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  • Working Out - Pug Style!

    3/26/2015 11:08:20 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    I recently read a great article in the Wall Street Journal about the newest trend if workout clothes - bright and crazy yoga pants! Luckily for me - I had just recently purchased a few pairs with a Victoria Secret giftcard and some prodding from a friend who was with me to "not just get black." Who ... Read more

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    3/26/2015 10:41:09 AM, by JLAMING263

    General Conference Watch the inspiring messages of general conference. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference?lang=eng... Read more

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    3/25/2015 11:58:08 AM, by JLAMING263

    "The gospel of Jesus Christ opens the path to what we may become." —D. Todd Christofferson... Read more

  • SPOILER...Agency

    3/24/2015 8:06:03 PM, by JLAMING263

    "We cannot force God’s children to choose the way to happiness. God cannot do that because of the agency He has given us." —Henry B. Eyring... Read more

  • SPOILER...Obedience to The Ten Commandments

    3/23/2015 4:25:21 PM, by JLAMING263

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?
    v=nNzTTdD33Vg&list=PL4E784
    EC0770935C0&index=1 ... Read more

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    3/23/2015 10:54:29 AM, by JLAMING263

    "The Lord’s way to help those in temporal need requires people who out of love have consecrated themselves and what they have to God and to His work." —Henry B. Eyring... Read more

  • SPOILER...Agency

    3/22/2015 6:54:30 PM, by JLAMING263

    "A strong human spirit with control over appetites of the flesh is master over emotions and passions and not a slave to them. That kind of freedom is as vital to the spirit as oxygen is to the body! Freedom from self-slavery is true liberation!" —Russell M. Nelson... Read more

  • Weekly Email & Blog Check-In: Sweets in Schools

    3/21/2015 6:25:02 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi everyone! I had a fun time at my son's soccer game today (Saturday). He won 3-1. I like standing for the 90 minutes or so at the games since I sit a fair amount at a computer. I hope you liked this week's email with my note to our school about the food in school. I didn't know this a... Read more

  • SPOILER...Agency

    3/21/2015 9:28:50 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Each day is a day of decision, and our decisions determine our destiny." —Russell M. Nelson AND OUR HEALTH...... Read more

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    3/20/2015 12:32:55 PM, by JLAMING263

    "While serving others, we are most likely to plead for the companionship of the Holy Ghost. Success in the Lord’s service always produces miracles beyond our own powers." —Henry B. Eyring... Read more

  • SPOILER...Agency

    3/19/2015 10:55:12 AM, by JLAMING263

    "We cannot foresee what the Lord has in mind for us. Our only course of action is to be prepared and worthy for whatever he requires. We must govern our actions every day with our future in mind." —M. Russell Ballard... Read more

  • SPOILER...Agency

    3/18/2015 1:51:11 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Discernment is so much more than recognizing right from wrong. It helps us distinguish the relevant from the irrelevant, the important from the unimportant, and the necessary from that which is merely nice." —David A. Bednar... Read more

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    3/17/2015 2:46:47 PM, by JKNEPFLE

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    3/17/2015 11:09:44 AM, by JLAMING263

    "The abundance of choice, however, carries with it an equal portion of accountability. It facilitates your access to both the very best and the very worst the world has to offer. With it you can accomplish great things in a short period of time, or you can get caught up in endless loops of trivialit... Read more

  • Dear Mom...

    3/17/2015 9:28:28 AM, by VEG_GIRL04

    Dear Mom, Let me start this letter out by reassuring you that you have been a great mom. You have given me opportunity my entire life, nurished me, encouraged me and made me the woman I am today. None of what I'm about to say should take away from the 30 years of effort you have put in. B... Read more

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    3/16/2015 11:22:12 AM, by JLAMING263

    "We are beloved spirit sons and daughters of heavenly parents, with a divine nature and destiny. Our Savior, Jesus Christ, loved us enough to give His life for us. His Atonement provides the way for us to progress on the path to our heavenly home, through sacred priesthood ordinances and covenants."... Read more

  • SPOILER...Agency

    3/15/2015 12:42:20 PM, by JLAMING263

    "Each day is a day of decision, and our decisions determine our destiny." Russell M. Nelson... Read more

  • SPOILER...Agency

    3/14/2015 10:59:49 AM, by JLAMING263

    "We cannot foresee what the Lord has in mind for us. Our only course of action is to be prepared and worthy for whatever he requires. We must govern our actions every day with our future in mind." M. Russell Ballard... Read more

  • Weekly Email & Blog Check-In: Guinea Pigs!

    3/13/2015 8:28:08 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone I hope you enjoyed getting to meet our guinea pigs! Ours don't make too many sounds, but I found this group on YouTube who have good "moip" sounds if you'd like to take a look (the first 40 seconds or so doesn't have any action, so just skip through that section: Here is... Read more

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    3/13/2015 10:42:48 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Making and cheerfully keeping our covenants gives validity and life to the vital sacred and saving ordinances we need to receive in order to obtain all that [the] Father hath." Linda K. Burton... Read more

  • SPOILER...Agency

    3/12/2015 1:23:15 PM, by JLAMING263

    "It isnt until you come to a spiritual understanding of who you are that you can begin to take control of yourself. As you learn to control yourself, you will get control of your life. If you want to move the world, you first have to move yourself." Dieter F. Uchtdorf... Read more

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    3/11/2015 5:43:00 PM, by JLAMING263

    Obedience to the Ten Commandments https://www.youtube.com/watc
    h?v=o1Ok5j3AiiU&list=PL4E7
    84EC0770935C0... Read more

