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  • SPOILER...Plan of Happiness

    8/27/2016 10:02:23 AM, by JLAMING263

    Claudio R.M. Costa All who seek full happiness can find it in the gospel of Jesus Christ, taught in His Church. Through Christ’s doctrine, we are taught that we can be part of the great plan of happiness that He has prepared for all of us, His sons and daughters.... Read more

  • Battle Frog 2016!

    8/26/2016 2:16:32 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    My last Blog highlighted the pride I had in finishing the Cincinnati Battle Frog 2016! And I've got to say - I'm still so very proud. The number of people congratulating me feels amazing. And my crazy bruises? They are now a nice purple yellow color. Funny thing? My bestie (who I usually run with) h... Read more

  • SPOILER...Sabbath

    8/26/2016 10:06:40 AM, by JLAMING263

    The wards and branches of the Church offer a weekly gathering of respite and renewal, a time and place to leave the world behind—the Sabbath. It is a day to “delight thyself in the Lord,” to experience the spiritual healing that comes with the sacrament, and to receive the renewed promise of His Spi... Read more

  • SPOILER...Testimony

    8/25/2016 1:22:22 PM, by JLAMING263

    Thomas S. Monson With all my heart and the fervency of my soul, I lift up my voice in testimony as a special witness and declare that God does live. Jesus is His Son, the Only Begotten of the Father in the flesh..... Read more

  • Bruises of Inspiration

    8/24/2016 1:03:21 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    I thought running my first obstacle race in the middle of the afternoon was going to have it's quirks. I figured 3pm meant that hot summer sun beating down on me. Having done races in the past I've complained about 11am starts for this exact reason. But little did I know this past Saturday that woul... Read more

  • SPOILER...Judge

    8/24/2016 10:13:25 AM, by JLAMING263

    N. Eldon Tanner How can we, with all our weaknesses and frailties, dare to arrogate to ourselves the position of a judge? At best, man can judge only what he sees; he cannot judge the heart or the intention, or begin to judge the potential of his neighbor.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    8/23/2016 10:49:36 AM, by JLAMING263

    Anne G. Wirthlin Through the guidance of loving parents and dedicated teachers, small children can become familiar with the scriptures and the spirit that accompanies them.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Jesus Christ

    8/22/2016 10:18:24 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Even in the midst of great personal sorrow and pain, our Exemplar reached out to bless others. … His was not a life focused on the things he did not have. It was a life of reaching out in service to others." —Howard W. Hunter... Read more

  • SPOILER...Jesus Christ

    8/21/2016 4:23:22 PM, by JLAMING263

    James O. Mason Faith in Jesus Christ takes us beyond mere acceptance of the Savior’s identity and existence. It includes having complete confidence in His infinite and eternal redemptive power.... Read more

  • Sparkblog August 20, 2016

    8/20/2016 3:52:58 PM, by MAW_OH

    I love summer, but even though it's still August it feels like summer is almost over. It is probably because the schools are back in session and it just seems like going back to school means summer is over. Back to the daily routine of getting a child up early and getting him off to school. Summer e... Read more

  • SPOILER...Friends

    8/20/2016 2:35:56 PM, by JLAMING263

    Henry B. Eyring All of us will be tested. And all of us need true friends to love us, to listen to us, to show us the way, and to testify of truth to us.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Peace of Conscience and Peace of Mind.

    8/19/2016 4:05:56 PM, by JLAMING263

    Richard G. Scott For many, relief and happiness can come by understanding the relationship between peace of conscience and peace of mind.... Read more

  • Do Better

    8/19/2016 11:32:45 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    I could do better. I should push myself to be better. Nutrition is something I CAN do great at. I have not lately. It's just a few gummy bears here, to a few ounces of cheese after work. And I'm not tracking it. And it shows. I preach it and I know it - you CANNOT work off a bad diet. ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Happiness

    8/18/2016 11:01:31 AM, by JLAMING263

    Claudio R.M. Costa We can feel happiness every day in our lives through little things we do, and we are fully happy as we keep the commandments of a loving God.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    8/17/2016 10:33:39 AM, by JLAMING263

    Janene Wolsey Baadsgaard Working to avoid or eliminate debt helps couples reduce stress and increase satisfaction with life.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Atonement

    8/15/2016 2:18:46 PM, by JLAMING263

    Thomas S. Monson Because our Savior died at Calvary, death has no hold upon any one of us.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Marriage

    8/14/2016 8:08:58 AM, by JLAMING263

    "None of us marry perfection; we marry potential. The right marriage is not only about what I want; it’s also about what she—who’s going to be my companion—wants and needs me to be." —Robert D. Hales... Read more

