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Faith in the Everyday

Teaching Kids Faith: On the Go

With summer finally here, my kids are enjoying the freedom that comes from the long warm summer days, road trips and getting to spend more time together. I’ve been thinking a lot about how I can continue to make faith an intentional part of…

June 30, 2016

The Story of the White Crayon: Seeing What the World Can’t

My Tillie girl has caught the coloring bug. Where her attention span and coordination used to limit her to a few lines on the paper, she is now easily entertained for 20 to 30 minutes, coloring away on her white pages and coloring books.…

July 7, 2014

Give Us This Day, Our Daily Bread

Yesterday Tillie Rose and I made some bread. As we added each ingredient, my mind went to the many scriptures that use the symbols of bread, yeast, salt, and olive oil. I love that so many of the analogies in the scriptures are of everyday things (candles,…

June 11, 2014

The Rain that Refreshes

Even as I’m trying to live a life with faith, some days are just long and, frankly, hard. The last month has been full and I’m trying to juggle everything, all while feeling that I’m not really doing anything adequately. I want to be…

May 20, 2014

Lessons From a Pinwheel: Are You Focused?

I never cease to be surprised by the little lessons I’m taught while watching my children.   Last week my daugher was trying to figure out how to make a pinwheel spin. At first I showed her how it worked, blowing into the pinwheel to…

February 28, 2014

Whoso Shall Receive a Little Child

My daughter Tillie and I love to watch movies about the Savior. Over a year ago we found these reenactments of the stories and teachings from the New Testament. They’ve been a treasure to watch and a way for me to teach her of the…

January 17, 2014

Do We Think to Pray?

My daughter Tillie Rose loves to pray. I hope that I never forget the way she clasps her pudgy hands together, or how she mimics the way we start our prayers, “Heavenly Father”, in a very high pitched voice sounding something like, “hebeny fada”. I…

November 13, 2013