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Pray over a Name

As you pray over a name
The Lord reveals the heart
If conversion is the aim
The Spirit will impart

Life’s Lessons

Like a chapter book
Life’s lesson are taught
As you care to look
And give it much thought

God’s Love

God’s love is a feeling
That is rich to share
A treasure for healing
All our wounds made bare

Stress

Fearful and discontent
We put off “someday”
For one that’s distant
And far from today
But, there is no progress
No growth… to expand
Except when we let stress
Teach us something grand

Life’s Mysteries

Life’s mysteries least understood
Dangle like heavenly strands of thread
They promise us all that is good
Offering us hope to look ahead

A Love Filled Heart

A love filled heart
Can alter the state of the mind
New thoughts impart,
Intuitively so, we find
The Heart’s Intuitive Intelligence: A path to personal, social and globa…A

Young Jesus Teaches in the Temple

As God’s own son and special witness
He ministered to all within His reach
He went about His Father’s business
And offered the higher law unto each
Ought we not to do the same?
On the path narrow and straight
Ever in the Father’s name
As one who has entered the gate

Because

Because His love for us is pure,
His welcoming arms await
With perfect knowledge ..to measure
all…as the keeper of the gate.
2Nephi 9:41 O then, my beloved brethren, acome unto the Lord, the Holy One. Remember that his paths are righteous. Behold, the bway for man is cnarrow, but it lieth in a straight course before him, and the keeper of the dgate is the Holy One of Israel; and he employeth no servant there; and there is none other way save it be by the gate; for he cannot be deceived, for the Lord God is his name.

Waiting

The lifelines of support
Lent some aid and comfort
While waiting in a line
For a donor’s gift of life

Confirmation Biaso

The people that we trust
Tend to think like us
Those whom we seek out
Confirm what we’re about

Go and Sin No More

He lowered Himself and touched the sinner.
As her accusers judged and left.
For He knew that goodness was within her
That for her soul she mourned and wept

Sermon on the Mount: Treasures in Heaven

The treasures of Heaven
Reveal as we grow
God’s lessons are given
As we heed and go

I am the Bread of Life

His finger as He spoke
Seemed to write upon each heart
Those who felt this awoke
To the words He did impart

I am the Bread of Life

Labor for Christ
Eat and be filled
The Bread of Life
Ever fulfills

It Feels So Good

It feels so good to be washed clean
As one baptized with Christ’s light seen.
It feels so right to serve and grow
To repent oft, to seek and know.

Gone

My one true love is gone
But not that far away
I have faith to be strong.
With Christ, I will stay brave.

Fixed

Be your own best friend.
Fix your eyes on our Savior.
Do all things for Him-
Love yourself and your neighbor.
1. Matthew 22:39 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints www.*lds*.*org*/*scriptures*/nt/matt/22.39?lang…‎ – - – The Church of Jesus Chri… 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt a love the Lord thy God with all thy b heart, and *…*39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt a love thy neighbour as thyself. Doctrine and Covenants 88: 11 And the light which shineth, which giveth you light, is through him who enlighteneth you… more »

Walking in Faith

From the bed of pain
We can rise and walk.
If we apply faith
In our Lord, our rock
1. “The Spirit Giveth Life” – general-conference www.*lds*.*org*/…/the-spirit-giveth-life?…‎ – - The Church of Jesus Chri… by Thomas S. Monson – From the bed of pain, from the pillow wet with the tears of loneliness, we are lifted heavenward by that divine assurance and precious promise, “I will not fail thee, *…*

My Tongue

The human heart is mostly good
Although at times misunderstood
Words can be said that cause offense
For how we act frames each sentence
I did not mean to frustrate you
I did not pause to think things through
Then, *what* I said was out of turn
Yes, to bite my tongue, I must learn

My Heart is Full

My heart is full
Life’s beautiful
I feel so blessed
With peace and *rest*

Look

Look upon the heart
and try to do your best.
In life, do your part
and truly you’ll be blessed.

God’s Light Shines Upon Us All

God’s light shines upon us all.
Each to answer their own call.
Line upon line from knowledge and choice.
We forgive, learn, repent and rejoice.
The Light of Christ’s warm, pure embrace
Is felt as truth is kept in place.
Hold to what you know and seek for more.
The light grows always towards the Lord.
He is our compass and are north star.
He let’s us know Heaven is not far.
There is a plan for the human race.
Which assures as God’s laws we embrace!

