Browsing All posts tagged under »expectations«

Follow the Money

May 15, 2013


I witnessed an exchange today that was unsettling. It was between a supervisor and one of his employees, who just happens to be his son. In front of me, this supervisor/owner used aggressive posture and shaming tone and belittling rhetoric to attempt to control behavior. I’ve lived long enough to recognize that there is usually […]

Grasping for Grace – Sacred Sunday

June 24, 2012


“Surely the thing God enjoys most about being God is the thrill of being merciful.” One of the most powerful talks this past General Conference was, for me, Elder Holland’s talk on the parable of the laborers in the vineyard. How simply he unwound the seeming unfairness of the Lord’s treatment of the workers at […]

Worst Mother’s Day Ever

May 8, 2011


Several years ago I decided that Mother’s Day would be much more pleasant if it were not about me. I know many mothers struggle with the elevation of the ideal mother once yearly, measuring themselves and always coming up short, not having had birth children, having difficult family issues that bring a sense of loss, […]