The Death of Winter

The Death of Winter

It’s been unseasonably warmish here this February. The other day the kids wanted to eat popsicles outside. Okay, it’s not that warm, but whenever my kids see a patch of blue sky and sunshine, if the temperature is above 40 in February, it’s summer to...
God is not dead, nor doth He sleep

God is not dead, nor doth He sleep

Art By J. Kirk Richards One of my favorite poets wrote a Christmas verse from the depths of his solemn despair.  From that despair came an unshaken hope.  Of Christ, this poet once wrote: Though in a manger thou drawest thy breath, Thou are greater than Life and...
In Which I Realize How Very Much I Love My Life

In Which I Realize How Very Much I Love My Life

When I write my blog, WordPress has something called “Distraction Free Writing” mode. They have clearly never met me. For me there is no such thing. In spite of my distraction, or maybe because of it, I am just sitting here in the living room in the dark...
My Other Valentine

My Other Valentine

Today I was thinking about my other valentine–the one who has gone away. I think of her everyday, and she so often comes and gives me little gifts just when I need them. I cannot see her, but I know she is there. It is at times like these that I think I might be...
How Did It Happen?

How Did It Happen?

When I talk to people about Joy and her dying, the first thing most people ask, without even really thinking about it is: How did it happen? I don’t know if it’s just human nature or an involuntary reflex, but that is what people say. And, at first, I was...
I Would Give It Away…

I Would Give It Away…

I want to read through General Conference. This time, especially, it filled me like rain on parched ground. As I get older, time flies, but the time between conferences seems almost too long these days….Maybe because it is my lower light, and I am out in the...