Writing has been an escape for me from the trials of life into the creativity of imagination and perspective that connects us to engage in a shared experience.
Several books have come along this writing journey with me, one being Moroni Saw Me. This book details major events in my life that lead me to Jesus Christ and served as therapy for me while writing it following the tragic death of my one-year-old daughter Zipporah Linda-Ann in 2010. Moroni, an ancient prophet who deposited the record into the earth that eventually became The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ, saw my day through a vision and claimed:
"Behold, I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not. But behold, Jesus Christ hath shown you unto me, and I know your doing." [Mormon 8:3]
I trust that he spoke truthfully because the words he wrote bring peace to my soul about eternal life and salvation through living the Gospel Jesus taught of love, service, sharing, and inviting to do good continually.
I write about the things of my heart, or as the ancient American prophet Nephi coined, "the things of my soul," [2 Nephi 4:15]
Life inspires and challenges us to think differently or confirm points we currently have about ourselves, religion, politics, social issues, and relationships. I write about those things! Touching hearts is my goal; so, each word counts.
All God's children have a divine heritage; therefore, the right to liberty. We share as a global community the sacred truth of human dignity and worth as carefully as we can. As children of God, we call for Divine aid when we need it and defense if we must. The United States is my home, which I love. I hope that we can all love our nations and support the good things they do.