Author Archives: Gail

About Gail

Genealogist, librarian, traveler, runner, grandma, Mormon, Missionary

Z is for Zigzag

While we were on our mission in England we were constantly experiencing the Lord’s hand in our daily lives. This was often manifested in our scheduling of appointments wherein we relied on the Spirit to help us get to whomever … Continue reading

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Y is for Yearn

Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH …Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting: The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar: Not in … Continue reading

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X is for Xtra strength

Matt is a young airman who joined the church while we were in England. He experienced several miracles in his conversion process, one of which I share here.  It was a few days after his baptism.  He had to do a … Continue reading

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W is for Water on the Altar

We were trying to sell our home in Texas and move to Upstate New York where my parents and sister lived, and where we had already purchased an old farmhouse, build in the 1850s. I was concerned that it may … Continue reading

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V is for Visions in the Nighttime

Have you ever had a lucid dream? Wikipedia tells us that “A lucid dream is a dream during which the dreamer is aware of dreaming. During lucid dreaming, the dreamer may be able to exert some degree of control over the dream characters, narrative, … Continue reading

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U is for Universe

My Heavenly Father Loves Me, Lyrics Words and music: Clara W. McMaster, 1904–1997. © 1961 IRI. Arr. © 1989 IRI Whenever I hear the song of a bird Or look at the blue, blue sky, Whenever I feel the rain on … Continue reading

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T is for Teething, or Turn to the Lord

Here is another post from my guest blogger daughter. This one involves the same child who lost her carousel tickets, but occurs when she was just a wee baby and was written the day after the event. We had a … Continue reading

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S is for Share the Joy

I was being set apart for a new calling in the ward. [Translation for those who are not LDS: Several priesthood brethren lay hands on one’s head and pronounce a blessing to help carry out responsibilities in a new assignment]. … Continue reading

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R is for Remember

When I was in Junior High School I became friends with a Mormon for the first time. As she shared with me her beliefs, I knew something was missing in my own spiritual life, as I had no such convictions concerning my … Continue reading

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Q is for Question

This post is based on a video of Elder Larry Lawrence talking about the scripture story of the rich young man who approached Jesus and asked, “What lack I yet?” Elder Lawrence suggests that each of us can and should ask … Continue reading

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