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A Witness

One of my favorite stories in the Book of Mormon is that of the people of Alma when they were being persecuted by Amulon and his "task-masters".  Alma's people were feeling just SO SAD.  They didn't know how they could go on any longer.  They started praying outloud--"cry{ing} mightily to God" for help.  Of course,… Continue reading A Witness

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Dear Baby Enoch

Nine years ago I watched my best friend from my Snow College days and her husband go through one of the hardest things a parent can go through.  That of losing a child.  I had called Sally on the 17th of July 2009 to check on her.  I was planning on going up to take… Continue reading Dear Baby Enoch

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Pork Chops and Rice

Today's recipe is super easy!  I like to make this when I know I'm going to be busy around dinner time- who am I kidding?  I'm always busy around dinner time.  Oh how I wish I would have enjoyed when I only had one kid with no where to go.  For some reason back then,… Continue reading Pork Chops and Rice

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Do with Determination

In my scripture studying this morning, I was reading a talk from President Henry B. Eyring form October 1999 entitled Always.  I was struck especially by this one phrase "Do with Determination". He said " I plead with you to do with determination the simple things that will move you forward spiritually.  Start with remembering… Continue reading Do with Determination

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Herb Roasted Turkey

In this post I hope to convince you to make turkey year round!  Not just at Thanksgiving!  Buy a few extra turkey breasts at Thanksgiving time, store them in your deep freezer, and make them throughout the year.  Turkey dinner for any special occasion.  And the BEST part is the gravy and the delicious turkey… Continue reading Herb Roasted Turkey

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How to Feed a Baby

As I was preparing for the arrival of my SIXTH child, I wasn't worried about how to take care of a baby.  I was practically a pro by now right?  Well, just when you think you have life under control, that's when it's time to learn a new lesson. When Lillian was born, I knew… Continue reading How to Feed a Baby

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The Story of my Father’s Birth

Since this is June and the month to celebrate fathers, I hope to honor my father and share the story of his birth.  It is amazing and a miracle.  He was born in the winter of 1951.  He was born six weeks early.  At that time in our country, there wasn't much knowledge yet as… Continue reading The Story of my Father’s Birth

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A Plea for Baby

With technology the way it is now, when you get an ultrasound in a pregnancy they can tell you exactly how many weeks and days old your baby is.  It's simply amazing to me!  When I felt so strongly that we needed to have a sixth child and that she would be a girl, my… Continue reading A Plea for Baby

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Learning from the Past

Today's story doesn't come from someone who is alive anymore.  I was thinking that because of Memorial Day, I would share about one of my ancestors.  This story was written by Chloe Welch-Monk, a great grand daughter of John Coulam.  John Coulam is my third great-grandfather. "John Coulam, son of John and Joanna Ward Coulam,… Continue reading Learning from the Past

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Soy Free Sweet and Sour Chicken

There was a time in our family where one of my children had food sensitivities/allergies.  We had to drastically change how I made just about every dinner meal.  There were a LOT of tears that first month.  I will save that story for another day. But today, I want to share one of my favorite… Continue reading Soy Free Sweet and Sour Chicken