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Take 2: We are all just walking each other home.

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(Repost from my old blog. 12/16/2015)

How beautiful is that phrase? How true is that phrase?

When we come to understand this none of that other stuff matters.

Not the clothes you wear. Not the iphone you have. Not the hair you have. Not the grades you got. Not thing somebody said to you 5 years ago. Not the bedspread on your bed. None of that matters.

What matters is the way we are helping others on their walk home. 

“We are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others” Gordon B Hinckley 

What matters is the kind words that we say to lift another person.
What matters is that smile we put on our face even when we don’t necessarily want to.
What matters is that you are helping others understand their self-worth and divinity.
What matters is helping others gain a stronger testimony by being a good example.let’s all help each other on our journeys. k?

​xoxo

August 6, 2017
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Take 2: 8 Ways to Make Seminary Better than Ever

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August 18, 2016
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Take 2: God is Good

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Originally posted on 2/4/16 on haleesthoughts.weebly.com. No edits were made to this post.

 

Hi lovelies!

Alma 26 is one of my all time favorite chapters in the entire Book of Mormon. I just love it!

If you’re not familiar with Alma 26, “Ammon glories in the Lord..” (taken from the chapter heading) Ammon is seriously  giving God credit for everything! He is praising our wonderful merciful God!

I wish I could pick my favorite verse in this chapter but there are seriously SO MANY good ones! Let me share one  verse:

 16 Therefore, let us glory, yea, we will glory in the Lord; yea, we will rejoice, for our joy is full; yea, we will praise our God forever. Behold, who can glory too much in the Lord? Yea, who can say too much of his great power, and of his mercy, and of his long-suffering towards the children of men? Behold, I say unto you, I cannot say the smallest part which I feel.

Don’t you just love it? Our God is an all powerful, all knowing God! & The fact that He loves each of us individually is AMAZING! Let’s “praise his name forever.” (v.12) & “sing to his praise” (v. 8)

I highly recommend going and reading this chapter. It does wonders for my spirits and I know it will do the same for you!
What is your favorite chapter or book in the Book of Mormon? Why do you like it so much?

-halee

July 28, 2016
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Take 2: Everything Happens For a Reason

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Originally posted on 2/29/16 on haleesthoughts.weebly.com. Some edits were made to this post.

I used to hate the phrase, “everything happens for a reason.”

I thought that I knew best and didn’t understand how God could possibly have a reason for doing what He did. The past few years I have become a firm believer that EVERYTHING does happen for a reason.We may not be able to see the whole picture, but God can and boy does He know what he’s doing! Things that happened months ago that I didn’t really understand why at the moment (not anything bad or hard, just everyday life things) make total sense now! And now I am like, “if I would have been in charge like I wanted to be, I wouldn’t have had this opportunity or been able to know this person, etc. etc.”Sometimes it is hard to understand WHY. Why did this happen? Why did this person come into my life? Why did it have to happen to me? Why can’t it work out my way? (you’ve asked those questions before haven’t you?)

I am here to tell you that although we don’t understand WHY right now, there IS a reason. You might understand in a couple of months or you might never know in this life why you were asked to go through something but THERE IS A REASON. There is a bigger picture that is so intricately fashioned. Even the little everyday things happen for a reason. 

There is a reason that she/he was called to that calling. There is a reason that the road was closed and you had to take the longer route. There is a reason that you are sitting next to her/him. There IS a reason that you had to stay in that class. There is a reason why that dress went out of stock. There is a reason for ___________.

Pray to understand why. Although He probably won’t tell you right away or that second, praying will help you understand and give you peace about the situation. Remember, everything will work out for your good. (D&C 90:24)

Please never forget that there is a bigger picture so intricately put together so that every single thing happens for a reason even if we don’t understand it fully right now.

xoxo

hales

July 14, 2016
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Take 2: 5 things I learned from Trek + 5 things to know before you go

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June 20, 2016
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Take 2: Junior Year & What I learned

Originally posted on 5/26/16 on haleesthoughts.weebly.com. No edits were made to this post.

(I’m not one to typically share personal stories but I feel like I really need to start including more on my blog so here I am!) Oh and please enjoy the picture dump. 😉 I gotta remember these moments.

My junior year is over, which means I am officially a SENIOR. A senior. I never ever thought that I would ever be saying that. ONE MORE YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL LEFT. Less than 365 days till I’ll be graduated. Honestly can’t believe that this chapter in my life is almost over..

 

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June 12, 2016
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Previous Posts

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Because was unable to get my weebly posts transferred to this new blog I will be reposting old ones every Thursday. This way I will be able to post ones that not very many people have seen and also so I can filter out the not so good ones. 🙂 They will be titled Take 2: _______. (Name of post.)

If you are looking for an old post please go back to haleesthoughts.weebly.com and search for it there. 🙂

XOXO,

Halee

June 9, 2016
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