Posted in Blessings Corner

November Blessings- Day 27 (This Christmas, #Light the World)

#Light the World is a campaign to help us remember the true reason we celebrate Christmas by little acts of kindness and Christlike service within our communities. It’s something we can do together with our families. If you’d like to participate in the #Light the World campaign, please visit for a calendar and ideas. The daily videos are really sweet to watch.




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O Come, Emmanuel

I wanted to share some of the ways my family has been participating in Light the World. We put together a special anonymous Christmas gift for a widow in our ward. I shared one of my favorite scripture verses in a group text (which prompted another to share theirs). We treated my mom and her husband to a delicious dinner at a favorite restaurant. We’ve prayed for others as a family. We participated in a food drive for our local food bank. We’ve shared our dinner with the young couple living in our basement. We’ve attended our church services. Today was the Christmas program (Christmas Sunday will be talks by each member of the bishopric) which featured a narrator reading the Christmas story from the scriptures, music by our choir, musical numbers, and several hymns the congregation sang along with the choir.

♥ I would love to hear ways you’ve been sharing your light with the world this Christmas season. ♥

Posted in Photography Corner

Winter Evening View


This was my evening view from my living room window and back deck tonight. I am loving being back in my home here in northern Utah, especially for this Christmas season. This has become our home away from home for the past four years and now it gets to be our actual home for a while. I’m so happy!


My son, Zach, came home this weekend. That is always fun. Some of my readers may remember that he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis this past March. This has been a year of adjustment for him, full of doctors appointments and varying symptoms. I am so proud of his upbeat attitude towards his health. He has been blogging about his ups and downs. I’m excited to have all my college kids home this next weekend.


In one of my recent posts, I mentioned my church’s Light the World initiative, which is for anyone of any faith to participate in as they choose. By the way, it’s never too late to start sharing your light of Christ with the world around you. I’d love to hear your Light the World stories. One of my extended family members donated her hair. Of course, little things can mean just as much- A smile for a stranger as you are shopping. Bringing your neighbor’s empty trash can in from the curb. Being a listening ear.

♥ Wishing my readers a joyful week. I’ll try to post a couple times this week and share some of my family’s Christmas traditions and ways we’ve been Lighting the World together.

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Worldwide Day of Service

Today is Worldwide Day of Service. This beautiful video might inspire you to make time to give of yourself today. Every act of kindness lights the world.

Let’s light the world together this Christmas.