What if Their Story, Were My Story?

It’s been almost a year since I’ve written anything thoughtful and substantial here on my little blog.  It’s been over two years since I have felt moved to write anything political in nature.  My reasoning has been pretty simple: I don’t care about politics anymore.  Crazy, I know!  For years I watched many of my…

Behold, the handmaid of the Lord

When Moses was was called to lead his people out of Egypt, he said, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent…but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.”  Enoch said, “Why is it that I have found favor in thy sight, and am but a lad, and all the people hate me;…

These Days

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…

More Holiness Give Me

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…

The Best Way to Get Rid of Fruit Flies. For Real.

Every once in a while I’ll bring home a bunch of bananas that carry with them an invisible pest that is sure to plague me for weeks to come.  Fruit flies. **Shutter** I can usually keep them at bay even with the regular supply of fresh (and overripe) fruit, but this time it was out…

Janitors – Heroes of the Dustbin {Review}

We have been waiting for the final Janitors book to come out for years!  There is nothing like finding a new author that you love and trust and then following along as a series comes to a close. I think it’s safe to say that Janitors: Heroes of the Dustbin is a worthy close to…

Happenings

So what exactly have we been doing? We leveled our backyard so we could put in a playground. Alice learned how to smile for the camera. Lucy went to Girl’s Camp. Spencer was Baptized. I chopped off all of my hair. And my bedhead is awesome! I learned how to use a pressure cooker. My…

Burdens Made Light

You know what it’s like when life takes over and you don’t have time to do anything other than breathe? Yeah… that. Today I had a list of things I needed/wanted to do. Go to Home Depot and Walmart to pick up things like screws, a snake for a clogged toilet, garbage bags, cereal, etc….

If All Was Quiet

If All Was Quiet By Lucy Wilson If all was quiet then there would be no peace. For peace is only peaceful if it is rare In the noisy bustle of life. So if all was quiet, for the first day there would be peace. But every day after would be chaos.

Vanity

The 1994 movie of Little Women was a favorite of mine as a teenager.  My childhood best friend and I would watch it every Christmas and I affectionately called her mother “Marmee”.  Though my memories are filled with Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy; I confess I didn’t actually read the book until my Children’s Literature…

Teaching Exponents – Why Rabbit Trails Matter

Anyone that has ever been in a conversation with a friends knows how rabbit trails work.  You start talking about one thing and then you are reminded of something else and after a few minutes you are talking about something entirely unrelated to what you originally began with.  This can be frustrating at times but…