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Running Away Every Day

Running Away Every Day

I’ve been running a lot lately. At this point, my October marathon still seems distant enough that I’m not panicking, but I’ve found that lately my psyche can’t survive without my training schedule. Let’s face it, with all the Continue reading

Extraordinary Ordinary Life

Extraordinary Ordinary Life

Today was a regular ordinary day in my regular ordinary sort of life. There’s no earth-shattering news to share, and nothing notably remarkable happened. But, it’s another day of life. My life. And, your life. So, maybe that’s what makes it feel so extraordinary. Because, nothing is truly ordinary when living is involved! It happened to be a perfectly … Continue reading

Something About Today

Something About Today

It started with just a little tickle in the back of my throat, then itchy eyes, progressing to a runny nose. Allergies! A nuisance, but nothing I couldn’t get over in a day, right? The next morning I developed a little cough, which soon became a big cough, accompanied with a fever, and at some point I couldn’t … Continue reading

New Life, New Hope, New Year

New Life, New Hope, New Year

The family and I just stepped outside for our annual MIDNIGHT BASH – i.e. banging on pots and pans as loudly as possible and screaming “HAPPY NEW YEAR!!” at the top of our lungs! (Yes, I am sure all our new neighbors love us now). And thus we say adieu to 2016, and hello to 2017. A Lot Happened … Continue reading

Remind Me Again How We Do This?

Remind Me Again How We Do This?

Do you ever wonder what “this” is all about? You know – this. As in, Life. It seems like whenever I reach a crossroads, where some big decision has to be made, or a crises happens, or a change is taking place, I think about “this” – the living thing – more… Continue reading

I’ll Take That Third Time Charm Now, Please

I’ll Take That Third Time Charm Now, Please

Hi there. I promise to be taking you back to Paris [and it will be beautiful]! As you can tell, my Tour Journal series has been “on pause” temporarily. Here is a quick “real time” update why. Since our return from Europe we’ve been back in the saddle again prepping our current home to sell, and watching over our new home construction. In the ongoing saga … Continue reading

St. George Half Marathon 2016

St. George Half Marathon 2016

Last weekend Mr. Mo and I took a road trip to sunny St. George, Utah (about a 4 ½ hour drive south of home) – for the purpose of rising bright and early Saturday morning to run the St. George Half Marathon. Thirteen point one miles. Yep, this is what we do for fun. In fact, we’ve been conquering one race per month … Continue reading

Burning Up

Burning Up

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come…That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.- [2 Tim. 3:1,17] Over the past few weeks many significant, unexpected and unsettling things have happened, some at home [Daughter A.’s wedding was called off] and some abroad: The church made changes to the bishops manual that caused … Continue reading

Just Married: Or, How I’ve Been Living In Sin For 15 Years

Just Married: Or, How I’ve Been Living In Sin For 15 Years

As you know, I was recently promoted to a new position at work. Yesterday I logged into my employee account through Human Resources to double check all of my information had been updated and got a horrifying shock! I’ve been “Single since 07/07/1999” Here I always thought I’ve been married since 12/19/1989. BUT NO! WTH?!? Apparently, Mr. Mo and I have been living in … Continue reading

Daily Bread

Daily Bread

Here is my thought for the day. A simple quote by a Christian pastor named Chip Ingram about Daily Bread really got me thinking some deeper thoughts than “what’s for dinner?” and “I gotta get this project done for my boss by 5!” So, I created a photo quote out of it to hang next to my computer – which also happens to be perfectly sized for … Continue reading

What Just Happened?

What Just Happened?

A lifetime of change can happen in a day, or a week. I’ve been processing a lot of change the past few days and weeks, and any time I’ve had a moment to sit down and share something here on the blog, another change happens… so I go back to “processing” mode. Here’s a recap on what … Continue reading

Is This Real Life?

Is This Real Life?

It’s been one of “those” days, and one of those weeks, and it’s pretty much turning into one of those lives… For one thing, I left my purse home this morning. I know. First world problems, right? I was carrying several other bags plus a lunch sack so I didn’t notice I was not actually carrying the … Continue reading

What Is Really Important To You?

What Is Really Important To You?

Recently I’ve been going through the job seek & find process. This hasn’t been what I would call a “fun” activity (does anyone find this fun?!). It has taken me out of my comfort zone. It’s reminded me how rusty I am on answering those infamous “tell me about a time when…” and “what is your greatest … Continue reading

Remember Courage

Remember Courage

What does it mean to have courage? There are many wonderful examples all around us of people being courageous. I bet you can think of someone right now in your life who is exercising courage. In fact, I bet you’ve had to find and use courage, too. Continue reading

What Makes A Woman? – An Empowering New Song

What Makes A Woman? – An Empowering New Song

Excited to share a new music video today that features some of my very best friends (who didn’t even tell me they were doing this amazing thing)! The song What Makes a Woman? is from a new musical comedy called The Best Medicine written by the brilliantly talented writer, author, speaker, playwright, “YouTube Mom“, CEO entrepreneur Joni Hilton. [yes, and a Mormon].  The musical scoring … Continue reading

Opening The Windows Of Heaven

Opening The Windows Of Heaven

Last Friday I got a group email from members in my ward (congregation) spreading the word that our Stake President (spiritual leader over a group of wards) was requesting that all of us include as part of our fasting and prayers this weekend a specific request to heaven for “more moisture“, and to spread the word to others to do … Continue reading