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Day in the life

  Today we started with no appointments, and no plan, so sat down together and prayerfully started making a few phone calls. This is how things shaped up: Visit to Sister A (who is due with #4 in two weeks). … Continue reading

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A Special Kind of Missionary…

We got a call to help a sister whose husband is away. She needed to attend Ward Council and had no one to watch her children while she was gone. We readily agreed and arrived with all the materials for … Continue reading

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Making Connections

Since this blog was initially dedicated to the synchronicities or coincidences in my life (I call them “God-winks”), I’ll share a few we’ve experienced on our journey to England thus far. We took the Shuttle from the Salt Lake City … Continue reading

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Called to Serve

Five months ago I suggested to my honey that he call and see what service options may be available to us for a Military Relations mission in Europe (we were thinking Germany) for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day … Continue reading

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Kids–What we (still) do for them…

  Saturday before Christmas, I’m in line at the post office. Forty minutes later, as I walk out the door, my daughter calls me: “Are you still in line? Can I drop off a package for you to mail for … Continue reading

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17 Myths about Organ Donation I renewed my ID card this morning and was asked if I wanted to be an organ donor. I hesitated briefly, then said, “ok.” Went from there to work and first email in my inbox … Continue reading

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A week of tender mercies

“I wrote down a few lines every day for years. Before I would write, I would ponder this question: ‘Have I seen the hand of God reaching out to touch our  family today?’ As I kept at it, something began to happen.  As I would cast my mind over the day, I would see evidence of what God had done for one of our family members that I had not recognized in the busy moments of the day.  As that happened, I realized that trying to remember had allowed God to show me what He had done. “More than gratitude    began to grow in my heart; testimony grew. I  became ever more certain that our Heavenly Father hears and answers  prayers. I felt more gratitude for the Atonement of the Savior Jesus Christ. I grew more confident that the Holy Ghost can bring all things to our remembrance—even things we did not notice or pay attention to when they happened.” (“O Remember, Remember,” Ensign or Liahona, Nov. 2007,67). In the spirit of Pres. Eyring’s example, and the example of Vernette’s Seven for … Continue reading

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See for yourself(ie): I don’t mind!

My daughter had been texting me all morning while I was at work and she was out-and-about running errands. She’d stopped by and picked up a few items I had for her earlier and now wanted to go back and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo: Welcome, Neighbor!

We’ve been anticipating getting new neighbors any day now. Saturday morning, when I saw activity in the house, I got to work. This bread takes 24 hours to produce, so I mixed the dough and set it in a warm … Continue reading

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Cosmic nod

My running goal this morning was 5 miles. The first three miles I was feeling good, running about a 10-minute mile. At 3.5 miles I came across a broken glass bottle in the road and stopped short to pick up … Continue reading

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