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Tag Archive: fear

Who will live within your walls?

To all the women out there who have chosen not to have children, I am writing to you as a wife and a mother. You may expect me to judge you, and to tell you what you have probably heard…
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All is well

In church this past Sunday, we sang a hymn entitled “Come, Come Ye Saints,” by William Clayton. It is a beautiful song of hope that the Mormon pioneers sang as they made the long, treacherous journey across the plains to…
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We know better, so let’s do better

Also read this post on www.familyshare.com. I would be making an unrighteous judgment if I said that all Christians are habitually judgmental. However, based on hundreds of social media comments I have read lately, there are way too many hateful…
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Someday we will understand

I have a brother who is funny, kind, intelligent, musically gifted, a friend to all, and a very supportive and loving uncle and brother. He is someone I respect and love with all of my heart, and one with whom…
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How long should I wait to date after my divorce?

I wrote this article for Family Share. It feels good to know I can help others through sharing my experiences and lessons learned during difficult times of my life: It is hard to know when you should date after a…
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My Greatest Fear

How to Kill a Bug in Only 30 Steps: 1. See it on the ledge of your stairwell, jump backwards, and scream! 2. Run as far away from it as you can. 3. Ask your four-year-old if he will kill…
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If couples cleave, they won’t want to leave

An abridged version of this post can be found on familyshare.com. Cleave: To adhere firmly and closely or loyally and unwaveringly But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his…
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Let the Memory Live Again

As I have been writing this blog, I have felt this bold, and dutiful desire – even obligation – to share my past experiences, mistakes, trials and heartaches with  anyone in the world who would read my words. If you…
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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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100 things the Book of Mormon has taught me

Last week I completed my fourth and final semester studying the Book of Mormon, along with other sisters who I have come to love dearly. The first two semesters, I was blessed to be taught by a wonderful sister. Then the last…
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