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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Today I was in line at the grocery store–Elle was begging for gum again. A sweet neighbor of mine was behind me in line.  Seeing her reminded me about someone I forgot to call back yesterday. She congratulated me on the new baby as I loaded up the cereal that was on sale into my […]

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Sometimes in the mornings I go for a walk with my mom. Our conversations are filled with life, family, scriptures ––sacred things. I learn from her wisdom.  I enjoy her company.  Those walks have become one of the holy patterns of my life. When I heard Sister Stevens talking about her mom during the Women’s Meeting on […]

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Last night Brother Butler and his wife welcomed a brand new baby into the world. It was shortly after 9:30 that he began sending photos. I shared the news with a good friend.  And then I sent a picture. Within minutes she texted back: “Cute!  Emma just said, “what should we name him?” Apparently she […]

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Today in seminary we talked about holy patterns. …the patterns of our life that increase our holiness…prayer, scripture study, faith… She sat on the back row, with black curly hair bouncing of her shoulders and hand raised. “Why?”  She asked, with questioning eyes and an honest heart, “Why is prayer supposed to be a habit?” […]

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Dear Fellow Stranger at Costco– You don’t know me, and I don’t know you, which is partly what makes this so special. And to elevate the stakes just a bit more, I did not even see you.  But my wife did when she was in the bread aisle with our two youngest.  You made certain […]

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