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January 23, 2021
THE FUTURE IS NEVER CERTAIN

My husband is always asking our grandchildren how they feel about the future.  Their answer is usually the same.  “I don’t know.” They’re too entrenched in thinking about how their hair looks or if they are liked or what someone is thinking about them.  They didn’t know they are supposed to be having feelings about the future. But […]

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January 16, 2021
THIS WORD IS SO TOXIC

One of the most toxic words you can ever use is the word “should; it causes most of you to feel less than you are. Because “should” implies an expectation if not met means that all is lost, you can’t be forgiven, your children don’t love you, you are a bad person, something has gone […]

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January 9, 2021
MY DAUGHTER IS PREGNANT; MY DAUGHTER IS UNMARRIED

I can remember exactly where I was standing, in front of my outside freezer, as a thought came into my mind, “This is exactly what needed to happen for my daughter to be saved from a destructive marriage.” That occurred several months after our daughter told us she was pregnant.  She was 19, unmarried, attending college. […]

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January 1, 2021
BENEFITS OF FEELING EMPOWERED

Happy new day everyone.  Thumbs up for 2021. I like the quote “Today is a good day to be a good day”.  Let’s make that happen….or maybe not.  I see that quote every morning when I wake up on a little plaque I have hanging in my room. Then when I’m brushing my teeth, I ask myself how […]

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December 24, 2020
WITH A FAMILY AND A BABY...THAT IS HOW CHRISTMAS BEGAN

By Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Christmas -The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I was a student at BYU just finishing my first year of graduate work when our first child, a son, was born. We were very poor, though not so poor as Joseph and Mary. Nevertheless, when I realized that our own night […]

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December 18, 2020
HOW TO HAVE THE PERFECT UN-PERFECT CHRISTMAS

Let’s just let Christmas do it’s thing and go along for the ride….lights, blown fuses, Christmas music, Christmas music, did I mention Christmas music, over idealistic movies that make us feel guilty, movies so bazaar we can’t help but chuckle, children so excited they can’t sleep, families laughing, families fighting, lonely because of no family […]

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December 13, 2020
FIXATED ON HAVING THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER

It’s not what you’re thinking. I mean, it’s not about making the longest list ever for making this Christmas perfect. It’s NOT…..             ….having 3 Christmas trees in the house to feel Christmas in every living level of your home.             ….changing every burnt out outdoor Christmas lightbulb.              ….making a plate of cookies for 5 neighbors, your […]

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December 4, 2020
BELIEVING FIERCELY

Hello my friends…..It’s Bonnie here, and I’m going to going to try to make “believers” out of you!  One of the strongest assets you’ll ever develop. I can remember a time, wanting my grade school age children to learn how to play the piano.  Only problem was that we didn’t have the money to buy a piano.   […]

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November 27, 2020
TO MOTHERS WHO JUST WANT TO BE LOVED FOR WHO THEY ARE

an you imagine never having to think “Why can’t they love me for just being me?” ever again? There is a simple remedy:  love yourself just because you get to be you.   Love the messy and the majestic.  Be comfortable in your own skin.  Can you love just being you.  The you, you want to be. Have you given […]

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