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the stars, moon, & more happiness

Sister Joy Jones, General Primary President asks, “How many of us struggle, from time to time, with negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves? I do. It’s an easy trap. Satan is the father of all lies, especially when it comes to misrepresentations about our own divine nature and purpose.” We easily start down the slippery […]

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Omni. . .Why?

I recently read the book of  Omni in my scripture study. Normally, I sort of skim over this book because I have never found much sustenance in it. This time, I decided to take a deeper look into Omni to figure out why it’s included in the Book of Mormon. We start off with Omni […]

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Faithful Fashion – Lilacs

A few years ago, I went to Rome where I ate some pizza and enjoyed the art and architecture. Within minutes at the Galleria Borghese, I didn’t know what to make of half of the art because it seemed to reference stories of Roman gods and goddesses. To keep up, I had to learn up! […]

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Kindness is for Everyone

Most everyone who reads this will be probably be familiar with the song, “I’m Trying to be Like Jesus.” The chorus of that song says, “Love one another as Jesus loves you. Try to show kindness in all that you do.” Today, I want to apply this lesson, so wonderfully taught in that song, to […]

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What is Real Intent?

I was reading the Book of Mormon when I came across two scriptures with the same phrase. The first was Moroni 6:8, which says, “But as oft as they repented and sought forgiveness, with real intent, they were forgiven.” In the next chapter, Moroni 7:9 states that, “…if he shall pray and not with real […]

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When God Makes You Wait

photo source // Sadie Banks McKay and I on our wedding day. I was the girl that dreamed about going to BYU, finding the perfect guy, and getting married just a few years out of high school, I mean at least by the age of 20 because that’s what Mormon girls do, right?. (Shh…don’t tell […]

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We’re Meant to Be Optimists

  Now that we’re into February, it’s time to get more realistic about goals. I feel like January is the over-zealous goal setting month. We’re going to accomplish ALL these things. Then February sets in, and we realize that ALL those things are maybe a little too much to expect of ourselves. I congratulate you […]

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On the Other End of Service

Ever since I can remember, I have dreamed of being a mother. This dream came true last summer when I had the sweetest little baby boy. It was the greatest, most unbelievable experience of my life! I was blessed with a big, healthy baby and an amazing husband right by my side. I truly had everything I always wanted, and […]

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More Fit for the Kingdom

I am the “health and fitness” writer for this awesome blog. So when I recently heard the word “fit” in two very different settings, the intrigue set in. My ears perked up, and I have been “obsessing” over the connection that these two opposite situations have. The first situation happened when one of my close […]

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