Seeking Divine Potential

I picked up one of my 7-year-old’s books (“The One and Only Ivan”) the other day and was taken by the quote by George Eliot at the beginning. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.”   I’ve mentioned before that I go through phases where I am really...

No Thing Is Sacred

In early December, we arrived home to discover that the stand for our Christmas tree had broken and sent the tree and all the ornaments crashing to the ground. We started cleaning up, piling most of the items on the piano until we got a new tree. Most of the ornaments...

Finding the Blessings in our Afflictions

Sometimes we "want" a nice car and all we get is what we "need" - an old Beetle that gets us from Point A to Point B.  (How about that - The Stones and The Beatles in the same post?)  I find myself telling my kids these lyrics frequently, especially during...

A Family History Boost from Hollywood

A few weeks ago, a sweet, older sister in our ward asked if she could come visit our house and teach me about family history. I’ve done a decent share of family history and quite a bit of indexing. (When I was unable to work after my knee surgery a couple of years...

Twisting and Turning

I recently had some articles published on the LDS Living website.  I’ve had a few people ask me how that came about so I thought I’d explain here. At different times in my life, I have put a real and sincere effort into being an “instrument in the Lord’s...

Deep Stretches

For a short time while I was growing up, I wanted to be a physical therapist. Later, while recovering from a knee surgery, I learned that part of their job is somewhat akin to torturing people. (I instead became a pharmacist so I can give people medicine...