This post is a part of “my story” which begins with “Finding Purpose” When I say that I was frozen with fear in that small graveyard (full story in “A Light in Darkness”), it’s not inaccurate, but it’s not a full description either. It was fear, but not of anything physical. It was shock, but … Continue reading A Promise of Light
This post is part of “my story” which begins with the post “Finding Purpose” Hope is not the same as wishful thinking. Hope requires knowing where you want to go, some knowledge of how to get there, and confidence in your own ability. With these three together, hope can give you the persistence to keep … Continue reading A Light in Darkness
This post is part of “My Story” which begins with “Finding Purpose” We are never grateful for our trials until we start to learn from them—until we start using them to build strength in spite of fear and pain. The memories of previous trials and triumphs give us the courage to face current ones. When … Continue reading Remember, remember…doctrines over habits
This post is a part of "my story" which begins with "Finding Purpose" The worst part of Michigan was the loneliness. We were too far away from family for frequent visits. My depression and anger caused me to retreat into myself, and my husband’s faith crisis kept me from talking to him about any of it. Before Michigan, when my husband first told me about his doubts … Continue reading Problem 3: I am mad at others
This post is part of "my story" which starts with the post "Finding Purpose" Not long after we arrived in Michigan I got a call from my step-father. He had cancer advanced enough that the doctors feared he would not survive to the end of that summer. Two years after my mother’s death from cancer, my step-father’s diagnosis was eerily similar and even more severe. My mother was … Continue reading Problem 2: I am mad at God
This post is a part of "my story" which begins with the post "Finding Purpose" Division can take on many forms when we feel stressed and under pressure. When things start to get hard, we all point a finger of blame and many times we point that finger at ourselves. Blaming yourself for your problems is natural, but it only makes things worse. At first, Michigan was exciting, full … Continue reading Problem 1: I am mad at myself
Sometimes I feel bad for Michigan. I am really not fair to that state. I have lived in ten states through out my life and I have loved all of them, except Michigan. I believe that everyone should travel and live in different places to see and learn things from new perspectives. There is beauty … Continue reading Finding Purpose in Michigan
The first time I thought of a blog was around 8 years ago. After I spoke in a Sacrament Meeting at church, a brother came up to me and said, “you should write a blog!” I thought about it for all of two seconds, I can’t start a blog, no one would read it, I’m … Continue reading Why a blog?