The True Love Dare: Dare 9

Alma 19:8, 12-14 “And he said unto the queen: He is not dead, but he sleepeth in God, and on the morrow he shall rise again; therefore bury him not. And Ammon said unto her: Believes thou this? And she said unto him: I have had no witness save thy word, and the word of…

The True Love Dare: Dare 8

Matthew 25:34-40 “Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger,…

Quiet Listening

This is a song that I started last year August-September time. At the time things were rather tumultuous and I often felt that God was silent. Writing this song helped me remember that God is always listening to the deepest cries of my heart. I finished the last two verses within the last week sometime. Child: When…

A Memory

This is part two of a four part poem that I wrote last week. For now I am only going to post this part. This is a “new leaf” kind of poem. Starting over. Healing and moving on from the past. Waiting. Being patient for God to fulfill His promises and His plans. Dedicated to…

Now I Know

This poem is “the next phase” that I wrote after Then I Knew. (Recommend reading that first.) The last couple of weeks I’ve been in a tumult Because I knew the six months I’d set for myself To give you my final decision Was almost up. As I look back upon these near six months…

Then I Knew

I wrote this poem last October. It is kind of a filet of my heart, on a topic which I have hardly touched on this blog–that of my broken marriage. To be honest it has been such a raw and painful and traumatic place that I haven’t even wanted to broach it here. I was…

I’m Free

This is actually a song that looks boring at first glance, but it is my  “declaration of independence” song. I wrote this in a time of brokenness last March. I was so very broken, but I could feel God pulling off the chains and the taste of sweet freedom was so contagious I couldn’t contain myself from…

Now A Woman I Must Be

This is a poem that I wrote almost exactly three years ago while in UNI–a psychiatric hospital. I was about 7 weeks pregnant with my daughter at the time. It was a very difficult time for me, but I did a lot of growing and processing that was really important too. It does have a little…

The True Love Dare: Day 7

Abraham 3:22-23 “Now the Lord had shown unto me, Abraham, the intelligences that were organized before the world was; and among all these there were many of the noble and great ones; And God saw these souls that they were good, and he stood in the midst of them, and he said: These I will…

The True Love Dare: Day 6

Mosiah 4:9 Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the things which the Lord can comprehend. Dare Six: Ask God to…

A Shatter and A Roar

Over the years I’ve watched my Papa come through a lot of things. He’s passed through a lot of trials. His father was an abusive man on about every level and his choices towards my papa left Papa very broken and in need of a lot of healing. Papa’s had so many reasons to give…

The True Love Dare: Dare 5

2 Nephi 25:26 And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophesies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins. Dare Five: Know that your place in life is to manifest…