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Tag Archive: joy

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 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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Losing Your Life to Find It

Wow. Church today was just about as beautiful as it could be. I personally felt the presence of the Holy Ghost during every congregational hymn, musical number, and talk given. That beautiful spirit, often manifested by involuntary tears, continued into…
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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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A “Kinder”garten Memory

When I was at church on Sunday, I had to go to the bathroom (I know, TMI, but I have a point, I promise). When I entered, I saw the toilet seat up. I smiled a little, knowing it was…
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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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Compassion Transforms

I feel like I have written about judging others several times, but maybe that’s because I have lots of lessons to learn on it. On August 23, I had a thought, and I feel it will stick with me forever….
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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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