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

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

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

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

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

Come what may and love it
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Over the past several weeks, I’ve learned a lot about trust, faith, and hope. And my HWN this week was experiencing it in practice. I had a disappointment, and felt sad. For the first time I can remember though, I felt … Read More

Accomplish the Impossible
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This is a longer post than usual, so thanks in advance if you read it all the way through! First I wanted to share some good memories from this Holiday Season. Check them out here. One of the highlights was having … Read More

Thy Will Be Done and Happiness
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I wrote a post a few months ago called Thy Will Be Done, and I’ve pondered on this phrase a lot since then. It seems like the phrase “Thy will be done” is often associated with disappointment. It’s like we’re … Read More

For the joy that was set before him
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Today I listened to Elder Hales talk from the most recent general conference, Joy and Spiritual Survival. He showed how Christ used hope for the future to find joy in the moment — in fact, in the moment of the most grief … Read More

Expectation independent of experience
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I heard a comment a couple months ago that “hope is expectation based on experience.” This phrasing didn’t really sit well with me. I have hope for a lot of things that I’ve never experienced… and for a lot of things … Read More

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