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Ye Shall Have Peace

Looking back at 2018 there were countless moments of stress, anxiety, physical pain, emotional breakdowns and many more unpleasant things, making it a hard year. Despite all of that, I have been able to recognize the purifying power of…

The Enemy of Excellence

A while ago, I came across this insightful quote from Elder Kevin W. Pearson:   “Average is the enemy of excellence, and average commitment will prevent you from enduring to the end.”   The context of this quote referred…

Harvest the Light

I was sitting in church last Sunday, sort of listening, sort of allowing my own thoughts to mix with the words of the Sacrament Meeting Speaker. Part way into her talk, she uttered a phrase that made me sit…

Sunshine in Your Heart

It was gray and rainy this morning where I live. We had to duck and cover as we sprinted from the parked car to the church doors. Partway through the church service, we sang: “You can live a happy…

If She Only Chose

One of my very favorite books is Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. It’s also my mom’s favorite book, and for good reason – there are many wonderful lessons contained in those pages. 🙂   Several chapters into Little Women,…

War: What’s It Good For?

Today in our seminary class we had a lively discussion on combat, and the value of going to war. Most everyone was in agreement that fighting really serves no beneficial purpose, and there is nothing good that can come…

Book Review: The Hiding Place

I don’t even know where to start. First, I am a little upset that no one in my 31 years of life made me read this book. Maybe some of you in high school have or are going to…