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    The Emotional Healing Power Of Grace

    I love this quote by Neal A. Maxwell because it clarifies some things I’ve been feeling lately:   The disciple will be puzzled at times…But he persists. Later he rejoices over how wonderfully things fit together, realizing only then that, with God, things never were apart…When we have been weighed…

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    Heart Crafted: Connecting with Others in Meaningful Ways

    Nearly twenty years ago, I felt impressed to step outside my comfort zone and connect with the people around me in meaningful ways. As an introvert, I found this to be extraordinarily difficult. But I was up to the task.   Around that same time, God put into my heart…

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    Our Feelings: A Gift From Our Heavenly Father

    “I didn’t just hit the side of that car, did I?” I wondered nervously, as my stomach did a flip-flop and my foot hit the brake. I was easing out of a parking spot, being extra careful not to come too close to the car on my right, but I…

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    Make Your Dreams Come True: Roll Them To God

    “Fine!” I cried out with overstated fervor. All alone in the living room, I tossed the book I was reading onto the couch next to me and stood with defiant resolve.”Fine!” I repeated, my mouth curled into a scowl, “I’ll write down what I want.” “Fine!” I repeated, my mouth…

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    4 Tools For A Better Life

    It all began with a simple and heartfelt prayer.   After several nights in a row of little sleep, I fell to my knees in desperation and prayed, “Heavenly Father, please help me be able to get the sleep I need. I am so tired!”   Within three hours, my…

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    A Toolbox For Life: A Call For Male Mentors

    Some time ago, a family friend offered to help my son fix his bicycle.   THE TOOLBOX Upon entering the friend’s workshop, my son’s eyes widened as he saw the array of equipment lining the walls: the toolboxes, work benches, and hand tools, each in its own special place. With…

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    What’s Your Story Blog Interview Series #7: Meet Carri

    For the past six weeks, we have had the opportunity to catch a glimpse into the life of six unique women–their family life, their passions, their struggles.   If you have enjoyed these blog interviews, please consider participating yourself by filling out this form. Women throughout the world will benefit…

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    The Law Of The Fast: The Forgotten Commandment

    Fasting has always been one of my least favorite disciplines.   It is known by some as the “forgotten commandment”, and I personally have spent a good part of my life intentionally avoiding it.   Recently, however, I gained some insights into this ancient practice that I feel apply to…

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    6 Questions I Ask My Children On A Daily Basis

    As a mother, I’m doing my best to help my children navigate their childhood and teen years. I’ve found these 6 Questions, asked on a daily basis, help to keep everyone physically and emotionally safe and sound.   QUESTIONS I ASK MY CHILDREN   #1) What are you looking forward…

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    What’s Your Story Blog Interview Series #6: Meet Kerry

    Ready for Interview #6 in our What’s Your Story Blog Interview Series? It’s bound to be a good one!   The purpose of this series is two-fold:   First, to provide you with a sneak peek into the lives of others, and   Second, to encourage you to discover the…