Promises, Promises: The Lord’s Got My Back

by Donna M. Brown Fear’s icy fingers gripped my throat when the nurse’s aide pointed down a long, long corridor at the Huntsman Cancer Center toward my destination. It meant walking reverently through a waiting room where bald-headed little people sat wrapped in blankets and gowns wavering as if at any minute they might fall. […]

Out of the Darkness a Healing Experience

On Nov. 20 I joined family and friends at the Out of the Darkness Walk in Hurricane, Utah. We participated in honor of three lost loved ones. Our team of 11 raised almost $1,500! The week prior to the event was painful due to memories and emotions that had been packed away and suddenly let […]

Self Help for Hecklers

by Donna Messerly-Brown Hey, remember Statler and Waldorf? Think “Muppets.” These two old codgers watched every Muppet Show from high up in the balcony. I call them “the hecklers.” Statler and Waldorf heckled the entire cast in all but one show (Waldorf’s wife filled in for Statler once because he was purported to be sick). Together they trashed […]

Cedar Mountain, My Secret Place

Hiking Shoes

Get up and move. by Donna Messerly-Brown Cedar Mountain is my secret place. You know, it’s that one place your mind likes to wander — but your body rarely does? Most people have a place where memories are painted in surreal colors and create warm fuzzy feelings that comfort and excite them. Mine are on […]