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Playing On a Word: Seal

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“Wear me as a seal over your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, passion cruel as the grave.”
-William Shakespeare (Henry V)

“Behold, I give unto you power, that whatsoever ye shall seal on earth shall be sealed in heaven; and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
-Helaman 10:7 (in the Book of Mormon)

Signed, Sealed, Delivered. I’m Yours!”
-Stevie Wonder (duh)

“When a family is sealed in the temple, that family may become as eternal as the kingdom of God itself.”
-Elder Russel M. Nelson


coming back from my blogging break 🙂

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Playing on a Word: Freedom

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“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.

“More freedom from earth-stains; more longing for home.”
-“More Holiness Give Me” (Hymn #131)

Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.”
-Ronald Reagan

Freedom? That’s just some people talking…”
-The Eagles

“I like my freedom, and I don’t need him.
But I like when he’s near, so I’ll stay right here”
-Yours Truly (part of a poem I wrote a while ago)


What freedoms do YOU enjoy?

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Playing on a Word: Joy

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“To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.”
-Mark Twain

Joy to the world! The Lord is come.”
-Joy to the World (duh)

“Men [and women!] are that they might have joy.”
-2nd Nephi 2:25 (in the Book of Mormon)

“Sometimes we become so focused on the finish line that we forget to find joy in the journey.”
-Dieter F. Ucthdorf


How do you find joy?

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Playing on a Word: Parent

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“All of our parents, they’re getting older. I wonder if they wished for anything better.”
-John Mayer (that line gives me chills)

“I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents…therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father…”
-1st Nephi 1:1 (the first verse in the Book of Mormon)

“A pair of star-cross’d lovers take their life…who with their death bury their parents’ strife.”
-Excerpt from the prologue in Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet”

“Single parents, I testify that as you do your very best in the most difficult of human challenges, heaven will smile upon you.”
-David Baxter (this General Conference address on single parents is incredible!)


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Playing on a Word: Lady

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“I speak unto you, Emma Smith, my daughter; for verily I say unto you…. behold thou art an elect lady, whom I have called.”
-Doctrine & Covenants 25:1-3

“Pretty lady on my mind, she’s got me gone again.”

“The lady protests too much, me thinks.”
-Gertrude in Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”

“Your clothes should be tight enough to show you’re a woman, but loose enough to show you’re a lady.”
-Marilyn Monroe


I love words…

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Playing on a Word: Beauty

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“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Hello beauty, hello strange.”
-John Mayer

“She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;”
-Lord Byron

“There is beauty all around when there’s love at home.”
-Hymn #294

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Where do YOU find beauty?


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Playing on a Word: Sunshine

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“Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”
-JM Barry

“There is Sunshine in my Soul Today.”
-Hymn # 227

“I gotta pocket, got a pocket full of sunshine.”
-my girl Natasha Bedingfield

“Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.”
-William Shakespeare (in “Venus and Adonis”)



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