23: Brianna Hardisty and Stacey Garrett, Liahona Children’s Foundation

(This is the last of a three-part series of interviews of people who went to Guatemala this summer to participate in a NutriTour for the Liahona Children’s Foundation, which works to eliminate malnutrition in LDS children and their friends. For part 1 with Emily Rampton and Maria Lindsey, click here. For part two with Ezra, […]

Teaching Children Empathy

(This piece is cross-posted at the Rational Faiths blog). Several months ago, our family had a movie night. The film was Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid, a 1921 silent film where Chaplin plays–what else–a tramp who has fallen on hard times. To make matters more difficult for the tramp, a woman abandons her child and somehow, Chaplin’s character […]

16: Shannon Allred Cox, Haitian Roots

Shannon Allred Cox and her husband knew upon adopting their son from Haiti that life would never be the same. A short time later, with the help of others, they formed Haitian Roots, an organization which aims to educate Haitian orphans. Shannon talks about the how the Lord strengthens her in the work she does, […]

The Dixon’s Live Below the Line Challenge (Day 3)

Day 3 – Scrambled eggs and toast for breakfast. One banana for three for a snack. Ramen and an orange for lunch (a peanut butter sandwich, slice of bread, and carrot for Dave). Saltines with peanut butter for another snack. Roasted potatoes, broccoli, and carrots with leftover lentil stew for dinner. A few thoughts on […]

The Dixon’s Live Below the Line Challenge (Day 2)

Day 2 – Oatmeal with milk for breakfast (I also snitched a piece of bread and both children had their own banana). I had leftover lentil stew for lunch. Jana and the boys had peanut butter sandwiches and two carrots for lunch. The kids had jam; another cheat for today. We ended up opening some […]

The Dixon’s Live Below the Line Challenge (Day 1)

Day 1 – Done. Pancakes for breakfast, bread, carrot sticks, and an orange for lunch (a banana, a carrot, and a bit of rice for Dave), saltines with peanut butter for a snack, and lentil stew on rice for supper. I couldn’t help but think how fake this whole thing is as I went about […]

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