History of Us

Some Other Beginning’s End

We’re closing a chapter on our lives – and I’m not ignorant of the fact that it may have been the most beautiful chapter of our entire lives. Tomorrow we’ll start moving to our new house. Tomorrow night Wyatt is going to take Olivia to the cabin for a daddy-daughter and the boys and I…

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One of the times I completely and utterly failed at life

We went to the Provo temple open house and there were beautiful murals on the walls in the rooms. And it reminded me of this story. When I was at BYU I worked at the Mechanical shop. Lest you’re like me and think the mechanical shop means I worked on cars, let me correct you.…

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The Books We Read

I thought I should start a list of all the books I’ve read to the kids over the years (chapter books) – but then I realized I couldn’t remember them all. But I’m going to start a list anyway, and if I remember more, I will add to it. It may never be complete. Shadow…

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My Own Miracle of Healing

I went to see “Ephraim’s Rescue” at the theaters tonight with Wyatt. In the movie there is a touching scene where a young man in the Martin Handcart Company was given a blessing of healing by Ephraim Hanks. Despite his severely frost bitten feet, he was blessed that his limbs would be saved. That same…

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Scatter the Sunshine

Grandma Brock passed away last night. It was both expected and sudden. She has been struggling with Alzheimers for almost ten years. Three weeks ago when I was in Arizona I received an email from my parents about another thing entirely, but as a post script they mentioned that Grandma had been put on hospice.…

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I Love to See the Temple

If I back-date it to Tuesday, then it count’s as a Tale for Tuesday, right?       When I was sixteen I spent one wild adventurous semester living with my aunt in St. George. Activities included Saturdays spent branding cattle at the Esplin family ranch, working on my ever-popular cousin’s student body election (win),…

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A Christmas Tale for Tuesday

Since Christmas is falling on a Tuesday this year, I thought it befitting to have a “Tale for Tuesday” be a Christmas story . . .   When I was in eleventh grade I wrote a short story for my Lit Mag class. I remember reading it to my mom from the back seat of…

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