Monday, November 24, 2014

Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole

I am happy to announce the publication of my latest book

I am very pleased with the finished product. I have been working on this book most of this year. It combines an insightful lesson I learned as a nursing student regarding wellness with the many meanings of the scripture phrase “Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole.” The message is healing, hopeful, and Christ-centered. It is meant to serve a broad audience.

Description: What does it mean to be whole? In three different instances in the scriptures the Lord told those who sought His help, “Thy Faith Hath Made Thee Whole.” Drawing upon the important lessons those stories teach, the author shares a message of hope detailing what is needed to realize the physical, emotional, and spiritual balance attainable for all God’s children. Wholeness, in every sense of the word, is possible because of faith in Jesus Christ.

The basic message in this book is something I have been thinking about for almost 35 years. It has been a pleasure to write about those thoughts and expand my original message to include supporting stories and scriptures. It has been a pleasure to write, and I have had many touching learning experiences along the way. I hope those who read it enjoy it just as much as I enjoyed writing it.

I also decided it was time to have an official author page on Facebook. I have also updated my author website:
My Books:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Refiner's Fire

This is such an amazing video about a woman's incredible trials and how she made it through with the help of the Lord. It is heartbreaking, yet tender at the same time. It is so well done that I thought I would share it.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

We Love Him Like Our Own Son

Yesterday we went to the wedding of someone
 we love as if he were our own son.
Chris came into our lives years ago as
 a good friend to our daughter Emma.
 Although he has his own
 Mom and Dad and extended family,
  he just sort of has become our unofficial adopted son.
He finally met his perfect match a few months ago.
They were married yesterday in the
 Oquirrh Mountain Temple.
Now we feel like we love Corinne as well. 
She's absolutely beautiful in every way.
We couldn't be more happy for them.
The whole day was beautiful. 
The weather was perfect and
 we spent the day enjoying family and friends.
Pretty colors.
Emma, Sarah, me, and Ian at the reception.
Wade and Jessa were there too. :)
It was just a great day.
Congratulations Chris and Corinne!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Family Here, Family There, Family Family Everywhere

 has come and gone
to the delight of the children
and their grandparents.
Elisa was here
as was Sarah the butterfly catcher
to catch Hannah the butterfly.
(She made her costume).
We sat outside to hand out candy 
because it was so warm.
Nathan loved handing out candy.
It was a nice evening.
Better because we had family here with us.
 Last week Sarah, the kids and I went
to Gardner Village's Witchfest.
Hannah was intrigued
but loved dancing best of all.
She danced
and danced
and danced. :)
She's a good hip swinger.
We saw flying witches on bicycles
and other whimsical witches.
There was a lot to look at.
 If only they would keep
 their eyes open for pictures!
Last week I also found a book of hundreds of my ancestors in the genealogy library. It was compiled by someone in Germany using four books of parish records. It is beautifully done, well organized, and comprehensive. The title says (in German) it is a "family book" . A wonderful man in Germany who doesn't even know me took the time years ago to compile a book of MY family. I am most grateful and quite overwhelmed by the find...speechless with gratitude. I will spend a wonderful fall/winter researching the names and building a comprehensive family tree thanks to the efforts of a kind soul. May God bless him.
 So family here (Nathan was also a knight)
and family there
no matter where they are...
family is the best.
I am grateful to know that my family can be eternal.