Mormon’s have a great pioneer heritage. Extermination orders, tarring and feathering, rape and destruction will do that to a people. Many do not realize that Joseph Smith and the LDS religion originated in upstate New York. Only after being chased across the nation, did Brigham Young and the main body of “saints” end up in […]Read more "Won’t you be my Radical Neighbor?"
I was touched. And made to touch. And I didn’t want to. I remember hiding. I remember flashes. I remember the words, “you make me do this.” I do. My younger sister and I wet the bed or wet our pants far beyond what is normal. I had to have surgery in 1st or 2nd […]Read more "Touch"
While trick or treating on Halloween, Charlie Brown observes his friends receiving candies and treats galore, and upon checking his own bag, repeatedly finds, “another rock”. Yesterday, while attending an Earth Day Yoga/Journey session, participants were instructed to bring “something from nature.” I found myself on my mat with 4 rocks, a shell, and a […]Read more "All I got is a rock."
Last week, the fella and I purchased a “Daily Prayer Journal,” with 365 bible verses to inspire you all year long. We decided to alternate writing our thoughts about that day’s verse. Well, the page is about the size of a 3×5 card, and there is no way I can be that contained every time […]Read more "The Lord is My Shepherd"
When my daughter Cai, was about 2 or 3 years old, she had an affinity for listing things. Apparently, such quirks are genetic, and start early in life. One of her favorite list topics was, “people she loved.” It was a long list including a large extended family and many friends from her church circle. […]Read more "…And I love myself!"
God. Christ. Humans. Justice. Mercy. Love. Atonement. Healing. Grace. Sacrifice. Faith. All big concepts. When people bear testimony in the Mormon church, a very popular phrase which is somewhat casually bandied about is, “I know this is true, beyond a shadow of a doubt.” Well. I believe the entire point of FAITH, is to BELIEVE […]Read more "All-Inclusive, Like a really good resort."
I always find myself waking early on my children’s birthdays. My mind and heart are so full of thoughts, memories, love, pride, respect, and every good thing. As per usual, my words seem inadequate. How does a mother express what is in her very blood, DNA, and soul? Both of my children were very intentional. the […]Read more "Happy 25 Big D (or as I like to call him, lil’ GnGn)"