poetry

Different Bird

A flock of feathered friends gather 'round the feast, telling jokes and stories, bantering with great ease. Along comes a scruffy one who wants to join the fun. He squeaks a touching tune but the others turn and run. Different feathers, different tune, different all around. The little bird takes refuge in the morning sun.… Continue reading Different Bird

Reflections on Culture, Uncategorized

Daring to be DIFFERENT

Why is it so common for us to be encouraged either directly or in very subtle ways to fit in with our peers? We can be made to feel bad for standing out in a crowd, whether it is how our bodies look, how we dress, or what we believe. We can also feel uncomfortable… Continue reading Daring to be DIFFERENT

Short Stories

Escaping the Prison of Your Mind

The struggle to find peace and happiness within ourselves can feel like an uphill battle. As a teenager, I was incredibly socially awkward and self-conscious. Happiness was fleeting as a sideways comment from a friend could bring me down. In art class in high school, I painted an image of a naked young woman curled… Continue reading Escaping the Prison of Your Mind

poetry

Shine On

Shine on little bright star, it's what you do the best. Don't care how others see you or if you fit in with the rest.   Trust that you are seen and heard by the One that matters most. Just fill your heart with love and joy, dance along with the Holy Ghost.   Lose… Continue reading Shine On

Reflections on Culture, Reflections on Life, storytelling

Following the Heart and Finding God

There are many clichés about the heart that we use day to day. "Follow your heart", "listen to your heart", "stay true to your heart"... but what if these are not just clichés. What if we take them literally and they reveal a world of magic beyond our wildest imaginings? About five years ago, I… Continue reading Following the Heart and Finding God