Things That I Think About

Sunday – The Book of Mormon

Last winter I was awake in the early hours with a little one. As I rocked the baby┬áin the pink-grey light, I really tried to meditate on the things that challenge me. One thing I worried about was how to guide my children in the gospel. How would I protect and fortify their growing testimonies…

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Sunday: I Was A Stranger

March was a hard month. An incredibly hard month. Wyatt was way too busy, and I was stretched way too thin. Between work and his new calling (which during March did not relieve his time commitment), he was gone four or five nights a week. Add in a neighbor who needed help with a major…

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Inch by Inch and Row by Row

I have been in the process of planting my garden the past week and a half. Today I planted the corn and sunflowers . . . 3 rows, 100 feet each, every four inches.   And as I sowed my seeds, my swollen belly bent over the black earth, the sun hot on my back…

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Troubled Times

*This is a long Andrea rant. If you don’t want to read, I won’t be offended. But if you do, you will learn something about our family that I haven’t announced formally. The Ensign article I am writing about can be read here: http://media.ldscdn.org/pdf/magazines/ensign-march-2014/2014-03-00-ensign-eng.pdf I read a thread on Facebook today; posted by a popular…

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The Widow’s Mite and the Mother’s Might

There is the parable of the widows mite – in my mind a tale of the importance of generosity, of humility, of sacrifice. Of financial effort to build the kingdom of God. A testimony of tithing, of blessings, of the rolling forth of the Good Word. An invitation to give all that we have in…

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