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Failing Connections

Failing Connections

Over the weekend, I attended a cousin’s funeral. My family on my mother’s side is extensive. My mother is the youngest of seven children. When my Grandmother passed away nearly a decade ago, she left a legacy of love behind but also a family that consisted of these...
A Covenant of Peace

A Covenant of Peace

”and after they had entered into a covenant with him of peace they were suffered to depart into the wilderness.” Alma 44:20 It always amazes me as I read through the Book of Mormon to see how stout the people were with their covenants between each other. When a...
Facing Our Trials

Facing Our Trials

Sometimes it is hard for me to talk about trials for a few reasons. My trials are never as hard as someone else’s, I am very blessed, and I am somehow fearful that if I talk about trials then the Lord will see fit that it is time to face some. This is not to say...
A Return to Forest Bathing

A Return to Forest Bathing

“Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.” –Edward Abbey Two of the past three days have been significant strides for me; I have been outside on thirty-minute walks. A few months ago, we moved to a new home that is a stone’s throw from the...
Overcoming the Virus of Dualism

Overcoming the Virus of Dualism

One of the gravest affects of our time, and of history, is the effort to reduce another person, or class of people, to something other than human. It is this effort to dehumanize that has been the purpose behind so much of the troubles of society. It destroys...