[Originally written May 31, 2012] After my parents’ divorce, my dad and all six kids moved into my grandparents’ home in Springville, UT. I’m told that I clung to my older sister at first, but it wasn’t long before I warmed up to Grandma. I wasn’t yet two years old, so I technically should have […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“It was like my nice, happy mommy flew away,” my oldest daughter told me. The self I had known for 31 years was suddenly gone, or so it seemed. And left in her place was a person I did not know how to be, did not want to be. All I felt, all the time, […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
In July a friend of mine shared a link on my fb profile that she thought I’d be interested in. I’ve been a little bit obsessed with wings for the past year. This post I wrote in March explains why. So my friend shared a youtube video with some Christian guys discussing wing symbolism in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly . . . into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. -Revelation 12:14 A few months ago we found out that we would have to […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
[I originally wrote this post in May of 2013 on a private blog.] Twelve years ago I was temporarily living at my grandma’s house in Springville, UT. I had finished my sophomore year at BYU, and I was engaged to be married on June 29. I had known Reid for about nine months. Looking back it’s […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy. . . . And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. -Joel 2:28-29 Almost exactly one year ago, a guy […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
A few days ago I received this story from a lovely reader. She gave permission for me to share it here. Thank you, Dev Satya Kaur! By Dev Satya Kaur I turned my tire to avoid what looked like a box of mason jars in the center lane of the road. What was a small […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Last fall I heard a story I haven’t been able to forget. I don’t remember who was speaking when it was shared, but Google seems to indicate that it’s a common Chinese folktale. In fact, I ran into the exact same story as I was reading The Godseed by M. Catherine Thomas a few months […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Around this time a year ago I began my downward slide. At the end of April I helped my friend, Felice, with her booth at the Arizona Whole-istic Living Conference. While there I told her I felt heavy and not myself. A few days later I fell into anxiety. Depression followed soon after. It would […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
As a teenager living in Massachusetts I reached a point in my spiritual progress where I felt stagnant. I enjoyed going to church each week and attending youth activities, I had learned to love the scriptures, I prayed and had a strong relationship with God, but I felt ravenous. I was no longer content just […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.