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Tender Mercies

A couple of weeks ago, I started school online through the Pathway program of BYU-Idaho. I will be honest: I knew that I would learn something but I mostly entered the program so I could matriculate into BYU-I online. It has not turned out to be just a bridge I ...

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Writing in a Journal

I got a journal when I was 12 years old. I didn’t write regularly in it, but enough is there to bring me back to that time and attitude. One entry, March 3, 1984, on the second day of having the flu, started out with this: Today was just as bad ...

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Thoughts on the Parable of the Sower

I get to teach Primary. For non-Mormons, Primary is our organization or ministry, if you will, for children ages 18 months to 12 years. It’s a wonderful calling to have. I love teaching. I really don’t care what age it is, just let me teach. Children can be challenging, but teaching ...

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Pressing Forward

I’ve been a bit hesitant to jump back into this. Even with several posts in my buffer, I’m nervous. Yet I can’t shake the feeling that now is the time. So, here is the re-inaugural post: The lost two years of this blog, when I wrote in it, focused on moving ...

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Who gets to define bad science?

If you know me, you know I’m religious. A faithful Mormon to be exact. And you know that I’m skeptical. There is a church in the area I live that has a sign with sayings posted on it. This week, the quote is “The real opium of the masses is ...

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A bad trip

On the way home from my book club tonight, I saw an advertisement for Impact Training. Oh man, did that bring back some memories. I’m not sure whether to be thankful or angry. You see, my parents did this, way back in the mid eighties, when it was but a ...

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