My Treasure Box

I have dealt with what I call chemical imbalance since I was 13 years old–otherwise called mental illness….

Loving Arms

I wrote this song in 2012. My mom had called me to talk to me about one of my aunt’s, who was struggling with her mental health, to consult with me on what to do. Mom and I have worked on my own mental health through various means over the years. After the phone call I…

The True Love Dares: Dare 19

Dare Nineteen: Be the Lord’s servant; if you can’t do it for this person, do it for Him. Read Alma 8:8-18 You know, sometimes we have a relationship that is toxic, flat out toxic and honestly, you do still love this toxic person. But the reality is, this person isn’t interested in change at this point, or they…

The Loving Thing To Do

Sometimes the loving thing to do Is the very thing you don’t want to do. It’s as painful to you As to the one you love. Why is that? Sometimes the loving thing to do Is to let go When everything in you wants to hold on tight. Sometimes the loving thing is to hold…

Mother

I thought I’d share this poem, since it’s Mother’s Day today. I wrote this poem for my mom when I was 14. Our relationships had it’s ups and downs and life’s thrown a lot of curve balls but God has truly blessed me with an awesome mom. I really love my mom. I have another poem that I wrote…

The Surest One

  The last few months there has been some painful family drama.  Without going into details, I was recently thinking about one particular person involved in the whole thing and just feeling sadness and pain because of their choices and how those choices were affecting others and, in the long run, themselves. A lot of…

The True Love Dares: Dare 18

Dare Eighteen: When all the evidence that you see from this person is negative, know that God is working on excavation. I have a scripture I want to share with you as our jumping off point: Psalm 88 (NIV) “LORD, you are the God who saves me, day and night I cry out to you. May…

The True Love Dares: Dare 17

Dare Seventeen: Keep the Vision of what you are serving and working for in mind consistently. Last time we talked about when we choose to be vulnerable to another person, there is often at some point or another, pain involved with being vulnerable, and the importance of maintaining vulnerability even when we are faced with…

The True Love Dares: Dare 16

Dare Sixteen: In choosing to be vulnerable, choose also to be aware; when hurts come choose to swallow them up in the love of God’s Word. Last time we talked about being vulnerable and letting others in. Today, we are facing the reality that, when we do that, there is pretty much 100% chance that…

The True Love Dares: Dare 15

Alma 24: 17-26 “And now it came to pass that when the king had made an end of these sayings, and all the people were assembled together, they took their swords, and all the weapons which were used for the wedding of man’s blood, and they did bury them up deep in the earth. And this…

Raw Me

Hey, there! I did not mean for almost a month to go by before posting again. My macbook charger went kaput and I ordered a new one online on a friend’s computer and the thing took three flipping weeks to get here! By that time, I’d gotten out of the swing of things and it’s taken…

The True Love Dares: Dare 14

Mosiah 4:26-27 And now, for the sake of these things which I have spoken unto–that is, for the sake of retaining a remission of your sins from day to day, that ye may walk guiltless before God–I would that ye should impart of your substance to the poor, every man according to that which he…

The True Love Dares: Dare 13

Alma 15:3-12 And also Zeezrom lay sick at Sidom, with a burning fever, which was caused by the great tribulations of his mind on account of his wickedness, for he supposed that Alma and Amulet were no more; and he supposed that they had been slain because of his iniquity. And this great sin, and…

Fully Known

Dear Friends, You know, sometimes, and tonight, or rather, this morning, was one of those times, I found myself looking through my book where I keep a hard copy of all the words to my poems and songs that I’ve written so far. I find myself, maybe it’s a silly thing, but I find myself…