Category Archives: Thoughts and Insights

Thoughts about the Notre Dame Fire

On Tuesday morning I was at BYU, at work scanning and preserving family treasures when I received a text from a friend with the news of the fire at Notre Dame.  I was stunned at the thought of the loss … Continue reading

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Living for each other is Nature’s rule.

Nothing in Nature lives for itself. Rivers don’t drink their own water. Trees don’t eat their own fruits. The sun doesn’t shine for itself. A flower’s fragrance is not for itself. Living for each other is Nature’s rule. In 2019, … Continue reading

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Little Drops in a Great Big Bucket Called Africa

John and I were asked to speak at a Stonewood Stake youth Fireside this evening about the growth of the Church in Africa and how we can apply what we learned there to our lives today. As I thought about … Continue reading

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How to Minister

It occurred to Pooh and Piglet that they hadn’t heard from Eeyore for several days, so they put on their hats and coats and trotted across the Hundred Acre Wood to Eeyore’s stick house. Inside the house was Eeyore. “Hello … Continue reading

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Now the work of Christmas Begins.

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Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

I read this book yesterday and could hardly put it down.  It’s beautifully written and it gave me a lot to think about.  Here’s the review from Goodreads: From New York Times bestselling author William Kent Krueger comes a brilliant … Continue reading

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Seeing through her eyes

I went to visit my dear friend, Penny this week.  She is fighting to stay with us and we are fighting to keep her just a bit longer.  When you’re with someone you love who doesn’t have much time left … Continue reading

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How we used to find people

I have been sorting and organizing the piles in my sewing room.  In the last week I’ve uncovered about 20 years of quilting magazines that I could never bear throwing away.  I’m not a clutter-free sort of person, I’m a … Continue reading

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My Dear Hamilton

Today I finished reading a book I loved about Alexander Hamilton’s wife, Eliza.  It was an amazing read, especially coupled with our recent trip to New York City, where we saw the Broadway play, Hamilton.  Both the read and the … Continue reading

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“In the path of their duty”

I believe in prophets.  I believe God speaks to them.  He always has, He always will.  In the Old Testament, the prophet Amos said, “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he  revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”   These prophets help us … Continue reading

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