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Another Take on “God Doesn’t Make Mistakes”

I hear many Christians say, “God doesn’t make mistakes.” If used with loving tones and intentions, this can be a true and glorious statement. The key word is “if.” To help understand intent, we need to go further into the…
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Separating the Truth from the Lies

For there are many yet on the earth among all sects, parties, and denominations, who are blinded by the subtle craftiness of men, whereby they lie in wait to deceive, and who are only kept from the truth because they know not where to find…
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Helping Others Feel Their Savior’s Love

Today, I felt a great desire to sing one of my favorite children’s hymns: “I Feel My Savior’s Love.” Today is December 1, and is the first day of my church’s, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints‘ annual…
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Becoming an Informed Pro-Lifer

I am pro-life. For all of the elections I have been old enough to vote in, I have used this conviction as a major and main factor in choosing my president. Thus, I have always voted Republican, and have felt…
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We Didn’t Cry

Eight days ago we moved from our home of 8.25 years into a rental home in the next town over. That night we ate Cook Out on the floor of our empty dining room and played outside together at our…
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18 Years Since I Turned 18

I realized today, my 36th birthday, that it has been 18 years since I turned 18! Crazy! And then I thought just how much my life as changed – how much I have changed – as a result of what…
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Of Race and Words

Black Lives Matter, All Lives Matter, Blue Lives Matter, I Don’t See Color, White Privilege… These are just words, phrases. Yet, they elicit a strong response in most of us, and probably in different ways for different reasons. Assumptions are…
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The Dandelion

A little girl bent down to pick a dandelion to give to her mother. “Oh, don’t pick me,” the dandelion said. “I’m just a weed. To honor your mother, you need to pick a beautiful flower, like a rose.” “But…
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The New Normal (For Now)

Early this month, from March 5-8, Jad and I went to Asheville, NC to celebrate our 10th anniversary. It was wonderful to go out and do exactly what we wanted and spend lots of time together, mostly stress-free. It was…
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