My sister, Debbie Caple, died on February 23, 2016. What a blow to our whole family. She was 46. Grief is hard to explain. The visual that I think I agree most with is of waves. Some days is feels like the grief is just washing over me, and others if feels less "enveloping". I … Continue reading A tribute to Debbie Caple
I have been having a lot of trouble finding things to blog about the past 2 weeks. Which is very weird because I am a talker. I always have conversations running through my mind. I can be given a subject that I know even just a little about and I can talk about it. I … Continue reading You are loved!!
I am so grateful for the ability to repent. I spent quite a few years doing so many things that I later regretted. There was so much freedom from guilt and shame in the repentance process for me.
So, I'm having a pretty rough day today. All three of the grands have been sick off and on since last night about 9pm. My daughter and husband were up with them off and on all night. I have been up with them since 6am. Two of them have stopped vomiting and just "don't feel … Continue reading Today’s gratitude
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland spoke on "the Ministry of Reconciliation" in his talk at October 2018 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Since this is one of my favorite subjects I love this talk! He told a story about a father leaving the church for a time, his children's longing … Continue reading My review of Jeffrey R Holland’s conference talk
You know, whether you refer to it as "surrender" or "letting it go", most people realize that they need to "turn over" the rough stuff in order to find some kind of peace or serenity in their life. There are multiple similar definitions to surrender: to yield to the power, control, or possession of another … Continue reading Surrender
When I first got clean I learned that honesty is a spiritual principle that I had to learn to practice. I'm not just talking about not lying to people, not stealing and giving back extra change a cashier might give me. I also have to be extremely honest with myself about how I am feeling … Continue reading About honesty
The conference talk that I am teaching on in Relief Society this week is "Then Jesus Beholding Him Loved Him" by Elder S. Mark Palmer. It is a great talk and I learn new things every time that I read it. First he tells a personal story relating to Mark chapter 10. He tells of … Continue reading Then Jesus Beholding Him Loved Him
In the book of Matthew we are told how often to forgive: (Matthew 18: 21-22) 21 ¶ Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. And then in the Doctrine and Covenants, Jesus is even more specific. D&C 64:10 - I, the Lord, will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men. I personally know that the last scripture is for me. In the time that I have been in … Continue reading On forgiveness
Acceptance is one of the spiritual principles that I learned about early in my recovery. I have been saying for 10 years or so that acceptance is my favorite spiritual principle. It is! The reason for this is: when I accept people and circumstances for exactly what they are, I am better in my head. … Continue reading About Acceptance