"I Can Do This!" Blog

Blog posts about personal transformation...

Shame vs Guilt: A Question of Destination

This morning I had a remarkable discussion with my eighteen-yar-old daughter Jessica after reading a scriptural account of a people who unitedly sought "forgiveness of our sins." We began to discuss the feelings they must have had to make them do this very personal...

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Election 2012 – Democracy: What a Concept!

I have felt great feelings of gratitude today (well, yesterday at this point) for the opportunity to study the issues of our day, align with candidates and referenda  that reflect my own beliefs, and cast my independent vote to determine the key decisions and...

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3. Father (in Heaven) is ever near—we move

In the Holy Bible, in the book of Malachi, we read: 7 Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 3:7) This verse indicates that as the...

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2. Every person is His (Father in Heaven’s) child

Please, see my last post for my witness that our Father in Heaven exists, and that He loves us. I also encourage you to watch the video, below, featuring President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, a living apostle of Jesus Christ. In it, He makes the point that through faith in...

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1. Heavenly Father Loves His Children

(This is post number 1 of 52 follow-up posts from my post, "The 52 Most Important Things Life as Taught Me (in 52 words or less") It is very important to me to point out that I am not delusional as regards the readership of this blog; it will be read by my family, a...

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Confronting Difficult Religious Truths

This morning, I followed a link from LDS.org homepage to an article regarding the restoration of a historic site at Susquehanna, PA on the LDS Church's Newsroom site. As I read it, I felt grateful for the straight-forward manner in which the article spoke directly...

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So Full of Thanks

When I finally give up my selfishness and acknowledge the abundance of my life and my blessings, my soul quiets, my spirit awakes, and a sweet, calm, light, chases away and replaces any darkness.

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