Tag Archives: scriptures

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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J is for Joseph Smith

Randy Hayes, a professor of Religion at Brigham Young University-Idaho, was studying Jewish history and learned of a Jewish prophetic tradition recounting one Joseph ben Joseph (Joseph, son of Joseph) who would come and prepare the way for the Messiah. … Continue reading


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V is for Vegetarian

In June 0f 2013 I wrote this in my journal: June 12th: Definitely leaning towards vegetarianism. “The average age (longevity) of a meat eater is 63. I am on the verge of 85 and still work as hard as ever. … Continue reading

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J is for Journaling

Although I’m sure I kept some sort of journal in my high school years and earlier, I have none extant to show for it, and don’t remember it being a major focus. The earliest journal I still have is one … Continue reading

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F is for Fasting

I like to fast. I like the “spiritual over temporal” challenge and the feeling of power that comes through conquering the cravings and desires of the body. But there’s a catch…I’ve heard it said that “fasting without prayer is merely … Continue reading

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B is for (My) Bread

“My Bread” is actually not my bread at all, but Jim Lahey’s bread, the author of the book, MY BREAD. I was introduced to this book via my son-in-law, and all it took was one loaf to make this MY … Continue reading

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A Natural Pairing

I really believe that the more you look for synchronicities, the more you find…as you can tell from my more frequent posts lately; it’s everywhere!! This morning in seminary my class president was late in arriving so I chose a random … Continue reading

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Be still

I was reviewing my past journal entries, looking for an example of receiving answers or comfort from the scriptures to share with my morning class and found this entry from back in March of 2011. My husband and I were glued … Continue reading

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But the laborer…

But the laborer in Zion shall labor for Zion; for if they labor for money they shall perish. [2 Nephi 26:31] My “aha” moment as I studied for teaching the seminary students this week. I have been writing more gospel-related … Continue reading

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General Conference thoughts

General Conference thoughts Today in Seminary we discussed 1 Nephi 11:1 where Nephi desired to know the things of God, believed in Christ and God’s ability to give him the knowledge he sought, then pondered the words of God he … Continue reading

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