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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


Seal

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)

Freedom

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
….

Joy

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!)

 Parent(s)

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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.”
-Kalai

“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
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Lady

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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Beauty

🙂

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”)

Sunshine

🙂

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Playing on a word: Tongue

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“We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.”
-Joseph Smith Jr. (Article of Faith #7)

“One pair of candy lips and your bubble gum tongue.”
-John Mayer (back when he was a heartthrob)

“[A]fter ye had received the Holy Ghost ye could speak with the tongue of angels”
-2nd Nephi 32:2 (in the Book of Mormon)

“My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or my heart, concealing it, will break.”
-Katherine in Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”

“I have spoke with the tongue of angels, I have held the hand of the devil.”
-U2 “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”
..

Tongue

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Playing on a Word: Scarlet

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“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.”
-Isaiah 1:18 (in the Old Testament in the Bible)

“Those lips of thine have profaned their scarlet ornaments
And sealed false bonds of love as oft as mine..”
-Shakespeare’s Sonnet 142

Scarlet

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Playing on a Word: Labor

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“Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”
-Jesus Christ (Matthew 11:28 in the New Testament in the Bible)

“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.”
-Theodore Roosevelt

“Ye who are called to labor and minister for God,
Blest with the royal priesthood, appointed by his word.”
-Ye Who Are Called to Labor (Hymn # 321)

“Even if you feel you are the lost and last laborer of the eleventh hour, the Lord of the vineyard still stands beckoning.”
-Jeffrey Holland (member of the Quorum of the 12 of TCOJCOLDS)

Labor

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Playing on a Word: Tender

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“Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.”
-Romeo in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”

“…the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance.”
-1st Nephi 1:20 (in the Book of Mormon)

“Yet I experienced sometimes that the most sweet and tender, the most innocent and encouraging society may be found in any natural object.”
-Henry David Thoreau “Walden”

“Try a little tenderness.”
-Otis Redding


Tender

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Playing on a Word: Noble

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“O, youth of the noble birthright, carry on.”
-Carry On (Hymn #255)

“A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.”
-Johann Wolfgang von Goerthe

“[T]he pure in heart, and the wise, and the noble, and the virtuous, shall seek counsel, …and blessings constantly from under thy hand.
-Doctrine & Covenants 122:2

Noble fatherhood gives us a glimpse of the divine attributes of our Father in Heaven.
-James Faust (apostle in TCOJCOLDS; deceased)

 Noble


PS: I love Charles Krauthammer!

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Puffy Charity

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“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up…”

 1 Corinthians 13:4

Puff

🙂

#iheartwords

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Playing on a Word: Golden

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‘Cuz I got a golden ticket!”
-Charlie & The Chocolate Factory

“Silence is golden.”
-proverbial saying with no definite origin
..
“This is the golden age of something good and right and real.”
-“State of Grace” Taylor Swift (LOVE this song!)

“The Golden Rule 
encompasses the moral code of the Kingdom of God.”
-Elder Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the 12 of TCOJCOLDS

Golden

PS: For my friends who may not know, J. Golden Kimball was an LDS apostle in the early 1900s who was quite a colorful and beloved figure; he grew up herding cows on a farm and is known for having a heart of gold, but quite a foul mouth….Also, that’s my beautiful golden retriever, Clover 🙂

 

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Playing on a Word: Measure

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“How do you measure the life of a woman or man?”
-Rent (Seasons of Love)

“Desperate times call for desperate measures.”
-saying with no definite origin

I am the only child of parents who weighed, measured, and priced everything; for whom that could not be weighed, measured, or priced had no existence.”
-Charles Dickens

“For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.”
-Matthew 7:2/ 3rd Nephi 14:2

Measure

 

 

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Playing on a Word: Tangle


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“I’m seeing all the angles, starts get tangled…”

-“Keep Your Head Up” (Andy Grammer)

“Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.”
-“Marmion (Sir Walter Scott)

“Maybe I’ll tangle in the power lines, and it might be over in a second’s time.”
-“Bigger than my Body” (John Mayer)

Tangle

 

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Playing on a Word: Faint

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“O, how I faint when I of you do write.”
-Shakespeare’s Sonnet 80

“And all saints who remember to keep and do these sayings…shall run and not be weary; and shall walk and not faint.”
-Doctrine & Covenants 89:18, 20

“Now why should that man have fainted? But he did, and right across my path by the wall, so that I had to creep over him every time!”
-The last two sentences of Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper”

“This life I lead ain’t for the faint of heart.”
-Dierks Bentley

Faint

PS: I’ve given blood 4 times in my life and fainted 3 out of those four.

just watch it…

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