The Sun & the Moon

>> Saturday, October 15, 2016

A couple of weeks ago, Yorkshire lass Kate Rusby came out with her new album, "Life in a Paper Boat". And, oh, it's been wonderful. My absolute favorite--the one that just matches my whimsy so well--is a song about the Moon in love with the shining Sun.
Take a listen:)


Long Way North

>> Monday, October 3, 2016

A few days ago, I saw a trailer for a French animated film called "Long Way North", and I've been enjoying it for days. An aristocratic Russian girl named Sasha loses her grandfather, a great explorer of the North Pole. But she believes he's still alive, and risks all to go to "the top of the world" to find him. It looks absolutely heartwarming, and the word on the street is it's clean (a French movie that's family-friendly? Egad!)
So I just thought I'd share the inspiration.


My Life So Far

>> Sunday, September 25, 2016

Hullo, lovely people:)
Wow, these past few months have been both odd and amazing, with lots of good things to read and movies to watch. And some of them have been so incredible, I had to share:

Little Boy is a movie that came out this year, and I don't know why it's not more well-known. It's absolutely superb! Set during WWII, a small boy's father-and-best-friend leaves to go to war. And this boy will do anything to get his dad back. The preacher tells him if he has faith, the impossible can happen. But it will require him to be kind, to visit the sick and the sick-in-heart, and even befriend the old local "Jap". But as the war continues, the adults in his life begin to worry. Will faith really be enough to bring his father back? Or will they end up having to break the hard truth to him? And can his simple love and faith stop the prejudice that threatens his new Japanese friend?
I. have. never. cried. so much. during one movie. Good tears and sad tears. The story is told simply and powerfully. I haven't seen a movie this good in years.

Heidi by Johanna Spyri (trans. Eileen Hall): I picked this up a couple of months ago expecting it to be boring. Far from it. It was absolutely enchanting! A very small girl named Heidi goes to live with her gruff grandpa in the Swiss alps. He doesn't like the local villagers and they don't like him. But Heidi's simple love of her grandfather softens the old man's heart. There are complications in her life and in the lives of others, but Heidi has a way of bringing hope and healing to people with her  personality, as well as helping her grandfather to believe in God again. It was a beautiful read, and the descriptions were stunning, and her interactions with people were both thought-provoking and funny.

Also coming up this weekend is General Conference, one of the highlights of my year! This is where the leaders of my church speak to us and it's broadcast all over the world. The topics are inspirational and spiritual, concerning issues of the day and how we can strengthen our families and our relationship with God. The great thing is, you don't have to belong to this church to watch--there's something in it for everyone:) So, I invite all of y'all (dear me, that rhymes) to watch it with me this weekend and get inspired! Click here for more info.


I'm Back:)

>> Thursday, August 25, 2016

Hello lovely people! I'm home after serving my 18-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It was amazing! Very hard, but the hardest thing I've ever loved to do. I got to meet so many wonderful people and serve alongside people of other religions, and share the good news of Jesus. Anyway, to celebrate, I give you an uplifting video:)


He is the Gift

>> Saturday, November 29, 2014

Time to remember what it's all about. Have an early Merry Christmas.


David Archuleta: GLORIOUS

>> Thursday, October 9, 2014

I haven't posted something since February 2013. The thing is, I just finished listening to this beautiful song, and I thought to myself, This just deserves to be shared.

"It's like a symphony,
Just keep listening
And pretty soon you'll start
To figure out your part.
Everyone plays a piece
And there are melodies
In each one of us.
It's glorious."


Online II

>> Monday, February 11, 2013

Some more shameless advertising for a few good webcomics.

Bird Boy
Beautiful world-building, gorgeous art, and a lovable unlikely hero. What more can you ask for?

Gronk: A Monster's Story
The story of an adorable, mischievous little monster being raised by a human (and a geek at that!)

Cucumber Quest
With rabbits as characters, it's like the spoof of every epic quest you've ever read.

I Am Otter
Not technically a web-comic. The delightful adventures of an otter and his teddy are hilarious.

My Milk Toof
Not "technically" a web-comic either. The charming misadventures of two teeth are always sure to brighten my day.

Beyond the Western Deep
I saved the best for last. I've long been a fan of Rachel Bennett's work, but even I didn't she was this talented! Incredible artwork, brilliant characters and a ripping good story.


I Am An Otter

You're an otter, mate! Another good friend of Redwall, you are a natural swimmer and a deadly fighter especially with a long bow or javellin. Camp Willow is your home, just as Redwall is your second home. You have a good heart and a strong sense of loyalty. You absolutely love Shrimp and Hotroot soup, living by the motto "Ain't nothing 'otter for an Otter!".

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