My prayer for a good year… from a camping chair

As I sit in an uncomfortable camping chair—in a million-dollar home—watching the dawning of a new year through titanic tandem windows, I feel an urge to write rather than speak my morning prayer. A prayer for the New Year. Here it goes. Dear Heavenly Father, I am incredibly thankful for a new year. For family. For friends. For the promise of tithable income. For my […]

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Christian love … with a little icing on top

Worldschooling parents serve as hosts for the 2016 Gingerbread Festival When Denielle and I  heard that the Mormon Trail Center (Omaha, NE) needed hosts for the 2016 Gingerbread Festival, we just had to volunteer. Thousands of neighbors and friends will visit the month-long gingerbread festival where hundreds of gingerbread creations are on display. From Peter Pan to Star Wars, Nativity scenes to surf shacks, you will […]

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Where are the Moreys going next?

Hello, friends and family.  The wandering worldschoolers and homeless house-sitters are doing quite well, thank you. We have less than three weeks before leaving Nebraska. Where will we go next? South Carolina With a stop or two in between. We are extremely excited to sit a 25-acre family farm — wood stove and all — as I continue to write books and we continue to home […]

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Story Story: The essential part of any journey to success

My events leading up to finishing the book Story Story I awake from a dream I remember not.  I spy the alarm clock: 5:44 am.  “Yikes! It’s time to get Kaelyn to seminary!” I say as I strategically bump Denielle with my hand feigning a stretch.  She doesn’t budge.  My turn to get up. I fetch a mason jar, fill it with water, throw on an overthrow, […]

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Faith is like a little seed, if planted it will grow

“But we are only eight verses away,” Neil says excitedly as we were about to conclude our family scripture study.  “We have to finish it!” For the first time as a family, we are about to complete the Book of Mormon, cover to cover.  Yes, we have read many times from the Book of Mormon, but for whatever reasons, we seem to always start back at […]

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Wands at the ready: How to build a family farm on faith

What makes a good story good?  Why are some stories, you know, the tween-turn-teen-muddles-through-life-to-discover-he’s-really-a-wizard-and-will-go-on-to-defeat-the-bad-guys kinds of stories, so powerful they sell millions of books and gets retold in another million mediums?  Why do we relate so fondly to characters who seem at first blush ordinary but later discover within themselves extraordinary gifts and power? Because all of us who ever have, are currently now, or […]

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The mind of God revealed in a weekend

My current vocabulary is not equipped with the right words to convey my joy of writing to you today.  The Spirit is strong right now, and what I mean by that is I can feel the fruits of the Holy Ghost: kindness, charity, joy, righteousness, peace, a desire to do good works, a desire to share my good feelings with others, and a motivation to […]

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