Browsing All posts tagged under »inspiration«

The Road IS Long

January 31, 2013


Last month the Lord promised me help when I needed it, so I took a leap of faith. I had no idea that the help He would send would be my Dad. I’m a great test-taker. In my younger days I was a teacher’s student, the kind of kid that made teachers feel like what […]

Thoughts on Home and Visiting Teaching

January 25, 2013


Liz, at Real Intent, today posted this question: I’m a hermit. I freely acknowledge this. And for several years, I’ve not been a Visiting  Teacher (for a lot of reasons, but hermit-hood is on that list.) I’ve recently been praying about it, and have accepted a VT calling again. I don’t mind being cordial with other […]

Helping Out in School

September 6, 2012


Last night I went to sleep troubled about a situation with one of my children, wondering how I could best help him in his struggle to find his own path. This morning I awakened from a helpful dream. I had gone to school to help out with a Kindergarten class (not something I’ve often done […]

The Signs in the Maze

August 25, 2012


I have an ambivalent relationship with The Giving Tree. I’m sure there are those who haven’t felt the need to fight with the children’s classic. When I was a young mother, consumed with love for my first daughter, I read into the tree’s sacrifice the lengths to which I would go to nurture her journey […]

I’ve had a Revelation!

July 1, 2012


I have actually, (I’m finally ready to write that book, Helen!) but that’s not what I want to talk about. I was reading Elder Scott’s talk at the last General Conference tonight and was preparing to make my lists of activities that help improve inspiration and choices that get in the way as I aligned […]

The Green-Eyed Monster

July 19, 2010


For many years I was deeply troubled by the parable of the prodigal son. As an oldest child, I probably identified with the oldest son, who styled himself as “the good one,” and I couldn’t see the fairness in the ending. Then some years ago (okay, some decades ago) my church made a movie of […]

Watch for droopy otters

June 12, 2010


Over twenty years of parenting has solidified my belief that everyone needs lots of hugs. And kudos. And people in one’s life who could correct, but choose to smile instead and have faith that the next try will be better. I don’t think just short people need this. We work and build and grow things, […]

I got the Powah

May 18, 2010


A friend who works with me to serve a group of young women confided a conversation with me last Sunday. We get along well and communicate easily, though I happen, for the time being, to serve as president. We were at a dinner we hosted for the older ladies in our congregation last month when […]