Can you be a good Mormon and not do Scouts?

This is for those Mormon moms who might be struggling with the scouting program. I must confess — I’m not into Scouting. I raised four sons and every year I kept hoping the LDS church would drop the Boy Scout program as part of the Young Men’s Program ....more

Spanky’s soap sandwich swap

I love The Little Rascals. I liked them when I was young, I like them now. I like escape in my film, with humor ....more

It’s all good

Last night, I watched Ushpizin, an Israeli film about Sukkot...more

Do not anticipate trouble or worry

This is a tough lesson. It seems so simple. But when you’re worried about something, it’s often hard to get out of that vortex ....more

The blood moon

I got up at 4 a.m. to see the blood moon — the total lunar eclipse. I missed the one in April 2014....more

Sukkot and thanksgiving

I promise, I’m not Jewish, but I just have to mention that at sundown on October 8, 2014, is the beginning of ...more

Homeschooling: Bread mold and penicillin

I love homeschooling, and online learning. ...more

Dreams, visions, near-deaths, and the end-time prophecy of Isaiah

Avraham Gileadi will analyze some of my favorite subjects — dreams, visions, and near-death experiences alongside the end-time prophecies of Isaiah. Hebrew scholar and author, ...more

Getting Gold Pure

I live in gold country — the mother lode where gold was first discovered in California. I’ve learned something about gold, but I haven’t found any around here. I’ve visited a couple of gold mines — in fact one of them — the Sutter Gold Mine, ...more

Prevent osteoporosis naturally

I decided I wasn’t going to take hormone replacement therapy — HRT. I was going to go au natural. Just head into the wind — the hot wind of being a mature woman, now past my child-bearing years ....more