Thoughts, musings and news from the founder of LatterdayVillage.
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The old and the new - Debra makes her famous, savory Thanksgiving Cheeseballs for the 25th year, and then experiments with a new bite-size dessert recipe!
A poem I wrote several years ago and just stumbled upon - thought I'd share
A truly useful midweek group activity making a great healthy alternative to toxic fabric softeners
This isn't so much a story as commentary on the beginnings of my spiritual journey and where it has led me.
January Beginnings Theme takes me back to my childhood home beginnings in Oxford, Ohio.
I accepted the challenge from FamilySearch.org to write one story from my life each week - here is the first!
When no one is listening - here is what to do
My reflections on the 2017 Mutual Theme
Fifth in a series of modern parables by LDV Founder, Debra Woods
Fourth in the series, Parables of Our Day, by LDV Founder, Debra Woods
Third in a series of modern parables by LDV Founder, Debra Woods
Second in a series of modern parables by LDV Founder, Debra Woods
First in a series of modern parables by LDV Founder, Debra Woods
New insights into the nature of the promised treasures for living the Word of Wisdom.
In the aftermath of my son's wedding, I found myself feeling lost.
Plateau finally ends after son's wedding! Down we go!
Sunday morning session of April 2016 General Conference engendered profound feelings I feel I must record
One of my favorite art projects - hand built ceramic teapot
I finally tried a recipe for faux chicken and loved how it turned out!
The emphasis on The Book of Mormon by living prophets brought it out of obscurity for me as a convert
New photo comparison at 21 weeks into my Whole Food Plant Based diet!
Musings on my shrinking image
Reflecting on how my weight has been such an imposing factor in my life that I tried to ignore.
A milestone passed today!
I recently attended RootsTech - the largest Family History Conference in the world - and it was sort of my coming out party to show off and talk about my progress on my whole food plant based diet - what people wanted to know . . .
15 Weeks in to my Whole Food Plant Based Diet - My "inner community" and the battle over my weight loss!
Dealing with my own diet defensiveness
A few thoughts on this day of foundational freedom
Progress continues - new toys for my kitchen - oven baked tortilla bowl taco salad pics
My journey to restored health - 12 weeks in - 33# down.
A little barnyard background about Debra and the website.
Counsel from my patriarchal blessing changed my relationship with my mom
a developing theory that recently started in my mind
Light is a topic I've been fascinated with for awhile now - here are my thoughts from today
Patience is not something I was born with. They say it is a virtue. Apparently I needed some work in that area, and so I was provided with a family.
You know those moments in life when you get an unexpected and overwhelming gift? I had one recently.
Thoughts about Christmas
I have been thinking about cycles a lot lately. Our life and world are FULL of cycles.
Thoughts about the Holy Ghost
I can point out the positive influence experienced in early childhood proffering life-long benefits.
Thoughts on the Atonement
Thoughts about religion and politics
Ideas about political campaigns
What is wrong with America?
Making sourdough bread
A story of making sourdough
A graphic to help Seminary teachers