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Thanks from a 30-year-old single guy
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“What’s wrong with him?” …sometimes seems to be what people think who find out I’m still single at 30 — especially in the state with the youngest average first-marriage age in the country. “Here’s what you can do to fix yourself…?” … Read More

Walk in Christ’s light
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The last few weeks have felt like a blur… With ups and downs in mine and the lives of people around me… increased work load, health difficulties, relationship struggles, and loved one’s passing away. On top of that, recent natural … Read More

Nothing is smaller than nothing
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My HWN recently has been in reminders of my own “nothingness” — something I also wrote about a couple years ago. There is so much we can’t control! I spent two weeks in Houston and saw so much devastation caused by a flood… … Read More

Quotes from Houston
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What’s it like? I’ve been in Houston for 10 days to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. I got to volunteer through LDS Charities with American Red Cross on the disaster mental health team. You can check out my … Read More

The refiner’s fire
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My recent HWN has been reflecting on the refining power of grief and sorrow. Elder Quinton L. Cook said: “The refiner’s fire is real, and qualities of character and righteousness that are forged in the furnace of affliction perfect and purify us and … Read More

Pleasing Him
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I want to please Heavenly Father. When Spencer W. Kimball was young he made up his mind that “the thing I wanted to do was to please my Heavenly Father.” I want to do that too. I’ve committed to it … Read More

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