Let me be nice, please

The moments don’t happen often so just let me be nice when I try.  Maybe you don’t recognize it but this is me being nice. Continue reading

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General Conference thoughts: Lord, Wilt Thou Cause That My Eyes May Be Opened

by Elder W. Craig Zwick

Another reason to draw nearer to Christ by study and applying His teachings.  This goes against everything the modern philosophers will teach.  According to today’s teachings followers of Jesus Christ are narrow minded and naïve.  Modern day disciples are attacked for their limited view.  But that is a false stereotype. Continue reading

See our ares

This came by happy accident.  I wrote it as I wrote a synopsis of another post.  I liked it so much I decided it needed to have its very own meme.  The photo is from a little spring waterfall that is quite popular in my town.  When you live in a desert, a little running water is a big thing.  I thought the photo fit nicely with the thought.

The Case of the Birthday Brownies

Some time ago, an old friend in mom’s ward made brownies for me one year for my birthday. Little did she know, that one act of kindness would start a tradition. Not only for me, but for every member of my family still living under mom’s roof because her kind heart couldn’t possibly leave anyone out.   Since it had been some time since I had grandma notice me (almost before my recollection) I called her Grandma Ann. I guess, you make a big deal and hand out a moniker like that, it could guilt a person into turning a single act of kindness into a tradition. Which is what it did. Continue reading

A small act of kindness

It was a simple act. I wonder how many people even noticed? Surely if I saw it others must have too.

Brother So-and-so was saying the Sacrament prayer for the bread. Apparently, it was that kind of day for him. The words just couldn’t make their way out of his mouth correctly. He started several times. This is one of those instances that have the potential to embarrass someone. For some people, it could even drive them to obscurity. Slip away, slip away into safe, comfortable surroundings. Why bother trying?

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