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We've known for a little while that we would be grandparents. It's been a little bit of a journey with a painful miscarriage first full of grieving and healing. Whitney and Andrew were a little hesitant about announcing this new... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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The combination of corn tortillas and avocado will always make me think of Guelito. I remember when I was 4 or 5 and he was visiting us in Mexico City. We walked to the mercado to pick up some fresh... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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photo from Whitney and Andrew's wedding. Andrew's grandparents. I love all that this simple yet profound image expresses. Dear Allison, wherefore, worship the Lord thy God, and honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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I was recently complaining about how exhausted I am with these long summer days and staying up late until the children come home from their activities. I'm exhausted and the bags under my eyes are more pronounced. I don't get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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You've heard me talk about family history for a few years now. I've talked about the wonders and promises of knowing our ancestors and sharing those stories and experiences with our families and that is not going to change. That... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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"If we are on the Lord’s errand, we are entitled to the Lord’s help." Thomas S. Monson, "Help to Heal", Friend, February 2009 Download Akimball_Isaiah41_13 To read more go here Isaiah 41:13. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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"God will take you as you are at this very moment and begin to work with you. All you need is a willing heart, a desire to believe, and trust in the Lord." (Dieter F. Uchtdorf, "It Works Wonderfully!", Ensign,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2017 at a simple inspiration
Congratulations to your son. Unfortunately I don’t have a font that would work for Korean at this point, if that ever changes I would be more than willing. I do offer a blank version that can be filled in that might work. Sorry.
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If you follow my studio Instagram account (yes I have two accounts, one for family day to day antics and another for art journal and things that happen in the studio), you might have seen this image from my art... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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You might remember the family history bingo cards and matching game downloads from a few years ago. They are the reason I started designing with the Rhonna Designs App (see this post), but things have been a little quiet here... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at a simple inspiration
Thanks Stacie. You can find them on this post: http://www.allisonkimball.com/my_weblog/2015/10/family-history-matching-game-free-download.html
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As I started this post it quickly became evident that I would need to split it into two parts as there were so many photos and emotions that I have wanted to document over the last several years but have... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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Painting by Minerva Teirchart Dear Allison, If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt honour him, not... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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My beautiful grandmother, Hermila Alba, or Guelita as she was affectionately known passed away last week at the tender age of 95. I had the opportunity to help take care of her the last few years and more so the... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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I was sitting in church recently when it was announced that a young man from our ward had returned home early from his mission due to some health issues. My heart hurt for his young missionary, not only for the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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Download Akimball_HeisRisen "Brothers and sisters, one of the great consolations of this Easter season is that because Jesus walked such a long, lonely path utterly alone, we do not have to do so. His solitary journey brought great company for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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A couple of days ago I was reading Jacob 3:1-2 as I have been focusing on the topic of prayer this past week: 1 But behold, I, Jacob, would speak unto you that are pure in heart. Look unto God... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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image source Dear Allison, Psalm 22 is a wonderful example of the richness and depth of meaning that can be derived from almost every word as it is written in Hebrew. There are several words and phrases in particular that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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My scripture journal has become one of my most cherished journals and I am always excited to spend time with the Lord as I study. I started it in 2012 (see this post) and have had a few variations and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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After a quick text one morning that read, "Can you think of any of our ancestor stories that typified these attributes: Faith, Hope, Compassion, forgiveness, repentance, gratitude, God's Word/Scriptures, Prayer? (Part of the #princeofpeace campaign)" My beautiful mother-in-law immediately responded,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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As the children are getting older, I find that preparing for General Conference is something I give less thought to, primarily because they are better able to listen or entertain themselves and part because we have a good system in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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I’ve been thinking a great deal about the upcoming Easter campaign #PrinceofPeace that will go live March 31 at mormon.org/easter. It's beautiful. It has a similar feel to the #LightTheWorld and the activities and videos each day of Holy Week... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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Sometimes when I hear stories about Guelita Caro, Carolina Amezcua Salinas I can hardly believe that the same tiny, frail woman I remember from my childhood could have endured so much. Every summer until her death in 1984 mom and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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He is meticulous with his trumpet. He read the instructions on maintenance and proper care. He always reads instruction manuals. I love that about him. I have loved hearing his progression. He is working hard to try and master the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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My father's cousin was kind enough to let me share this beautiful book she made for her family and share it with you. I know when I look at our history and all that I could do, I feel overwhelmed... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2017 at a simple inspiration