Monthly Archives: November 2014

A Life-Altering Message in a Fortune Cookie

Several years ago I opened a fortune cookie that has significantly changed my life.  The message inside was this: IF YOU CONTINUALLY GIVE YOU WILL CONTINUALLY HAVE When I read those small words on that small slip of paper, something … Continue reading

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A Lewis Family Thanksgiving 2014

Thanks Be To God I do not thank thee, Lord, That I have bread to eat while others starve; Nor yet for work to do While empty hands solicit heaven; Nor for a body strong While other bodies flatten beds … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Prep 2014

Last night, John, Claire and I worked on our food assignments for this Thanksgiving Day.  John made the pie crusts, following my sis-in-law, Leslie Laemmlen’s recipe.  She is the All Time Hands Down Pie Queen.  Claire mixed the pie filling following … Continue reading

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Sarah Brown delivers Utah Valley kits to the Dominican Republic!

This report from Sarah Brown arrived today.  Makes my heart sing! During a recent humanitarian trip to Bayaguana, Dominican Republic, I was able to help deliver 400 reusable feminine hygiene kits to a local high school. We taught the girls … Continue reading

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Utah Valley Kits Distributed in Ethiopia!

My Friend, Diana Bingham, who is the Director of Operations for East Africa with Engage Now Africa sent these photos and note today.  These are our first kits to go into Ethiopia from Utah Valley! Hi Ann Here are a … Continue reading

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Days for Girls Utah Valley Celebrating One Year Anniversary!

Here is the DfG Newsletter sent out today: Today marks the One Year Anniversary since we officially organized ourselves as a Utah Valley Days for Girls Chapter! I’ve been thinking all week about all the miracles that have surrounded this … Continue reading

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Be the Best Version??

I just heard an advertisement on the radio from a plastic surgeon’s office talking about botox and tummy tucks and boob jobs.  Then they said, “Let us help you be the best version of yourself.” Why is that so offensive to … Continue reading

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“Spare not” ~Isaiah 54:2-3

Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy … Continue reading

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Finding a new old friend

Today in my Family History Class we talked about Internet Research and all the ways we can share our family history stories with others.  One of those ways is blogging.  I told my classes today about a sweet experience I … Continue reading

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Quilt Retreat, Oceanside, CA. 22 women with sewing machines!

Oh my, what a fabulous week in Oceanside sewing our fingers to the bone!  Six of us when from Utah, to join our California quilting friends who come to our American Quilting Retreats in March.  We had 2 beach front … Continue reading

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