Meet the Mormons

A few weeks ago, I was invited to bring a friend and check out the new movie produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I walked in knowing a little bit: We would follow the lives of a few different people who were members. What I didn’t know was that these people could be considered your normal everyday humans, until you look at the way they live their lives. The way they follow the gospel of Jesus Christ is unique and I must say beautiful. In the movie, which is presented documentary style, you follow six people, from a congregation leader or Bishop in Georgia to a WWII veteran known the world over as the Candy Bomber. I loved the beautiful videography (the more I say that word, the more I wonder if it’s a real word), and how...

This Dance

You know something is powerful when it comes back to you months…years later. Books, music, dance do that for me. They affect me profoundly, they find a home in my heart and there will be moments when I’m not thinking, early in the morning when I just awaken and these images will flood my mind and I’m affected all over again by the message they send. This is one dance that found me this week, lying in bed and not thinking. It is profound and shattering for anyone who has struggled with addiction, who has fought the fight or fought beside a friend or loved one. It’s eye opening for everyone else who needs to feel what it’s like to be addicted so they can choose to look around with open eyes to see those who are struggling to find a...

Me and My Broken Heart

This one, from Rising Star – it’s long winded with the commentary but I LOVE this girl and how she comes out and nails it! Me and My Broken Heart by Macy Kate. Check it...

Turnin’ it Back

I’m on a steady diet of music – sipping them like strawberry lemonade on the porch when the sun is going down. I adore Automatic by the fabulous Miranda Lambert. Here are just a few of my favorite retro things – before everything became automatic: My Grandpa’s old yellow Chevy truck with huge mirrors, ignition on the dash and a bucket seat that stretched across the cab. Dusty old journals – tell me your heart doesn’t race with excitement to get to peak into someone’s personal notes about their lives. Vintage material – the colors and textures remind me of when Mom used to sew our dresses. White hobnail glass anything – you know, stuff like this:   What’s your favorite polaroid...

Music to My Ears

This is what I’ve been listening to…turning it up too loud while driving carpool, listening to it on repeat whenever I get the chance, and generally obsessing. I can quit whenever I want…   Another thing I’m obsessing about – sharing this! A HEART SO BROKEN is the perfect summer read full of romance, fist fights, basketball showdowns and a little bit more romance. Take it from me, you need a copy of this beauty to keep you up on a warm summer...

A Mysterious Case of Mondays

You might think I’ve been hit with a case of the “Mondays” as I write this post. Symptoms include: Baby waking up early thinking he’s some kind of celebrity who needs a 5am feeding Dead car battery after charging it all weekend (cause someone left the door ajar…) Canceled plans Calling for rescue in the carpool It sounds like Monday struck again – but really, I’m taking it as a nudge. A nudge to write. A reason to stay home and get some much needed work done. So this morning I’ll be breaking out the tunes, getting inspired, and writing every moment I can. Music is such a useful medium for creating. These are a couple of songs that have been inspiring me lately: Dark and dangerous like the story I’m writing...

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