  • SPOILER...Adversity

    3/11/2015 9:42:05 AM, by JLAMING263

    "The gospel teaches us to be happy, to have faith rather than fear, to find hope and overcome despair, to leave darkness and turn toward the light of the everlasting gospel." Boyd K. Packer... Read more

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    3/10/2015 10:21:41 AM, by JLAMING263

    When someone is crying, of course, the noble thing to do is to comfort them. But if someone is trying to hide their tears, it may also be noble to pretend you do not notice them. A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket... Read more

  • SPOILER...Agency

    3/9/2015 10:59:08 AM, by JLAMING263

    It is Gods will that we be free men and women enabled to rise to our full potential both temporally and spiritually. https://www.lds.org/general-
    conference/2014/10/free-fo
    rever-to-act-for-themselve
    s?cid=HPWE030415731&lang=eng... Read more

  • SPOILER...Courage

    3/9/2015 10:56:46 AM, by JLAMING263

    Learn from the life of Esther and other inspiring women the importance of trusting in God and courageously standing up for what you believe. ... Read more

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    3/8/2015 8:21:17 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Conversion will not be a single event or something that will last for just one season of life but will be a continuing process. Life can become brighter until the perfect day, when we will see the Savior and find that we have become like Him. The Lord described the journey this way: That which is ... Read more

  • Weekly Email & Blog Check-In: Financial Health

    3/7/2015 6:02:46 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone! I had fun at my son's flag football game on Saturday. I hope you enjoyed this week's email. I just got a big surprise learning someone who is a SP member! I'll share more in next week's email, it's a fun one. List any highlights from this week or goals for next week -- ... Read more

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    3/7/2015 10:05:28 AM, by JLAMING263

    "May you constantly nourish your testimonies of the gospel that they will be a protection to you against the buffetings of the adversary." Thomas S. Monson... Read more

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    3/6/2015 9:52:08 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Conversion will not be a single event or something that will last for just one season of life but will be a continuing process. Life can become brighter until the perfect day, when we will see the Savior and find that we have become like Him. The Lord described the journey this way: That which is ... Read more

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    3/5/2015 10:09:01 AM, by JLAMING263

    "True conversion is more than merely having a knowledge of gospel principles and implies even more than just having a testimony of those principles. It is possible to have a testimony of the gospel without living it. Being truly converted means we are acting upon what we believe and allowing it to c... Read more

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    3/4/2015 11:07:50 AM, by JLAMING263

    "The Lord taught us that when we are truly converted to His gospel, our hearts will be turned from selfish concerns and turned toward service to lift others as they move upward to eternal life. To obtain that conversion, we can pray and work in faith to become the new creature made possible by the A... Read more

  • SPOILER...Atonement & Comfort

    3/3/2015 9:24:59 AM, by JLAMING263

    Like many others, I have often been inspired by beautiful works of art and music. One such occasion was when I stood before a masterful painting created by the Danish artist Frans Schwartz titled The Agony in the Garden.1 This achingly beautiful painting depicts the Savior kneeling in the Garde... Read more

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    3/2/2015 11:12:32 AM, by COUGARPAINTBALL

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    3/2/2015 9:47:58 AM, by JLAMING263

    "We cannot foresee what the Lord has in mind for us. Our only course of action is to be prepared and worthy for whatever he requires. We must govern our actions every day with our future in mind." M. Russell Ballard... Read more

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    3/1/2015 12:54:52 PM, by JLAMING263

    If we truly want to become like the Savior, we must learn to teach in the way He taught.... Read more

  • Weekly Email & Blog Check-In: October Sky

    2/28/2015 4:52:37 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Hi Everyone! I hope you liked my email about the movie October Sky! Have you seen this movie? Feel free to start listing any highlights from this week or goals for next week. SparkCheers! Chris (SparkGuy) 529 ... Read more

  • Weekly Email & Blog Check-In

    2/28/2015 4:50:44 PM, by SPARKGUY

    Happy Saturday Everyone! I'm starting this blog to get the url for my weekly email that is delivered late tonight. This week, I'll share a favorite motivational movie we watched for family movie night. Feel free to start listing any highlights from this week or goals for next week. ... Read more

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    2/28/2015 11:18:36 AM, by JLAMING263

    Christians Need to Work Together, Elder Holland Tells Faith Group POSTED: 26 FEBRUARY 2015 Whatever their doctrinal differences, Christians need to work together in addressing societys ills, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles declared February 26 to a faith-based audi... Read more

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    2/28/2015 11:16:15 AM, by JLAMING263

    Many of the sayings and words of wisdom, I get from these conference talks. I invite all to join in. April 2015 General Conference MARCH 28 AND APRIL 4-5, 2015 https://www.lds.org/church/e
    vents/april-2015-general-c
    onference?lang=eng... Read more

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    2/27/2015 8:15:15 AM, by JLAMING263

    "Each day is a day of decision, and our decisions determine our destiny." Russell M. Nelson... Read more

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    2/26/2015 10:42:05 AM, by JLAMING263

    "It is a great source of spiritual power to live lives of integrity and righteousness and to keep our eyes on where we want to be in the eternities." Dieter F. Uchtdorf... Read more

  • Devastated and sad

    2/25/2015 8:44:44 PM, by DIAMORROW1

    On Monday my husband of 18 years died suddenly during a routine surgery. I am lost and devastated. I am trying not to eat myself through this. I just dont know how to recover from this loss. He was my best friend and soul mate....just clueless and lost.... Read more

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    2/25/2015 7:48:21 PM, by JLAMING263

    "A pivotal spiritual attribute is that of self-masterythe strength to place reason over appetite. Self-mastery builds a strong conscience. And your conscience determines your moral responses in difficult, tempting, and trying situations." Russell M. Nelson... Read more