Desirae Ogden Ep. 256 The Cultural Hall

By January 5, 2018episode

Desirae Ogden grew up the oldest of 5 children in the blazing heat of Southern Utah.  After high school and some college experience she met and married Mark Ogden and they are the parents of four children.  She is author of One Day at a Time:  My Journey with Cancer, the It All Begins with One: Guided Journal line, and she also blogs at  Desirae is currently enrolled in BYU-Idaho where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s of University Studies degree.  When she is not in her car transporting children from one activity to the next, she enjoys being a substitute LDS seminary teacher, playing the piano, blogging and speaking about her life’s experiences, and feeding her insatiable crafting disease.  She lives in Murray, Utah.

Book Info for One Day at a Time:  My Journey with Cancer–

 “In August 2011, my world shattered when I heard those three ugly words that no one wants to hear–‘You have cancer’.  The journey that followed has been one of tears, joy, pain, and triumph.  As I reflect on the lessons I learned, one stands out above the rest:  It all starts with one breath, one moment, one day at a time.  Life is challenging.  Everyone experiences trials and sorrow.  But we can rise above them as we embrace hope, love, and faith in God.  This book follows Desirae and her family as they journey through the land of breast cancer.  Compiled from journals and blog entries, we see a glimpse into what life is like for one Christian family as they try to take on this challenge one day at a time.

Info about my new guided journal line–

“Whether you have been diagnosed with a devastating medical diagnosis or just find yourself in a rough patch in your life’s journey, this guided journal is for you.  Author, Desirae Ogden, and Doodler Extraordinaire, Jenn Schwendiman, have created this beautiful guided journal to assist you on your journey.  ‘It is our hope that through these pages you will find healing and hope as you courageously face your life One breath, One moment, and One Day at a Time.’  

The journal currently has 2 volumes.  Each volume is filled with inspirational quotes, fun coloring pages, journal prompts, and plenty of space to record your thoughts and feelings.