February 20, 2023
WHEN THE LOSS OF YOUR FAIRYTALE “HURTS”

You may remember Kim Zmeskal as the world champion gymnast who was heavily favored to win the all-around gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics. She fell from the balance beam during her compulsory routine and her dreams of Olympic glory started to fade as her chance of making the all-around final became remote. Indeed, that […]

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November 22, 2022
LILY Letter 85: Happy Thanksgiving!

​In November of 1621, 401 years ago, the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony gathered with the Wampanoag tribe for an autumn harvest festival. It is now recognized as the first Thanksgiving feast in America. These Pilgrims came to America in search of a new start due to the collapse of the Dutch textile industry and the […]

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November 8, 2022
LILY Letter 83: Giving Your Heart a Chance

In July 2015, the Arbinger Institute published, "The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict. The fundamental premise of the book is that our hearts are either at war with each other or at peace, and that peace in our hearts creates peace in the home, the community, and the world. A heart at […]

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September 6, 2022
LILY Letter 74. Is the Law of Attraction Working FOR You?

The Law of Attraction is always at play in our lives—whether we're aware of it and intentional choose our focus, or not. We naturally attract and create more of what we focus on in our lives. Is the law of attraction working FOR you or AGAINST you? Honestly observe your thoughts and what you talk […]

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August 16, 2022
LILY Letter 71: A Mighty Change of Heart

Perhaps the most central message of the Book of Mormon is the mighty change of heart we can experience through the power of Jesus Christ's atonement. This "mighty change" is accomplished through the power of Holy Ghost, which brings about faith and even a change in our desires: "And they all cried with one voice, […]

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April 5, 2022
LILY Letter 52: Are Mid-Singles the Leftovers?

A mid-single person once commented in a singles group: "We are just the leftovers. Get used to it." I've pondered that characterization a lot since then. Is it true? Are mid-singles just the leftovers that nobody else wanted? I have also sometimes heard people refer to mid-singles as an "Island of Misfit Toys." How about […]

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March 15, 2022
LILY Letter 49: Lucky in Love

With the luck of the Irish on your side during St. Patrick's Day, you may find yourself lucky in love too. We did! On March 17th of 2016, Cathy posted an image of herself in several Facebook singles groups in a shirt which read: "Looking for my Lucky Charm." She remembers thinking, "this is silly […]

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March 11, 2022
GOD GIVE US MEN

What follows is a poem by Josiah Gilbert Holland expressing a view of honorable manhood from a bygone age. We live in a time where men are afraid to be men, and where their place in the world is often dishonored. While the loudest voices are telling us that we are no longer needed, many […]

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March 8, 2022
IS DATING LIKE CAR SHOPPING?

Last fall, on her way to a huge concert she had spent over a year planning, Cathy was in an accident that totaled her car. Our YouTube guy, Aaron James Karr, graciously loaned us his spare car while we hunted for another one. Finding a new family car was not an easy proposition. Due to […]

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