Turn of the Tide

I’m sitting on the deck of our beach house in the Outer Banks trying to read a book. As I read the words on the page, my mind drifts in and out with the sound of the waves and the gusts of wind that sweep my hair from one side to the other. One word on the page stands out to me -- “Returning.” How many times have I returned to this beach? 60, 100? I’m not sure. I’ve been here for family vacations, girls’ weekends, writing retreats, and many work trips where we removed wallpaper, … [Read more...]

My Mormon Easter

Easter is coming and I’m almost as excited as when I’m waiting for Christmas. I have family coming (Annie and Josh and their friends) for Easter weekend, which is, in itself, something to celebrate because our families are spread across the country these days. AND, it’s General Conference weekend. For those of you who don’t know about Conference Weekend, it’s going to sound dreadful, but trust me, for Mormons, it’s one of the best weekends of the year. Conference weekend is … [Read more...]