard a bird chattering outside my window. I smelled something warm and cinnamon wafting from the kitchen. … Continue reading

May Day ‘Mayday!’: What Will You Do?

May Day ‘Mayday!’: What Will You Do?

Today is the first day of May. In many cultures “May Day” heralds the lively festival of Pagan origin celebrating life and the renewal of the earth. The holiday is not widely celebrated in the USA. But, Happy May Day anyway! Here in Utah we are appropriately enjoying a glorious, sunny spring morning. There will be sunny blue skies and … 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

What Does Easter Mean?

What Does Easter Mean?

Easter has always meant many things to me. Easter evokes memories of family, love and happiness. When I was growing up, Easter meant my mother would make her special sugar cookies cut out in shapes of eggs, chicks and bunnies for us to decorate (there would always be a lot of green food coloring, coconut, and jelly … Continue reading

Frozen Twice As Nice With Mormons On Ice

Frozen Twice As Nice With Mormons On Ice

There’s a special little “FROZEN” place in everyone’s hearts these days for the music from Disney’s latest animated release. Of particular note is the hit song sensation “Let It Go” which is getting a lot of extra play time these days. The beautiful Ice castles in Midway, Utah are also getting some nice International popularity … Continue reading

Why America Should Rebuild the Berlin Wall

Why America Should Rebuild the Berlin Wall

Originally posted on Seth Adam Smith:
Whether or not we choose to admit it, relations between Russia and America are rapidly deteriorating into a new Cold War. Don’t believe me? Look at all of the signs: accusations of espionage, clashes over the Syrian conflict, the Edward Snowden affair, tension over Gay Rights, Russia’s anti-America adoption…

Under His Wings

Under His Wings

Today marks the 8th anniversary of the death of my best friend’s husband. Val was only 52 years and 4 days old when he too-suddenly and tragically left this earth. Each year, the first week of February marks the painful reminder of his loss to his wife and children. Continue reading

Everything Speaks His Name

Everything Speaks His Name

My beautiful friend and master-musician Shawna Belt Edwards has done it again! Here is her latest song and video for you to enjoy; “Everything Speaks His Name”. This new Christian music video by Shawna Belt Edwards is about God’s creations. Performed by Jessie Clark Funk. With Continue reading

Waiting And Watching For Miracles

Waiting And Watching For Miracles

When you are in the middle of a medical crises,  two weeks can disappear before you know it, and at the very same time feel endless. So, here I am, 2 weeks/”one year later” putting in an update. Happy New Year, everyone. I’m hoping that 2014 brings good things for all of us! Since “Dreaming … Continue reading

Dreaming Of A Real Christmas

Dreaming Of A Real Christmas

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day were hospital days #46 & #47 respectively, for Daughter A. There’s nothing we wanted more than a “Christmas miracle”. We prayed, and pleaded with God. I dreamed she would suddenly rise from her bed and walk, fully healed and whole, able to come home. When I ‘woke’, we simply prayed … Continue reading

I Pray On Christmas All Our Problems Gonna Be Worked Out

I Pray On Christmas All Our Problems Gonna Be Worked Out

As Mr. MoSop started up the engine and the two of us slowly drove away from the hospital we sunk into a bone-tired and soul-weary silence. I turned on the radio just in time to hear an excited radio personality announcing that “this next song has become a new ‘listener favorite’ here!”. When the lively jazz tune began, I immediately recognized the vocalist as my very own dear friend Alex Boyé! Continue reading

My ‘Home For The Holidays’ Christmas 2012 with Boe, Brokaw, Halverson and Grandpa

My ‘Home For The Holidays’ Christmas 2012 with Boe, Brokaw, Halverson and Grandpa

The 2012 Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert showered the audience with marvelous surprises, and brought down the house – literally! Special guest artists were Tony Award-winning tenor Alfie Boe and Peabody Award-winning news journalist Tom Brokaw, with a special surprise appearance by Lt. Gail “Hal” Halverson, the World War II US Army Air Corps “Candy Bomber”. There was also another secret unexpected ‘guest-appearance’…by my deceased Grandpa. Continue reading

Christmas Message From Sandy Hook

Christmas Message From Sandy Hook

We have been suffering for so many weeks through my daughter’s serious illness and hospitalization; trying to make sense of it all, trying to endure it all, trying to hold onto hope and faith. “Why is this happening?” we ask, “When will this end?”, “What can we do to make everything all better?” and sometimes, I admit my soul … Continue reading