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Peter and Icecream

June 07th, 2016 by G.

You conduct your Family Home Evening on the back porch, while making ice cream.  You puzzle over why your wife asked for vanilla flavor.

A younger daughter volunteers for the “Jesus minute.”  She tells about Peter walking on the water.  You tell your family you have been thinking about Peter too.  We stumble no matter where we walk, you say, so we might as well try walking on water.

Your wife hauls out a  half gallon of vanilla ice cream she got at a deep discount.  She has the children taste test the store ice cream and then your own, and calculate the costs.  Your children conclude that your ice cream tastes better and costs less, if you do not mind time spent on the back porch with the clan.

The younger daughter who volunteered licks the paddle.  Your curly-headed toddler takes a bite and chants “happy, happy, happy.”

 

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June 07th, 2016 04:55:07

What Groucho Declaimed

May 31st, 2016 by G.

It is probably a milestone of some sort, though I do not know what, when one of your kids flags you down to share a few lines of poetry that caught her eye, while wearing Groucho Marx spectacles and mustache.

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May 31st, 2016 20:41:31

Mother’s Day.

May 09th, 2016 by G.

If there is better way to spend Mother’s Day than spending all day making an elaborate meal for your wife, and having her get immediately and violently ill after eating it, I do not know what it is.

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May 09th, 2016 07:20:28

Road Trips

May 02nd, 2016 by G.

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May 02nd, 2016 08:31:16

Cello God

April 08th, 2016 by G.

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April 08th, 2016 06:49:27

Splashing God

April 07th, 2016 by G.

Last night the trashbag was too heavy for my young son, so he asked me to help him carry it out to the bin. On the way we passed the wading pool. It caught my eye because there were two balloon people bandits floating in it–balloons wearing swim goggles and bandannas, with faces marked on. Apparently my girls had been having fun.

My son saw me looking at it. “We played with God in the pool,” he said. (more…)

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April 07th, 2016 08:49:09

The First Feel of the Water

March 24th, 2016 by G.

Overheard from a missionary:

Our families are worth the world to us.
We are worth the world to God.

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March 24th, 2016 08:11:42

Glimpses of Heaven

February 23rd, 2016 by G.

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On the sweetness of Mormon life.
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February 23rd, 2016 07:30:43

Souls Shine from the Inside

February 08th, 2016 by G.

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February 08th, 2016 07:00:37

Older than God

December 21st, 2015 by G.

My son started to count today during sacrament. He’s just learning how. (more…)

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December 21st, 2015 06:27:34

Diversity is Irrepressible

December 17th, 2015 by G.

A funny thing happened on the way to conformity. (more…)

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December 17th, 2015 06:42:14

Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2015 by G.

When you hurt your rib diving you still managed to catch the ball. Your son was there to see you.
Your assay in smoking a turkey worked out.
At the meal, your son gives you a world-class straight line.
Your wife’s hair is up and elegant. Her eyes sparkle.
You feel that God is with you.
You have a thankful, brimming heart.

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November 26th, 2015 14:01:17

Confirmation

October 26th, 2015 by Vader

You have a new member in your ward.

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October 26th, 2015 10:36:30

Coming Home

October 13th, 2015 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life (more…)

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October 13th, 2015 05:54:26

Clarity and Confusion

October 06th, 2015 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life. (more…)

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October 06th, 2015 13:25:47