When I was writing that post about prayer journaling, of course it made me think about personal revelation and how to learn to hear and recognize the voice of the Lord. I used to really struggle with being able to recognize and trust personal revelation.  I felt so inadequate in this area and often felt...
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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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Journal Keeping: How Do I Want my Posterity to Remember Me?

  I can’t speak for everyone’s experiences, but all of the funerals that I have ever been to have been really uplifting and inspiring.  When friends and family...
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Jesus Christ is the Bridge: Borrowing His Love When I’m Lacking My Own

  Do you ever get really frustrated with your kids?  And then get frustrated with yourself for not feeling loving towards them? I do.  I mean, I’m their...
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What I Learned from My Car Accident: Gratitude and Choosing Positive Thoughts

Photo by Matthew Henry on Unsplash     About 6 weeks ago, I was in a car accident.  My very first one.  Thankfully no one was hurt.  Our van was originally...
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The Most Terrifying Emotion is Joy: Foreboding Joy

Photo by Noah Silliman on Unsplash   I listened to a podcast episode a couple weeks ago where Oprah was talking to Brene Brown. I’m sure that most have you have...
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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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