Grandma’s Faith: Putting the Lord First

It’s Easter time! I love this time of year, when we can reflect on the Savior and the joy/peace that comes from embracing gospel principles. In light of the church’s #PrinceofPeace initiative, I want to share about someone in my life who I look up to as an example of faith.   Meet my Grandma, Velda …

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LDS Object Lesson Idea: Apostasy & Restoration (& Priesthood)

Ideas for Teaching about the Apostasy & Restoration Here’s an idea for a powerful object lesson on the Great Apostasy and the need for a restoration. Feel free to share any ideas/insights! I’ll probably add onto this post, with relevant scriptures etc., as I develop it further, but I thought I’d put this out there for …

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Things I Love About Lisa! (+ some little-known stories)

I love raving about particularly awesome people. And my sister Lisa is one of those people worth raving about! Seriously, she’s a gem. I’m so glad I have a sister/best-friend like her. And she just had a birthday! Time to make her blush a little 😉 Here’s a few reasons why I think she’s amazing!   Super …

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Extremely Random & Silly Short Stories By Lisa to Make You Laugh

A collection of some of the silliest tales you’ve probably ever read, written by my sister Lisa, in some of her more silly moods The Tale of the Lonely Broccoli Jessica sat at the dinner table. It was just like any other night. Her broccoli stared longingly at her from its place in the middle …

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An Open Letter to My Friends (A Faith vs. Fear Perspective on the Election)

Quick preface: I was recently reminded of a video clip I absolutely love that teaches a powerful lesson– when we don’t see eye to eye on something, it’s not always that one of us is absolutely wrong and the other is right, but that we are simply looking at it from different angles. I highly recommend …

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Some memes that reflect how I feel about this election

Just something to think about   #VoteYourConscienceNotYourFears #VoteThirdParty #NeverTrump #NeverHillary #ReasonsToVoteThirdParty  

LDS Quotes about Journal Writing!

I was researching about what church leaders have said about keeping a journal, and found a lot of good quotes I hadn’t read before. I thought I’d share it here on my blog for those who are interested   Keeping a Journal “I personally believe that the writing of personal and family histories will do …

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Easy Coconut Chicken Curry (Freezer Meal!)

I love freezer meals. This is a recipe I came across that turned out really good. I’ve made it several times   Recipe: 1 lb. raw chicken, cubed 1/2 cup chopped zucchini 1 cup carrots, coarsely chopped (in sticks) 1 cup sweet potato, chopped (don’t substitute regular potatoes or it will get too mushy during …

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LDS Quotes about “Mists of Darkness” (Lehi’s Dream)

  Lehi’s vision of the Tree of Life is one of my favorite stories in the Book of Mormon. I love studying it! I’ve been having fun compiling quotes from different church leaders about the different parts of the dream (i.e. the iron rod, great and spacious building, etc.) I love running across talks and …

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The Bounce House in Orem! (Review)

I found my new favorite place! We recently went to “The Bounce House” in Orem for Nephi’s birthday. We wanted to go somewhere fun like a trampoline place or somewhere with inflatables he could bounce on. We were already familiar with HangTime, Lowe’s Extreme Air Sports, Jump-On-It, and the Classic Skating Fun Center, but after discovering this new place, …

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50+ Tagalog LDS Quotes & Memes!

Here are a bunch of maganda LDS quotes, memes, info-graphics, mormonads, etc. – mostly magazine clippings from Tagalog issues of the Liahona I compiled these in hopes that it would be of help to some Tagalog speakers/missionaries out there trying to locate more christian Tagalog quotes online. I was trying to make these more accessible since …

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Little-known Stories & Things I Love & Admire About Alex

It’s my husband’s birthday today! And so I’m going to indulge & brag to the world about how utterly awesome he is. Because hey, I’m his wife and I can do that! He has no idea I’m doing this…mwahahaha 😉   Might be super gushy but I don’t care- It’s something I’ve been wanting to …

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The Indispensable Trait for A Successful President

At election time, there are many issues worth considering. We could choose our candidate based on their stance on foreign policy, immigration, taxes, health care, or managing finances. Of course all of those things are important. But sometimes we overcomplicate things by focusing too much on the lesser matters and overlooking a simple litmus test …

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To-Die-For Raspberry Jell-O Pretzel Cheesecake

  So my mom whipped this up for Christmas dinner, and oh my goodness, it’s a keeper! I knew I needed to post it here on the blog. You wouldn’t think that Pretzels & Jello would go very well together… but once you take a bite your tastebuds will prove otherwise! Delicious!   So here’s …

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How I Learned to Recognize the Promptings of the Holy Ghost

I’ve been feeling an urge to write about this for a while, because I feel like it is perhaps the most important thing I have to share. And it’s been so useful and valuable in my life. But I don’t know exactly how to go about sharing something so deeply personal and sacred to me. …

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Why I’m Not Jumping on the Rainbow Bandwagon

  (A little overdue. Started writing this back in July, but got distracted with being mommy/moving/a million other things, & never got around to posting it. I figure it’s about time.)   The purpose of this post is to promote understanding.  I’ve heard some express how they just can’t understand why anyone would oppose same-sex …

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LDS Quotes about “The Great & Spacious Building”

  I love the parable of the tree of life! (If you’re not familiar with what I’m talking about, read this).  I’ve been doing an in-depth study into all of the different elements of the tree of life vision, and I’ve come up with some really insightful stuff! Here are some interesting quotes by LDS church leaders that …

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Homemade Fajitas – Seasoning from Scratch!

I love fajitas. I recently learned how to make homemade fajita seasoning from scratch. Turns out it’s super simple and just as tasty as store bought! (without all the unhealthy stuff. Yay!) Ingredients for Homemade Fajitas: 1 red bell pepper 2 Poblano peppers (can switch out for more red/green or other mild peppers that you …

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LDS Quotes about Food Storage!

Here are some interesting quotes on food storage I’ve compiled. Most are from general conferences. All can be found on LDS.org. Recently I read the book “Visions of Glory”, and it gave me the desire to research more into what the latter day prophets have taught concerning the events leading up to the second coming. I also set …

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How to Make Homemade Hummus (Without Tahini!)

Alex loves hummus. I had never tried it before I met him, but now I love it too. Recently I decided to try and make it from scratch to see if I can make it a little healthier, since the store bought kind contains soybean oil (one of the 3 oils you should avoid because …

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