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Record it!

When I was in seminary, I remember my teacher shared with us the importance of recording the things we learned, the impressions that came to our mind. My mother was also an avid note-taker, and my dad would often share things with the family that he had recorded in journals. My journals started shifting from […]

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Your Spiritual Survival Guide

Nephi is a scripture boss. He gives us permission and invites us to “liken all scriptures unto us, that it might be profit and learning” (1 Nephi 19:23). And that sounds nice, but what does that really mean or look like in real life? I was 17 the first time I really tried out, “likening” […]

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Finding Strength in Others

I just spent Mother’s Day with my family. And when I say family I mean the whole family- my husband, kids, parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and both of my grandmas! This is totally normal, right? Sometimes we plan things in advance, but even if we haven’t, someone in the family always sends a group […]

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Peace, Direction, and Balance

It is so easy to get caught up in our own lives. We generally spend time with people our own age, who think, talk and act like we do. However, recently I have had many opportunities to learn from the elderly women and men around me. These grandmas and grandpas have lived so many years […]

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Slime Trails

One time, while sitting on the porch of a hotel room, I saw a snail. As I watched it crawl across the cement I became sort of fixated with it, and how slowly it moved. The snail seemed happy to be a snail, seemed happy to be creeping across my temporary porch, seemed oblivious to […]

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