  • Intimate Moments

    8/12/2016 2:21:08 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    This morning I identified the most intimate moment of my week. The moment when while I am actually naked, I FEEL the most naked. And I don't just make sure I have no clothes - dry hair, no fit bit, alone. I breathe in and hold my breath in. I think happy thoughts. I remind myself - naked and afraid ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Family

    8/12/2016 9:45:45 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Talking, listening, encouraging each other, and doing things together as a family will bring us closer to our Savior, who loves us. Our intentional effort to communicate better today—this very day—will bless our families eternally." —Rosemary M. Wixom... Read more

  • SPOILER...Testimony

    8/11/2016 9:49:17 AM, by JLAMING263

    Henry B. Eyring Testimony requires the nurturing by the prayer of faith, the hungering for the word of God in the scriptures, and the obedience to the truth.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Charity and Compassion

    8/10/2016 8:21:34 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Without charity and compassion we are a mere shadow of who we are meant to be—both as individuals and as a Church. Without charity and compassion, we are neglecting our heritage and endangering our promise as children of God. No matter the outward appearance of our righteousness, if we look the oth... Read more

  • 15 Minutes

    8/10/2016 1:31:28 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    It's time to get back in the saddle again! I've learned that sometimes I push myself too much. No booze, perfect tracking, 1500 fitness minutes - I give myself some pretty big goals. And in some instances (like my Amazing April!) they yield big results! In other cases they just burn me out quickly a... Read more

  • SPOILER...Jesus Christ

    8/9/2016 8:34:40 AM, by JLAMING263

    Daniel K. Judd The Spirit of Christ is the power that enlightens our intellect as we seek to discover the mysteries of heaven and earth.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Adversity

    8/8/2016 11:03:53 AM, by JLAMING263

    "When difficult things occur in our lives, what is our immediate response? Is it confusion or doubt or spiritual withdrawal? Is it a blow to our faith? Do we blame God or others for our circumstances? Or is our first response to remember who we are—that we are children of a loving God?" —Donald L.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Revelation

    8/7/2016 2:25:18 PM, by JLAMING263

    Boyd K. Packer Every one of us can be guided by the spirit of revelation and the gift of the Holy Ghost.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Learning and Growth

    8/6/2016 7:06:30 PM, by JLAMING263

    "As you continually seek opportunities for learning and growth, you will increase your knowledge and testimony of the gospel. You will be strengthened in your desire always to choose good over evil and to accept responsibility for your choices. You will learn to nurture others and play a major part ... Read more

  • SPOILER...Atonement

    8/5/2016 10:24:46 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Our Savior’s Atonement does more than assure us of immortality by a universal resurrection and give us the opportunity to be cleansed from sin by repentance and baptism. His Atonement also provides the opportunity to call upon Him who has experienced all of our mortal infirmities to give us the str... Read more

  • SPOILER...Jesus Christ

    8/4/2016 9:35:41 AM, by JLAMING263

    Thomas S. Monson To Peter at Galilee Jesus said, 'Follow me.' And to you and to me that same voice, this same Jesus, says, 'Follow me.'... Read more

  • Still Hard At It!

    8/3/2016 4:51:36 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Just wanted to check in and let everyone that I'm still hard at it! I have continued to keep myself working out and counting calories. I'm down within 5 lbs of my goal and still pushing myself to make good decisions. I haven't been perfect - but the point is - I didn't let myself fall during July li... Read more

  • Aug 3rd truths.

    8/3/2016 10:48:53 AM, by SANDY1969

    Over the last year or so, or maybe since I began this several years ago I have done a lot of soul searching. I would say more so in the last year though. When I began it seemed EASY. I weighed over 400 pounds. I ate right I exercised and I could have a set schedule that made getting into a groov... Read more

  • SPOILER...Marriage

    8/3/2016 10:00:58 AM, by JLAMING263

    Russell M. Nelson Marriage is the foundry for social order, the fountain of virtue, and the foundation for eternal exaltation. Marriage has been divinely designated as an eternal and everlasting covenant. Marriage is sanctified when it is cherished and honored in holiness. That union is not merely... Read more

  • SPOILER...Jesus Christ

    8/1/2016 4:35:12 PM, by JLAMING263

    M. Russell Ballard I bear solemn witness that we are true and full believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and in His revealed word through the Holy Bible. We not only believe the Bible—we strive to follow its precepts and to teach its message.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Opposition

    7/31/2016 2:44:45 PM, by JLAMING263

    Dallin H. Oaks Opposition permits us to grow toward what our Heavenly Father would have us become.... Read more

  • SPOILER...Jesus Christ

    7/29/2016 11:37:14 AM, by JLAMING263

    Thomas S. Monson He who created us and who loves us perfectly knows just how we need to live our lives in order to obtain the greatest happiness possible.... Read more