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Faith in the Everyday

The Word of God Helps Me Have Eyes that See

At my breakfast table, I wipe some forgotten crumbs away, and gaze out the windows casting soft gray light in front of me.  My house is still chilly with the morning.  I am sitting to read the archaic language of long-dead warriors and historians…

March 7, 2017

Self Worth: How To Find Yourself Today

The other night I went to a dinner party at a new friend’s house. The food was delicious, the table was set to perfection, and despite being new in town I felt surrounded by friendly chatter. Very quickly I forgot my loneliness and longing…

February 28, 2017

Grow to Know Your Worth: 3 Steps for Anyone Who Wants to Feel Valued

Zinnias are my favorite flower. They carry personal meaning that life’s goodness lies in simple things. I plant a handful of seeds late spring and look forward to watching them grow in my front flower bed all season long. Somehow, someway, they manage to…

February 21, 2017

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