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Kate Day
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But What if God Isn't Enough?
In the last post, I wrote a response to a popular article circulating on social media. It presented two options: A - I will force my children to go to church because it's good for them. (It was implied that children would not desire church naturally.) B - I...

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I Won't Force My Kids to Go to Church - A Response
I hopped on facebook this morning to wish a friend happy birthday and got a little distracted by a post I read. It was an article called "I Won't Force My Kids to Go to Church " that you can read by clicking on that link. The article  begins quite cleverly ...

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Small Offering on Sight, on Forgiveness
Let us Liken:   "... seek learning even by study and also by faith. " (D&C 109:7) I do not believe we learn some things by study and other things by faith. I believe true learning--the kind that changes us and is part of our becoming --is both. The connecti...

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Why Would You Let Your Mind Get Like That?
Last week, I read something that has revolutionized my thinking. Literally. I decided to "liken" some ideas to my life that I had come across in my studies. I kept a record as I did that I will share here. But first, the words that moved me. It began with a...

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Labor and Delivery Revisited
My humanities class this semester required a creativity project. The teacher wanted us to create using a medium we aren't used to using. Poetry is a new medium I've used only twice and with no formal training, so I chose that. I felt to put more thought int...

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A Study in Light and Love
"And then our Lord opened my spiritual eye and showed me my soul in the midst of my inner self. I saw my soul as large as if it were an endless world and as if is were a blessed kingdom; and by the circumstances I saw in it I understood that it is an honora...

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Morsels of Goodness
My left wrist's tendinitis I've been babying for over a year finally decided to call it enough. For the first time since 11th grade, I'm in a long-term brace again. Typing and playing music is reduced for the rest of the year. How grateful I am for music st...

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Labor and Delivery
Labor Sunday:  severing pain and surgery--a thief in the night. I choose: to scream and to pray, as I lay upon the altar. but there is no ram in the thicket no angel stops the knife that stabs three times and robs me of all future labors Monday: salty tears...

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Thoughts on a Summer Night
My six-year-old Daysie wanted to read Ruth as part of her nightly tuck-in. So we have been. Then, Samuel was next. Each time, we read a little before she asks me, "So mommy, tell me what that means?"  She has this love and trust in the words and messages of...

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I went to the library the other day and after walking past the "westerns" isle without a glance (as usual) a realization struck me and I stopped in my tracks. Wait. I'm reading a western novel right now!  How did this happen? A t the recommendation of Olive...
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