Monday, January 30, 2012


Charity is born of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and is an effect of His Atonement working in the hearts of the members . . . Joseph Smith

Friday, January 27, 2012


“Heaven is a place, but also a condition; it is home and family. It is understanding and kindness. It is interdependence and selfless activity. It is quiet, sane living, personal sacrifice, genuine hospitality, wholesome concern for others. It is living the commandments of God without ostentation or hypocrisy. It is selflessness. It is all about us. We need only to be able to recognize it as we find it and enjoy it. . . . I have had many glimpses of heaven.” Spencer W. Kinball, Daughters in My Kingdom, p. 162

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Delivering Hope by Jennifer Ann Holt

What an inspiring book this is! I loved reading it.
Olivia and Michael are unable to have children. Through years of waiting, anticipation, hope and prayer, the fertility doctors finally tell them there is no chance of them getting pregnant. Olivia has a difficult time accepting this path until she reads her Great Aunt Elizabeth’s journal and finds that this grand lady walked the same road with honor and dignity, giving love and service throughout her life.
Allison is a model young woman, active in the Church and a good student with plans to attend college after high school graduation. A night of poor decisions changes her life forever, and she finds herself in the Bishop’s office, telling him that she’s pregnant.
The author has skillfully presented all the obstacles that line the paths for each situation. Her understanding of the issues for both parties is presented with depth and insight.
As a retired Marriage and Family Therapist, I would love to have had this book for my couples who faced infertility as well as the young girls I worked with who found themselves pregnant. My hat is off to you, Jennifer. This is a well-written book. I give it a great recommendation.
Christy Monson, L.M.F.T., Retired.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hard Work

Without hard work,
nothing grows but weeds.

- Gordon B. Hinckley

Monday, January 23, 2012


"Stop looking for the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight."
- Gordon B. Hinckley

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Great and Noble Tasks

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble." Helen Keller

Friday, January 20, 2012

A Child

Whenever a woman strengthens the faith of a child, she contributes to the strength of a family--now and in the future. Daughters in My Kingdom, p. 159

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Our Best

When we have done our very best, we may still experience disappointments, but we will not be disappointed in ourselves. We can feel certain that the Lord is pleased when we feel the Spirit working through us." Julie B. Beck

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Motherhood is near to divinity. It is the highest, holiest service to be assumed by mankind. It places her who honors its holy calling and service next to the angels." David O. McKay

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I Am In Your Midst

But behold, verily, verily, I say unto you that mine eyes are upon you. I am in your midst and ye cannot see me.D&C 38:7

I love this scripture. It's a great comfort to me to know that I am personally being watched over. I have the gift of guidance with me always.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Two Souls Are Better Than One

This delightful middle-grade novel is a great venture of dueling wizards and kids. Twists and turns in the story keep the reader guessing what’s coming next.

Bullies attack JJ at school, causing a fight and leaving him suspended. But JJ has plenty of things to keep him busy. He accidentally steps through a portal into another world, looking for his father and ends up with an old guy sharing his body, which can be very annoying at times!

JJ discovers he has ‘special’ powers. Is he a wizard? His life turns topsy turvy when he discovers some of his friends and neighbors are associated with worlds beyond his own. He even has a very ‘cool’ grandmother.

Join JJ and his twin sister Jessie as they race to rescue their dad from a power monger. Will they succeed against the evil that’s spilling from another world into theirs?

Fast action, humor, zany ideas and out-of-the box thinking keeps the reader on his or her toes for a fun adventure in good reading. Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


"Men have no greater claim than women upon the blessings that issue from the Priesthood and accompany its possession." Elder John A. Widstoe

Monday, January 2, 2012


Elizabeth Ann Whitney, wife of Newel K. Whitney said "If there are any principles which have given me strength, and by which I have learned to live more truely a life of usefulness, it seems to me I could wish to impart this joy and strength to others; to tell them what the Gospel has been and is to me, ever since I embraced it and learned to live by its laws. A fresh revelation of the Spirit day by day, an unveiling of mysteries which before were dark, deep, unexplained and incomprehensible; a more implicit faith in a divine power, in infinite truth emanating from God the Father."