January 11, 2022
LILY Letter 40: Joy and the Refiner's Fire

Elder Quentin L. Cook said: "There are many kinds of challenges. Some give us necessary experiences. Adverse results in this mortal life are not evidence of lack of faith or of an imperfection in our Father in Heaven’s overall plan. The refiner’s fire is real, and qualities of character and righteousness that are forged in […]

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January 4, 2022
LILY Letter 39: The Act of Creation

Happy New Years! Welcome to the first week of 2022. Anyone feeling a fresh new start? Or perhaps overwhelmed by the unknown future? Regardless of what the future may hold, what has happened in the past or what we may be feeling now, we can each be intentional this year about what we create in […]

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December 28, 2021
LILY Letter 38: Mindset for a New Year

We saw this piece of art in New York City and the image really caught our eyes. As life coaches, we teach about thought work and do a fair amount individually and in our marriage, so our attention is often focused on what is happening in the mind. Because our human mind created the life […]

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December 21, 2021
LILY Letter 37: Make Your Christmas Magical

Christmas is a time for rejoicing and reunions. But for single parents and other mid-singles, it can be an all too poignant reminder of things we have lost or that we are missing out on. In 2016, I had one of those Christmases. My older son was on a mission and my younger son had […]

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December 14, 2021
LILY Letter 36: The Greatest Gift is Love

Featured YouTube Video this Week: Divorce and the Holidays Christmas can be a complicated time for mid-singles. There is child-sharing between families--often blended families. Sometimes we don't even get to see our young children on Christmas morning or the entire day. The wounds of divorce or other loss may be fresh, or the holidays may […]

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December 7, 2021
LILY Letter 35: Divorce and the Holidays

The holidays can accentuate the grief of divorce, particularly for the newly divorced. It is often an all too poignant reminder of dreams we have lost. If you are spending Christmas without your children, I hope these words bring you some comfort. On my first Christmas without my kids, well-meaning people wanted to make sure […]

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November 30, 2021
LILY Letter 34: Relying on the Lord

The Lord’s Prayer, given in Jesus Christ’s Sermon on the Mount, offers strength and counsel to millions of people from all different walks of life. On “LILY Pod,” we dive deep into how this prayer can support a mid-single in their journey. “Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed by thy name. Thy Kingdom come, […]

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November 23, 2021
LILY Letter 33: Rising Like a Phoenix

Life can feel tragic when something we love dearly is burned to the ground. Those ashes, however, can be the beginning of higher, holier purpose. Much like the Provo City Center Temple, which rose from the ashes of the beloved Provo Tabernacle that literally caught fire, we too can rise from unexpected loss and become […]

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November 16, 2021
LILY Letter 32: Personal Restoration

In October 2021 General Conference, Elder Uchtdorf said: "We need an ongoing, daily infusion of heavenly light. We need 'times of refreshing.' Times of personal restoration." Speaking of the restoration of the gospel, President Nelson said in that same Conference, "Restoration is a process, not an event[.]" Mid-singles who have experienced painful losses often feel […]

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