Ordinary, Happily Ever After

Those of you who have followed my blog over the years may have noticed that I am not nearly as political as I used to be.  I haven’t exactly been living with my head in the sand, but I have taken a healthy step back from the political arena.  While I enjoy learning about and […]

The days are long, the weeks are short, and the months are even shorter.  We’ve had a lot going on over the last few months. We started the year off with some time at the dentist for cleanings… always fun and it always takes all day. A few weeks ago we had our very first […]

I’ve been having trouble with one of my children.  A certain five-year-old of mine is a bit of a bully.  Jack had a very traumatic birth and has always been a little bit delayed.  As such, I think it’s safe to say he’s been spoiled over the last five years.  Now I am reaping my reward. […]

I picked up my camera again recently and have been having a great deal of fun trying new things. Freelensing with some flowers my sweetie bought me (which is when you hold the lens away from the camera and at an angle to create a different effect). And some home video!  The video was a […]

One of the things that I love about the scriptures is that it doesn’t seem to matter what is going on in my life, the scriptures give me direction, comfort, and strength.  Even those verses that people often gloss over, or think are just historical rather than spiritual, can have a great impact on me. The […]

In the October 1986 General Conference, Elder Boyd K Packer said: True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior. Preoccupation with unworthy behavior can lead to unworthy behavior. That is why we stress so forcefully the study […]

I know I’ve been writing a lot about things pertaining to the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.  I write about things I am passionate about and for the moment I am passionate about the Atonement, the Gospel, and the scriptures. That, in and of itself, is an interesting development.  I remember mentioning once that I […]

In the Pathway program, the students take turns teaching each week.  This week I was assigned to lead the discussion on the scripture block of Enos through Mosiah chapter 3.  I don’t mind admitting that I wasn’t too excited about it.  Either the scripture block before or after would have appealed to me more.  It is […]

Every Sunday, after we’ve eaten and the babies have gone down for a nap, I look through my movie collection to find one that I will allow my family to continue to feel the Spirit that started during our Sabbath worship.  Last Sunday we sat down to watch Miracle Maker, the story of a small town, […]

I’ve always wondered at the term “broken heart and contrite spirit” in relation to coming unto Christ.  I could never wrap my head around the idea that I could find Heavenly joy by having my heart broken and my soul devastated.  The Hollywood picture of a broken heart was not compatible with what I read […]