• Faith,  Katie Marie

    What If…

    What if Goob wakes up and I don’t get enough sleep.  What if I don’t get the boys to school on time.  What if I look fat in the yoga pants I chose for the gym.  What if I don’t have as good of a workout as I hope.  What if I don’t have the motivation to clean the house like I planned to.  What if I don’t finish my master’s degree.  What if no one reads my blog.  What if I never live up to the expectations of my husband.  What if Mr. Man deploys soon.  What if we can’t sell our house.  What if I never lose the baby…

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    Trials

    I have written and rewritten this post too many times to count.  It has been a struggle to put my thoughts and feelings into words.  This week has been one of the toughest in my life.  Just like anyone else, I’ve endured many trials, nothing terribly unique.  Mr. Man and I have had struggles and hardships we’ve weathered through…but this week…this week has definitely made me pull out my big girl panties. I can do hard things!  I CAN do hard things!  I can…but usually I don’t want to.  I am a stubborn, hardheaded gal.  Probably because my dad comes from a long line of Norwegians.  When it comes to…

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    A Solemn Assembly

    In my short (although feels long) 35 years on this earth, I have lived through 6 Latter-Day Prophets service to the Church.  (Kimball, Benson, Hunter, Hinkley, Monson and now Pres. Nelson.)  I do not remember participating in any Solemn Assembly, except for when Pres. Thomas S. Monson was called and sustained.  Taking part in the rare Solemn Assembly is a special occasion and an honor.  Yesterday morning in the first session of the 188th biannual General Conference, the 15.8 million members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints had the opportunity to participate in a Solemn Assembly and sustain Pres. Russell M. Nelson as the current Prophet and…

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    Being a Courageous Mother

      Several weeks ago I was listening to a Time Out For Women talk given by Timothy Ballard entitled ‘Women Who Shine a Light on Darkness.’  In it he was describing a parenting experience his wife had with one of their sons.  Timothy and his wife were on a date at a movie theater and all of the sudden in the middle of the movie his wife stood up and left abruptly.  After several minutes she came back, when he asked what happened she said that everything was fine.  After the movie, while driving home Timothy asked his wife what happened; she then proceeded to tell him that she had…