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Month: July 2017

A False Start in Buying Our RV

A False Start in Buying Our RV

Alan has been busy finishing up his last physics class. For the last three weeks, he’s been doing 12-16 hours of studying a day (it’s a five week class!). Well, he desperately needed a break last night. We took the time to look at RVs and had a great laugh. Where else but in an RV can one shower, poop, wash their hands and play fetch with the dogs (sometimes even do laundry!) all at the same time? Okay, I…

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Attachment and the Nature of Suffering

Attachment and the Nature of Suffering

I’ve been thinking about this Buddha quote for the last few days as I have been getting rid of our possessions.  After the first donation load was dropped off, I felt physically lighter, happier. Liberated. To be honest, it felt so good that I can’t wait to get rid of the rest of it. This hasn’t been the first significant purge we’ve experienced. Before coming here to Texas, I got rid of everything that didn’t fit into one POD.  We…

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In the beginning…

In the beginning…

It all started with a simple sharing of a testimony. We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Every first Sunday of the month, our churches across the globe engage in what is called a fast and testimony meeting. We fast for two meals prior to church (24 hours) and donate the money we would have spent on those meals to specifically help those in need.  (This is in addition to the tithe and other contributions…

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