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One of Those Unmistakable Moments

It’s been quite an adventure over the last few weeks trying to decide where we’re supposed to live now that Greg has a new job. Because his position is partially remote, it gave us a lot of flexibility in where we could settle. We thought about staying here in Rexburg so Lexi could finish her …

Do You Have a Secret Something That You Do Obsessively?

Yep, that’s the question I’m throwing out into the blogosphere today. Do you have something that you find yourself turning to again and again throughout the day to the point where it’s become a personal obsession? If you’re like me, I’m guessing whatever it is popped into your mind immediately as soon as you read …

Light At The End of the Tunnel

Greg got a new job. 🙂 And we’re all so excited we can hardly stand it. We could feel the Lord’s hand continually throughout the application process, and it quickly became apparent that this is where he’s supposed to be. So basically, we’re all doing a happy dance around here and preparing to adjust our …

One Way To Come To Know Jesus Christ

In the last General Conference, one talk that jumped out at me was by Elder David A. Bednar. I loved how he pointed out that, “we can not only know about the Lord but also come to know Him” (Oct. 2016, emphasis mine). It’s a subject I’ve studied a lot over the last several years, …

Woo Hoo!! We’re getting a new daughter-in-law!!!

Chase and JaLynn got engaged this week & we couldn’t be more excited! These two clicked so quickly, we saw it coming almost immediately. Here’s to another spring wedding and adding another Wightman to this crazy tribe. 🙂  Love you two! So incredibly happy for you both!   Save

Some Thoughts on Fear

As a family we’ve been talking a lot about the story I mentioned in my last post—the one where Christ calmed the storm in Mark chapter 4. And as we’ve been looking deeper into the account, something stuck out to me that sent my mind reeling in a whole new direction. Specifically something Christ said …

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger (Part 2)

  This blog has been so therapeutic for me lately. It’s been a great way to work through things I’m thinking and feeling as our family tries to tackle life right now. I know I’ve already written on the above-mentioned subject, but some additional ideas came as I sat in the temple today, so I …

Loving the Lord When It Doesn’t Feel Like He Loves You

I’ve been thinking about this subject a lot lately. Maybe because the focus of my scripture study the last few months has been the love of Christ. Especially how Nephi says this love is “desirable to make one happy,” “most sweet, above all [we’ve] ever before tasted,” and “most joyous to the soul” (1 Ne. …

Merry Christmas from the Wightman gang!

  Hope you all had a wonderful holiday season like we did! I’ve enjoyed an overdose of games, laughing, Christmas movies, food, my kids, staying up late, and loving on our adorable grandbaby.  It was the best Christmas present  I could ever receive. 🙂 Save Save

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

  It’s a phrase we hear all the time, even across the pulpit at church. And since our family is definitely going through something with the potential to kill us both emotionally and spiritually, I guess I should be tattooing those words across the middle of my forehead right about now. But I’ll let you …

A Book Review and a Young Women Rant :)

I’ve never written a book review before (which is funny because I’ve asked a lot of people to review mine).  But lately I’ve been re-reading one particular book that’s had me absolutely itching to review it. Or at least just rave about it. I honestly think it’s one of the most insightful and powerful LDS …

I’m A Grandma!!

Introducing Declan Breck Wightman, born 4/14/16 and weighing in at a whopping 8lbs 12oz!! I’m so proud of Katelyn, our daughter in law. It wasn’t an easy birth, but she was AMAZING. I know she and Breck will be such great parents. We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome this darling little guy into our ever-growing family. …

A Few Reflections and Renovations

I haven’t posted for a while, and I’ve been feeling all week like I should get a post up on the blog. But the pressure I’ve felt to post something has actually got me thinking about why I even blog or post on social media in the first place. Now, I’ll be the first to …

A Different Take on Gospel Service

Today I want to throw out a question that’s been stirring around in my mind for a long time: Is every kind of service good service? I know that may sound weird, especially since service has become such a huge buzzword in the church today. We hear countless Conference talks and Sunday lessons encouraging us …