BACKSTORY: Come Home

As promised, this week has had a theme.  It’s been about our wayward or lost angels that we want to come home or at least find happiness. I have been thinking of this theme for some time but here are the tidbits of inspiration I thought of as I tried to pull it together and do it some justice. Continue reading

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#findbeautyintheday

I have started a social media experiment of sorts.  Every day I look for something beautiful and post it on my personal Facebook page with the hashtag #findbeautyintheday.  It’s all part of my effort of being an uplifting voice in the midst of all the noise.   Continue reading

My unsolicited advice to couples

I am about to cross a line here.  But I feel I am qualified on the grounds of being an objective outsider.  I am an impartial observer that only wants to share my findings.  Hopefully, it will be helpful and not intrusive. Here is my advice to married couples for maintaining a happy union.  This is only based on personal observation not personal experience so take from it what you will.  Continue reading

Why I like The Greatest Showman

The_Greatest_Showman_poster[spoiler alert]

Have you seen The Greatest Showman yet?  I recommend you do if you haven’t yet.  I have seen it twice while still in the theater.  Do you know how long it has been since I’ve gone to see a movie more than once while still in the theater?  Trust me, I’m too cheap to go more than once to just any old movie.  If that doesn’t help sell you on the movie then let me keep going but I will reveal major plot points along the way so if you don’t want to know then stop right here and buy a movie ticket.  You can read the rest when you get back. Continue reading

Saying goodbye to an old friend I never met

lari whiteFame is a rather weird thing, isn’t it?  Someone we never meet can be with us in our adventures and even intimate moments.  We can watch a person hone his or her craft and skill for years and monitor his or her improvement.  Various interviews are publicly displayed and help us become closer to the persona the celebrity chooses to share.  Over the years we can feel as if this particular person is a trusted friend even though it is one sided.  It is an unbalanced intimacy.  In short, the star will never know ck but ck will know details about the star.  Details that are usually shared in a two way conversation between us normal people as we get to know each other better.

Weird. Continue reading

New Book!

shorts coverI always fancied myself as a writer until I found out how much hard work it takes.  Not only does a writer have to worry about the logistics of writing but also that pesky connecting which has never been my strong suit.  If a story doesn’t engage a reader it’s probably not going to be read.  It may even be mocked.

This little blog of mine that I started almost 7 years ago has filled a need for me.  I can write to my heart’s content but I don’t have to worry about being good before I can share.  For someone with little patience, this has worked out quite well for me.   I realized in my seven year journey that even though I will probably always write I probably won’t always write well.  My stories leave a lot to be desired but that’s okay, I, along with my writing, am a work in progress. Continue reading

Pulling Through

A short thought on overcoming:

You find that one truth to hold onto and hold onto it tight.  Even if that truth is a mere hope in your heart.  You hold onto it and let it pull you through your mist.  When you get to the other side you can look back and say, “It is no longer a hope because I know it is truth.  It has become my truth.”

Church Attendance Survey

The Background

A few months ago, I read an article that basically stated if a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints quit going to church he or she would not go to any other church in replacement.  The member would simply stop going to church at all.  I don’t agree with that statement.  To me it sounded like an opinion slipping in public print as fact.  Perhaps the author has many examples but how big of a sample size could he be pulling from?  I wanted to separate fact from opinion so I created a survey on Survey Monkey and shared it on my social platforms. Continue reading