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As you are

Have you ever received an invite that has a dress code? You know, it says smart casual or formal, black tie or cocktail. We then go through the effort of choosing an outfit that suits the occasion, so we…

The Love You Deserve

Imagine yourself walking down a lengthy, narrow hallway; the ground, the roof, and the walls are covered in every pessimistic thought and every disesteeming remark that you had ever said or believed about yourself. Your eyes would linger on…

Hidden Heroes: Teachers

In high school I did choir and I had the great blessing of being taught by Mrs. Turley for two of my four years in choir. In those two years she made a huge difference for me and I…

He will Never Leave You Alone

One breath in One breath out Peace wraps the world as the sun touches the hill tops Yet my tummy is twirling  Despite the dewy grass curling despite the dewy grass curling The new day Full of possibilities Yet……

Handling Doubt

“Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith.”—President Dieter F. Uchtdorf    Doubt by itself is completely healthy. It can be a tool for asking the tough questions about the gospel and strengthening our own personal testimonies. How we deal…

Printable Baptism Talk: Do Good, Be Good

When my oldest child was getting baptized I felt overwhelmed about giving his baptism talk. Now I LOVE giving talks, but I knew the pressure was on to make the talk short, interesting, and memorable. Easier said than done.…

Why It Matters

“Does the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil set off a tornado in Texas?” This question was posed by meteorologist, Edward Lorenz, half a century ago when trying to simply explain a complex mathematical concept known as, The…