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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

Our Spot Of Earth

Our Spot Of Earth

“Home, the spot of earth supremely blest, A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.” – Today, I’m writing about the goodness of life. Because, despite the evil, sadness and horrors, there is still so much good and gratitude. Continue reading

Patty Duke Saved My Life

Patty Duke Saved My Life

On Tuesday March 29, 2016 the world lost an amazing soul, and I lost one of my great heroes. Academy award-winning actress “Patty” Duke [Anna Marie Pearce] succumbed to a sepsis infection. She was only 69 years old. She meant a great deal to a great many people. And, I owe her my life. This is my story and my personal tribute. Continue reading

Christmas In Prison

Christmas In Prison

Over twenty-one centuries ago a baby was born in a remote corner of the world. Conditions were unsanitary at best. The babe was homeless and born into poverty. And yet, we commemorate that birth every year with a special holiday called Christmas. Have you ever wondered, in this modern world of complex issues and tragedy, if this celebration is even relevant anymore? … 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

Two Funerals in Two Days

Two Funerals in Two Days

On Saturday I had the honor of singing at the funeral service for my Grandmother Adeline. This morning I had the honor of singing at the funeral service of LDS apostle Richard G. Scott. Two beautiful services for two great souls who have passed through the veil to the other side. Grandma Adeline Naomi Kleven Seely Proctor didn’t … Continue reading

Adeline’s Sweet Homecoming

Adeline’s Sweet Homecoming

This morning our Sweet Adeline “Grandma Addie” – a great big soul in tiny packaging – passed peacefully away from us and into the arms of those waiting on the other side of the veil. Just seven weeks ago we celebrated her 95th Birthday. It’s not too often that someone can enjoy having their Grandma in their … 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

Elder Perry Not Of This World

Elder Perry Not Of This World

Tonight beloved LDS apostle Elder L. Tom Perry lost his brief battle with cancer. Four weeks ago it was announced he was getting treatment for cancer. Yesterday it was announced that despite treatment, his cancer had metastasized to his lungs, and he was entering hospice care. There’s been an outpouring of love and expressions of compassion and kindness online, and I also noticed … 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

Home The Movie And Life

Home The Movie And Life

Some days are great. Today was an exceptionally great day! Emotionally, physically, spiritually. Everything seemed to just align together in perfect harmony. The weather, the body, the people, the food, and the sweet little cherry on top [a movie called HOME]! Continue reading

He Is Risen! – Hymn for The Easter Feast

He Is Risen! – Hymn for The Easter Feast

One of my favorite Easter hymns is “He Is Risen” written by Cecil Frances (“Fanny”) Alexander (1818-1895). From a very early age Fanny loved to write poems. She was near-sighted, timid and shy. At the tender age of nine her father noticed a lump under the rug in Fanny’s bedroom. Lifting the rug, he discovered a hidden stack … Continue reading

Finding Easter

Finding Easter

I should be sleeping. If I went to bed right this moment I might be lucky enough to get four three two solid hours of sleep. But, I’m not in bed and I’m not sleeping. Instead I’m sitting here worrying. I’m worrying about my in-laws who are both very seriously ill. I’m praying over them and wondering how … Continue reading

The Dust of Eternity

The Dust of Eternity

I have a remarkable story to share with you today. I hope that it inspires you as much as it inspired me. Since Joey’s death on Monday I’ve been particularly reflective about both the transitory and eternal nature of life. I’ve spent some extra time pondering heavenly things. You could say my heart has been turned a little more “outward and upward.” Continue reading