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How Developing More Courage can Improve our Lives

A few weeks ago we saw the latest Thor movie. The heroics and courage involved in Thor saving his planet were both entertaining and enjoyable to watch. Surrounded by superheroes and comic thrillers, the latest movie trends have made the heroics of saving the world and fighting bad guys become synonymous with courage.  Courage is defined as the “quality of …

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 …

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 …

How Does God Communicate With You?

Communication is a huge part of the way we operate as humans. We have evolved from the face to face conversations to texts, IM’s, and DM’s.  Communication is a way for us to feel connected and while we were in Europe my daughter felt the void of not being able to connect with me.   It was not for the …

Finding Christ in My Eating Disorder

“Please!  Listen to this audiobook!” chirped my mom, “I know it could help as you try to make friends!”  With my usual teenage flair, I rolled my eyes and acted disinterested.  My mom had begged me for weeks to read Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People.  We just moved to a new city, and my mom was convinced …

||Book Review|| Among the Lesser Gods

I’ve had the book,  Among the Lesser Gods, on my nightstand for about four months. It was not for the lack of time or desire, but it was the selected read for my book group’s September meeting.  I reluctantly allowed it to wait in my growing stack of books, but the wait was oh so worth it! “Tragedy and blessing. …