Halloween in whiting woods

Halloween traditions

I have fond memories of Halloween — costumes,  trick-or-treating, and big candy bars. Not those stupid “fun-sized” ones that we hand out now. My friends and I grabbed our pillowcases and walked the entire tract of  Whiting Woods. My mom said one year we had 200 trick-or-treaters come by our house. We never wore scary costumes. Kids didn’t dress with blood [...]

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Is brewers yeast good for you?

When I was 17,  I got the kissing disease – mononucleosis – and I couldn’t seem to get better. I [...]

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More on my Mormon underwear (video)

Oh how the Internet brings everything to the foreground. Good and Bad, yes. But I do love the digital information [...]

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Can you be a good Mormon and not do Scouts?

This is for those Mormon moms who might be struggling with the scouting program. I must confess — I’m not [...]

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Spanky’s soap sandwich swap

I love The Little Rascals. I liked them when I was young, I like them now. I like escape in [...]

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It’s all good

Last night, I watched Ushpizin, an Israeli film about Sukkot . I wept. For many reasons that are not easily understood [...]

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Do not anticipate trouble or worry

This is a tough lesson. It seems so simple. But when you’re worried about something, it’s often hard to get [...]

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The blood moon

I got up at 4 a.m. to see the blood moon — the total lunar eclipse. I missed the one [...]

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Sukkot Feast of Tabernacles

I promise, I’m not Jewish, but I just have to mention that at sundown on October 8, 2014, is the [...]

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Homeschooling: Bread mold and penicillin

I love homeschooling, and online learning.  I want to get away from the textbook and get hands-on. This is one [...]

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Dreams, visions, near-deaths, and the end-time prophecy of Isaiah

Avraham Gileadi will analyze some of my favorite subjects — dreams, visions, and near-death experiences alongside the end-time prophecies of [...]

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Getting Gold Pure

I live in gold country — the mother lode where gold was first discovered in California. I’ve learned something about [...]

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Prevent osteoporosis naturally

I decided I wasn’t going to take hormone replacement therapy — HRT. I was going to go au natural. Just [...]

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Yom Kippur for a Mormon

I love the Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur, and I’m a Mormon. I want to join in — even when it [...]

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Gold Plates Projects For Kids

Book of Mormon projects for kids

Here’s another Book of Mormon Gold Plates project for your kids. We did this one with our Primary class. But [...]

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How to make the Golden Plates with kids

The Book of Mormon is a translation of ancient Gold Plates, which is not easily understood by our young kids. [...]

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The Feast of Trumpets for Mormons

I wish Mormons celebrated some of the Jewish holidays. But we don’t have that custom of special Feast Days. One [...]

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Date Pecan Loaf

I wouldn’t say this is a date bread. There’s not much to it  — dates and pecans all held together [...]

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Heart healthy chocolate

Chocolate melts my heart, makes me feel good and keeps my heart healthy. Chocolate has health benefits, especially chocolate with a high [...]

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Why was Cain’s sacrifice rejected?

The Bible is a bit confusing. You may get the idea that Cain offered up the wrong gift to God, [...]

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Between evolution and creation

Most people who adhere to the Bible and Torah believe the creation story — that God “created” the earth in [...]

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