Month: November 2017

Tender Mercies In Our Daily Lives

Sometimes tender mercies aren’t the first thing we notice when life seems to be going terribly wrong. I had just gotten home from an appointment when I received a terrifying phone call from the local Hospital. A nurse on the other end said, “We have your husband here. He was out for a jog this afternoon, and we are doing …

How Cancer has Changed Us

My husband and I were sitting around a table at a wedding. We were among friends, and the conversation was jumping from one couple to another as we caught up with each other. Someone asked my husband “how is your son?” He gave a brief rundown, and I interjected with “It’s been great! Everyone’s son should get cancer.” Our son …

“Free Cookie Day”

“Free cookie day!” said an older gentleman with a huge smile on his face. He was standing by the open door to a local bakery my son and I had just passed after going grocery shopping. I smiled back and assumed the gentleman worked at the bakery and must be offering a free cookie to kids that day. I confirmed …

5 Takeaways From Failure

My friend Amanda Jensen is starting her health and fitness coaching business and invited me to join her September Accountability group. I was excited to join because getting healthier has been on my mind now for quite some time. Unfortunately, I have allowed other things to distract me from taking care of myself physically. I am growing exponentially spiritually and …

A Sacred Christmas – Review

Christmas is a time for gathering family, expressing our gratitude, and giving from our heart. My senses come alive with the sights, smells, and sounds of Christmas.  I recently had the opportunity to review Garth Smith’s newest CD “A Sacred Christmas,” and it made me feel the excitement of Christmas coming on.   As an LDS Pianist, Garth specializes in original …

You Are What You Love

When my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, her doctor said she had a few years.  Despite chemo rounds, we watched her decline quickly.  A short seven months after the diagnosis, she was gone.  It’s been two years now, and I’ve had a lot of time to reflect on the things I learned from my mother.  It’s interesting …