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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…

When the Going Gets Tough, THe Tough Gets Going

Does it ever seem that you set a goal and do everything you can to accomplish it but it just doesn’t work out?  Why does this happen? Throughout our lives, we set goals for everything. For our work, school,…

“I Will Make Weak Things Strong”

In February, I had a very positive outlook on the future. I was turning 16 and had all the best-laid plans for the next year.  I do this thing where I make lists of things I’m looking forward to.…

Hidden Heroes 1: Foster Parents

Hidden Heroes: Foster Parents My aunt Sharon does foster care. New children are placed in her care every so often. Most are what professionals call “Medically Fragile” which means that these children have a lot of health problems and…