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Choose to Read “Girls Who Choose God”

Choose to Read “Girls Who Choose God”

The Bible is full of great stories of heroes, of brave prophets and leaders. And most of the stories I remember from Sunday School are about male prophets and heroes and leaders. But the Bible has its share of great and amazing women, too. Girls Who Choose God—Stories of Courageous Women From the Bible, byContinue Reading

Choose to Read “Girls Who Choose God”

Choose to Read “Girls Who Choose God”

The Bible is full of great stories of heroes, of brave prophets and leaders. And most of the stories I remember from Sunday School are about male prophets and heroes and leaders. But the Bible has its share of great and amazing women, too. Girls Who Choose God—Stories of Courageous Women From the Bible, by…

Honoring “Women in Wonderland” on the National Parks’ 98th Birthday

Honoring “Women in Wonderland” on the National Parks’ 98th Birthday

Today is the 98th birthday of the National Park Service. I’ve been a NPS fan since my first visit to Yellowstone on a high school field trip. I am so thankful for the wisdom and foresight to protect our country’s natural treasures–and to make them accessible for us to learn, visit, enjoy and be awed…

How Far is Heaven? It’s Not Very Far. . .

How Far is Heaven? It’s Not Very Far. . .

I originally chose these videos and set up this post a week or two ago. And then life took a left turn as it so often does, and now today’s topic seems more appropriate than ever. I love our temples. I love to visit them, I love to photograph them, I love to be able…

Photography: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Photography: Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is one of the highlights of any visit to Yellowstone National Park. Last month, after too many years away (my 12-hour overnight visit to the park a few years ago to retrieve an injured child doesn’t count), I was able to spend several days camping, hiking and photographing both…

Using Good-Better-Best to Double Your Productivity

Using Good-Better-Best to Double Your Productivity

Who doesn’t want to get more done with less stress? I was going to write a great post today about learning to prioritize. One of the keys to being organized and productive is figuring out what’s worth doing and what needs to be delegated, deferred or just dumped.One great way to do this–and a method…

How to Be a Business Networking Superstar

How to Be a Business Networking Superstar

Gaining (and retaining) clients is the goal of every business. Networking, whether at a formal event like a “Business after Hours,” or at less formal event like informational seminars or trade shows, is a great way to meet new business connections and find potential clients. But networking doesn’t come easy to everyone. Some people seem…

A Clean Home is a Happy Home: 5 Family Home Cleaning Tips

A Clean Home is a Happy Home: 5 Family Home Cleaning Tips

When it comes to cleaning, no one wants it to take all day. Having a plan and a few simple tricks can make all of the difference. Consider following the suggestions below to clean fast and efficient.   Planning If you plan which room to begin and the steps it will take for each room,…

Seven Essential Photography Programs

Seven Essential Photography Programs

Though I have been a photographer since well before the digital age, I cannot imagine doing my job without photography software.  Even before the popularity and affordable availability of digital cameras, I was scanning and manipulating photographs on my computer. While I have used and experimented with many different photography programs over the years, these…

The Benefits of Herbal Medicine in Emergencies

The Benefits of Herbal Medicine in Emergencies

Herbs have been used for thousands of years to cure diseases, injuries, as food for emergencies and life saving medical treatments. Herbs are not used as often nowadays as medical treatments continue to advance. However, many herbal medications can be very beneficial, especially in emergency situations when conventional medicine might not be available. Herbs and…

A Bird in the Hand — Bird Photography

A Bird in the Hand — Bird Photography

I love bird photography. Animals are some of my favorite subjects, especially when I find them in the wild, but birds have always fascinated me. I don’t know whether it is the wonder of their flight and the yearning to be free and soar above the earth, to see the world from a bird’s eye…

Living in the Millennium–Book Review

Living in the Millennium–Book Review

Living in the Millennium by Robert L. Millet is a well-researched commentary on life at the Second Coming. I have spent so many years hearing and reading about the last days—the time leading up to the millennium—that I have never really stopped to think what it would like when we finally got to it. Other…

Are You a Modern Pioneer?

Are You a Modern Pioneer?

I admit. I am still in pioneer mode. Our pioneer trek was only a few short weeks ago and since I am still working on editing the pictures and creating a video, it’s frequently on my mind. And today I’ve been asked to speak in church about family history, so it’s been even more on…