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The Holy Ghost led me home

Exactly one year ago I had a spiritual experience behind the wheel. This is how I told it on Facebook that night: I have to share a spiritual experience I had last night while driving home from babysitting my good…
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Don’t try to be hot. Try to be you.

My mind has been going to modesty lately, and I realize I have a lot of experiences and thoughts I would like to share with you to help you see just how crucial it is. Members of my church think…
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What I told my son when he asked me about bullying

Bully: a blustering, quarrelsome, overbearing person who habitually badgers and intimidates smaller or weaker people. Last week my 9-year-old approached me and asked me if a certain word was a bad word. He was asking because a kid on the…
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Meet Charlotte

Jad and I had been content for four years not having a pet. We never discussed even wanting a pet any time soon, and definitely not a dog. A hamster might have been okay when Casey got older. So, how…
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Gratitude can change your life for the best

I shared this talk in my church congregation on December 17, 2006, not long after the hardest experiences I have ever had in my life up until that point, and probably ever in my life, until now. The talk’s topic…
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I never stand alone.

Alone I stand,While all the world around meSurrounds meAnd takes me for a fool.But I am notThe first to be regardedAs weak and simple-heartedFor choosing to believeThat He keeps watch over His own. CHORUSI never stand aloneWhen I stand with…
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Washington, D.C., I love you.

Jad, Kamren and I went to Washington, D.C. this past Friday through Sunday. It was such a wonderful vacation for us. It was Jad’s first time ever being in D.C. and I hadn’t been there for many years. Throughout our…
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Sabbath Day Light: A perfectly imperfect Father’s Day

This Father’s Day was very different than all the others. That’s because instead of being home, we were in Charlotte. At first, I was really kind of disappointed that we missed being at our church, where Casey, along with his peers, would…
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