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  • Spoiler...Agency

    4/24/2018 9:51:53 AM, by JLAMING263

    Spencer W. Kimball Each of you has the right and the responsibility to direct your own life. But be not deceived; you must also be responsible for your choices. This is an eternal principle.... Read more

  • Spoiler...Family

    4/23/2018 3:29:25 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Some uses of individual and family time are better, and others are best. We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best because they develop faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and strengthen our families." —Dallin H. Oaks... Read more

  • Spoiler...Jesus Christ

    4/21/2018 10:20:07 AM, by JLAMING263

    Larry J. Echo Hawk Through the miracle of the sacred Atonement of Jesus Christ, we can also receive the gift of forgiveness of our sins and misdeeds, if we accept the opportunity and responsibility of repentance. And by receiving necessary ordinances, keeping covenants, and obeying commandments, w... Read more

  • Spoiler...Blessings

    4/20/2018 1:58:50 PM, by JLAMING263

    "We can remember those who give us a chance, and a second chance, with honesty, kindness, patience, and encouragement. And we can become someone others remember when they most needed help. Gratefully remembering the assistance of others and the Spirit’s guiding influence is a way we remember Him. It... Read more

  • The big day has arrived!! RETIREMENT!

    4/19/2018 12:51:39 PM, by CECELW

    I never thought i'd hear those words...RETIREMENT! "this soon"? haha. It just snuck up on me while I wasn't even looking. The kids are grown and on their own, i'm a grandmother ( Neena), married for almost 34 years. Yes, i'm still in love, 'cept when I'm not!! Our plan totally worked out. We stuck o... Read more

  • Spoiler...Love of God

    4/19/2018 10:17:33 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Dear brothers and sisters, it is not easy for us to recognize the love of Heavenly Father when we look around with our temporal eyes, because we see inconvenience, loss, burdens, or loneliness first. On the other hand, we can see the blessings beyond when we look up. The Lord has revealed, “When we... Read more

  • Spoiler...Family

    4/18/2018 5:40:18 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Family commitments and expectations should be at the top of our priorities to protect our divine destiny. For those who are looking for more fruitful use of the Sabbath day for the family as a whole, the hastening of this work is fertile ground. … Our precious roots and branches must be nourished."... Read more

  • Spoiler...Faith

    4/17/2018 9:45:38 AM, by JLAMING263

    M. Russell Ballard Life can be filled with faith, joy, happiness, hope, and love when we exercise the smallest amount of real faith in Christ.... Read more

  • Spoiler...Ministering

    4/16/2018 10:32:22 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Jesus said, 'I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep' (John 10:14). He provides for us the perfect example of what a true shepherd should be." —Thomas S. Monson... Read more

  • Spoiler...Endure

    4/15/2018 2:15:38 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Just do the very best you can each day. Do the basic things and, before you realize it, your life will be full of spiritual understanding that will confirm to you that your Heavenly Father loves you. When a person knows this, then life will be full of purpose and meaning, making balance easier to m... Read more

  • Spoiler...Choices

    4/14/2018 9:44:58 AM, by JLAMING263

    Dieter F. Uchtdorf When we are in the light, we can make righteous choices based on true principles. When we are in the light, we have “a perfect brightness of hope”2 because we can see our mortal trials from an eternal perspective.... Read more

  • Spoiler...Family

    4/13/2018 10:27:01 AM, by JLAMING263

    "We should not need a hurricane or other crisis to remind us of what matters most. The gospel and the Lord’s plan of happiness and salvation should remind us. What matters most is what lasts longest, and our families are for eternity." —Elder M. Russell Ballard... Read more

  • Spoiler...Ministering

    4/12/2018 9:24:45 AM, by JLAMING263

    Jean B. Bingham What does ministering look like? Ministering looks like going for a walk, getting together for a game night, offering service, serving together, visiting (in person, by phone, online, or via text), delivering a birthday card, and cheering at a soccer game, she said. “It looks like ... Read more

  • Hump Day

    4/11/2018 3:20:44 PM, by MRSBUCKEYE

    Normally at least in the last 2 months Wednesday has become a day that I record a video regarding my weight loss/gain and post it up on our youtube channel. Not sure I want to do that today - the scale moaned when I was getting close to it so I pretty much knew it wasn't going to be in my favor. ... Read more

  • Spoiler...Agency

    4/11/2018 9:56:21 AM, by JLAMING263

    L. Tom Perry Men and women receive their agency as a gift from God, but their liberty and, in turn, their eternal happiness come from obedience to His laws.... Read more

  • Spoiler...Hope

    4/10/2018 10:09:21 AM, by JLAMING263

    "In those moments when the light of your faith has dimmed, let your hope for the Savior’s love and grace, found in His gospel and His Church, overcome your doubt. I promise that He stands ready to receive you. Over time you will come to see that you have made the best choice you could possibly have ... Read more

  • Spoiler...Prayer

    4/9/2018 5:15:06 PM, by JLAMING263

    "The home should be a place where reliance on the Lord is a matter of common experience, not reserved for special occasions. One way of establishing that is by regular, earnest prayer. It is not enough just to pray. It is essential that we really speak to the Lord, having faith that he will reveal t... Read more

  • The Turtle Wins The Race

    4/9/2018 11:09:14 AM, by MRSBUCKEYE

    So I'm sure you've heard the expression "The Turtle Wins The Race" well for me I'm the turtle as I "am" losing weight but it's very very slow. In the past, I would have already given up. Hands up in the air and (well let's be honest here) I would have said "f it" ! (Honest I'm not a s... Read more

  • Top 10 Benefits of Nutrition Tracking

    4/8/2018 9:43:05 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone I decided to write an article about the benefits of nutrition tracking for a new getting started guide we built. This takes a look at several different aspects of behavior change expertise. I also "elevated" a bunch of great member comments at the end of the article so you see wha... Read more

