Why General Conference fell flat for me–I’m not in “sucking in” mode

Twice a year my church (LDS--Mormons) holds what’s called General Conference. No one goes to church, but watches on TV or the internet the broadcast from Salt Lake City. For Saturday and Sunday we get to listen to five sessions of prophets, apostles, and auxiliary presidencies teaching us how to live more spiritually in the … Continue reading Why General Conference fell flat for me–I’m not in “sucking in” mode

Why would normally sane people take teenagers out into the wilderness of Wyoming to walk for 18 miles?

My husband and I just returned from rough camping for three days and two nights with a bunch of teenagers, and it’s called “Trek.” We weren’t the only ones, either, to take on this insanity. While Dave and I were responsible for eight teenagers, 13-17 years old, three other married couples from our ward (or … Continue reading Why would normally sane people take teenagers out into the wilderness of Wyoming to walk for 18 miles?

My kids are high school dropouts, and I couldn’t be happier about it

My 17-year-old daughter has been awarded an academic scholarship to the university she’s attending this fall. But she wasn’t mentioned in the assembly the high school held last week honoring scholarship recipients. She’s leaving high school with a 3.9 GPA, but she won’t receive any honors. She quietly walked away from school yesterday, and didn’t … Continue reading My kids are high school dropouts, and I couldn’t be happier about it

Book 5 Teaser–I take comfort in my delusions!

An acquaintance once accused me of being "delusional" because of my religious convictions. They didn't mesh with his beliefs, therefore I was wrong. But as I thought about all that I believed, I realized it gave me immense comfort and hope. Without that, I'd crumble and die. So here's my philosophy: Perhaps what I believe is … Continue reading Book 5 Teaser–I take comfort in my delusions!

Why I choose to be a Mormon

I haven’t been haven’t been coerced or brainwashed, nor am I stupid and delusional to believe what The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) teaches, despite what commenters on social media and articles about Mormons like to claim. Instead, I’ve chosen to believe, and here are my six reasons why: Mormonism makes sense … Continue reading Why I choose to be a Mormon