"We are not measured by the trials we meet -- only by those we overcome."
- - Spencer W. Kimball
Goodness Matters
by Vickey Pahnke Taylor

Are We Having Fun Yet? - July 21, 2015
Squash it Before it Squashes You - March 17, 2015
The Rest of the Story - January 20, 2015
Small Things With Great Love - October 21, 2014
The Whole Slice - September 16, 2014
Aren't Mondays Great? - April 30, 2014
Because He Loves Me - April 15, 2014
I Believe in Good People - February 4, 2014
Humming Along - July 9, 2013
Dealing with Disappointment - June 25, 2013
Making People Better - June 11, 2013
Because He Loves Me - May 14, 2013
Begin With A Smile - April 30, 2013
The Impossible Dream - April 16, 2013
Helping Them Cry - April 2, 2013
Be Thou Humble - March 19, 2013
Because I Want To… - March 5, 2013
The Weakness in the Wall - February 5, 2013
Wise Men Are Seeking - December 11, 2012
Triple Filter - November 27, 2012
To Everything There is a Season - November 13, 2012
Pretty Is as Pretty Does - October 30, 2012
Of Eyes and True Sight - October 2, 2012
This Little Light of Mine - September 18, 2012
Weapons of Mass Awesomeness - September 4, 2012
The Starfish Principle and Me - August 21, 2012
PUSH - July 24, 2012
Thinking of Good Stuff to Say - July 10, 2012
Good For Something - June 12, 2012

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About Vickey Pahnke Taylor

Vickey Pahnke Taylor is a wife, mom, grandmother, teacher, author, and songwriter. Her undergraduate study at BYU was musical theater. She has a Masters degree in interpersonal communications.

A Billboard award-winning songwriter with hundreds of songs to her credit, she uses music as a teaching tool. But her favorite way to use music has been to sing to her children. You should hear the family's rousing versions of "Happy Birthday"!

In addition to three solo albums in the LDS market, she co-wrote "Women at the Well" with Kenneth Cope and "My Beloved Christ: with Randy Kartchner. She is co-writer of the theme song for Utah's Make-A-Wish foundation, the song for the Special Olympics program, and EFY's theme song.

She writes for several online magazines and columns, and has authored several books. Her website, www.goodnessmatters.com, is her way of continuing to grow goodness in the world, pointing people gently toward Christ and eternal principles of truth.

She has spoken for the Church's various Youth and Family programs for 25 years. She and her husband Dean have eight children and four grandchildren. She adores being a wife, mom and grandmother. She loves flowers, brownies, cooking Italian and Southern foods, the ocean, and laughing every chance she gets.

Vickey was baptized a member of the Church as a teenager in Virginia. She serves as gospel doctrine teacher in her ward, and Dean serves on their stake high council.

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