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 the Salt Lake Valley: 1. Come, come, ye Saints, no toil nor labor fear; But…

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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 it. 4. When he looks at you in horror and says no, you realize you…

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A Blissful Anniversary!

Today is a very special day. It is the one year anniversary of my first blog post. As I looked over my 47 posts from this past year, some were short, some were long, some were very long, and some were even longer than that.  Some tell many personal stories from my life. Some contain…

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Faith is the key

*An abridged version can be found on familyshare.com. As someone who has many friends and family members who have questioned their faith, whether it be in their specific religion, or God Himself, this subject of losing faith has been consistently in my mind.I am someone who loves to help. Anyone who knows me knows that…

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The Pathway to Perfection

President Harold B. Lee taught that: “Christ came not only into the world to make an atonement for the sins of mankind but to set an example before the world of the standard of perfection of God’s law and of obedience to the Father. In his Sermon on the Mount the Master has given us…

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Childhood in a Church

The weekend after Christmas, we went to visit family in Virginia, where I grew up. On that Sunday morning, Jad, the kids and I attended The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Bailey Bridge Road, the church building I attended for most of my childhood up until I went to college. I hadn’t…

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Christmas is all about a Gift

I have been pondering a lot about gifts this Christmas season. That is the first thing many of us do once Thanksgiving comes to a close – we frantically start looking for gifts to buy our loved ones. We spend the month of December shopping, buying, wrapping, and often stressing. I personally have been spoiled…

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