Finding Yourself at Christmas

This is not an existential search for self...this is a plea for mothers and others to chose wisely between serving others and making others happy. Making other people happy sounds lovely and very Christmas-y. We like to see other people smile. Making other people...

7 Golden Nuggets Found in 1 Nephi- Part 1

I have been reading in 1 Nephi. As I have read and reread the chapters, over and over again, some themes have started to form in my head. Nephi seems to focus on key topics when it comes to making points about spiritual things to his spiritually reluctant older...

Families Can Be Together Forever

As we approach this last week before Christmas, the energy in the air is unmistakable—family is at the center of our minds. “Do I have the right present for my husband? Did I get my Christmas packages for my brother’s family to the post office on time? Will my...

The Christmas Cookies That Weren’t

This week I was so excited for my Road to Jericho journey. During a conversation with a woman in my ward, she mentioned that she had NEVER made cookies from scratch. NEVER. Not even once. She is 68 years old—how is this possible? I LOVE to eat … I mean cook … okay,...

Rowing Your Boat

When you want a boat to go faster you start rowing, when you want your life to get better, you start doing! — Unknown A few years back I wanted my life to get better. I loved the full-time job I had, but I wanted to spend more time with my husband. We were recent...

Hyde’s Solution

Last night I watched Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a play at our local high school.  Although I majored in English and love literature, here was a classic I have never read.  How interesting a subject, the opposition or juxtaposition of both good and evil inside each of...

The Greatest Story Ever Told

We had an interesting Sunday School lesson recently. The instructor asked us to read the hymn I Know That My Redeemer Lives p136 in the hymnal and share the lines that mean so much to us. Like you, I love this song, which has a history of influence in all our lives....

To Abstain or Enjoy

Special dietary concerns can make the holidays challenging.  If you are trying to lose weight it can be a difficult situation, requiring a good deal of will power to attend holiday parties with others who are eating whatever they want. Maybe you have food allergies or...

Living a Christ-Centered Life

Living a Christ-centered life is all about being grounded in the most important ways. But before we can talk about the advantages of being grounded or centered in Christ, it will be helpful if we see what life is like without Christ in it. For illustration purposes I...

Family Movie Night- Favorite Holiday Films

I recently did a podcast style discussion video with a fellow you-tuber friend of mine named Joe Tufano.  We had so much fun talking about our favorite holiday films and I thought I would share some of our picks with all of you.  I’ll be back to doing my Netflix picks...

Be Thou Humble

The miracle of Christmas began with a humble birth—Jesus Christ, the Lord, Savior, and Redeemer of the world, was not born in a palace. His parents were not of significant wealth or fame. And while his birth was foretold by prophets of old, the leaders of the time...

A Beautiful Christmas

Here it is a few weeks away from Christmas and you find yourselves stressed. Your bank account has not magically doubled,  you are not suddenly energetic or healthy, your family is not instantly around you, and you did not overnight turn into a Pinterest queen with a...

Thoughts on a Friday Night

Last Friday night I had the opportunity to participate in a church community live nativity performance. I sang in the choir along with 30 other people to a community of Christians who walked around our church admiring over 120 nativity scenes including a live one...

Go and Do Likewise, Like the Savior

I’ve been studying this profound notion that the Savior commanded us to do the things He did. “And I give unto you a commandment, that ye shall observe to do the things which ye have seen me do, and bear record of me even unto the end” (JST Matthew 26:25).  I feel...

My “Christmas Carol”

I LOVE Christmas—the twinkling of Christmas lights late at night, the sharp pine-y scent of Christmas trees, the smell (& taste!) of delicious baked goods, the cold that brings a red blush to the cheek … the quiet moments of hearing “Silent Night” and remembering...

Split Your Personality

If I sit in the back of a classroom, I will tell jokes.  I catch puns or purposely misunderstand the teacher just for kicks.  I make goofy faces and dance to entertain children.  I was so mortified by this clown inside of me that would pop out and embarrass me at the...

Stepping Stones

Sometimes I like to watch a video clip or read a blog to provide increased focus on what is true and right and important. There are many inspiring stories and good examples. I had an interesting experience this week. My wife and I took the chance to go visit my best...

A Book of Mormon Christmas

Now that Thanksgiving is officially over and the Christmas tree is up, I feel like I can officially move on to Christmas. I really love this time of year, and not because it means that my birthday is just a few days away either. (But it is, just in case you were...

What is the sting of death?

This article was previously posted on Mormonbasics.com In 1 Corinthians 15:55 it says, “O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?” I have often wondered what was meant by the sting of death. It wasn’t until I learned more about the atonement that I...

Family Movie Night: White Christmas

Merry Christmas!  The holiday season has officially arrived and at least for me that means a large helping of Christmas movies and TV specials.  I will try to profile a few in this column but make sure to check out my blog for lots of holiday reviews.  Last year I...

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