Make Time

Make time
For the Father’s business
Divine
This is how we feel purpose

Look Up

When you feel sorrow,
Pain, or rejection.
Look up and borrow
Love for reflection.

Life – Hold to What’s Simple

Life, like a puzzle,
Is not easy to place
Hold to what’s simple
While challenge, you embrace
I was just thinking I need to hold to what routines I have as much as I can. Like always ending the day reading the scriptures and saying my prayers.

Don’t Be a Member in Camouflage

Dont’ be a member
in camouflage
Have faith, remember
The host you lodge

Be Proud of the Standards

Be proud of the standards
That the Lord has set
For every thought matters
To feel Him present

The Next Time

The next time you feel sorrow,
Pain, or rejection.
Look to the Lord and borrow
Love for reflection.
Desire becomes belief
As strength, He sends
The hurt soul feels relief
And the heart mends

Lay Your Sorrows at Christ’s Feet

Lay down at Christ’s feet
All that causes you sorrow
New dawns you’ve to greet
Look forward to tomorrow

It is By Grace

It is by grace that we are saved
After all we can do
The path to God is humbly paved
As we seek Him anew

The Floodgates of Despair

The floodgates of despair
Lay ready to burst
Surrender to Christ’s care
He knows how life hurts
“Come Unto Me,” He calls
“And I shall give you rest.”
Our burdens He then hauls
Oh, how, with Him, we’re blessed!
Words of prophets can dispel *despair* | Deseret News http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705386173 The leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of *Latter-day Saints* do. … those trying to hold back *flood-waters* *of despair* that sometimes wash over us like a tsunami of …

Then the Dawn

Would it that this day pass
That I might just get by;
And leave It, to the past,
Or at once, I will cry.
Would it that this night pass..
. So far, I cannot sleep.
Tormented by the past…
I continue to weep!
Then the dawn brings new light
I ponder and see clearly
I pray for keen insight
And treasure life more dearly
Deuteronomy 28:26 In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.

Compensation

The Lord compensates for where we fail
At raising children unto Him.
For some deviate from off the trail
Despite invitations given.
Line upon line, lessons are learned;
As well as respect for God’s laws.
What is lost can be re-turned….
That testimony put on pause!

Change of Heart

Of all the changes we can make
Our heart needs it the most
For the spirit to reawake
Stirred by the Holy Ghost
I took the opportunity to write to my employers and reevaluate how things are going in my classroom. I hope it helps to change things, if not…it changed my heart in the right direction. Sigh…the highs and lows of teaching!

You May Stumble and Fall

You may stumble and fall
And lose sight of the way
Dust yourself off, stand tall
And move forward today
“Our destiny is not determined by the number of times we stumble but by the number of times we rise up, dust ourselves off, and move forward.” —Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “You Can Do It Now!” Topics: Adversity This was an appropriate message for me today. I came home wanting to quit. Happy Friday, huh? It was a very hard week and I am not sure I survived…

Make your Claim

Make your claim
Upon each blessing
Maintain faith
Midst all that’s stressing
Work, rebuild
From that fiery test
To God, yield
He awaits to bless
Claim the Blessings of Your Covenants “The trials and tribulation that we experience may be the very things that guide us to come unto Him and cling to our covenants so that we might return to His presence and receive all that the Father hath.” My dear sisters, the Lord allows us to be tried and tested, sometimes to our maximum capacity. We have seen the lives of loved ones—and maybe our own—figuratively burned to the ground and have w… more »

Without Fail

Without fail
The Lord is there
All is well
Under His care
Trials pass
You learn and grow
Be steadfast
Let your faith show
“I Will Not Fail Thee, nor Forsake Thee” “Our Heavenly Father, who gives us so much to delight in, also knows that we learn and grow and become stronger as we face and survive the trials through which we must pass.” —Thomas S. Monson, “”I Will Not Fail Thee, nor Forsake Thee”” Topics: Adversity

We Step in the Dark

We step in the dark
With a leap of faith
And new purpose imparts
As our doubts fade

Liken to God’s Word

Unlikely things happen
As we liken to God’s word
We find a safe haven
As we act on what we’ve heard

Kinship with Joseph Smith

With great joy, I feel kinship
With the boy, young Joseph Smith
My questions, God has answered
As I seek… my prayers are heard
Line upon line, I’ve been taught
As from His word, I have sought
To know of His will for me
And my place in history

The World Blurs the Vision

The world blurs the vision
And separates us from God
It is through conversion
That our darkest nights are gone

We are Rich in Covenants

We are rich in covenants
With the Lord, unto whom we cleave.
A wealth of knowledge opens
As we repent and become clean.
His yoke is easy
And His burden is light
He offers sweet peace
As well as keen insight

Father’s There’s a Weight Upon Your Shoulders

Fathers, there’s a weight upon your shoulders
May you raise your children well to see
What lies ahead as they grow up older
That they may seek for eternity
I love the front cover of the Ensign this month. A father has a small child on his shoulders and the child has fanciful arms spread out as in flight.

