Why ‘God will give you more than you can handle’ changed my life: And how it fixed Christmastime

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It’s been nearly a year since I wrote God will give you more than you can handle. A whole year. I can hardly believe it. It still surfaces as one of my most-read blogs of all time and I don’t … Continue reading

Dying naturally is NOT undignified: What we can learn from Brittany Maynard

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This is one of those blog posts where I’ve written the first sentence about thirteen different times and I’ve deleted it just as many times. Here goes sentence number fourteen. I think it’s because deep down inside I dread talking … Continue reading

Why God sent a rainbow: Lessons from the Marysville school shooting

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Some people have been wondering why I haven’t written about the shooting yet that occurred right in my backyard at Marysville Pilchuck High School. I’ve wondered that myself. But something like that–well, it’s safe to say that it froze my … Continue reading

Why I chose to be a Latter-day Saint: And not a Mormon

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I still remember the smell of the chapel as I sat down five years ago. It was a scent l I hadn’t smelled before–a scent that I’ve since gotten used to. The walls were bare except for some paintings of … Continue reading

It isn’t a sin to get mad at God

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Here I sit in the early morning light and my whole house is still asleep except for me. There is a decorative pumpkin already on the coffee table and a candle that smells like cinnamon. And every now and then … Continue reading