August 6, 2022

I really struggled to get to be a mother. I lost my first baby a year into my marriage. My husband and I were in a college town surrounded by new families and many new babies. It was literally Hell. I had been raised in a big family, one of six children. My mom was raised Catholic and then joined the Mormon church and she and my Dad planned to have a dozen, but the Dr made her stop at... Read more

August 5, 2022

The Book of Mormon is a beautiful saga of one family who founded a nation. Everyone in South America is descended from this family. But the story is not as simple as that. So let me explain. By Two Or Three Witnesses In the Bible, God spoke to prophets and instructed them to write His words. As they did so, they preserved sacred instructions that lead us to become more godly people. Because God loves all His children, He did... Read more

July 27, 2022

Before discussing Mormon beliefs, I must clarify that “Mormon” is a slang term for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The church’s name has Jesus’s name in it, and we are very Christian. Some people in the past thought we worship Mormon because of that nickname. In fact, I remember growing up in the Bible Belt and having a friend’s parents tell her she couldn’t play with me because I wasn’t Christian. Jesus means so much to me.... Read more

July 20, 2022

Have you heard of the James Webb Telescope? It’s marvelous! The pictures of the universe we have gotten from this interstellar traveling telescope are so clear. We have not obtained such images of the universe in such detail before. And I was asked what Mormons think of this telescope. My Science Influencer First, I need to tell you that my family is heavily into science. My Dad is a food chemist and made serious advances in the foods we eat... Read more

July 13, 2022

What do Mormons believe about Jesus? The beauty of the restored gospel is that our knowledge and understanding of Jesus and His life and mission is ever-expanding. There have been volumes written about Jesus, and I’m sure volumes more are yet to come. Because He is so involved in our lives, this article will be in two parts. So let’s start at the beginning. I’ve been watching a TV show on Netflix called God’s Favorite Idiot. In it, there is... Read more

March 16, 2022

I got my hair done a couple of days ago and had the BEST experience while I was there. I have been going to the same salon for many years. And my sweet stylist knows all my history with my son and his autism. She told me that she had a client who was sharing some of her struggles with her child and she thought of me. So she shared what we had talked about in an effort to help... Read more

January 27, 2022

I recently recovered from a long illness. Though it wasn’t cancer, I am in remission because it won’t ever totally go away. During the worst part of it, my energy was too low to do most of the chores my home required. My family would never have made it without others serving us. Even though they were gracious, I was embarrassed to have their help. I had always been very independent and even remodeled our old house largely by myself.... Read more

January 18, 2022

I recently had a conversation in a parking lot with a man I had never met before. I’m going to call him Donnie Downer because he was so negative. He was the husband of a friend of a friend. And within seconds he was spewing negativity and left me with such a sour taste in my mouth, that days later I am still bothered by his comments.   Negative messages I think the reason I am so bothered is that... Read more

January 11, 2022

I’m amazed how many products out there these days are anti-aging, designed to stop us from getting old. They have anti-aging makeup, lotion, even anti-aging hair products! How does hair get old exactly? I’m at a loss on that one. Now don’t get me wrong, I am all for health and vitality. And I personally stopped aging on the inside around age 25-30. And so often I feel like I am in my 20’s as I talk to people and... Read more

January 7, 2022

My mother-in-law and I haven’t always had a smooth relationship. She confuses me more often than not. And for many years I kept my distance. Then I got to know a new neighbor, and in serving her I found a new perspective and the key to a better relationship with my mother-in-law.   New Neighbor, new perspective It all started when my new neighbor C.C. moved in. She is a really fun lady! She has such a big smile and... Read more

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