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
I’ve been thinking, this week, about the little things we all do to stay happy and feel balanced. I have a wonderful friend, Trina, who teaches classes about keeping a notebook and journaling (hers is gorgeous)–it’s something that she’s passionate about for a number of reasons, but the one that I love most is that it … More Seven Things I Do To Stay Healthy (that have nothing to do with working out)
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
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.
The endless cycle of idea and action, Endless invention, endless experiment, Brings knowledge of motion, but not of stillness; Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in information? – T.S. Eliot I read that poem today, and could not help but think that T.S. Eliot could … More For the Soul: Still.
“You know, Mom,” Jonah told me yesterday, as he was adding little red and green bunches of plastic grapes to our Christmas tree, “it really is the most wonderful time of the year. Just like the song says!” As I lay on the couch and basked in the warm glow of the tree’s lights, drowsily mulling … More Most Wonderful