Archives for January 2014


The beginning of every year is generally a time of self-assessment where a lot of us look at some of the systems and habits we have created in our lives and then set goals in the areas where we want to change. “Remember your WHY!” is a phrase I have heard many times with regards […]

Sister Sheri Dew Encourages and Uplifts Women

Sister Sheri Dew, CEO of Deseret Book Co. and former member of the General Relief Society Presidency of the Church spoke to sister missionaries, Young Single Adults and member sisters in the Houston, Texas area January 24-25, 2014.  The Saturday meeting was broadcast to thousands of women in 23 buildings across the Houston area.

Living Water

I recently finished reading the best-selling book by Jeannette Walls called “Half Broke Horses.” It is the true story of an amazing woman named Lily (the author’s grandmother) and her life growing up on the ranchlands of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona in the early 1900’s. She led an unbelievable life surviving a flash flood […]

Forgiveness: The Best New Year’s Resolution

When my family experienced a crisis many years ago, certain extended family members said and did things I felt were insensitive. I was hurt and held a grudge for nearly a year, blocking their calls and closing all communication. While I was hurting, my actions, in turn, deeply hurt those extended family members. It took […]

Oh Holy Night

This holiday season my family and I had the privilege of attending one of the 29,014 congregations of our church for a sweet Christmas service in a little snowy mountain town. As is tradition in many of our church services across the world at Christmastime, this one was just music with a little scripture narration […]