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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert
Carmen Rasmusen Herbert is a former "American Idol" contestant. She writes an entertainment column for the Deseret News.

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When it seems my world has caved in on me, I let myself have a small breakdown. Then I pick up my scriptures and begin to add more oil to my lamp, one verse, one talk, one prayer at a time. Those tiny drops hav...
I walked back up to my hotel room that afternoon feeling warm and peaceful. I noticed a copy of the Book of Mormon I had brought with me in my suitcase and decided to give it to Twila. I wasn’t sure how s...
Someday my little boy may read this. And if he does, I want him to know that I wanted him. Exactly him. If I cried, it’s not because I was disappointed. I mourned not for the baby I had, but perhaps for t...
It's us tired, frantic, busy Mrs. Clauses who want desperately to make Christmas magical for our families when really, in the end, they might be just as happy with a banana and an onion.
In the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, we somehow lose the entire purpose of Christmas: to celebrate the birth of Christ.
Despite the hectic holiday madness, I am so grateful for the memories made and the bonds that are strengthened through family traditions, however similar to “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation...
We weren’t born to be restricted by our shells, or buried with fear, or stay surrounded by darkness. We were born with light and with the innate instinct to let light guide us.
I wish I could tell every young person I know, including my son, “Hey, listen up! You look good. You ARE good enough, and you can BE THE GOOD this world needs.”
Comparing is the worst thing we women do. It’s good to remember that things could be worse and to be grateful for blessings we have, but it’s also OK to acknowledge and learn from the trials we are ...
With everything that’s going on in the world with health crises and threats of war, I know I can take an active stand to protect my family by following the counsel of church leaders.