Mothering

One of my passions is doing genealogy research. I can spend hours going through stacks of old books in libraries or trying to decipher centuries-old and faded handwriting in online images of documents. One of the document types I consult frequently is census records. In the United States, census records began in 1790 but only…

Ocean Woman

I’m not really an ocean girl. I guess not in my perceived way. Oh, it’s nothing against the old girl. It’s just her power—her power–that makes this mostly sure human unsure about her. When I’m present with her I experience many things: the spray, salt, wind–byproducts of her way. As I stand, I absorb her…

Consider the Lilies

From the missionary blog of President Gary Judd and Sister Julene Judd “Consider the Lilies” was recorded almost twenty years ago by The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. I loved it immediately. The message of gratitude and faith and trusting in God resonated with me, even though I couldn’t actually imagine a flower like that…