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SPIRITUALITY

On Joseph

I sat in the temple waiting for my husband to change so we could head home. I opened up the scriptures to Matthew, feeling a tinge of Christmas stir my soul. I read, “Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is […]

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The Saviors hand in our relationships

The older I get, the more reason I see for everything that has happened in my life. It all starts to come together like a beautiful masterpiece. Although the in between can contain chaos, confusion, pain, it is also full of peace, beauty, and love.   Throughout my life I have always seen God’s hand. […]

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Listening to the Scriptures

O Only a few weeks into President Nelson’s Book of Mormon challenge, I got behind—like 12 chapters behind. Reading 12 chapters of the Book of Mormon to try and catch up felt incredibly daunting to me. Every time I would sit down to try and catch up, I’d read a chapter, flip forward to where […]

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Mary, Blessed Art Thou Among Women

As I waited in the long line at the grocery store, I looked over to the magazine rack—a place I loathe. I saw “Life Magazine.” On it was a beautifully painted picture of Mary. It simply said, “Mary, blessed art thou among women.” The irony of seeing this beautiful magazine cover next to the other […]

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The Savior is My Friend

Growing up, I always seemed to be perplexed by a specific, yet popular question: “How do I create and cultivate a relationship with my Savior Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father?” I can’t physically see them, so how am I supposed to create this substantial relationship that will last forever and forever benefit my life? Yes, I […]

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Accepting the Challenge

Does anyone else feel like they start The Book of Mormon only to restart it a few months later? I feel like this all the time. It’s like I’ll get through 2nd Nephi and all the sudden I’m back in 1st Nephi for one reason or another. I found myself in this exact situation when […]

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Dear God, Thank You

When I was a little girl, from the time I could write, my mom always made me do thank-you notes to anyone who gave me a gift. Each birthday and Christmas, I remember sitting at the counter the very next day and listing the gifts I received and who gave them to me. After so […]

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grief + happiness

On September 25th of this year, my beautiful sister-in-law, Jenny, died after an 18-month battle with brain cancer. I have had several grandparents die, but I have never really known grief and the painful, sobbing, heartache of losing someone so young. She has five children—the oldest is 9 and the youngest is 9 months. Late […]

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Choosing to be Positive

As I have gotten older, I have started to pay more attention to those I associate with and look up to. Through this, I have quickly realized that when I choose to associate and hang out with friends who are positive about life and uplifting, I tend to feel much happier. I am more productive, I […]

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