Lesson #2: Always Be Kind

There is a hymn that is seldom sung at church called “All Creatures of Our God and King.” It’s one of my favorite songs. The first stanza says, “All creatures of our God and King/Lift up your voices and with us sing/Alleluia, alleluia . . .” Every time I hear this song, I always think of Shurleah. […]

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His Plan A

This is the week that I would be returning home from my mission. In fact, it would be this Thursday that I would be walking off the plan and seeing my family for the first time in 18 months. But seven months ago, I came home early. My health wasn’t going to allow me to […]

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Q&As: What the heck is Mormonism?

Some of you may have noticed by now that I make a lot of references to the church I belong to. If you haven’t noticed that, I’m sure you will now. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I’m very open to sharing what I believe and why. You […]

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Five Months Later

Today one of my friends from my mission posted that today would have been her last day as a missionary because she came home six months early like I did (you can read about that here). I guess I’ve been kind of in shock all day. Has it really been six months? I’m amazed at […]

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Health is Happy!

Five months ago, I was honorably released as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I came home from my mission six months early because I had phenomena for eight of the twelve months that I served. I’m going to be totally honest here: It was miserable being sick 24/7 and having zero […]

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Part Two: The MTC Excitement and Blues

I’m a little hesitant to post this part two now that I’ve added a Facebook page because who I was at the beginning of my mission isn’t who I am today. As I’ve written this part two, it’s really made me think of how much the Atonement and my mission has changed me.  But we’ll […]

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