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December 3, 2022

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Toni LyonsOctober 5, 2020

Thank you so much for sharing your most agonizing, exhilarating and spiritually uplifting moments. We all are indeed going through difficult times and knowing that we are being watched over by loving heavenly parents is a much needed consolation. Heavenly Father has given us this time to reflect on our blessings and helped us delve deeper into our search for what we must do to prevail. THANK YOU.

John R McMinnOctober 4, 2020

That was a tough pair you were riding with! Can you believe it's been a year already! Love all 4 of you!

Lana JohnsonOctober 2, 2020

Sending hugs and prayers to both of you!! I love your podcasts and felt so bad when I heard about Maurine's accident. May God be with you and heal you completely. Thank you for your spiritual faith that blesses all who hear the good news from you❤

Denise ChristensenOctober 2, 2020 are such an inspiration to us all. This article was beautiful and such a true testimony of the power our Heavenly Father can have in our lives if we just maintain a positive perspective and trust in him. I am so thankful that you are on the road to recovery and you will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Gale BoydOctober 2, 2020

Thank you for sharing this. It will inspire many people. What a painful ordeal. You have been in my prayers.

Pattie SkousenOctober 2, 2020

How grateful we are to a most loving Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ, who loves us and knows us by name. They know our problems and they know our happy times. They are cheering us on just like our family on the other side of the veil. I feel their love and devotion as days and weeks pass through this time of stress and upheavals in our society. We are loved and cared for by the Almighty Creator. Thank you for your beautiful story. It helps strengthen all of us in this time of need.

Harold RustOctober 2, 2020

These articles on Meridian are the spiritual energy drink I consume daily. As a great supplement to the scriptures, stories and articles like this one provide tangible and real examples of the most valuable aspects of mortal existence. Thanks for being so down-to-earth while sharing heavenly experiences.

Linda Starr WinansOctober 2, 2020

Ohhhh, soooo sorry to hear, Maureen! But so grateful for good medical care, a terrific personal caregiver, and especially for your tenderly written thoughts. You are always so very insightful! It gives me great thoughts to ponder. Hoping you have a VERY speedy recovery! We are sending hugs and prayers! Enjoy conference weekend! P&L

Susanne DavidsonOctober 1, 2020

Onlistening toaweekly podcast by the Procter’s as we always do, I was so sad to hear of Maurines accident and felt a great sense of loss that she was not able to be in that podcast. Our prayers and thoughts were with her. Sohappy to hear her voice the next week. So thankful for these wonderful podcasts each week. We learn and feel so much.

Renate McKendryOctober 1, 2020

Thank you so much, Maureen, for sharing your testimony with us! I do love listening to your and Scott’s podcast each week. I learn something new every time! Thank you both for taking the time to do that! I hope that you have a speedy recovery, and that your arm will be as new!!

Stephen W. GibsonOctober 1, 2020

Great telling of a real calm and assurance. I had one a bit similar when I was diagnosed with melanoma cancer a couple of years ago. It is almost heard to explain. The calming seems so unnatural, yet it can not be denied by the person feeling the Holy Spirit saying it is going to be okay. Thanks so much for telling your story.


Dear Maurine, Very sad to read the news about your accident. But you did turn "irritation into a pearl" that will translate into thousands of lives - including mine - being blessed through your testimony and good example. We will all pray for your recovery and resuming your wonderfully productive life.

Sandy ReddishOctober 1, 2020

This is such a beautiful article. Thank you for sharing. Our family has been through some huge medical challenges lately too. I have been listening to the new church youth music when we drive to our medical appointments and I go to work. It is helping me keep the perspective you talked about. There are few quiet moments in our chaotic family life ! I am so thankful for the resources of the church to lift us up. I hope your recovery goes well.

KelliOctober 1, 2020

Thank you for this. Sometimes we need someone else to articulate what we too are experiencing. I sought a priesthood blessing following some particularly bad news. While the healing I so desired was not promised, I have felt a peace much greater than I have felt in years. And that has been so important at this time. I had struggled following April conference to hear as we had been counseled. I could not hear because I was so conflicted. And while I still feel no direction from God, I feel able to move forward again. I too have heard Him but I needed your story to recognize that fact.



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