About Merrilee Boyack

Mom of 4, grandma of 2, attorney, author, speaker, and very gifted eater of food cooked by others.

I spent much of my youth being afraid. I was afraid of my mom being away. I was afraid of failing. I was afraid of being away from home. I was afraid of trying new things. I would cry all the way to the ski resort when the family went skiing. And I was terrified…

I have major scars on my body. And it’s kind of weird. For almost my whole life my biggest scar was about ½ inch on my thumb where I got carried away carving a pumpkin. But then my whole world was turned upside down with breast cancer. And the major scars began—radical mastectomy, remodeling the…

Our Savior took upon Himself all of our sins, pains, and the effects of mortality in that unfathomable Atonement. The pain was so great it caused Him, even God, to sweat great drops of blood. It was excruciating. I cannot imagine. In Luke 22:44 we read: “And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it…

I have to be completely honest and admit that sometimes I’m not thrilled about God’s will in my life. There have been many times when I’ve wondered, “Are you kidding me?” Many moments stand in stark relief. The first time my husband got laid off. The economy was terrible and we knew it would take a while to…

I always wonder what happened next! We read in the scriptures about the rich young man who asked Jesus what he needed to do to gain eternal life. Jesus challenged him to give away all that he had to the poor and follow Him. “But when the young man heard that saying, he went away…

Who can forget the wonderful Mr. Rogers on television asking in his oh-so-friendly voice, “Won’t you be my neighbor?” We all wanted to be his neighbor! I learned one of my greatest lessons about being a neighbor from my young son, Brennan. We had new neighbors move in next door. The woman, Susan, was confined…

My favorite scriptures of all are Matthew 25:34-40 where Christ is describing those who will be saved in the Final Judgment: “Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and…

We can become the miracle of love - Merrilee Boyack

I have a son who struggles with his faith. Most of us who have children have at least one child who has this struggle. I have known from practically birth that he had a different battle raging in his head and that it would be harder for him. Like any mother, I have spent days,…

Multiply Goodness - The Art of Noticing by Merrilee Boyack

I remember the day so clearly – the memory is seared in my mind. A woman I didn’t know was working next to me. She looked at me and startled and said, “Oh! I was distracted for a moment by your beautiful eyes. You have the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen!” Now you need…

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