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Jenny Harris

Jenny is a star-gazing, book-clubbing mother of two. She has a Master’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, which is mildly comical (but also a boon in parenting and relationships). Her kids will attest that she's crazy about reading aloud, time out of doors, and creative play. Her family's goal is the “abundant life,” as prescribed by Jesus.

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Hungry

When I commune with God, I remember that fasting is not hungering from something so much as it is hungering for something.

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Ye Cannot Go Amiss

Sometimes I feel the good pleasure of our heavenly parents, but too often I agonize over the many things I’m NOT doing. Are my efforts good enough for the Lord?

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Twinkie Cake

This is our Valentine’s day tradition: ten Twinkies buried under mounds of whipped cream, disguised as a cake. We once watched a cheesy rom-com Hallmark

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Lessons from a Winter Storm

Our good friends were living in Del Rio Texas during recent winter storms (February 2021). Widespread power outages compromised their way of living. Fortunately, they

Choosing Joy

“[M]en are, that they might have joy.” (2 Nephi 2:25) Some people are born with a vision. They are called, by God or by privilege,

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Wonderful, Counsellor

“[A]nd his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace” (Isaiah 9:6). It’s Christmas time, and Isaiah’s words

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Elephant in the Dark

 “He remembereth every creature of his creating, he will make himself manifest unto all” –Mosiah 27:30 In 2013, I visited a local Baptist church. It

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On Seeing & Being Seen

Today the girls went up and down the hill shouting, “Mama, look at me!” They went back on forth on the swings crying, “Watch me!”

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Faith in the Unseen

Our evening family devotional is brief and wiggly. Andy reads an illustrated scripture story and Lucy somersaults. Spirituality is plausible; somersaults are guaranteed. For one

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