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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 cleaned, 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

Responsible for our own success
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Recently I’ve felt overwhelmed… …in my calling as ward mission leader. In particular, from wanting to involve our ward missionaries… helping them all feel needed, wanted, and involved. We have quite a few! When I discussed this with a friend, he shared … Read More

Life’s Sandpaper
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I’ve reflected on this quote from Elder Maxwell recently (my HWN): “So often in life a deserved blessing is quickly followed by a needed stretching. Spiritual exhilaration may be quickly followed by a vexation or temptation. Were it otherwise, extended spiritual reveries … Read More

A tribute to dating survivors
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They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. And yet so many people continue to go on dates… even when it seems insane. My hat is off to you! Those of you who … Read More

Dear Valentine
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I wish you could see yourself always as I see you right now. I love when you tell stories, even though you think you’re boring. I love when you dance, even though you feel awkward. I love when you sing, even … Read More

Bridging the gap
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I don’t think it’s a secret that dating is a struggle for me… I probably write something in this regard almost every post (whether or not it’s explicitly stated). I have a habit of disinteresting women I’m interested in. Not exactly … Read More

After the trial…
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I’ve been praying for hope and faith… and I wasn’t surprised when it became hard to have hope and faith. I think this is frequently how prayers are answered, and I’ve started to expect it. Expecting it also helps me recognize and … Read More