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O, that I were an angel...

Last time I readAlma 29, I had a different understanding of it that shed some light on my own personal experiences.  I was reminded of this again today, and wanted to get it written down.  (I figured I might as well share!)
In Alma 29, Alma writes about his desire to share the gospel to every person, every nation.  He writes: 1 O that I were an angel, and could have the wish of mine heart, that I might go forth and speak with the trump of God, with a voice to shake the earth, and cry repentance unto every people!2 Yea, I would declare unto every soul, as with the voice of thunder, repentance and the plan of redemption, that they should repent and come unto our God, that there might not be more sorrow upon all the face of the earth.3 But behold, I am a man, and do sin in my wish; for I ought to be content with the things which the Lord hath allotted unto me. I always felt that Alma was being too hard on himself.  How is that a sin, to want to preach the gospel? And then I figured that h…

The Laws of Thought and Prosperity

A few years ago I wrote some articles on the Laws of Thought as I went through Leslie Householders Mentor Training program.  I wanted to post them here, but my saved files of these articles all seem to be corrupted somehow.  Fortunately, I had to submit them for publication on another website.  Rather than reposting them here, I'm adding the links.  I want to type new ones, anyway--I need the refresher, and the experiences of the past few years have enhanced my understanding, and I want that understanding reflected in my posts.  The new ones I'll add to this site as I get them done (and probably publish on as well).  I'm also including a few other articles I've written that are related to the Laws of Thought.

The Law of Perpetual Transmutation
The Law of Relativity
The Law of Vibration
The Law of Polarity
The Law of Cause and Effect
The Law of Rhythm
The Law of Gestation

Other articles:

What Do I Have To Be Thankful For?
Facing the Uncomfortable Truth

Choosing Happiness

I was talking to my sweet daughter the other day.  She is of an age and a temperament that makes not getting her way an absolutely miserable experience.  I was trying to help her through a particularly upsetting disappointment, when she asked me the $64,000 question: “How can I be happy when I’m just NOT?!”
Admittedly, I have been struggling with the same question—I, who have studied and taught principles that lead to happiness!  So when I found myself answering her question, I knew the answer was a gift from my Heavenly Father, an answer that was as much for me as it was for her. 
The answer consisted of three choices: 1) choose to be happy; 2) choose to be flexible; 3) choose to be grateful.
First, there is power in making a choice.  The opportunity and ability to be happy is always present, but it requires that we make a choice to lay hold upon those gifts.  Making that choice literally bestows upon you the power to think differently, the power to initiate change in your attitude…

Thoughts on Modesty

Several months ago, a bunch of blog posts about modesty were going viral all over my facebook newsfeed. Everyone wanted to get their two cents in on the issue.  I read a lot of posts because I wanted to see other perspectives, and answer the burning question: why?  My oldest has asked "why?" about modesty since she was eight years old, and I never felt like I had an adequate answer.  But I discovered an interesting thing as I read multiple blog posts on the subject: no one else did, either.

There were posts that were quoted texts from meetings where bishops or stake presidents had been counseling youth that had some good points in them.  And then there were comments and counter-posts indicating that the original posts had missed the mark.  I felt that the commenters were also right.  Some commenters were even offended, crying sexism and hypocrisy over the way other bloggers stated their positions.  And they all had their points.  I even made an attempt at organizing a post …