Cultural Celebration - Kiev, Ukraine

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." Pablo Picasso I love Picasso's statement! When we...

Touching Lives and Hearts - Part II

Jan. 7, 2006 Boyd Brady and I returned to Ukraine to deliver gifts to three orphanages and celebrate Christmas. Traditionally, Ukrainian...

Touching Lives in Ukraine - Part I

When you touch lives, something happens to your heart. And. . . when your hearts meet again, you pick up from where you left off. In the...

Unveiling: Tribute to Lawrence Lee

December 21, 2020, Lawrence Lee was honored in a special tribute at the Salt Lake City airport. A bust was commissioned of his image and...

Christmas in Sepamac

I've always loved the quote, "service is the rent you pay for living in this world." During the past twenty years, our family has...

A Phenomenal Pianist

In 2016 - 2017, my husband and I had the pleasure of living in Jerusalem at BYU's Jerusalem Center for nineteen amazing months. Our...

Uganda: Off to see the Pygmies

I can't think of anything more excitng than visiting a place I've never been, experiencing a way of life competely outside my comfort...

Uganda: Silverback Gorillas

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions." Oliver Wendell Holmes My husband and I had looked...

Uganda - Part IV

After we finished our work in Kampala, we were off to the small southwestern village of Bwindi where the Impentrable National Park was...

Teaching Music in Uganda - Part III

I met Justine and Isaac before church so we could rehearse the song they were planning to sing. I was so excited to share my experience...

Teaching Music in Uganda - Part II

"Balance, peace and joy are the fruit of a successful life. It starts with recognizing your talents and finding ways to serve other by...

Humanitarian Trip to Uganda - Part I

Oprah Winfrey said, "I've come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint . . . and that the...

What a Surprise! (Part II)

In my last entry, I featured one of my students from Chicago who got into guitar-making. When I saw the process of making a hand-made...

Father's Day is coming . . .

I am thankful for the opportunity each year to acknowledge fathers, grandfathers and father figures we have known throughout our lives. ...

"All I am, I owe to my mother."

The title for this blog is a quote from George Washington: "All I am, I owe to my mother." Mother's day is a day set aside annually to...

Bake the World a Better Place!

Social distancing has been a challenge and having extra time on my hands, I decided to experiment with a new recipe (you know I love to...

A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words!

In January, 2016, my husband and I were called by BYU's President Kevin J. Worthem to serve as the Music Host Couple at BYU's Jerusalem...

No Admittance!

In my last entry, I mentioned that my piano teacher studied with the famous pianist/composer, Paderewski, at Julliard School of Music in...

Begging for Music Lessons

I grew up in Boise, Idaho in a modest home with hard-working parents. My mother was very talented and our home was filled with music....

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