Tagged with faith

Basket Case Syndrome

Our family is now officially entering Week 16 of unemployment. Hunky Hubby (HH) has exerted a heroic effort securing temporary work along the way. But the last three weeks have been a particular struggle as the already slow flow of available Temp jobs first turned into a trickle, and then dried up altogether. “Employment” seems to be a rare island … Continue reading

Faith In Cameroon

On Sunday August 7, 2005 President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Aba Nigeria LDS Temple . Two weeks later an excited and courageous group of Latter-day Saints from Cameroon boarded two mini-buses and headed to Nigeria to receive the sacred blessings contained in a temple of the Lord. The two branches of the Church in … Continue reading

Always Remember September (9-11)

On September 11, 2001 I woke up to just another ordinary Tuesday as a busy mother, wife, and full-time ‘non-traditional’ college student. My mom came and picked up my two young girls to take them to school, and I jumped into my car and headed up to campus. At the corner of 700 East and … Continue reading

Be of Good Cheer

Be of Good Cheer

Quote for the day ~ Click to Listen: I Feel My Savior’s Love Howard W. Hunter, (1907-1995)14th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints “In my lifetime I have seen two world wars plus Korea plus Vietnam and all that you are currently witnessing. I have worked my way through the depression … Continue reading

He Watching Over Israel, Slumbers Not

“I hope you enjoyed that magnificent anthem presented by the Choir—“He, Watching Over Israel, Slumbers Not, Nor Sleeps.” It is from Mendelssohn’s Elijah, and the words are adapted from the Psalms. (See Ps. 121:4.)…

Joy In The Morning

“Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness…weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” Psalms 30: 4-5 Play: Oh What A Beautiful Mornin’ “Wherever you live on this earth and whatever your life’s situation may be, I testify to you … Continue reading

The Sweetwater Sacrifice

This week I will include posts honoring the Mormon Pioneers.  July 24th marks the important yearly anniversary of the pioneer’s arrival into the Great Salt Lake Valley. “Pioneer Day” is a Utah State holiday, but also stands as an important date to all members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints throughout the world. … Continue reading

Creating an Interfaith Playlist

I read a fun post over at A Band Of Christians regarding Mormon & Evangelical music, how to find the music, and many other good resources. It started me thinking how often we hear that music “crosses all boundaries”. It has been my experience that music does break down barriers and soften the rough edges in all of us. … Continue reading

Freedom From Earth Stains

Freedom From Earth Stains

Today Americans celebrate the 232nd birthday of our nation’s Declaration of Independence. The flags are flying, and there will be many parades with beautiful floats and energetic marching bands. Most workers are enjoying this day as a paid holiday, me included. Our parks are filled with families enjoying time together, eating picnics and anticipating an … Continue reading

Life On The Bus

Life On The Bus

It seems that we can’t escape the general feeling of oppression, fear, worry and doubt gripping our nation these days. A couple of weeks ago I read a wonderfully written Associated Press editorial (which after an extensive search, I cannot locate now). It discussed the decline of our national psyche and morale over the past … Continue reading

Mormons Testify of Christ

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. He is the promised Messiah, the Redeemer, and the Son of God. Latter-day Saints worship him, follow him and strive to be like him. Jesus Christ is at the center and core of every aspect of our faith. Simply … Continue reading

Prayer Works On Garbage

I absolutely loved this story reported on KSL TV in Salt Lake City. It certainly bears witness of the power of prayer. You usually don’t hear these things reported on the news, so it was refreshing. Read full text of the story below – or, to watch the actual footage you can click on the … Continue reading

Be Still And Know

My heart is heavy this weekend as I learned of two tragedies hitting home and heart. The first was the death of Christian songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman’s youngest child, Maria Sue. Certain areas of the country have given this more media attention than others. Our paper included only a small paragraph hidden in a national … Continue reading

It All Works Out

The dog had diarrhea. Thus begins the tale of my “sad song day”. But first, my dog Joey had gas. It started the night before. Those of you with dogs know that canine flatulence is just about one of the most unpleasant things we put up with for love of our furry friends. But this … Continue reading

Come To Jesus

Come To Jesus

Come, Sing, Fall, Cry, Dance, Fly… … and Live! I thank Chris Rice for writing such a beautiful song, and tferise69 for this lovely video

Miracles Happen

Wonderful news! Our prayers of faith have been answered! I was absolutely thrilled to read Sam Shaw’s update on little Eloise. She is well. She is laughing. Her doctors cannot explain the change that took place which enabled her to forgo the scheduled surgical procedure. Eloise becomes another living witness that miracles do happen. I rejoice with Sam and … Continue reading

Pray for Eloise

I was touched by Sam Shaw’s post today regarding his sweet granddaughter Eloise. Little Eloise has a serious heart condition. She must undergo a critical surgery this week. I don’t know Sam. I have never met his family. And Sam does not know any of us. However, he has faith in our prayers.

Reflections of Christ

Reflections of Christ

In the fall of 2007 a creative project began that would become a life-changing experience for everyone involved. The Lord said, “out of small and simple things, great things shall come to pass”. The Reflections of Christ project has become such. Like a polished stone dropped into a calm sea, the ripples continue to reach … Continue reading

As the Bridegroom to His Chosen

It has been quite a long while since I have posted. Over my life as a regular “journaler” I have found it is often the case that when I have been particularly busy, I find it difficult to find time to “write it all down”. Sadly this usually coincides with the most profound or important … Continue reading

No Empty Chairs

We have been experiencing a little taste of spring weather lately in Northern Utah. The other day it was unresistable, and I had to get out and enjoy it while it lasted! I believe I made my dog the happiest

A Child of God

I am a Child of God, and He has Sent me Here, Has given me an earthly home, with parents Kind and Dear”  – Listen To: “For The Beauty Of The Earth” We believe that each of our lives has a divine purpose, and that by coming to this earth we are part of a … Continue reading

Choosing Hard Things

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee.” Hymn 110 This weekend while I was working on a church assignment, I found a scrap of paper tucked into my Bible. It was slightly torn, but I could tell at one time it had been a program from a Sunday service. I recalled … Continue reading

A Little Change

A Little Change

Isn’t life interesting? We build a comfortable “personal space” around ourselves. It is almost like our own mini world-within-a-world that we carry as an invisible shell. This protective shell is the sum of all our experiences, knowledge, hopes and fears. It shapes how we see the world. It defines ‘life as we know it’, and … Continue reading