The Gift of Writing – By Contributor Mama Vanessa

I’ve spent a lot of time recently thinking about my thoughts. What do I think about when I’m not thinking? Seems ironic, doesn’t it? But we’re always thinking something; we’re just not always aware of our thoughts. But if our thoughts form our character, it seems pretty important that we know of what our thoughts consist because they are forming the kind of person we become. In my quest to...
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As Father Lehi – By Contributor Mama Vanessa

In my scripture study the other day, I came across an interesting verse that for the first time had real meaning for me: “And all these things did my father see, and hear, and speak, as he dwelt in a tent, in the valley of Lemuel, and also a great many more things, which cannot be written upon these plates” (1 Nephi 9:1). This verse struck me with great force because I feel as if I’ve been...
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Revelation Obedience – By Contributor Mama Vanessa

Have you ever begged for something? I’m not talking about the silent figures on the side of the road with a piece of cardboard in their hands. I’m talking about the desperate, frantic begging of a child to her mother. I’ve witnessed it this month as my 8-year-old sister has plead daily with our mother for a Bernese Mountain dog. Her pleading is relentless. At breakfast, she shares her dreams...
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