Category Archives: Thoughts and Insights

Dad’s Best Dating Advice–How to cut the tail off a dog

I was single for a very long time. During that time, there were a fair number of boys in and out of my life. Sometimes those boys wanted to stay longer than they were welcome, and, being a soft-hearted person, … Continue reading

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Go to the light.

God always answers prayers. When we feel we aren’t getting an answer, we might need to step back and see the bigger picture. “Darkness is not an indication that there is no light. Most often it simply means we’re not … Continue reading

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What a secure thought! What a day in which to live!

“What a terrific time to be alive! The gospel of Jesus Christ is the most certain, the most secure, the most reliable, and the most rewarding truth on earth and in heaven, in time and in eternity. Nothing—not anything, not … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Job

“A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” — Dorothy Canfield Fisher I am grateful to be the mother of a strong capable independent daughter.

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Ensign Frank Blair asked the right question

I listened recently to a talk given by Elder Larry Y. Wilson.  He told the story of Ensign Frank Blair during the Korean War. During the Korean War, Ensign Frank Blair served on a troop transport ship stationed in Japan. The … Continue reading

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Nobody else can

From Life’s Journeys According to Mister Rogers, pp. 30-31 Yo-Yo Ma is one of the most other-oriented geniuses I’ve ever known. His music comes from a place very deep within his being. During a master class, Yo-Yo gently led young … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions Bless our Families

In the last 6 weeks or so, I’ve visited with about 170 missionaries who were away from home this Christmas.  I asked them to write down for me 2 of their family’s favorite Christmas traditions.  Actually, with most of them, … Continue reading

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