I grew up as a member and attending the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One of the most beloved hymns in the church, taught to the Primary children, and sung by the adults is “I am a Child of God.” The lyrics, penned by Naomi Randall are quite simple. Simple enough for primary children as young as three to learn. However, as an adult I have come to appreciate the profound message.Continue reading
The best confidence booster
Unless you are some kind of super human I’m going to assume you have some kind of weakness. A vulnerable spot. Something you just don’t have much confidence in. I’m going to share a secret with you. Maybe you already know it but for those that don’t here it is: the best way to build confidence is by accomplishment.Continue reading
You won’t win
Remember this beauty tag line from the 80’s?
”I don’t intend to grow old gracefully. I intend to fight it every step of the way.”Continue reading
A perk to living in a small town is you get a small town radio station. I’m referring to the few of us who still listen to over-the-air, broadcast, loaded with commercials radio. Before you poo-poo the thought let me just say, I only listen to the radio when I’m in the car. As I mentioned, I live in a small town so my daily commute to work takes about 7 minutes. It can take up to 15 excruciatingly long minutes if there is construction. But all in all, I typically spend less than 30 minutes in my car a day. It’s not worth it to pay for music so traditional AM/FM works just fine for me. Let me tell you more about the radio station I listen to in the mornings. It’s an AM station with local deejays in the morning. The playlist is the whim of the DJ on shift which means I could hear just about anything in the morning. There is no set genre. Continue reading
The squished pink Starburst
I opened my package of Starbursts and saw this little pink guy. He was all squished and mushed. But he was a pink guy so… Continue reading
Designed to be me
What you see is what you get with me. I am who I am. Not perfect but…me. Continue reading
I am a Piece
I am a piece
one little piece of many.
Put us together
we can be quite pretty. Continue reading
General Conference thoughts: Am I a Child of God?
by Elder Brian K. Taylor
In the Disney cartoon Sleeping Beauty, three fairies bestow gifts upon a newborn child to help and benefit her during her life. I have thought about the three gifts that the fairies chose to give the child deeming them as blessings. In the end, I have to disagree with the three gifts the fairies share. The only useful one is the last one to counteract the spell the child was placed under. If I were to have a child, what gifts or talents would I want that child to possess? Continue reading
General Conference thoughts: Be Ye Therefore Perfect – Eventually
by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
This belonged to one of the major themes I picked up on the last conference. A conference watcher usually picks up on themes needed most in his or her life. This was no different. Continue reading
A Conversation with Her
“I don’t expect to be loved,” she said.
“It is too much to hope for.
At least, for somebody like me.
I know I’m plain and a bit of a bore. Continue reading