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

Cheerfully and with Patience
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This week I read about Alma the elder and the people in the land of Helam. They were unfortunately discovered and conquered by the Lamanites, and Amulon took control of the city. He was unkind to say the least… Amulon … Read More

Gain and keep the faith we need
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My HWN over the past couple weeks came from the sunday-school answers to life’s questions — particularly prayer, scripture study, and temple attendance. President Thomas S. Monson counselled; Remember that faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same … Read More

All things what ye should do
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This week, one example of my HWN came while studying Nephi 32:5: “For behold, again I say unto you that if ye will enter in by the way, and receive the Holy Ghost, it will show unto you all things … Read More

My strength is made perfect in weakness
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Some of my HWN this week was pondering on the idea this week that God’s strength is made perfect in weakness. Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 about a “thorn in the flesh,” or weakness he had. He asked God three times to … Read More

72 degrees and sunny
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I woke up at 4:50 AM to make it to the 5:40 endowment session this morning. That’s probably only the second time I’ve done a session that early in my life! It was a nice way to start the day … Read More

Why Giving Matters
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For the past week, I’ve had the principles from Arthur C. Brooks 2009 speech at BYU entitled Why Giving Matters on my mind. He shared how decades of research trying to prove that you have to have before you give actually … Read More

Beauty and Variety
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Similar to last week, I pondered on the creation in the temple today. I love the beauty and variety of the earth, and I think the variety is what makes it beautiful — like adding different spices or toppings to … Read More

Maine in the morning and home at night
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We didn’t quite make it to the coast for the sunrise, but still caught wonderful views! At the recommendation of my friend Benjamin, we drove up the coastline and checked out a couple lighthouses :) Beautiful. I heard HWN in … Read More

Spring 2016 Eppich Conference — Sunday
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I heard HWN today in feeling Heavenly Father’s love through the conference talks — His love for me and others around me :) Elder Holland’s words from today express this feeling well. After reminding us that the first great commandment is … Read More

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