A Slide 36 Years in the Making

Last week I did something new and brave thanks to a recent round of fresh counseling sessions: I slid down a water slide with NO inhibitions! I grabbed the overhead bar with both fists, swung hard, launched myself, leaned back, crossed my arms on my chest and FLEW!!!! I have NEVER gone down a water…

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You Have Divine Beauty – Use it for Good.

God put SO much beauty into one simple rose, just imagine how much beauty He’s put into you! Sure, we have our thorny, prickly moments. But I believe people, YOU included, have much more beauty inside than they realize – beauty of character and conversion, compassion and charity, that’s just still trying to blossom. ♥️ Let God…

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Art Therapy: Pockets of Peace during the Struggles

This post is for anyone just doing their best to survive. Who are keeping a brave, happy face even when times are unexpectedly cry-through-it tough. Especially for the moms, who try so painstakingly hard not to let their kids know how real the struggle is sometimes. These pictures are highlights from my day. They do…

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Rise Up and S.M.I.L.E.

I’ve been doing some re-branding and am SO excited to finally start sharing the projects I’ve been working on! First off, as much as I loved the start that the name Uplifting Eva gave me, I never liked that it had my name. I’ve always wanted something that was more about sharing hope for everyone…

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Miracle Music

Miracles. Happen. Every. Day. I was dealing with some major PTSD triggers at the pool last weekend. I wanted to go hide in the corner and cry. I thought about letting the kids play on their own while I watched from the side. I even considered just having us all pack up and head home…

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Book Launch Party and Staying "Up" Emotionally 4 Months Postop

2 months. Because I’ve been focusing on finishing my latest book, that’s how long it’s been since I’ve sat down to write here, and I’ve got to say that it feels like I’ve come home. It’s almost like I have a relationship with this journal. It’s a space I can be myself. It’s a place…

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Making the Most of The Last Days of Summer…Through Music

For this week’s #musicmonday I’m sharing a tender mercy I was blessed with at our last day at the local pool. I was having a woe-is-me moment as I saw everyone swimming and realized I couldn’t get in the pool yet post-surgery, while also stressing about how I would look after my next surgery (it’s hard not…

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What I Never Knew I Had In Common With Elizabeth Smart

I know I haven’t taken many pictures or been writing much this week…at least it may not seem like it.  But I really have been!  In fact, I think it might be a record-breaking week as far as numbers of photos and words.  So here is a little peek at what has been keeping me…

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What I Never Knew I Had In Common With Elizabeth Smart

I know I haven’t taken many pictures or been writing much this week…at least it may not seem like it.  But I really have been!  In fact, I think it might be a record breaking week as far as numbers of photos and words.  So here is a little peak at what has been keeping…

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Miracle on West Temple Street

I had something really special happen to me yesterday, that was a reminder to me of how important and loved each of us is to our Heavenly Father and our earthly father.  The way this worked out was a personal miracle. I was invited to help film a conference this weekend.  Committing to this conference…

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