Going Home

Eight stars of gold on a field of blue –
Alaska’s flag. May it mean to you
The blue of the sea, the evening sky,
The mountain lakes, and the flow’rs nearby;
The gold of the early sourdough’s dreams,
The precious gold of the hills and streams;
The brilliant stars in the northern sky,
The “Bear” – the “Dipper” – and, shining […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s a Good Day Today!

Do you ever have Eeyore-type days?  You remember Eeyore, right?  He is the gloomy, depressed, old grey stuffed donkey who is a friend of Winnie-the-Pooh. Once in a while I have days like that.  Sometimes the world just seems sad, like if you looked at a globe it would have a frowny face.

Yesterday was NOT one of those […]

By |March 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Never Run Out of Hope

Last Thursday was the annual Author/Artist banquet hosted by Deseret Book for people who have published through them in the previous year.  I look forward to it every time!

One of the best things about the dinner, besides dessert of course (you know me and my sweet tooth), is we have the privilege of hearing from an […]

By |February 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Carolyn Can

Dear Friends,

I have a big favor to ask.  I’m going to ask it right up front and then explain why.  I have a dear friend named Carolyn who is going through cancer for the fourth time.  She has battled it since she was nine years old with several years of remission in between.  She currently […]

By |January 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Win the Day

My 17 year-old daughter and I were at a small specialty store a couple weeks ago.  We were at the cash register and couldn’t help but notice a man in the back of the store.  His loud, slow voice was hard to ignore – not that we were trying to.  I couldn’t help but look […]

By |December 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I Own a Comb. I Really Do.

And I promise I used it the morning of my Person 2 Person interview with Shauna Lake from Channel 2.  I even used hairspray, but you wouldn’t know it.  Look at my hair!

There are pieces of hair sticking out everywhere.  It looks like a bird could nest in the right side of my head.  Now, I […]

By |November 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Diving vs Performing

I’ve been that little girl before, sans the lime swim cap and pink plaid suit.  My thighs have never been quite that dainty either, if we want to get technical.  But I have stood on the edge of a diving board and wondered if I was brave enough to jump.  Literally.

I was in junior high […]

By |November 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Give a CD to Someone in Need

My pantry was just about empty, except for a few slices of bread, some cans of food and a packet or two of Ramen.  It was the end of the month so food money was in short supply…which is to say, it was gone.  I would replenish the cupboards as soon as the first day […]

By |November 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How I Wrote Love Your Life

Have you ever had the perfect words in the perfect moment for a child or friend or spouse or knew exactly what the quilt should look like before you cut the first square?  Have you ever planned a lesson and knew precisely what the message should be or saw the painting in your mind’s eye […]

By |September 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lessons from Braided Bread

(This blog was originally posted January 2012)

I just learned that I spent three years on someone’s “to do” list.

That has to be some kind of record somewhere. (Anyone have a Guinness Book handy?)

A wonderful woman from my former stake has had “bring Hilary homemade bread” on her “to do” list for three years. THREE YEARS!!

I […]

By |July 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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