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Did God set me up for sorrow?
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Some paths I’ve taken in life with a confirmation that Heavenly Father supports me :) and some of those paths have led to sorrow :( I experienced that recently in a way that made me ask… Did Heavenly Father guide me … Read More

How do I meet my needs?
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I’ve pondered recently on how I meet my needs… I finished reading The Mayor of Casterbridge today, a book my friend Alyssa told me about several weeks ago. She pointed out some interesting dynamics related to needs and the characters trying … Read More

What can I sacrifice?
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Sometimes I’m blessed with a confirmation through the Holy Spirit that Heavenly Father is happy with me :) I sought for and felt that this week (my HWN). I think this knowledge is a wonderful and necessary part of life. In … Read More

Spiritual Sensitivity
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I’ve been on some emotional roller coasters the past couple weeks …or perhaps a passenger on other people’s roller coasters. My sister ended up in the hospital about a week and a half ago due to a blood clot in … Read More

Worthy of my suffering
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The best choices in life often bring the highest risk of suffering Such as the choice to open my heart. Particularly when chances seem slim. When I know my agency only marginally influences the outcome… because the outcome is determined by someone else’s. … Read More

I don’t have to be strong
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My HWN recently has been pondering on the strength I get from Christ. I talked with some friends recently about vulnerability and being okay with weaknesses. We read some verses where Paul seems to be talking about this. He referenced a weakness … Read More

His way
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There are so many ways I try to find happiness. Many bring temporary happiness, and some bring lasting joy :) My HWN recently has been pondering on Christ as the way to happiness :) A few days ago, this sentence stuck … Read More

Why do I have to…?
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A lot of things in life cause me to wonder why… Why do I have to wait so long for…? Why do I have to endure this…? Why do I have to sacrifice my…? I pondered on a personal question … Read More

Didn’t miss the data
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I’ve enjoyed beautiful Spring weather the last several days :) Last weekend I went with my friend McKay to two national parks — Canyonlands and Arches. (Check out all my photos in this album :) One of my favorite parts was the fact that … Read More

Bear Record of Him
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We read this verse in institute tonight: “…all things are created and made to bear record of me, both things which are temporal, and things which are spiritual; things which are in the heavens above, and things which are on … Read More

What am I missing?
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I started Elder Nelson’s challenge to study basically everything Christ said in the standard works :) The first verses I read were: “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; … Read More

What was I thinking?
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Have you ever asked yourself, “What was I thinking?” Recently, I’ve pondered a suggestion from Elder Holland to avoid this situation: Most people in trouble end up crying, “What was I thinking?” Well, whatever they were thinking, they weren’t thinking of Christ. … Read More

What does faith feel like?
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Recently I’ve been asking myself what faith feels like… What would have come to mind in the past are things like: hopeful, confident, optimistic, excited, and invulnerable. I’ve realized that’s not how faith usually feels… not for me anyways. More … Read More

Unto the least of these
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Yesterday in Sunday School the teacher asked how we’d respond if Christ walked into the classroom — how we’d feel, what we’d think, or what we’d do. I heard HWN while pondering this question… I imagined feeling awe, respect, love, … Read More

Nothing shall be impossible
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General Conference was this weekend :) Elder L. Whitney Clayton shared the story of the enunciation, when Gabriel appeared to Mary. She was “troubled” and “cast in her mind what manner or salutation this should be” (Luke 1:29) (I’m guessing that … Read More

Consigned to happiness
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Yesterday a young lady told me she wasn’t interested in continuing to pursue a relationship with me… I didn’t have a lot invested after only a couple weeks, but the pattern of rarely making it past 2 or 3 dates is … Read More

Don’t wait until it’s dirty
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Tuesday evening I got to help with cleaning the Provo City Center temple. I was impressed with how thorough we were instructed to clean, considering it’s cleaned to the same extent every day! One of my ward members commented on … Read More

Missionary Joy
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I’ll go backwards in this post, and first share some highlights… Tuesday I did an escape room for a friend’s birthday party :) And Saturday, I did everything! Volunteered with the Magic Yarn Project, got lunch with long-time friends, walked the … Read More