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February 5, 2021
YOU AS A "CIRCUMSTANCE" IN YOUR ADULT CHILDREN'S LIVES

Circumstances are neutral:  They are events, present or past; they are the words people say; they are the actions people do; they are everything that’s happening in the world around us. They are just the facts without any adjectives. Circumstances are neutral because they don’t have the power to make us feel a certain way. I […]

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January 29, 2021
TO MOTHERS WHO THINK THEY WERE A BAD MOM

Isn’t it strange that one of the most important assignments God has given to us has no instruction manual? And then they grow up and become adults, before we know it, and we are expected to carry on this whole new role as a mother of an adult child without any guidance? And then too […]

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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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