The Creation and Christ

A wonderful friend recently taught a class giving some beautiful insights and depth into the creation.  She taught how the Savior himself is woven throughout the entire process.  I loved it so much and asked her if she’d write it out so I could share it on the blog sometime.  I am amazed as this week has moved forward at…

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An Invitation for YOU

Lately, I have felt a lot more doubt and disbelief in what I have to share, than I did a few months ago. Every time I want to write and share an idea or a thought that I feel has profoundly impacted me (and may do the same for others), I am stopped almost exactly at the moment I have…

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The Light in our Lives

My good friend, Erica, is a great writer.  She is also a fabulous photographer.  A woman of many talents, you could say.  She is the incredible mother of 5 and a wonderful wife to her husband.  I actually “met” Erica through her writing.  We had many mutual friends and I read a few of her posts on Instagram and got…

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Giving Thanks to God

With only one day left in November- the month of giving thanks- I have to write one more post about the parent virtue: gratitude. I have felt something different this month as I’ve pondered gratitude and given more attention to the way I see the hand of God in my life every day.  He is in the details. Gratitude guards all…

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{Gratitude and Light} Allison

Allison Kimball and her husband are the parents to “nine of the most spectacular children”, using her own words.  This is what she says on her blog about their life with 9 kids: “There are some days when the fighting is severe, when the messes seem to multiply, and I think it would be lovely to have only two or…

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{Gratitude and Light} Sarah

Does anyone get to Friday night and feel like they’ve just come out of a tornado?  The weekdays often seem so chaotic (and it doesn’t seem to be changing any time soon).  And on top of all of it, there seems to be this constant pull to do and be more. In today’s world, we are convinced that we always…

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{Gratitude and Light} Katie

We are now closer to the end of November than we are to the beginning!  Can you believe it?! Have you taken the challenge I issued on November 1st?!  Have you been recording each day how you see the hand of God in your life?  It’s not too late to start!  Grab a piece of paper, a sticky note, an…

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{Gratitude and Light} Lisa

The season of “gifts” is fast approaching.  Maybe it’s already here.  It often feels all-encompassing and like a distraction from the real purpose of the holiday season (focusing on gratitude, our blessings and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ). It’s so easy to get sucked into those distractions when they are in every store, on every aisle, on every commercial,…

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{Gratitude and Light} Monica

I have been thinking a lot about my last post and and the things that Kim taught all of us about being grateful for our imperfections.  Did you notice at the end she used the word “choose” 3 times?!  Gratitude is a choice, my friends.  We can choose it every single day. Today’s guest post aligns so beautifully with what Kim…

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{Gratitude and Light} Kim

Grateful for imperfection  “It’s all too easy to fall into a constant cycle of self-improvement. Hustling to become better, to be more. Pinpointing imperfections in myself, the people around me, and my circumstances. Sometimes, I justify that I’m just progressing. Seeking constant improvement. Isn’t that a good thing? But really, I think it’s a toxic state of perfectionism. And nothing…

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