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Long Story Short – A Quick Guide To Our Family’s Big Changes

July 2011 – my husband takes a job with his company in Chicago. The kids and I stay behind in Houston so our oldest daughter can finish her Senior year in high school. We anticipate...

Blessings in the Bird’s Nest

For the past several weeks, I’ve been hating the Houston summer sun just a little bit less than usual, all because of this: You see, load after load of clothes were coming out of the...

Would You Be Made Whole? {an Easter Reflection}

A few weeks ago in our New Testament reading for Sunday School, we came upon the story of Christ healing the lame man in John chapter 5. This man had been lame and suffering for 38 long...

Anxiety, in Real Time

Usually I like to write posts after something has happened in my life – be it big, little, funny, or serious – and offer reflection and perspective on perhaps what I’ve...

Choices, Decisions, Changes, and More

Our family is currently hovering in limbo between action and result.  Are you familiar with this place?  It’s where choices, decisions, and changes meet.  It’s disorienting,...

Listen for Your Symphony

My 16yo daughter plays flute, my 14yo daughter plays oboe.  I listen to them sometimes as they practice, and though they play beautifully, I only ever hear their parts in the larger piece...

Book Review: Outlive Your Life, by Max Lucado

The title of Christian author and minister Max Lucado‘s new book – Outlive Your Life – refers to the power each of us has to leave a legacy of service, of caring, and of...

Agent or Object?

Last weekend several Latter-day Saint congregations in our area were blessed to hear from David A Bednar, a General Authority in our church, and someone we sustain as an Apostle, someone...