Author: Olea

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Holy Saturday

Today is Holy Saturday, also called the Great Sabbath, Black Saturday, Easter Eve, Joyous Saturday, and the Saturday of Light. Yesterday, Jesus was arrested, put on trial, and crucified. The day before, he reminded...

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Updated Relief Society Declaration

The lds.org website changed this last week, with an update to the Relief Society Declaration.  Obviously a lot has been cut, it’s much shorter. Let’s see the differences between the old and new versions,...

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Building a Family

My youngest brother arrives home from his mission in two weeks, and combined with my sister planning a wedding, and all the changes coming up this year to our family structure, I’ve been pondering...

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I love Christmas. I love everything about it, especially the decorations and the food and the music and the social gatherings. But most especially, I love presents. It’s because of the anticipation. I love...

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pain & hope

I did my first leg workout last week, in something like seven years, and for the two days since then, I’ve been obsessed by my pain. When I sit still – to apply for...