Three Takeaways from 2014

If you follow me here or on social media, or if you are one of my dear family and friends, you know that 2014 was quite a year for the me and my family. From a lost pregnancy to cancer, from a successful and productive career to a lost job, and from losing my last...

All For The Good

My friends, I thought it would be nice if I wrapped up the journey my beloved and I have been on this year. You can get the whole story and details up until now in two parts. Part one here. And Part two here. It started with us being led to do something that required...

Agency and Dodging a Tumor-Shaped Bullet

It’s incredible to me as I sit here looking back on what began on January 11th. My beloved pregnant, bleeding slightly. Our expectation that the ER would simply say, “Take it easy.” We had been told by Father in Heaven that we ought to get pregnant....

God’s Hand, Free Agency, and a Mass

I have dear friends with whom I really only interact online, save for the occasional writing conference I’m able to attend and other happy incidents. I love these people very much and feel their care for me as a blessing and a privilege. Friends share things...

Our Old Neighbor

It’s been a difficult time for my family lately, as we recently heard that our long-time neighbor from our old place in Provo had been hospitalized. Things sounded kind of iffy. You see, we bought our small ‘starter’ home in Provo in 2001, after...

Jared Garrett

Author of the Beat Series