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In faith, nature Posted

Jump. Wait. Soar.

We had a lovely nature hike – listening to low vibrating song of bullfrogs, admiring lily pad blooms, and tromping between shade and sun – and now, all three kiddos and their trail mix were packed back into the car. It was time to head home. As my minivan headed out the parking lot, we […]

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In Uncategorized Posted

Ask God where He wants you

“Ask God to put you just where He wants you, And to tell you what He wants you to do, And feel that you are on hand to do it.” – John A. Widstoe, 1954 (Discourses of Brigham Young)   I find myself asking God quite frequently. Asking doesn’t seem to be the problem. I […]

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In faith Posted

Pockets of perspective

I had sat nose-in-phone, unaware of our surroundings for quite some time … when I finally looked up, I noticed my hubby leaning over the steering wheel and squinting. “See those dark clouds way out there? We’re driving through a storm next,” he warned. Our return road trip had been picturesque [...]

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In faith, write Posted

Capturing inspiration

I am fascinated with how others gain ideas and inspiration. The actual creative process – ideas sparking, thoughts igniting – both boggles and intrigues me. One of my favorite TED talks is, “Your creative genius,” by Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love). She tells of American poet Ruth [...]

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In Uncategorized Posted

Spread love & scatter sunshine

“Have I done any good in the world today? Have I helped anyone in need? Have I cheered up the sad, making someone feel glad … if not, I have failed indeed.” It doesn’t take much to scatter sunshine … a sincere smile or hug … or sending a love note or inspiring quote can [...]

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In Christ, faith Posted

Fear not, little flock

“Fear not, little flock … do good.” – D&C 6:34 This scripture hangs in our downstairs bathroom, and brings smiles, comfort and “you-can-do-it” whisperings whenever I see it. I adore that Christ calls us His little flock. His tender name for us proves His intention for us to be one [...]

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In faith, family Posted

Let them play

They had 80 acres to explore – free-range children all happy to the core. Armed with whistles and each other, they ran through the trees like wild, rehabilitated animals just released into their natural habitats. I think we had 13 kiddos, representing three families, in the group; ranging from [...]

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In faith Posted

Peace be with you

That “fight or flight” theory is real. I feel like I’ve been fighting and flying with fury for weeks … even my sleep is stressed – and there’s proof in the clenched fists that continue through the night … I wake with fingernail marks engraved and hands hurting from the tight fight within. But [...]

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