Helping Others Get What They Want

It's 2:37am.   I did something I rarely do. I woke up when our dog woke up Anthony to go outside. (In this household, I'm the “parent” that typically sleeps through everything.) Then I couldn't go back to sleep because I started thinking about the book I was...

My Mormon Experience at the Philadelphia Baha’i Center

So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth. ~Bahᾱ’u’llᾱh   A warm, welcome awaited the Philadelphia Interfaith Visionary Women’s Council in the beautiful Baha’i Center. The meeting of our differing faiths would have pleased the...

The Miracle

I wouldn’t really call myself a handyman. Sure, I change the furnace filter and fix the occasional plumbing problems around the house, but my know-how and expertise is somewhat limited in this area. Yet, on occasion there comes along a job that has to be done. Such...

Some Marriage Poems

Marriage It is more than a dance, this thing between us. We are learning and growing simultaneously But never exactly in sync. Our passion is subtle because it is deep. From romantic longings, our shared movement has Risen from frost and ash. Our goal of enduring love...

The Joy and Wonder of Easter

Each Easter as I study about and ponder that first Easter morning and the resurrection of Jesus Christ, I’m filled with joy and wonder. The knowledge of resurrection is both comforting and empowering. I take comfort in knowing that we will all be resurrected and made whole. There will be no pain, nor suffering. Our imperfect bodies will be perfected.

My Mormon Experience at a Jewish Passover Seder

“It is helpful to have new people at a Seder. It reminds us to explain things and to be more thoughtful in what we are doing.” ~Natalie Katz, my hostess for Passover Seder   As a Mormon, I honor those of the Jewish faith. I admire their history and the tenements...

Man Up

This has been amazing. I trod a path this week that I have anticipated yet dreaded my whole life. More on that later. One thing I have learned through the process—the importance of good examples.   We all have them. Stalwart, brave, and courageous men who provide...

Church Reactivation and Social Media

My generation was all about privacy. With the advent of social media, things have drastically changed. Many people, particularly those who have grown up with social media, are putting their lives totally on public display.   This brings transparency to...

It’s Inside Me

I loved Disney's recent film, Moana. I liked it for many reasons, some of which include a fairly accurate depiction of Polynesian culture, great music, a strong female character, no evil patriarchy, no romantic love story (it wasn't noticed that it was missing, nor...

Eggsellent Easter Missionary Package

Every year, our family has a traditional Easter egg hunt with a twist. The plastic eggs when opened each contain a small token reminding us of some aspect of Jesus Christ’s agony in Gethsemane, His death on the cross, and His miraculous overcoming of death.  ...

One By One

Perhaps this will be the most significant article I will ever write…perhaps.   I think we all feel like our parents’ favorite. I hope you do. Everyone deserves to be cherished and loved. Each one of us is worthy of such devotion.   It has been my good...

Blessings of Scripture Study

Over the past few years the entertainment world has been very confusing.  What some critics (ie. movies/books) have exalted as great works in entertainment seemed undeniably repulsive or violent to any God-fearing person. Then those books and movies which were so...

Happily Ever After

I wish everyone could have their dreams come true early on in their life.  That was my luck or blessing.  I found myself in the home of my dreams with the husband of my dreams and three or four children.  I had “made it” before age 25.  Life should have been grand.  I...

Watch, Look, See, Experience More!

Excited for an experience, there I was, crazy early last Thursday morning, bobbing in the sea patiently waiting for dolphins.   We'd all met at 5:45am, loaded up the cars with excited, and some anxious, youth and adults to go searching for dolphins. As the sun...

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