Just What is Essential?

Lately, we’ve heard the word ‘essential’ used quite a bit.  By definition, the word essential means something that is absolutely necessary or indispensable.  People have jobs that are essential, or nonessential.  Businesses and services are either essential or nonessential.  Travel can be essential or nonessential.  A desire to see a medical professional can be deemed … Continue reading Just What is Essential?

How Can WE Rise Up?

The current COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the world in ways that could not be anticipated. While there is much devastation, illness, and death, unexpected positive outcomes are developing. There is movement to return to what matters most. In quarantine, the pace of life has slowed. Families are spending quality time with one another - going … Continue reading How Can WE Rise Up?

Faith Drives Away Fear

During these tumultuous and uncertain times, we are all in need of comfort and assurance. Recently an Uplift the World follower submitted the comforting words of David A. Bednar. We think they are worth repeating: "In our daily lives, endless reports of COVID-19 occurrences and restrictions, criminal violence, famine, wars, corruption, terrorism, and the destructive … Continue reading Faith Drives Away Fear

Flower of the Holy Night

I love the legend of how we got the poinsettia in the first place. The flower originally came from Mexico, where it was called "Flor de Noche Buena", or "Flower of the Holy Night". According to the legend, the flower first appeared in a little village long ago, in Mexico, where everyone was getting ready for Christmas.