My Story

These posts were not necessarily written in chronological order. I’ve tried to add a link to the end of each that will lead you to the next story should you like to read them in order, but you could also read them according to category or topic. The first post is Finding Purpose in Michigan, if you would like to start there. Thanks for reading.

An Eye Single to the Glory of God

God’s work and glory is seen in His children. As a child of God, I can lift my brothers and sisters and keep my priorities right as I focus on people over praise.

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Trust Comes Second

I love Hagar. She’s my favorite woman in the Old Testament. It’s not because she did anything particularly amazing, but of all the names that are given to God, hers…

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Love Comes First

When love is present, common goals can be found and plans agreed upon that respect and utilize differences. Such is the foundation of unity.

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Invisible Fires

The most powerful miracle you will ever feel will be the one that happens in your own heart.

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“I will be Enough”

God loves you more than anyone else ever could, and He is enough. This is a promise we can rely on, but to understand it requires unity with Him.

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Godly Sorrow

Godly sorrow is shared and connects us. It is this connection that brings power to humility.

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Act with Purpose

As an overwhelmed working mother, I thought only of my to-do list, and how I fulfilled my duties determined my self worth. If I didn’t do the laundry, I was…

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The Soul: Body and Spirit United

Depression is, at its core, a condition of separation. Its cure is connection. A depressed person is at war with herself and thus retreats from everyone else.  This is a…

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A Promise of Light

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…

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A Light in Darkness

Trials, hardships, sadness, fear, things that makes us feel hopeless, are all symbolized by darkness. Light is a symbol for hope. That power that pushes back darkness and helps us…

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Problem 3: I am mad at others

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…

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Problem 2: I am mad at God

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…

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Problem 1: I am mad at myself

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…

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Finding Purpose in Michigan

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…

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Why a blog?

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,…

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