Browsing All posts tagged under »prayer«

Powerful Prayer

January 23, 2013


This morning I went to my knees again over a situation that I don’t have the ability to change. It’s important and present, and as deadlines approach and I turn again to the Lord in prayer, it is with much less anxiety than I have before. For months I have had prayers answered one after […]

Return And Bring Me Word

October 15, 2012


(Last week.) Once again, the supervisor has put off starting my son at the seasonal job that is crucial for his savings for the mission that starts in less than 5 months. As this is only one of about six serious, swirling, swamping problems, I decided to retreat today to the mountain and consider my […]

Digging Deep Wells

September 16, 2012


I sat in the evening session of Stake Conference last night as scrambled as a Kal-toh game. Organize kids to help, pick tomatoes, wash and boil and icewater and skin them (the tomatoes), cut and squeeze and blend and boil them, add spices, chop onions and peppers and add them, turn down to simmer, hurry […]

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 […]

An Absence of Fanfare

November 11, 2011


She rocked and nursed her baby tiredly, her heart reaching to God wistfully for answers. Her daughter prayed with such faith to find the special stuffed rabbit, now lost, in naive prayers that God would somehow bring it back to her. Her mother rocked and sighed that those kinds of prayers just don’t often seem […]

Why are you talking to me like you don’t know me?

September 23, 2010


A dear friend shared a dream with me today. It went something like this: She was driving along a country road and had car trouble. She got out and began walking, thinking to find help. She came to a treeline and thought, being a country girl, “Oh, good! There will be a house on the […]

Jack’s Miracle

June 22, 2010


Today Child 5 light-heartedly placed her pet mouse on Child 2’s head. He was surprised, was deep in thought, didn’t know what it was, reached up and grabbed it … and tossed it against the wall. Everyone was stunned, then everyone was crying, then everyone went to their corners. I was working away in my […]