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Reflecting on 2023

Last night before midnight, our family discussed our year and what events were most meaningful to us. It was no contest: Asher’s birth was the most wonderful and memorable event to happen in our 2023. And our lives have never…
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A Month without My Missionary

Today has been exactly one month since my first born, Casey Scott Lewis, left home to serve a service mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have so many thoughts and feelings to share. Before I…
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A Onesie with Meaning

This is Asher Jordan Al-Bjaly, our fifth born child, born on February 17, 2023. He is almost 2 and a half months old. Last week, I put him in a onesie that my sister gave me at my baby shower….
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God gives you who you need: part 2

It’s expected that everything about having a baby is exciting and full of blissful joy. I really wanted this post to be all that, but I also believe in keeping it real. Life is not always roses, not even when…
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My Buzz about Lightyear

If I had a genie that could grant me three wishes, one of the things I would wish for is that our society would stop making every decision by every individual or entity political. That may sound like a strange…
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Goodbye for now, Grandpa.

This morning at 6:12am I got a phone call from my dad. I didn’t want to answer it, not just because I didn’t want to wake Jad, but mostly because I knew what his call would mean: my grandpa had…
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The Truth Shall Make You Free

Today is an anniversary of a very important date. Normally when we think of anniversaries, we think of a happy occasion. Sadly, today’s anniversary is anything but happy. Today, January 6, 2022, is the one-year anniversary of the horrifying attack…
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The Most Important New Year’s Resolution

Today I had the very special opportunity to speak in church about how to strengthen our relationship with Jesus Christ in the coming new year. My Bishop gave me two weeks to prepare, and the first week I did spend…
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A Mud Run to Remember

Sometimes you sign up for something having no idea what you are really in for. That happened to me this past Saturday when I went with several members of my son, Casey’s, wrestling team, the wrestling coach and his wife,…
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