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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…

Gifts From God

Today, I received the most beautiful gift from God: the sight of snow! I woke up to a carpet of white upon the world outside my window and countless snowflakes swirling in the air. Being at BYU has given…

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,…

Find Joy in YOUR Journey

So many times throughout my life I have heard the phrase, “find joy in the journey.”  Journey … what does that even mean? Journey has been defined as:  “an act of traveling from one place to another or a long…

There Is Beauty All Around

Happy fall!   The beginning of a new season is exciting because it reminds us of the beauty all around us. Whether it is the lovely scent of a fragrant rose, or rays of light seeping through the trees,…