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Optimism Over Pessimism

source “…there is none else save God that knowest thy thoughts and the intents of thy heart.” -D&C 6:16 For Family Home Evening a while ago, we read Elder Lawrence’s article in The Ensign titled, “The War Goes On”. He discusses some of Satan’s tactics in bringing down God’s children; it’s a fabulous and insightful […]

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You Are of Divine Origin

To begin with, I would have to admit that I had a wonderful childhood! I was blessed to live in an area with many other members of the church, amazing Young Women and seminary instructors, and so on. Overall, I was happy, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t have challenges. Just like any young girl, […]

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Give Your Mail A Makeover

I love getting things in the mail! (Except bills, those don’t count). But no one loves getting mail like missionaries. Other than saving souls, getting letters is what they live for. However, my life has a lot of the same moving pieces: work Monday through Friday, church on Sunday, laundry on Tuesday… I feel like […]

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The Rainy Days Will Come

photo credit The rainy days will come. The powerful turbulent winds will blow. And sometimes the lightening will even strike down hard. Each one prepares you for the next. Each time you come out a little stronger, a little more humble and little wiser. It makes it a lot easier not to whine about the […]

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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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