Category Archives: Angels

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    The Letter that Saved Me

    Posted on December 2, 2017 by Lani Axman in Angels, Choices, Church, Stories, Suicide, Tender Mercies.

    “It was like my nice, happy mommy flew away,” my oldest daughter told me. The self I had known for 31 years was suddenly gone, or so it seemed. And left in her place was a person I did not know how to be, did not want to be. All I felt, all the time, […]

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    On a Plateau

    Posted on November 13, 2017 by Lani Axman in Angels, Purification, Thoughts.

    For months I have been feeling an uncomfortable sense of stagnation. After climbing steep mountains and traversing near-bottomless caverns for several years, it has been strange to find myself on a plateau with very little variation in altitude. In some ways it has been very good. Stability is a welcome reprieve after years of turmoil. […]

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    Finding Franklin

    Posted on September 22, 2017 by Lani Axman in Angels, Books, Heroes, Service, Stories.

    [Revised version of an essay originally written July 6, 2007]   In the weeks after the deaths of my brother Steven and his wife Catheryn, I found a photograph that instantly gripped me. In the photo, Steven was standing next to a statue of his recently adopted hero, Benjamin Franklin, along the Freedom Trail in […]

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    Unintentional Messenger

    Posted on November 14, 2015 by Lani Axman in Angels, Love, Service, Stories, Thoughts.

    Sometimes something happens and the only way I know how to process it is to write about it. That’s why I’m sitting here at the computer, still in my pajamas so late in the morning. A woman I don’t know came to the door a few minutes ago. She was looking for my next-door neighbor–her […]

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    Moving to Zion

    Posted on August 3, 2015 by Lani Axman in Angels, Meditation, Neutral Mind, Stories, Tender Mercies, Zion.

    And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly . . . into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. -Revelation 12:14 A few months ago we found out that we would have to […]

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    Driven by Angels

    Posted on July 31, 2015 by Lani Axman in Angels, Love, Mental Health, Stories, Tender Mercies.

    [I originally wrote this post in May of 2013 on a private blog.] Twelve years ago I was temporarily living at my grandma’s house in Springville, UT. I had finished my sophomore year at BYU, and I was engaged to be married on June 29. I had known Reid for about nine months. Looking back it’s […]

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