Category Archives: LDS


#ShareGoodness: What is your social media diet? 7

I was recently thinking about sharing goodness this week. A member of the quorum of the 12 apostles in our church, Elder David A. Bednar, gave a talk on social media. He shared his feelings about what is out there, and what we can do to make a difference.   Now, if you aren’t Mormon, […]

Share Goodness Thoreau

Sunshine and Sunflowers 22

There have been sunflowers in my life recently.  My little ones brought home a seed from preschool and because they love new things, we put the little paper cup in the sun and watered it.  It began to grow, almost immediately. I never imagined what would come out of that little seed.  For some reason, […]

Sunflower Heart

Experience Required 4

I reread the story of Job this week. He had all of those things we believe make someone happy: a family, wealth, land, friends. Yet, all of these were taken away and Job still had the most important thing:  Job had conviction in his beliefs and chose not to be shaken from them, even when everything […]

Experience of Adversity

Mountain lake

Mountains 4

These past few weeks, I had the opportunity to spend a little time in the mountains.  As I stood and surveyed the beauty there, my mind wandered to the symbolism of a mountain. When I was a child, my family would often go up to the mountains in Little Cottonwood Canyon.  I always found a […]


Seek the Sweet 8

I have been thinking a lot this week about this: This is caramel and chocolate with sprinkles of Oreo on top.  Looks so inviting.  It almost seems irresistible.  Until… This is how the adversary creeps into our lives.  Oft times, the things that he offers seem truly sweet, inviting, and appetizing.  It doesn’t always come […]

Sweet text

Sunday message clouds

Love 1

“Since all love emanates from God, we are born with the capacity and the desire to love and to be loved.” John Groberg Friday was a beautiful day.  I was able to see the first grandchild from my family’s side be married to his beautiful bride.  As I sat in the temple, I remember when it […]