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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I add my voice to Reba McEntire's and say I also strongly believe in the power of prayer and the miracles it can bring. And I believe in Reba’s song, which she calls an act “of perseverance, prayer,...
We are seekers of light, because we have the Savior's light within us. We need the light of the sun daily to live. But we also need the light of the Son each and every day.
Our society has become so numb, so accepting of crude humor and vulgarity that we’ve gone from being appalled to providing encouragement. My opinion? It’s still OK to be appalled.
The picture I have in my home of the Bountiful Temple is reminder of what truly is important in life, a compass that will hopefully guide my own children home, to their Heavenly Father’s house.
I started to think about everything I’ve been too afraid to try in my life. What if I just did it? What if I just laced up my shoes and started putting one foot in front of the other and didn’t look...
My boys need the challenge of the mountains. They need to run and scream and be brave and throw rocks and tough it out.
“Each of us was created to fill a calling. First and foremost, we were born to be really good moms. We were born to leave a mark in our world. And usually, that mark is made on our kids and then on others...
“When a little boy asserts himself, he's called a ‘leader.’ Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded ‘bossy.' … By middle school, girls are less interested in l...
There are so many ways in which God expresses his love that are not merely coincidences. And as important as recognizing those acts of love are, it is equally important we live our lives so as not only to be wo...
There will come a point when there is a sort of “passing of the torch,” when I let go of some of my dreams and let my children achieve theirs … and, in a beautiful way, their dreams will also b...