How a waterfall will wash away your troubles and trials

While housesitting in South Carolina, I prayed for insight and wisdom on how I might better place my trust in the Lord and in His timing. Thanks to a loving Heavenly Father who always keeps His promises, inspiration came from the most unlikely of experiences. Salem, South Carolina, and immediate surroundings boast over a hundred waterfalls. Some majestic in height and dramatic water flow with others […]

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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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Because of your consistency

A letter of gratitude to my parents In the early a.m. hours, following my personal scripture study, I like to review in my personal journal what I wrote that day in years past.  Today, October 14, I came across a brief but thoughtful letter to my parents nine years ago today.  I feel impressed to share it with you now. An eternal impact Dear Mom […]

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Would you like to feed our pig?

“Hey kids, who wants to go feed a pig today?” asks Denielle over breakfast in our Nebraska housesit. No hands shot up but little Lydia’s and Casey’s. “Why would we do that?” Neil asked, rubbing at the sleep still in his eyes. “Doesn’t sound like fun.” “A member in our Church owns a small farm and said we could visit if we bring some slop for her pig,” Denielle […]

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So, I had a bad day

“It took my device about thirty seconds,” Denielle said, referring to the download speed for our blog thatsamoreyblog.com.  “That is unacceptable,” I said, somewhat distracted as I unsuccessfully tried to bring up the blog on my tablet.  Inside, I exploded.  I am frustrated.  I am suddenly unhappy.  I am mad.  Here we are on our worldschooling adventure and I am feeling down. “I guess I will spend […]

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