Reverence for Life.

Reverence for Life.

One of my heroes is Dr. Albert Schweitzer. He could be stubborn, disagreeable, and moody.  He made mistakes. He was very human.  He was also extraordinary. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952 for his philosophy.   He had been struggling with the dilemma of how human...
The Moving of the Water

The Moving of the Water

I was just thinking, which has not happened much this week. I was thinking about many things, one of which was my weight.  I am more plump than I would prefer, and my outsides are getting a bit older than my emotional age (Forever 31, I think), and that is sometimes...
Building Shelves

Building Shelves

We (and by we, I mean my husband) built some shelves last week in our new-to-us old farmhouse.  And, for the record, I am completely and totally unhandy.  My husband is a little better, because he thinks logically and understands things like measurements (me, I am...
Of Italy and Grapes and Galileo

Of Italy and Grapes and Galileo

Who doesn’t love Italy? I mean, really–what’s not to love?  Although I have never been there, I do have the internet, and have seen my share of romantic comedies to know that Italy is beauty personified.  Also, Italy is apparently home to people who...
The Most Beautiful Thing We Can Experience Is The Mysterious

The Most Beautiful Thing We Can Experience Is The Mysterious

I had just gotten married! Our marriage of six weeks had been nice, the temple sealing had been lovely, the reception fun, and we were now traveling from Texas to Utah to follow our dreams.  My husband had been accepted to BYU and we were really excited.  Driving...
What Is Real?

What Is Real?

Several years ago, when I was eight months pregnant with my third child, my husband was required by work to attend a two day conference held at a luxury resort. Since the resort happened to be less than an hour from our home, and since he had an free room for the...