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Try to Get Rid of Guilt

source “In our LDS culture, we’re realllly good at feeling guilty. And I think, sometimes, we unconsciously prefer to feel a little guilty because we think it’s easier than doing something like praying with real intent. But guess what- guilt is actually just varying degrees of self-anger. And an emotion like anger is simply a […]

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Just Ask!

Today I was talking to my son’s teacher. I have always felt that she sincerely loved and cared about his progress but today I came out discouraged. I thought, “What am I doing wrong? I’ve tried everything! How do I show him how important school is right now? How do I encourage him to love […]

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Devoting Ourselves Wholly to the Lord First

photo source In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis writes: When He [God] talks of this losing their selves, He means only abandoning the clamor of self-will; once they have done that, He really gives them back all their personality and boasts… that when they are wholly His, they will be more themselves than ever. My […]

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I Get So Emotional, Baby

I have a sign that hangs on the wall in my living room that says, “All Emotions Are Beautiful”. I call it a sign for lack of a better word, but I don’t want you to get the wrong idea. It’s not like the signs that hang in restaurant bathrooms that say, “All employees must […]

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Our Words Can Bring Light

photo credit As a friend of mine was sharing an experience she had recently had, and I automatically said, “Wait, what was her name? Who are you talking about?” She respectfully responded, “Ooooooh, I don’t know feel comfortable telling you who because I think then I would just be gossiping.” I instinctively tried to justify […]

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