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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
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Dear Allison, For by the water ye keep the commandment; by the Spirit ye are justified, and by the blood ye are sanctified; Moses 6:60 And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the breastplate of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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portraits of faith "Ordinary people who faithfully, diligently, and consistently do simple things that are right before God will bring forth extraordinary results." (David A. Bednar, “By Small and Simple Things Are Great Things Brought to Pass”, BYU Women’s Conference,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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One morning while I was making breakfast I turned on the new FamilySearch recipe videos for the children to watch. The little boys watched and watched oohing and aaahing over the traditions and recipes shared. The fourth time through the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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As I was looking for photos to use in the food tradition blog post, I came across these adorable photos from 2010, and I thought about how the food we eat affects all parts of our lives. For example this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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image by Brady Tuckett Dear Allison, Last time I wrote that one way of understanding the word Sabbath in Hebrew is as the combination of the basic elements of two shorter words: return and home, and that home is central... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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(staples from this last week) Mondays are a favorite. Actually, Tuesdays are lovely because I spend time with Guelita and Fridays with the start of the weekend are something I look forward to. I'm not sure you can have a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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I don't think I have ever reposted anything here before because I want to keep content relevant, but with the creation of FamilySearch recipes, I knew that I wanted to include this somewhere. I wrote this for a FamilySearch assignment... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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I came home from RootsTech and crashed. I slept for over a week and marveled that the Lord was able to make my body strong enough to do all that required of me. I can't wait to share more, but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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image by Brady Tuckett Dear Allison, Sabbath in Hebrew is a beautiful and profound word. One way of looking at this word is as the combination of the basic elements of two shorter words: return and home also very meaningful... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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Waking up to a beautiful email from a beloved aunt reminding the family that today, Valentine's day is the 100th anniversary of Williard and Leona Ashton, my Great Grandparents. I immediately had questions, how did they meet? When did they... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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Look what I found while trying to find something for another project. These photos are from last year, but perfect for this week and the starting of RootsTech. One of the first things I noticed is the light in Guelita's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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"In the midst of life’s greatest storms, do not forget your divine heritage as a son or daughter of God or your eternal destiny to one day return to live with Him, which will surpass anything the world has to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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One of the wonderful things about this 52stories project from FamilySearch is that you can start it anytime, at any age, and in any format, you would like. So even though it's the beginning of February, it's not too late... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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RootsTech is just a week away. When I looked at my calendar this morning and realized that I couldn't believe it. I have been working on last minute projects for FamilyDiscovery Day and finalizing my portion of our class. Once... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at a simple inspiration
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Dear Allison, Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God. Behold,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at a simple inspiration