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Superhero’s Unite

Maybe some of you will remember my blog post on June 20th called A Reason To Do Better.  It was about the cutest little boy named George. George's family is participating in Cure Search Super Hero's Unite walk on August 25th here in Salt Lake City at Sugar House Park.  If your family needs a… Continue reading Superhero’s Unite

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Look to the Past

Today's post is an attempt to remind myself why I need to research my family.   When I take the time to learn about my ancestors, I am always strengthened and in awe of all that my relatives went through.  I hope that you will enjoy this story today. Jane Ballantyne Taylor is my great-great-great grandmother… Continue reading Look to the Past

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Three Rainbows

Today's post is special to me.  I reached out to Steffani on IG and asked if she would share her story.  I was beyond thrilled when she said yes!  Her father, Elder Von G. Keetch, spoke to our stake at stake conference a few years ago.  He was such a great speaker!  My kids even… Continue reading Three Rainbows

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Why I grow Sunflowers

This month marks eight years since a dear friend passed away.  I was blessed to serve with Shelly in my church with the young women for a couple years.  We grew very close in that calling. In my journal on July 16, 2010 I wrote about Shelly being diagnosed with a brain tumor and how… Continue reading Why I grow Sunflowers

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Service for Service

Happy Fourth of July!  I love this holiday.  It always makes me cry to sing our national anthem at church the Sunday before this holiday.  I am just forever grateful for those men and women who give so selfishly to serve and to keep us safe.  I hope that I can teach my kids to… Continue reading Service for Service

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One More Day

A few years ago, I started searching for a good podcast to listen to while I did dishes, laundry etc.  I wanted to use my time better as I did my mundane house chores.  I wanted to fill my mind with good things.  I came across this amazing lady, Kat Lee.  She at the time… Continue reading One More Day

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His Quiet Strength

Sometimes it's crazy when you sit down and ponder how much time has elapsed since an event.  Today's post is a very special one by my friend Kelli.  I first met her when we moved in next door to her family.  She is part of an exceptional family.  They are all so kind!  Really truly! … Continue reading His Quiet Strength

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Honoring A Hero

This Wednesday I'll be doing something a little different.  Instead of sharing a story, I hope to connect with you to create a story of your own.  This past December, I came across a wonderful family that donates items to refugees.  During December, the items they collect are pillowcases.  They had to be 100% cotton,… Continue reading Honoring A Hero

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Anxiety

I have been reading the book Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman.  I haven't gotten too far, but I am already so happy I am reading it.  I struggle like a lot of people with anxiety.  I really like this quote from his book: "To the degree that our emotions get in the way of or… Continue reading Anxiety