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May the joy of my heart burst forth as the fountains and day-springs of everlasting water! The Great Redeemer surely hath spoken peace unto my soul; he hath cleansed the corruption of sin from the walls of my tabernacle, in spirit and in clay. Be not puffed up, O, my heart; be not exalted of thyself, O, my soul. Remember, remember the days of thy youth, and the days of thy sojourn of childhood. Cast thine eyes upon truth, and count not the steps between. Go... Read More
When I was very small -- the age of 3 or younger -- I lived with my mother and father (a young couple) and my baby sister in the rural Idaho area of Tetonia. I have almost no memories of this myself, but I love one story that my father told me.
My father would take me -- his baby girl -- to a creek some distance away from the house. We would go fishing. Again, although I don't remember, I must have loved these times when I was close to nature, and close to my bel... Read More
If you're like me, it's important to organize the hours of the day in order to maximize life and the happiness of it.
However, I don't like to suggest method without first contemplating philosophy. I have a testimony that the only life giving philosophy is the truth of the Gospel.
2 Nephi 31:18,21 "And then are ye in this strait and narrow path which leads to eternal life; yea, ye have entered in by the gate; ye have done according to the commandments of the Father and the So... Read More
In my last blog I numbered some of the gifts from Heavenly Father with which we came to earth. Our creation is good! With such miraculous provisions, how is it, then, can "things go wrong"? What do we mean when we say to ourselves "Everything has gone wrong!" I think, for myself I am going to stop saying that, and be more specific about what it is I am perceiving as wrong.
Here are some steps I hope to take:
1. Acknowledge that "It hurts!" (Say i... Read More