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Worthy of Love

Guilt and worthiness. I have struggled with these feelings for as long as I can remember because of my perfectionism, fear, I don't know. I know I am supposed to "learn" something from this infertility trial, but I feel done. Because I continue…

Little Seeds

This is Prince and Mary Jane. We met when I was a missionary serving in Mestre, Italy - a city right outside of Venice. Sorella Gillette and I found them when we were trying to track down a member of the ward there and it turns out they…
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Mother's Day

I love Mother's Day.   I think it's a wonderful day to celebrate womanhood and the vital influence of motherhood in our lives.  It's a time that the world takes a moment to pause and say that motherhood is important and recognize how our society…
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thank you

I wanted to start off my writing today with a heart full of thanks.  After writing my last blog post I received countless texts, emails, and calls with words of empathy and encouragement. I must admit that publishing the post was a complete…
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I guess I am one of those people who cries in church now... a lot.

At church a couple of weeks ago I was doing fine.  I was enjoying the talks and feeling good and motivated and humbled and all of the feelings. And while I find it frustrating when people so very vaguely refer to their "trials," I will do the…

share goodness sunday | blogtember #4

Today is Sunday.  A beautiful day of rest dedicated to God.  It is 11:00 pm, which means no one will probably read this once I publish it, but I made a goal to write every day this month and gosh darn it, I'm going to stick with it.  I love…
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Today I Met an Angel: A Letter to my Future Husband

[DISCLAIMER: I wrote this on December 13, 2014. But reading it again helped me remember a lot of things, and I'm publishing it in order to hold myself accountable. Sorry for the lack of pictures.  This is more of just a wordy blog post and…
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Finding Myself Again: The RM/Newlywed Life

Yesterday Dallin and I came home from work, went and sat next to our apartment hot tub, and we started talking about books. I told him about the book I'm currently reading and how he just has to read it.  We talked about how we both…

talking to myself in Italian

Tonight I started having a conversation in Italian with myself.  I was about to take an Italian test and decided that I should probably refresh a little bit.  I started talking to an imaginary person, telling them all about my life and how…

change of heart

I have had trouble sleeping for the past 4 years.  Whenever I can't sleep, I pull out my phone and read my scriptures.  And that's what I'm doing right now.  Except this time, I'm going to write about it. As a lot of changes and things…
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My Farewell Talk

I gave a farewall talk in Church yesterday.  First of the mission posts.  It's long, but believe me, I said it all in only a little over 15 minutes :) Disclaimer: I write my talks in bullet-point form, so this isn’t word for word at all…

there is a season

To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal a time to break…

A harlot

Wanna read a good story that you probably don't read all that often?  Read Hosea.Here it is in a wrap.Hosea is a prophet.He is commanded to marry Gomer.Gomer is a harlot.They have children.  Their names respectively mean: "sow or gather …
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To the lovely Sister Callister

Dear Jasmine, Okay, yes, this is a public letter.  I'm not sure how you feel about that. But here ya go.  This is from me, and also from all of us. Jasmine! You're going to Paris! PARIS. Jasmine! You're going on a MISSION. (That's…
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love those epiphanic moments

This week in my New Testament class I noticed some things in the scriptures that were particularly touching.  I didn't learn anything I didn't know before, but I saw some symbolism in the scriptures that I just found profound.  And I learned…
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La mia chiamata per la missione di Milano

Well, first of all, my world kinda flipped upside down when this announcement was made.  I didn't know how to react. I remember saying, "Is he kidding?  Is this real life?"  And then for weeks, the idea became more of a reality.  It seemed…

The Book of Mormon

As I finished up my freshman year, there was one accomplishment that I am definitely most proud of.  Along with realizing that I had done it, I had made it through the year without any broken bones or empty bank accounts (almost), I had done…
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Modest is HOTTEST (even in Arizona)

So this weekend I had the wonderful privilege of going home! (For three days...)  I flew home, got to sleep in a little, and had a chance to spend time with my family before Spring term starts.  (Spring term isn't part of the regular semester,…