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The Miracle of Forgiveness-Part 1

Yesterday, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak in my ward(church).  As nervous as I always get, I am always so grateful after, because I learn so much as I study the topic of my talk.  I am going to share my talk in two separate posts-not because I think I'm so cool, but because… Continue reading The Miracle of Forgiveness-Part 1

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Five Two Love

Today's post makes me SO happy!  You will see as you read, they are a very busy family right now!  I hope you will enjoy their story.  The following words are quoted by Amanda Scott, a sister-in-law. "Skyler and Jamie married in 2004 and were overjoyed to bring their first son, Shayden (12), into the… Continue reading Five Two Love

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Blessed with Strength

Today's Wednesday story comes from an amazing lady.  Her name is Vanessa Joy.  She is a singer and a motivational speaker.  She has been a guest faculty presenter at BYU Education Week.  I have been following her on Instagram for just a little while now.  And I just want you all to follow her!  Her… Continue reading Blessed with Strength

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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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Three Rainbows

Today's post is special to me.  I reached out to Steffani on IG and asked if she would share her story.  I was beyond thrilled when she said yes!  Her father, Elder Von G. Keetch, spoke to our stake at stake conference a few years ago.  He was such a great speaker!  My kids even… Continue reading Three Rainbows

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Why I grow Sunflowers

This month marks eight years since a dear friend passed away.  I was blessed to serve with Shelly in my church with the young women for a couple years.  We grew very close in that calling. In my journal on July 16, 2010 I wrote about Shelly being diagnosed with a brain tumor and how… Continue reading Why I grow Sunflowers

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My firework boy

Fifteen years ago today, my son Joshua was born.  His birth was different from all my others.  My labor that morning was different.  My contractions were not regular, but they were very painful.  After calling my mom several times, I decided to call my husband home from work-he worked an hour away at the time.… Continue reading My firework boy

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Finding the Silver Lining

Today's story is from a friend of mine back in the days of Provo when my husband and I thought we should buy a duplex right before he went to MBA school at BYU and would have no income!  But it was worth it because we met some of the most amazing people.  And Sarah… Continue reading Finding the Silver Lining

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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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A Reason To Do Better

I don't believe in coincidences.  Last year on President's Day, my sister-in-law signed up to feed the families at the Ronald McDonald house here in Salt Lake City.  I was so excited about that I asked if we could join her family!  So we went.  And it was such a neat experience.  I highly recommend… Continue reading A Reason To Do Better