Far From Home

Look what I found! Orchids hanging from the wedding bouquet my mother in law lovingly designed for me when I married her son 14 years ago. Last week I remembered a conversation I had with her while planning my wedding. She thought it would be lovely to include this flower in my bouquet and that it […]

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Restoring Virtue

After a lot of hard work, countless hours at the keyboard, serious soul-searching, and many highs and lows, I’m finally ready to share my book, Restoring Virtue, A Testimony of Healing Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. (Amazon, Createspace) Restoring Virtue is about how I was able to access the Atonement as a way to […]

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Against the Wind

Every spring I grow sunflowers from seed. I get a thrill watching these gigantic flowers bloom. This warm loving prairie plant actually does quite well in the long Alaska summer days. This year I knowingly started my seeds four weeks ahead of schedule. It was my turn to teach a group of preschoolers the lesson […]

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Making Peace

I know I’m jumping ahead, way ahead, to the final step—making peace. The word peace is usually associated with healing because peace signifies freedom from anxiety, pain, and fear. It signifies the end of suffering, a place of healing, a state of being. Peace is on every victims’ quest for healing.  It’s called making peace […]

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The Biggest Lie I Ever Told

I hate navigating crowded stores and parking lots during the holidays, so most of my family’s Christmas presents are purchased through the internet. Adding to the steady stream of packages are those from family who live out of state. I’m not always sure what’s inside the packages waiting in my mailbox, or who they are […]

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Healing Words

I could go the rest of my life without hearing the words, “I don’t want to take sides,” or “ I don’t want to know the details,” words that ultimately convey, “I don’t care,”—I’ve heard them all. It has been my experience that most people would rather turn a blind eye than make a stand […]

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