Tag Archives: Heavenly Father

An Eternal Perspective of Special Needs

I was really excited to come across this resource the other day on the website of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, geared towards knowing how to include and reach out to those with special needs. Six months … Continue reading

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To Express Sympathy: Mourning with Those that Mourn

Gratitude and peace swelled in my heart as I read through the many messages responding to my Facebook post about my daughter who was in the NICU for an unforeseen brain injury at birth. People’s cards and messages had a … Continue reading

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Our Home in Heaven

Growing up, I was blessed to have a very strong relationship with my parents. I loved them and enjoyed spending time with them. They loved me unconditionally and provided me with food, clothing, shelter, insurance, and everything else I needed.  … Continue reading

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Valentine Makeover

Whether in a relationship or not, Valentine’s Day can make you feel forgotten, disappointed, filled with unreasonable expectations, or you might just find the whole thing ridiculous. As a way to help come to terms with these feelings, I propose … Continue reading

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Learning to Be More Honest in Prayer

I overheard my 6 year old niece Tessa recently give the most beautiful prayer. She said, “Heavenly Father, please help me to stop sucking my thumb, to learn how to read better this summer, and to stop throwing fits.” I … Continue reading

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Propaganda and Truth

As an LDS missionary in eastern Ukraine, my attempts to distribute pamphlets about our church were often met with the dismissive rejoinder, “Eto propaganda.”  That’s propaganda. We’re all resistant to the idea of being manipulated by potentially-false information. We’re wary … Continue reading

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