We can Change

We can change ourselves
Our behaviors and desires
Through our Lord who helps
Who enables and inspires
He can heal and cleanse
As we come unto Him
Through the atonement
We are changed from within
“We can change our behavior. Our very desires can change. How? There is only one way. True change—permanent change—can come only through the healing, cleansing, and enabling power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ.” —Russell M. Nelson, “Decisions for Eternity” Topics: Atonement

What are We Without Light?

What are we without light?
Foolish and afraid
Prepare well for the night
We’re to shine with faith
The Ten Virgins …

A Journey of Love

There’s a path for each to take
Back to Father above
With covenants and
prayers to make
It’s a journey of love

Never Let GO

Never let go
Of why you’re here:
To learn and grow
With light found near

Fan the Flame Within

Fan the flame within
That comes from Jesus Christ
Repent of every sin
Look up unto the light

The Atonement is Real

The atonement is real
It has power to heal
It will bring you to light
And add beauty in life

Vision

Come up with a vision-
A plan to begin
Then make the decision
To never give in

Take Life to the Next Level

Live life’s next level
Closer to Christ
Little by little
Cleave unto light

Add Names and Faces

Add names and faces
To each prayer
God’s love embraces
Those who share
Think of another
Give your heart
Grant lives due honor
Prayer’s the start
I listened to a talk where we were asked to remember the missionaries and those who are seeking truth by name. The Lord will us know them and touch our hearts to know how we can help.

The Reminder

You are a good person
With a fruitful past
You’ve promise and purpose
The bad will not last
It is good to remember all the good while life is testing.

I Want to Run

I want to run to the Savior
And feel mercy at His feet
I want to be in His favor
And find this memory sweet
I want to cry out to Him, “Lord!”
And share my best, my worst
And repent, both of deed and word
For His love I ever thirst

The Line of Truth

The line of truth,
so straight and pure,
asks not for proof
to yet endure.
For it exists
As light and strength
That surely fits
With those who’ve faith

Jesus Said

Jesus said to those gathering close
Repent, believe, and be baptized
In my name receive the holy ghost
And heed it as your friend and guide

May Knowledge Pour

May knowledge pour down from HEAVEN above
Upon the Latter-Day Saints
As we seek God’s mysteries, thereof
To know all His word *explains*
Doctrine and Covenants 121:33; 76:7-8,10. Ah, if only we understood all the scriptures tell us.

Swimming in Emotions

Swimming in emotions
Till I could barely breathe
Waves crashed like explosions
Then, through prayer, I was relieved

Reborn in Pure Water

Reborn in pure water… As one cleansed and prepared, I feel it an honor To share what’s been declared. The gospel is true Our Savior does live We’ve His works to do His message to give

Wouldn’t You Want to Be Baptized?

Wouldn’t you want to be baptized
If you knew the church was true?
From the moment that you realized
Heaven had a place for you!

Keys

These keys will never rust
Nor would they to ever rest
Given to us in trust
When we use them, we are blessed

The Random Drift of Sleep

The random drift of sleep
Translates what’s in my head.
Where what I’ve buried deep,
Can rise, though once unsaid.

sleep on it

With a smile on my face
And a prayer in my heart
My pillow I embrace
In hopes of a fresh start
The world is a better place
After a night of rest
The worst things slow down their pace
As each news does not test

Hope for a Better World

Hope for a better world
Filled with love and respect
Where the gospel is heard
Where hearts and minds connect

Hope for a Better World

Hope for a better world
With faith as your anchor
Believe your prayers are heard
That you have a Savior

Stop Looking for Stumps

Stop looking for stumps… T
he next resting spot
Be the one who jumps
Give life all you’ve got

Have Confidence in God

Have confidence in God
He knows you and He loves you
Pray to Him with your all
He will help you think things through

The Sabbath is Set Apart

The Sabbath is set apart
As a day of rest and prayer
To think and feel from the heart
To give thanks and know God’s care

