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Charles Alfred Harper’s Journal and Stephen Markham’s Cane

This morning we got to do something really neat. We got to see the real, original, 174 year old journal of one of my pioneer ancestors, Charles Alfred Harper. He is my great-great-great grandfather. He is the ancestor that I picked for Landon to represent during our pioneer unit because Landon’s middle name is Harper....
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10 Years Since We Met

May 15, 2008. I ran out of clean underwear so I decided that I better do my laundry. I walked over to the laundry room in my apartment complex (which happened to be next to the pool), put my laundry in the washer, and then decided to sit next to the pool and write in...
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Connecting with my Grandpa Marchant

This morning I woke up to milk, eggs, and orange juice on the front porch (well technically they were inside by then because Jershon brought them in when he left for work.) It was only 6 am. 🙂 I have heard about Winder Farms for a while now but finally decided that it would be...
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Inspired by my Great-Grandmother

As I was going through video clips for the photo/video montage that I made for my Grandma’s funeral, I ran across a few video clips of my Great Grandparents (my Grandma’s parents) and these clips gave me a greater desire to get to know Dan and Margaret (my great-grandparents) better. There is one little video...
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Does your lamp cast a steady glow?

This morning, during breakfast, I decided to teach the kids about the parable of the ten virgins. First, we watched a little video from and then I taught the kids about what the parable means and how we can fill our own symbolic lamps, drop by drop, intentionally and consistently. As you already know,...
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Connecting with my Grandma Hall

My grandma passed away in the middle of March.  She was 94 years old and lived a great life.  Her passing was anticipated (I had gotten to see her a couple of days before and say my goodbyes) so on the day that she died it wasn’t a shock.  Throughout that day, I felt some...
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Our Wedding Video (Nine Years Late)

We spent Thanksgiving at my parents’ house in Missouri. One of my biggest regrets from our wedding is not getting any video clips. I knew that we would be coming to Nauvoo as part of this trip so I came up with the idea to bring my wedding dress and have my siblings take some...
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Sacrament Meeting Talk: Sharing the Fruit Through the Generations

Sharing the Fruit Through the Generations In Lehi’s vision of the tree of life, he came to the tree and partook of the fruit.  He said that it was sweeter than any other fruit that he had ever tasted before.  It was also whiter than any other fruit that he had ever seen.  When he...
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