Friday, July 30, 2010


Have you left your hopeful summer comment to be eligible for a Cold Stone giveaway? Leave a comment on the post from the 27th. The comments are worth reading... so hopeful and thoughtful!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The context the gospel gives me helps my life to make sense.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

We've been given the imperative to seek goodness and beauty. I love that about Mormonism.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Summer Hope

How is your summer going?

Mine has been lovely. Lots of fireworks, picnics, old friends and, for the first time, lots of camping: Girls Camp, Scout Camp, Cub Scout day camp. We are not big campers in our family (we're indoors-y) but I'm discovering/remembering that camping is an important part of the summer experience for most Mormons. 2010 is the summer that I learned to appreciate the value of camping.

I am beginning to wear out. Swimming at the pool has lost its charm. The green plants on the mountains are fading to parched brown. Our ambitious summer reading plans have turned into a chore. But the end is in sight.

To help get us all through the last, hot month of summer, Hopefully Mormon is sponsoring a pleasant giveaway: a $40 gift certificate to Cold Stone, to cool you off and lift your spirits. To enter, leave a comment on this post sharing what it is about summer that makes you feel hopeful (I need help thinking positive to get through the next few weeks). Please enter just once per person. We'll leave the giveaway open through the end of next week, Friday, August 6th, because we all know that internet time gets iffy during the road trips and sunburns that fill summer days.

In summary: $40 Cold Stone giveaway, comment here, enter until Friday, August 6th, at midnight MST.

What do I find hopeful about summer? Homegrown tomatoes, directly from the plant, eaten warm like an apple. If I could give that away, I would.

This giveaway is now closed! Thanks so much for participating.

Monday, July 26, 2010


Friday, July 23, 2010

Brother Brigham dreamed BIG. I dig that.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I am grateful for the pioneers. I live amid evidence of their testimony, and they still strengthen me daily.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Priesthood power... Priesthood blessings.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

Monday, July 19, 2010

When I am lost...I can find a route back home.

Friday, July 16, 2010

D&C 27:2

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

When my cup is drained and the world has left me tattered and torn, feeling of little worth, I read the wrods of my Father in Heaven, I remember the promises I made to Him, and He to me, and I sit in church and know and feel that all that matters is that He loves me.....and my cup is filled!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Monday, July 12, 2010


Friday, July 9, 2010

mustard seed
Alma 32:27

Thursday, July 8, 2010

My testimony is of song. It brings an amazing spirit about it when listening to the right kind. Music strengthens my testimony best. Music helps me appreciate life more and it helps me see the beauty. 
Be Still My Soul is my favorite hymn. To me, it talks about all the troubles of this world and saying to leave to thy God so you can be still in your heart and He will take care of you and love you. Be Still My Soul makes me think of the atonement. I have a more deep appreciation for the atonement now knowing my Lord died for me because He loves me.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Tuesday, July 6, 2010


Monday, July 5, 2010

I know He is there every step of the way.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Nevertheless they stand fast in that liberty
wherewith God has made them free.
Alma 58:40

Happy Fourth of July!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I believe in Christ.