Christmas is a Day for Family

Christmas is a day for family
For souls to come unto Christ
To turn to our children, happily
And put magic in their eyes

Christmas is a Time for Remembering

Christmas is a time for remembering
His message of good will
In man’s affairs God *is* governing
And He is with us still

The Sabbath Day

May peace and goodwill
Distill upon this Earth
May Christ’s day be tranquil
As a day of rebirth

To Lower Oneself

To lower oneself
To sin’s dust and silt
Is to crawl through hell
And promises guilt
No one is above
Getting tripped up
Repent, reach for love
And with the Lord, sup

Every Good Gift

Every good gift
Comes from above
To share, uplift,
And send God’s love

Settled

*Unsettled dust*
*Blurs the vision*
*With filmy crust*
*There’s delusion*
Let feelings settle
To reality
Emotions mettle
True clarity
I am having a hard time teaching – I lost my Kindergarten partner. I am thankful for a long weekend to let my frustrations settle.

Last to Bed

Last to bed
And first to rise
Is it bad
To sacrifice?

Picture the Savior Near

Picture the Savior near,
Bathed in glorious light,
Offering to you His ear….
Then, pray with all your might

Give Prayer All You’ve God

Do not cease
To call upon God
Offer pleas
Give it all you’ve got

In Heaven – Friends

We will see each other again
And strike up times to recall
Of how to each we were a friend
Through the good, the bad, and all

 

April

Float on a Sea of Faith

Let us float upon a sea of faith
As floods of sin come before each face
Midst a surging tide of evil;
We are safe as the Lord’s people
I found a great gospel doctrine resource. http://beardall2000.com/gospdoct.shtml

Because of Him

Because of Him
We prosper in love
To live again
In Heaven, above

Purr

If I was given
All day and night
I’d purr so driven
To write and write

Repair

When you have lost a best friend
Due to something you did
Have faith that in the end
God will help you repent
Pray for deliverance
Write to that good friend you have burned
Ask for a second chance
And share the lessons you have learned

Lamentation

Turning from the worship
Of the true and living God
I sought to be worldly
And bondage is what I got
I didn’t see it coming
Being so consumed with pride
Satan is that cunning
That he knows my weaker side
In this lowly circumstance
I prayed for repentance
To rise up with confidence
Unto a second chance
I tell you, now, avoid sin
And all that does distract
For bondage is a burden
And juggling is an act
Elder Quentin L. Cook Lamentations of Jeremiah:
Beware of Bondage Ensign, November 2013
Turning from the worship of the true and living God and worshipping false gods like wealth and fam… more »

A Holy Work to Do

The Lord’s meek and righteous
Have a holy work to do
To show that life brightens
As we serve Him all anew

Love—the Essence of the Gospel

To love God with all my heart
With all of my soul and my mind
Is to be kind and impart
His love unto all that I find

The Strength to Endure

Of all the challenges we must face
I think the worst is the trial of faith
For then, to endure, there is no light
Or assurance you’re doing what’s right

Stretch Beyond Historical Records

Stretch beyond historical facts
To the days’ sentiments were expressed.
Look for poetry shared in the past
That shows how hearts and minds were impressed.
As from angst, poetry imparts
The words that flow from our needs.
Let us learn to reach within our hearts
For truth and see where this leads.
“If one is willing to stretch beyond the traditional sources of autobiography, journals, other archival records, and history books, one may find that poetry, including song lyrics, can be a powerful historical ally,” said Sister Chapman, a historian at the library. “It gives insight into the pa… more »

To This End Was I Born

Come partake of the living bread
Now torn from the body of Jesus Christ
His flesh will raise us from the dead
Unto the Father for eternal life
Eat the flesh of the Son of Man
And drink His blood that His life be in you
Then, be assured- He says He can
That each of us will dwell within Him too
As sin’s scapegoat, He was bound and tried
No requirement was left undone
It was for us that He bled and died
That together we might be one
1. John 18:37 Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for … more »

Honor the Son of Man

Honor the Son of Man
And be an example for good.
Having joy that you can,
Assist those in need as He would.
The Joyful Burden of Discipleship
Elder Ronald A. Rasband
Ensign, May 2014

Change the World

Christ-like love, shared.
Can change the world.
Do not be scared
To share His Word

Spiritual Whirlwinds

Don’t let the whirlwinds of life
Drag you down to the gulfs of woe
Stand upon the rock of Christ
And upon gospel truths we know
Elder Neil L. Andersen
Spiritual Whirlwinds

