Monday, September 28 2020 - 1:49 PM

Life Notes

Life is certainly one of our more eloquent teachers! When I wade through the mundane and the ordinary there is always good, solid wisdom to be had. Profound is usually smiling just below the surface of daily ritual, waiting for those three seconds of whole hearted awareness we’re capable of. This is where God often speaks uninterrupted. And this is where I like most to listen, and on a good day, take notes.

Falling and Failing

When I was young, I remember falling off a pony, later a horse, several sleds, and some skies. I also fell out of a canoe. …

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Life Mates

Sandhill canes are loyal to their mates

We enjoy watching birds and have many coastal birds around our home. For the past several years we have had a pair of Sandhill cranes …

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Huddling and Worried

At this time in history, a lot of us have been cooped up at home for weeks aware of frightening worldwide medical news and signs …

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The “V” Word

While I was engaged as a mental health counselor, I was surprised by the many diverse people that called upon me for help—men, women, teens, …

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Hardly Hearing

I couldn’t wait any longer to be able to clearly hear. For several weeks I put up with some diminished and muffled sound in my …

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Something to Live For

IIn a few weeks our family will be traveling to help celebrate our matriarch’s 101st birthday. Five years ago we all gathered to celebrate my …

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Family Tree

A few years ago I spent some time in the Family and Church History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. A kind Latter Day Saint …

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What is Essential?

One well used word lately is “essential.” During a time of pandemic, many states in the U.S. have listed or endorsed the use of what …

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Graduating During COVID-19

After experiencing three graduations—high school, baccalaureate and master’s degrees— I’m going to date myself, as this year will be my 50th high school class reunion. …

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