Book Review: The Language of Sparrows, by Rachel Pfifer - When artist April Wright and her fifteen-year-old daughter, Sierra, move to Houston, Texas, they are trying to escape a past neither of them can get over. But their pain follows them, and April has no idea how to help her brilliant daughter, who learns languages… Continue reading The Language of Sparrows
Today I attended the bridal shower for my friend’s daughter. Marilyn and I have been the best of friends for almost 30 years. Our babies played together, and our families spent many happy hours visiting each other. No matter how much time goes by or how many miles separate us, when Marilyn and I get… Continue reading Friends
After years of traveling the world for her successful job in the fashion industry, Elizabeth Embry is tired and empty. She has been running from her past a long time. She accepts her friend’s offer to stay two weeks in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to see if being a partner in her friend's boutique would make… Continue reading Falling For You
One of the best gifts we received this Christmas was from my husband’s mother. She wrote her life story, inserted photographs, had it printed and bound, and gave it to each of her children and grandchildren. Amid all the wrapping paper, bows, and still-unopened presents, we sat and read her book. I was deeply touched… Continue reading The Best Gift
On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. and gave a powerful speech at, as he predicted, was “the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” His words still echo around the world, still today move our hearts and inspire our… Continue reading I Have a Dream
Last Wednesday Utah celebrated Pioneer Day with parades, speeches, and fireworks. We honored those courageous souls who left their old lives behind and crossed the plains to find a new home in the west. They buried loved ones in shallow graves along the trail. They crossed icy rivers, climbed snowy mountain passes, and in summer… Continue reading Pioneers
A big storm moved in this past weekend, dumping about 5 inches of snow on us. A very kind neighbor brought his Bobcat over last night and shoveled snow out of everyone’s driveway down our street. By morning we had another 3 inches, so we spent a few hours this morning shoveling off the patios… Continue reading More Snow? Oh, No!