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Broken

A poem:
I felt like a fraud, a deceiver, a liar.
I’m guilty, imperfect, I’m ripe for the fire.
I fall short, I am weak, impatient, unkind.
I’m lost and I’m broken; I’m spiritually blind.

What is Faith?

Faith is hope for the future, confidence in covenants and promises made, power in the priesthood, fruit of the Atonement, and the step in our discipleship. It is why we open scripture and bend knee and serve and bless and persevere. 

What’s Love Got to Do with It?

“Love is the greatest of all the commandments—all others hang upon it. It is our Read More.

One Step at a Time

“We will never make a journey of a thousand miles by fretting about how long Read More.

Perfectly Imperfect

“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” Matthew 5:48 I have a confession. Read More.

A Letter of Love from Above (Don’t give up)

Every painful step is an opportunity for you to learn patience, to learn tolerance, to learn endurance, to develop your faith, to lean on Me, to take the next step when the next step seems scary or lonely or empty or pointless.

A Letter of Love from Above (The Virtue of Happiness)

Are you happy? Are you truly, really, deeply happy? Can you experience what might be called Soul Satisfaction? Are you at peace? Is your heart filled with love? Do you wake up grateful for the opportunity to live yet another day? I want that for you more than you can possibly know. I want you to wake up excited about life, hopeful for your future, in love with those around you, living a life of purpose, meaning, joy and goodness.

Are you truly happy?

How to Find Light in the Darkest of Times (one woman’s harrowing true story)

It was then that Heather decided to take a somewhat experimental treatment route including the removal of her left lung, a rib, part of her diaphragm, and the lining of her heart and lung, and a chemotherapy cocktail wash of her chest and abdomen before being stitched up, followed by weeks of chemotherapy and radiation. But her life was about to change. Again …

How to Find Peace and Happiness After a Divorce – 3 Steps to Rediscovering Joy

No one enters a marriage planning on its demise. But sometimes what began with great hope and expectation, filled with love and marital joy, turns toxic. This post isn’t about finding lost love, or restoring trust or fixing what seems irreparable. Rather, once divorce has severed the marital relationship, how do you find happiness in your life again? In fact, we offer three steps for finding joy after divorce.

How to Set New Year Resolutions that Work (the missing ingredient)

Very few people actually set New Year Resolutions. In fact, I’ll even go so far as to say that very few people have EVER set a New Year Resolution in their life. Sure, they set new Year Wishes and make New Year Dreams, but few can actually be called a resolution. Their New Year Resolutions are, in fact, missing this key ingredient.

11 Reasons to be Grateful for Life’s Trials, Challenges and Difficulties

Truly grateful people are the happiest amongst us. But what are the truly grateful thankful for? Well, for everything. Deeply happy people are even thankful for the trials and tragedies they pass through. Come see why you too can be grateful for the most challenging parts of life.

Gratitude Kills!

There are silent killers attacking your body this very moment. We know them as toxins, free radicals, germs, and viruses. There are moral and psychological killers attacking your happiness and quality of life as well. You have an immune system that prevents most of the internal enemies from wreaking much damage to your body most of the time. There is also a powerful emotional immune system, a kind of psychological antibiotic that can destroy the emotional viruses that sicken your soul and rob you of happiness and joy. Come see what it is…

7 Ways to Stop Feeling so Lonely

Our world is more connected than ever before with more ways of interacting with people than we know how to use well. Still, more and more of us find ourselves having to endure the lingering pain of loneliness. Loneliness, in fact, might be one of the biggest public health concerns, having been linked to increased mortality. Indeed, it is becoming increasingly important that we all learn how to deal with this painful feeling.

Happiness: Detangled, Dissected and Defined

It seems there are about as many definitions of happiness as there are people who spend any time talking about it. But some of the definitions leave us wondering whether we would even recognize the thing if it were to hit us between the eyes in broad daylight. So what is it? When we know what it is (and isn’t), we will better know how to find it and how to keep it.

Every Thorn bush has a Rose

Fire burns. But it also cleans, purifies and refines. Heat melts. But out of that act of melted elements, steal is born and titanium is created. Pressure crushes. But it also produces diamonds.

The 14 Spiritual Laws of Intimate Communication

Relationships can get complicated. And communication fumbles can further complicate them. I know. I’ve complicated mine more times than I want to admit. But the good news is that effective, even intimate, communication can be learned, broken relationships healed, happiness returned and love restored.

How to Stop the Cycle of Unhappiness (12 steps to a happier you)

Have you ever felt frustrated that you weren’t as happy as you thought you should be, that you were stuck on some evil treadmill of unhappiness or that every time you thought you were feeling happy, something pulled the rug out from under your feet? Learning what to stop doing to be happy is as valuable as learning what to do. Come see if you agree…

How to Avoid the Dream-Killing, Life-Ruining Poison of Indifference

Indifference puts a slow stranglehold on the throat of potential. It is what separates those who accomplish great things in life from those who wait for governments or luck to give them what they lack. It is the difference between those who are self-directed and those who see themselves as victims to a hostile world or painful personal history or the vagaries of fortune.

11 Things Happy People Almost Never Do

“Happy people are happy people because they do what happy people do.” Those people we Read More.

Embrace Your Inner Amateur (especially if you’re an expert)

An amateur is a person on the way up, a person working to do what they have not yet been recognized for doing. It is a person who gives their dreams everything they have and everything they are. And in the process, they break new ground and forge new paths and discover new territory.

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