We Can Do This! Yes, We Can!

Got issues? So do I. And I'm ok with that...finally! Accepting myself has emotionally and spiritually empowered me: I've stopped expending exhorbitant amounts of negative energy wishing that I was "good enough," "helicopter-mom-y enough," obedient-to-gospel-standards enough," and...well, "Mormon-y enough" (the list is deplorably endless). When I stopped examining myself through these distorted, guilt-ridden, and disempowering lenses, Jesus Christ stepped in. He patiently prodded me to see myself more as He sees me. And, to see others more like He sees them. Consequently, I began to understand the notion of unconditional love toward myself and others. Now, I am soaring!

I love the scripture in the book of Isaiah and in the D&C 82:14 which compels us to "increase in beauty, and in holiness; her borders must be enlarged; her stakes must be strengthened....arise and put on her [our] beautiful garments." Through the atoning and healing power of Jesus Christ we are able to adorn and empower ourselves individually and collectively. Come and join me in this adorning process.

Whether you're liberal, conservative, single, married, a stay-at-home mom, work-outside-the-home-mom, Molly Mormon, Sweet Spirit, Stepford Wife, Patty Perfect, Psuedo Patty Perfect, closet Coke/Pepsi drinker (or loud and proud), old, young, or none-of-the-above, I value your experiences and perceptions and hope you share them. We need each other as we ready and poise ourselves (and our families) for the Savior's coming. We can do this....yes, we can!

Here's to all of us,



  1. I like the idea that through Christ we can "adorn and empower ourselves individually and collectively". There are times when I feel weak and am sustained by others and other times when I feel strong and am able to help and lift others. The power of the whole is always greater then the sum of each separate individual. There are so many applications for this principle. Thanks for giving me something to ponder this morning.

  2. I totally and utterly agree with you! Life is so much more managable when we shed the shackles of bondage. Easier said than done for some but so worth it...especially when we can swap the shackles for the love of the Lord, who really does know our qualities and strengths! :)

  3. What a wonderful idea. Thank you for including me. There are many times I need a spiritual uplift. At times at work I have to remember I am, how does that saying go - I am in the world, not of the world. I look forward to reading your posts. Congratulations on doing a superb job so far.

  4. Julie you are amazing! I love that you are bold and proud and have so many insightful pieces of advice! What a wonderful "safe-haven" you've created in such a "dreary" world! can't wait to read more! love brit littledike