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Project following One Year

In January, Bry and I were looking at the year ahead of us. It was a solemn experience. Yes, there were schools opening and vaccines on the horizon, but there were also dear friends who were near the end of their lives. I told Bryant that we will have a funeral to attend this year. …

As part of our morning family scripture studies, I felt like I wanted to encourage the children to not listen to their “monkey brains”, or their lower brains. Some of my children are very obedient to their monkey brains. (Sometimes I am, too…) “Eat all the chocolates, right now!” “Okay!”  “Don’t do your job. That’s boring.” …

I tried something new this morning for my morning thought-dump. I wrote my dream! I don’t know that dreams represent what’s going on in my mind, necessarily. But maybe parts of dreams do. Maybe. So, without getting too attached, I looked at my dream from the night before. I dumped it out on paper, and …

I wanted to take a minute this morning to type up what I learned from my personal scripture studies last week.  In Doctrine and Covenants 20, we are re-introduced to the Sacrament prayers. But, for the new members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1830, this is the first time they are hearing …

This past weekend I got to see all my siblings again, at my mom’s wedding. I can’t remember the last time we were together – all six of us. My relationship with these six people are some of the most important relationships in my life. I am grateful for the time we had together over …

I want to take some time to look at the Prodigal Son this morning, in Luke 15. A certain man had two sons: And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took …

Let’s talk about prayer for just a minute. I was listening to a favorite podcast this week, Don’t Miss This. I try to listen to David Butler and Emily Freeman while I prepare breakfast in the mornings, so when the children come for breakfast and family scripture study, I have some new insights to share, …

I just got off my call with my coach. I want to write some things down, before I forget, right? PRINCIPLES STUDIED THIS WEEK: I had two questions for my coach this week. QUESTION ONE. In Byron Katie’s work, and the “turnaround” as a tool for inquisition, what is the different between turning the circumstance …

This past week was the funeral for one of our dear friends, Robertson Ward. When I got the text that Rob had passed away, I just sat in the van by myself for awhile. The sun was shining, and the rain was falling. Isn’t it interesting when that happens. I called Bryant. Maybe two or three years ago, in …

Over the breakfast table one morning earlier this week, we got into a family discussion. “How can we tell when ___________ is angry?” How can we tell when Julia is angry? That was easy. As a 5-year old, she doesn’t hide anything. Everyone agreed. She screams and sometimes hits. We all know when Julia is …