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Finding Peace Through Hope

Of faith, hope and charity, hope is the quieter sister.  She is shy but stubborn.  I have seen hope for the recovery of a sick child, even after hospital rooms and the threat of death are familiar.  Hope to finally meet Mr. Wonderful after…

April 16, 2017

Columbine Survivor: Finding Peace through Faith

When I was fourteen and a freshman in high school, I experienced something that was tragic and difficult, but that ultimately changed my life for the better. I hope you don’t mind if I share a few details of my story here. It was…

April 9, 2017

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

Remember, I Am A Child Of God

The other night after I put my almost two-year-old to bed, I heard her sing the words to a song that my husband and I have sang to her almost every night since she was born. It goes like this: I am a child…

February 26, 2017

Finally Being Enough

My husband doesn’t cook much, and that’s being generous. If he were in charge of dinner he may warm up some corn dogs, get out some cereal and milk, or if he felt really ambitious he may even make some scrambled eggs and toast.…

February 24, 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

Increasing Our Faith Through Discipleship: Goals and Faith

I am your typical overachieving “driver, driver, driver,” (as my husband lovingly describes me), so I thrive on goals. I love new beginnings and a sense of renewed control over the direction of my life. But I have often felt the Holy Spirit constrain…

January 17, 2017

Was Blind But Now I See

If there is one thing I’ve learned during this trial, it’s that all the things of the world don’t matter. At scary as the past few months have been, I’m full of gratitude. This time has forced me to evaluate my life, get rid…

July 31, 2016