I finally conceded I needed to give the table away. It is a big (by today’s standards) kitchen table probably built in the 1940’s. All wood, it is heavy and cumbersome. Not really designed for today’s compact modern world. But for me giving it away was a difficult decision because it represented a dream unfulfilled. Although I have lived long enough to know the importance of plan B’s in my life, giving up on a long held dream is not an easy thing to do. I took comfort in the fact that the table not only represented a plan B in my life, but it must have also been similar for my grandma nearly 55 years earlier. We are connected with this broken table and broken dreams. At least, that’s what I tell myself.Continue reading
Sometimes my faith is weak and I’m not sure of things. During those moments I rely on my hope. I may not know it to be true but I sure hope it is. Photo taken in southwest Wyoming.
You probably remember this as well as I do. At the start of the United State’s lockdown to “flatten the curve” when we all started quarantining in our homes a few celebrities put out a video of them singing John Lennon’s Imagine. While the song has a pretty tune, it did not bring me any comfort. No offense to any Lennon fans out there but imagining “there’s no heaven” is not a comforting thought. Especially at the beginning of my first pandemic. For me, it is actually a depressing thought.Continue reading
Hope is a word that gets thrown around a lot but what does it actually mean? For me, I have started using it in my testimony to replace “I know.” I now say, “I hope” because for me that feels more accurate.Continue reading
I trust the road builder.
You never know what effect a little smile can cause. You never know who is desperately searching for a small life line. You never know. Continue reading
Take heart in this trial you are going through. It is not easy. It may feel like it will break you in a million pieces. And to be honest, maybe it will. But close your eyes and take a deep breath. With this adversity you have been given an opportunity to experience the Atonement of Jesus Christ in a new light. Continue reading
There is a difference between opinion and doctrine. We get into trouble when opinion tries to pass as doctrine in a teaching setting. It’s okay to not know the answers and to the answer to a question be “I don’t know.” Continue reading
The penning of this post is timely. I have a co-worker preparing to run his first marathon in four days. The decision to run did not come lightly for him. He has actually been preparing for a few years. Diligence and patience have led him to this point. On Saturday he will take all his learning and training and test it with experience. Continue reading
I may not be able to do much during a given day but I can at least try and do a little good, right? It doesn’t even have to be much. A small smile can go a long way. Continue reading