#119 – The Temple in Me

Every Wednesday, for the past 3 years, I have been attending the temple. I have felt an urge to be there, almost as if I had a personal calling from the Lord that I needed to go each and every Wednesday morning and serve in the temple. I have completed hundreds of ordinances and that thought alone brings me so… Read more →

#118 – Bad Habits

I have bitten my nails for as long as I can remember. It has always been a satisfying way to relieve stress, panic, anxiety, frustration, anger and even overwhelming feelings of happiness. There was nothing more satisfying then cutting a nail perfectly with my teeth and then playing with it in my mouth. Now, saying these things makes me sick… Read more →

#117 – Confused, Hurting but Hopeful

I woke this morning to another nightmare. I had one yesterday too. The irony is that these nightmares, although terrifying and petrifying, also have a sense of beauty and love woven into them. Yesterday’s nightmare tried to create fear in losing all we have just worked so hard to acquire financially. This morning’s nightmare forced me to watch the potential… Read more →

#115 – The Future

My husband is an angel in my life. I have this picture of him on the lock-screen of my phone so I can have a gentle reminder everyday to be grateful for this man. One of my favorite things that he does for me is to HELP ME! He has a knack for just about anything. He can figure out… Read more →

#114 – Good News!

I’m sitting in Paradise. I’m relaxing for the first time in a year. It has been a LONG year. Paul and I needed to get away to reconnect, regroup, and recharge. We chose a 5 night stay at an adult-only resort in Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. We were considering a trip to Paris or Chile, but both of us needed… Read more →

#113 – Too Many Emotional M&M’s

I’m struggling to speak.     The last few weeks have been MORE THAN overwhelming and also beautifully inspiring and DEEPLY fulfilling.  So much so that I am struggling to put these experiences into word.  But for now, I feel a great desire to share where I have been turning for peace, comfort, solace, encouragement and inspiration, and here is… Read more →

#112 – Zucchini Ribbon Pasta with {light} Creamy Lemon-Basil Sauce

Last night was a lot of fun!     GingerSnap threw her first Baby Shower for our friend, our Bishop’s wife, Steph.  Steph also is the Secretary of GingerSnap’s Young Women’s group at church, so Steph really embraced letting GingerSnap do this and felt it would be a perfect Young Women’s Value Project.  In all honesty, GingerSnap didn’t look at… Read more →