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Spoiled Children

A while ago I was watching the travel channel and they had a special about Disney World. I, like most people love all things Disney, but I was fascinated to see how much of the show was all about the VIP child.

Did you know that you can buy a ticket, apparently very limited in number, where they will close down the park to everyone else and you and your child can roam the park, essentially alone? You hunt for treasure, you have princess or pirate lesson, the whole “world” cater to your every whim.

Now here’s my question, which came first, the parks desire to earn more profit, therefore they have such an exclusive activity for spoiled little princes…

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Sacrament Meeting talk 2014

Sacrament Meeting Talk August 2014

I was asked to speak on obtaining revelation and inspiration for our personal lives, based on a talk by Elder Richard G Scott

What is the difference between revelation and inspiration? Both come by and through the Holy Ghost, when it is crisp and clear and essential, it is revelation. When it is a series of promptings that guide us step by step it is inspiration.

Personal revelation comes as a testimony of truth and as guidance in spiritual and temporal matters. Members of the church know that the promptings of the spirit may be received upon all facts of life, including daily, ongoing decisions. How could anyone think of making an important decision such…

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A talk I gave in Sacrament Meeting 2012

I take my talk today from Sister Susan Tanners talk, the sanctity of the body, from President Hinckley and from Elder C Todd Christofferson

In the pre existence we learned that the body was part of God’s great plan of happiness for us. It states in the family proclamation:

Spirit sons and daughters knew and worshiped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize his or her divine destiny as an heir of eternal life.

Sis. Tanner: We shouted for joy to be part of this plan. Why were we so excited? We understood eternal truths about our bodies.…

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The funeral of a missionary

February 2010 some family friends lost their son. He had been serving a mission in Romania  and he and his companion died in their sleep from a gas leak. It was devastating news for our small valley, for this family who have a young daughter with cancer and another with a mystery illness. But at the funeral there was a feeling of celebration of life and service!

The boys grandfather was described by a general authority as a spiritual giant, and after listening to him give the eulogy I have to agree. He talked about his grandson, his life, his growth as a missionary, his friends and goals. then he taught us about what this young man will be doing…

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Dear Grandma

I came across some things that I had written a few years ago, June of 2010 to be exact, this is one of them. I had written this letter to my maternal grandmother many years after she had passed away. I was just missing her one night and wanted to talk to her, so I did what I usually do when that happens, I wrote to her instead.

This is my letter to grandma

Last night my husband and I went to the movies, we saw Letter to Juliet. It was a sweet, feel good movie, a chick flick, but even Adam enjoyed it. The grandmother, Claire brought me to tears many times. She reminded me so much of you.…

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Canning Tomatoes

Canning Tomatoes

I love fresh ripe from the vine tomatoes. I love growing them, I love canning them to use all the rest of the year. Here in the desert we plant our tomatoes in February. If we plant too much later than that they won’t produce much. We have to get the plants to do all they can before our night time temperatures exceed 70 degrees, after that the tomatoes won’t set, so we plant early. We rarely freeze here more than a few days a year, once in a while that February planting time will bite us with a freeze but not usually.

This year we planted 30 tomato plants in hopes of making up for the garden we didn’t…

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Missionaries need mail!

Missionaries need mail!

Our daughter is serving a mission and she’s loving every minute of it. She loves the bug bites, the blisters, the long hours, the leaking water through the ceiling, ok so not so much any of that, but she does love the work and the service, the rest is just life.

However as our sons and daughters head into the mission field the one thing they really need is news from home. They want to know that all is well, that they are missed, that they have support. They need that connection and well, so do we.

Now to encourage us when she isn’t getting enough mail we receive things like thisWhat is more pathetic than your daughter standing in…

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