My Grandma

Today, I have a lot of things swimming through my mind. My dad got a call this morning that my grandma isn’t doing well, and I’m wondering if she’s going to be going home soon. She’s hung on through so many of life’s turbulences. And she’s survived a few crash landings, metaphorically speaking. Several months…

The True Love Dare: Dare 12

Doctrine and Covenants 88:125 And above all things, clothe yourselves with the bond of charity, as with a mantle, which is the bond of perfectness and peace. Dare 12: Clothe yourself with the bond of charity. I found myself, when this was first given to me, wondering what it meant. But recent events have shed some…

Introduction to the True Love Dares

Dear Friends, In all truth, I should really rename the True Love Dares, the Love of Truth Dares. Because that is what it’s all about. Loving the truth about God, about ourselves and about each other and learning to embrace truth where ever it is found. I came to these things out of my desire…

Lessons From Schizophrenia

NOTE: Do not use this as a substitute for a licenced health practitioner! There are ways to help yourself and get help that you can live with. 🙂 Make sure you’ve got a good support team to help you on your healing journey! Dear Friends, Last night I watched an old Disney version of Hans Brinker…

Dry Well

Dear Friend, My life the last month and a half has been quite the experience. I’ve about had another mental break down, and I’ve watched my oldest son almost follow suite. He’s only seven years old. I didn’t know that you could have a mental breakdown at that age. He’s had a lot of the…

The True Love Dare: Dare 11

Ephesians 3:13-21 “Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family of heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory,…

The True Love Dare: Dare 10

Alma 26:27-31 “Now when our hearts were depressed, and we were about to turn back, behold, the Lord comforted us, and said: Go amongst thy brethren, the Lamanites, and bear with patience thine afflictions, and I will give unto you success. “And now behold, we have come, and been forth amongst them; and we have been…

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…