Book Nook: My Story – Elizabeth Smart

Book Nook: My Story – Elizabeth Smart

When I think of Elizabeth Smart, I’m reminded of a very specific section of freeway close to my hometown in Oregon. I’m not sure if there was a billboard alerting drivers that she was missing, if that was where my mom told me that somebody had taken her, if that was where I found out she was found, or if – weirdly enough – it had no connection with Elizabeth Smart at all.

Regardless, it’s in my memory, and I’ll probably never know exactly why.

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Book Nook: Heaven is Here – Stephanie Nielson

Book Nook: Heaven is Here – Stephanie Nielson

Stephanie Neilson, and her husband Christian, spoke at BYU-Idaho back when I was a student. It was the only Thursday Forum that I remember attending, and I think I went because of a video I had seen about Stephanie a few years earlier.

After seeing the video and hearing them speak, I knew the gist of their story. In 2008, Stephanie and Christian were in a plane accident that resulted in 80% of Stephanie’s body (30% off Christian’s) being burned.

But, a few years later, I found this book at a thrift store, and I figured it might be worth adding to my library.

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Let’s Talk About Addiction

Let’s Talk About Addiction

I don’t remember exactly why I started thinking about addiction last week, but over the years I’ve noticed that most people don’t understand it. Even addicts fail to understand it themselves, and spend years addressing the wrong issue.

Be aware as you read this that I don’t like the word “addict”, as I feel it’s a poor way to define somebody with so many other qualities. But I’ll be using it in this post to make it easier to refer to those with an addiction.

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Trusting Somebody Else vs. Trusting Yourself

Trusting Somebody Else vs. Trusting Yourself

I’m sure most reading this post – if you haven’t experienced it yourself – have at least seen a relationship that didn’t involve trust. Otherwise fun and exciting relationships that were ruined by the lack of trust from one, or both, of those involved.

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