Friday, June 28, 2024

Towering testimonies

I'm going with some favorite reruns this week while I'm on vacation.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

The heat is on

I'm going with some favorite reruns this week while I'm on vacation.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

The power of prayer?

I'm going with some favorite reruns this week while I'm on vacation.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Monday, June 24, 2024

Sketchbook: Scars

I’ve still got mission stories that my mom doesn’t know about. It’s often better that way!

Thursday, June 20, 2024

What's left to put on the menu?

It was a huge deal in our house if we ever ran out of the basics. The basics being cereal and milk — and the occasional Pop Tarts.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Sharing is caring

Another from the Disney collection — which should be available in time for Christmas! Stay tuned for details!

There are times when I've been jealous of a kid who not only gets to ride, but can also take a nap at the same time!


Tuesday, June 18, 2024

For good measure

Every time I read those chapters in Alma, I have flashbacks of elementary school math class!

Monday, June 17, 2024

Sketchbook: Mission memories


There’s a first time for everything. Some of those experiences leave marks. 

Friday, June 14, 2024

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Exploring our options

The Church many years ago produced an activity guide booklet that was chock full of ideas that you could do with your class, quorum or family. I don't think it included alligator wrestling.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Comp training

It's quite possible that I had a companion like that, but I'm not going to name names.

Luckily it was a short transfer.


Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Unfinished business

It's finals week at school here, and all the kids who spent the last semester in places other than the classroom are suddenly showing up, begging for makeup work and partial credit.

Monday, June 10, 2024

Sketchbook: Going in to overtime

There are some folks who attend church to fill a spiritual need. There are those who attend to also fill a social need. Our family knows that when regular meetings are over, we still have at least a half hour of socializing in the foyer — and that’s after the hallway and library visits are done. 


Friday, June 7, 2024

Never listless

My dad was a teacher at my elementary school. I know he had a strong influence on what was included on my assigned summer reading!

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Watching over the young 'uns!

Have you ever had the missionaries come to dinner or to a lesson and then one of them isn't your regular missionary? It can be a little disorienting when they're on exchanges. 

But, yeah, exchanges are training and learning opportunities — not babysitting. Unless the exchanges involve the APs. Then it totally is!

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Taking charge of the call

Sometimes it seems like it's super expensive to get amissionary ready to go out into the field, with all the clothes and supplies and everything — especially when you include all the medical costs. I won't even mention the spiritual investment!

But it is so totally worth it!

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Changes (LDS Version)

Trying to navigate the new hymns in our family has been a bit awkward. Some folks are more tech-savvy than others.

Monday, June 3, 2024

Sketchbook: Collared

I’m not sure if this one even makes sense. That’s why it stays in the sketchbook!