Last January, we read Anne of Green Gables and then watched the 1985 version of the movie.  We all loved both the book and the movie, but Roxanne especially.  She has been quite enamored with Anne of Green Gables for the past year.   So for Christmas, Santa brought her a dress with puffed sleeves and...
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About Shelly

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I’m passionate about strengthening my relationship with Jesus Christ through personal growth, family history, teaching my children, and harnessing the power of early mornings.  Welcome to my little corner of the world. 

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What You Water, Grows

Photo by Gaelle Marcel on Unsplash A few weeks ago, I gave myself a challenge.  Here is what I wrote in my journal…   Tuesday, August 22, 2017 During my prayer...
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True Confidence and How Knowing that I am a Child of God Changes Everything

I am a child of God.  In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this phrase is said and heard so frequently. It’s even the title of one of...
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Celebrating Other People’s Strengths: What’s in Her (or his) Suitcase?

Photo by Erwan Hesry on Unsplash   As I was walking up the stairs this morning, I saw a paper taped to the wall that had some information and a few...
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Lessons I Learned from Missing out on the Total Solar Eclipse

I have been reflecting about the Solar eclipse that happened across the United States a couple days ago, and the unexpected feelings that I have experienced since then....
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An Idle Mind is the Devil’s Playground

  Last night, Jershon was at a meeting so I was doing the bedtime routine by myself.  I was feeling lazy so while the kids were playing I...
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Growing Pains: Why is Personal Growth so Hard?

Personal growth can be really exciting and fun and enlightening and freeing and peaceful. I have seen a lot of that side. I love that side.   But...
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Your Mind is a Garden: You Reap What You Sow

Photo by Kyle Ellefson on Unsplash I wanted to write about the thoughts that have been swirling around in my head about how we have so much power in our lives....
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Learning Life Lessons: Story Fondling and Judge Your Neighbor

So I feel like I have been painfully (emotionally at least) learning all sorts of life lessons this week. It really has been a week of transformation for...
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Giving the Glory to God: Being an Instrument in God’s Hands

When I was reading my scriptures one morning last week, this verse stood out to me…  “But, behold, my Beloved Son, which was my beloved and chosen from...
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