  • Spoiler...Repentance

    4/8/2018 11:12:44 AM, by JLAMING263

    Stephen W. Owen Too often we think of repentance as something miserable and depressing. But God’s plan is the plan of happiness, not the plan of misery! Repentance is uplifting and ennobling.... Read more

  • Spoiler...Family

    4/6/2018 10:36:13 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Some uses of individual and family time are better, and others are best. We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best because they develop faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and strengthen our families." —Dallin H. Oaks... Read more

  • Spoiler...Atonement

    4/5/2018 3:59:46 PM, by JLAMING263

    "But just because spiritual trials are real does not mean that they are incurable. We can heal spiritually. Even the deepest spiritual wounds—yes, even those that may appear to be incurable—can be healed. The Savior’s healing touch can transform lives in our day just as it did in His." —Elder Diet... Read more

  • Spoiler...Adversity

    4/4/2018 10:26:15 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Given the reality of the Resurrection of Christ, doubts about the omnipotence, omniscience, and benevolence of God the Father—who gave His Only Begotten Son for the redemption of the world—are groundless. ... Given the reality of the Resurrection of Christ, death is not our end, and though “skin wo... Read more

  • Spoiler...Jesus Christ

    4/3/2018 11:18:45 AM, by JLAMING263

    Henry B. Eyring “I thank our Heavenly Father for the gift of His Beloved Son, who came voluntarily to earth to be our Redeemer. I am grateful to know that He atoned for our sins and rose in the Resurrection. Every day I am blessed to know that, because of His Atonement, I may someday be resurrecte... Read more

  • Spoiler...Jesus Christ

    4/2/2018 10:06:40 AM, by JLAMING263

    Russell M. Nelson “Without our Redeemer’s infinite Atonement, not one of us would have hope of ever returning to our Heavenly Father. Without His resurrection, death would be the end. Our Savior’s Atonement made eternal life a possibility and immortality a reality for all.”... Read more

  • Are you ready for spring?

    4/1/2018 10:32:03 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone Last week, I shared a great video by a neuroscientist showing how exercise can improve your brain and even push off dementia. This is an important topic if you missed it: https://www.sparkpeople.com/
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    vidual.asp?blog_id=6475510 I was at a confe... Read more

  • Spoiler...Jesus Christ

    4/1/2018 11:24:52 AM, by JLAMING263

    Julie B. Beck With the hope of the Atonement and the Resurrection, you have a third great hope, the hope of eternal life. Because you have a Savior, you can plan for a future that extends beyond this life. If you keep the commandments, you are promised eternal life.... Read more

  • Spoiler...Jesus Christ

    3/31/2018 9:10:28 AM, by JLAMING263

    Gordon B. Hinckley His body was dressed and placed in the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea. The tomb was sealed, and guards were set. But no force beneath the heavens could now hold back the power of the Son of God. It was as if His Almighty Father could stand no more. The earth trembled. The guards fl... Read more

  • Bikini Season - One Week!

    3/31/2018 9:08:24 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    You read that right - my bikini season is officially one week away! No, Ohio has not experienced an amazing heatwave (though the high today is 61 and last Saturday it was snowing!) The high for my day next Saturday? 86 and sunny! That's right - we're already seven days out from our trip to Cancun, M... Read more

  • Spoiler...Jesus Christ

    3/30/2018 9:53:50 AM, by JLAMING263

    Carlos H. Amado At each moment of His suffering, the Redeemer of the world showed exceptional self-control. He always thought of blessing others; with kindness and tenderness, He pleaded for John to take care of His mother, Mary. He asked His Father in Heaven to forgive the executioners who crucif... Read more

  • Spoiler...Jesus Christ

    3/29/2018 12:19:41 PM, by JLAMING263

    Bruce R. McConkie We do not know, we cannot tell, no mortal mind can conceive the full import of what Christ did in Gethsemane. We know he sweat great gouts of blood from every pore as he drained the dregs of that bitter cup his Father had given him. We know he suffered, both body and spirit, more... Read more

  • Spoiler...Easter

    3/28/2018 10:40:57 AM, by JLAMING263

    "I bear witness of that day when loved ones whom we knew to have disabilities in mortality will stand before us glorified and grand, breathtakingly perfect in body and mind. What a thrilling moment that will be! I do not know whether we will be happier for ourselves that we have witnessed such a mir... Read more

  • Spoiler...Jesus Christ

    3/27/2018 2:24:12 PM, by JLAMING263

    Mary Ellen Smoot The Savior taught us the way when He delivered the parable of the 10 virgins, the parable of the talents, and the parable of the sheep and the goats during the last week of His life.... Read more

  • Batch Cooking - Indian Food!

    3/26/2018 12:38:29 PM, by VEG_GIRL04

    I've been SOOOO busy lately - I'm sorry for not posting enough! And I don't have much time to post now, so sorry again! BUT I did want to share with you all that I did some more batch cooking last night. I made my usual muffin pan mini fritatas - which are one of my go to's. I also made Indian food ... Read more

  • Spoiler...Easter

    3/26/2018 9:45:23 AM, by JLAMING263

    In the span of one week, Jesus rewrote humanity’s story. This Holy Week, He can help you start to rewrite your own. This Easter, we invite you to follow the example and teachings of the Savior by loving others, loving God, and making changes that will lead to lasting joy and peace in your life. ... Read more

  • Spoiler...Endure to the End

    3/25/2018 12:54:04 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Just do the very best you can each day. Do the basic things and, before you realize it, your life will be full of spiritual understanding that will confirm to you that your Heavenly Father loves you. When a person knows this, then life will be full of purpose and meaning, making balance easier to m... Read more