I love being a stay-at-home mom, but I don’t always handle the quiet well. The TV is generally tuned in to something innocuous—just to keep me company, really—though I often have no idea what’s happening in the shows I’m purportedly “watching.” I don’t mind the solitude. It’s the silence that gets to me. Once in … More For the Soul: Plan
I waited in line for lunch behind six LDS missionaries at Chipotle today. Watching them was the highlight of my day. It’s rare to see six missionaries together: they usually come in twos, or sometimes threes. Once in a while, you’ll see two pairs together, but I’ve never seen six in a pack in the … More For the Soul: Lunchtime Surprise
It’s been snowing this week. That’s not unusual in most parts of the country, but here, we never know whether we’ll have snow on the ground in December, much less a white Christmas. It’s beautiful when the sun breaks gleaming over the white-frosted rooftops, making the snow-laden trees glow as they catch the light. Yesterday … More For the Soul: A Season of Simplicity
Mary didn’t recognize who was standing right in front of her until she heard His voice. Sometimes, we don’t see Him right there, either, but He still comes looking for us when we are lost. … More For the Soul: Prone to Wander
For the last week or so, I’ve been taking part in the Choosing to Love Myself challenge over on The Small Seed. I love this challenge; it’s all about loving who you are as a woman, right now, and not waiting until you lose weight or have hair like that girl on Instagram or fix those things … More Remembering Your Worth
Driving home just now, Michael Bublé’s Grown-Up Christmas List came on, and I burst into tears. That song has always gotten to me. A few years ago, I discovered it while making a slideshow for my parents, and I came across this photo: Something about pairing the two, even just in my head, now, makes … More For the Soul: My Grown-Up Christmas
Ha. I’ve been sitting here for more than 30 minutes, trying to figure out how to begin this entry. It’s not so much that I don’t know what to write about–it’s more that I simply have so much to say. 🙂 Let’s start here: I love being a Mormon. I think a lot of people … More Being Mormon.