Category Archives: Thoughts and Insights

Russian Art at the Springville Museum of Art

I saw this painting many years ago and I’ve never forgotten it.  There are times when it just pops into my mind.  I think it’s the hope in the faces of these girls.  A brightness of hope.  Today I visited … Continue reading

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Exchanging Old Trees for New Friends

This evening we had another of our monthly Cookie Walks.  Our neighborhood has loved these opportunities to get out on a Sunday evening with neighbors and friends as we walk to each of 4 host homes who have a table … Continue reading

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Planned Obsolescence

We are T minus four days and counting until Aaron and Abbey’s wedding reception in our back yard.  Today something bad happened.  Our trusty 20-something year old lawn mower’s transmission went out.  The mower still runs, but it no longer … Continue reading

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The Valuable Time of Maturity by Mário de Andrade

The Valuable Time of Maturity by Mário de Andrade I counted my years and realized that I have less time to live by, than I have lived so far. I have more past than future. I feel like that boy … Continue reading

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Young Women’s Standards Night at the Cabin

This evening I was invited to speak to the young women in our ward.  They had a fun overnighter at our Sundance cabin planned, with lots of good food, workshops, activities, a Days for Girls service project, and my fireside … Continue reading

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War is Raging: Russia vs. Ukraine

On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War that began in 2014. The invasion caused Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II, with around 6.7 million Ukrainians fleeing the country and a … Continue reading

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The Breath of Life

Written by Sandra Thurman Caporale from the Memorial Church of Christ in Houston. Artist credit for graphic:  Scott Erickson There was a moment when Moses had asked God what his name is. God was gracious enough to answer, and the … Continue reading

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Organizing My Sewing Room

I LOVE my Sewing Room downstairs.  But while we were gone these last 2 years, my space became a catch-all space for everyone who came and went in our house.  The room filled with boxes and bags of stuff (much … Continue reading

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Covid Continues to Rage

For the record, this is happening again in our Covid-filled world–the numbers are spiking and people all around us are sick.  We’ve returned to huge divisions among our families and friends.  There are many who don’t believe in vaccinating to … Continue reading

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Our Homecoming Talks

Ann Lewis Homecoming Talk 19 September 2021 We have recently returned from serving a 2 year mission in Bamako, Mali and Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa. We lived in a world very very different from our home here. Many of … Continue reading

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