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A Testimony Based on Tender Mercies

I was sitting in Church on Sunday listening to a great talk — seems like it was LaRene’s — and it occurred to me that a weak testimony could be founded on ideas and understanding of the relationship they have with God on His tender mercies, instead of the gospel plan. When we first moved in, I noticed that people in this ward seemed to talk about the “tender mercies” of the Lord a lot. A WAY lot. It’s a phrase I had read in the Book of Mormon and heard in General Conference, but I had never heard it in conversation before. As I understand it, tender mercies are those blessings the Lord gives you because you ask, just…

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Better and Better

The webpage just keeps getting better and better! The new theme is now tweaked to suit my purpose, and I will say it looks very good. I’ve started adding the new products — now all that’s left is the bracelet kits and balloons. I got the charms up yesterday. (Man, that took forever.) I am delighted that it’s coming together. Jared has written code to start adding lessons to the Primary lesson content type. Now I’ll have lesson helps for all the Primary lessons as well as the YW lessons. Sweet. Maybe I’ll consider doing the YM lessons or new Gospel Principles manual next. DD is feeling sick today. It’s hard to tell with her how much is whining and…

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Wyoming Relief Society

A friend of mine forwarded this to me this week, and I had to chuckle. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if this picture was taken in the neighborhood I grew up in.

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Asian medicine

You don’t say no to a Korean woman. Today I ended up at the acupuncturist taking part in activities that dh says “bring out the placebo effect like nothing else”. I am not a True Believer, but since it’s not terribly dangerous (and only costs $40 — AND you get a massage) I went. It’d be nice if being poked with needles and electrocuted could help tho. It really wasn’t too bad. Weird, yes. But not painful. Getting a shot is far worse. 4 needles in each hand and 1 in each foot. “Shocking” massage for 30 minutes or so. Not awful. Plus, I got to eat some fantastic Korean food and bought some pears and a mix to make…

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President Dieter F. Uchtdorf: The love of God

This was a beautiful talk. All my favorites got to speak in the Saturday morning session this time. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf: The love of God – “Let us be known as a people who love God with all our heart, soul and mind, and who love our neighbor as ourselves,”… [Deseret News LDS Feed]