Come Follow the Lord

Come, follow the Lord
Along the path that’s His
Both in deed and word
Live a life of promise

A Firmly Set Anchor

[image: Dieter F. Uchtdorf]
The gospel’s firm anchor
Steadies us in a storm
That we not drift off course
When life’s gales blast full force
A Firmly Set Anchor
Elder Dieter F. Uctdorf
Ensign,April 2014
A Firmly Set Anchor Adversity can come as a great storm to blow us off course and threaten to cast us against the rocks. But sometimes we are also in danger when everything appears to be safe—the winds soft and the waters smooth. In fact, we can be in the greatest danger when we are drifting and movement is so slight that we scarcely notice it. http://www.thefreedictionary.co… more »

No Limits

There are no limits
To light and truth
As the Lord permits
Signs are the proof

We are Nothing Without God

We are nothing
Without God
Be more loving
Live in awe

The Life Of Jesus Christ – LDS – Full Movie – Best Quality…

Let the life of Jesus Christ
Become real to you
Follow Him and seek His light
For there is work to do

Sharpened Focus for Things of Eternity

Times of uncertainty
Sharpen our focus to seek
Things of eternity
As one more humble and meek

Practice On

Long hours pass
As minutes move
Still… practice
More to improve

Come Children Gather Close

Come, children gather close
Show me you are here to learn
Lean forward on your toes
Participate, it’s your turn

Who’s on Board

Stay on board
The wisdom train
Where thoughts stowed
Find paths to gain

Daily Habits for Your Future

There is one daily habit
That answers questions best
And helps you plan your future:
The scriptures serve to tutor

What Do I Think of Thee Dear Lord?

What do I think of thee, dear Lord?
As my covenants I remake
Thou art my Savior, adored
And without thee, I would break
Thou art my breath, thou art my light
That I might live, think, and see
Through thee I learn to choose the right
And with thee I long to be
Thou art my hope, my perfect friend
It is through thee that I pray
For it is thy spirit in the end
That leads my path every day
Here I offer my heart yet meek
Warmly, filled with gratitude
I know I fall short as I am weak
Yet, I feel safe and rescued

On an Errand for the Lord

On an errand for the Lord
His spirit was with me
He opened up hearts and doors
Through His love felt, shining
May we all share this burden
Of helping those in need
May our kindness comfort them
And strengthen feeble knees

Defend the Faith

Defend the faith
Endure beyond abuse
In all you face
Spread forth the Lord’s good news
Pondering Elder Holland’s talk
Saturday General Conference

It’s Who You Know – OFFICIAL

There is a smile on your face
From the love that you embrace
Life is beauty to be found
Through God, who’s seen all around

He is There

*My heart burns with a desire*
*To spread God’s word and inspire,*
*Others to feel of His care*
*To know, always, He is there*

Help Someone Know God’s Care

Help someone know God’s care
Let the spirit be your guide
Give of yourself and share
His love that you feel inside
I found a great post for a Family Home Evening from Women’s 2014 General Conference:http://www.yourldsblog.com/2014/04/03/have-i-done-any-good-in-the-world-today-fhe-by-adelina-of-homemadesimple/#comment-19782

Let Go of All the Rest

You know that the church is true
And how much you have been blessed
What are you going to do?
Let go of all of the rest!

I Brought You with Me

I brought you with me to church today
In my thoughts and in my prayers
I hope that you are doing okay
From, Somebody who cares

Don’t Feed a Grudge

Don’t feed a grudge
An angry pill
Pride will erupt
Like rotting swill
Don’t feed a grudge
Or be prideful
Don’t be abrupt
Be merciful
*James 1:19-20* – Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

Show and Tell

Helpful advice is hard to give
For someone to choose well
The best motto for how to live
Begins with show and tell
Pondering President Eyring’s To My Grandchildren

Helpful Advice

Helpful advice is so hard to give
Our example best shows how to live
And those who are wise are quick to see
That joy, to the faithful, is guaranteed

Standards to Live

I look to God’s laws
My allegiance to give
Above all, He’s boss
For life’s standards to live
Elder Dallin H. Oaks No Other Gods November 2014, Ensign “Man’s laws cannot make moral what God has declared immoral. Commitment to our highest priority- to love and serve God- requires that we look to His law for our standard of behavior.”

To This End Was I Born

Eat the flesh
Of Jesus the Christ
And confess
He is truth and light
Drink the blood
Of the living Christ
Feel His love
Flow within with life

Casual to Get By

Casually skimming
The Word of God
Is just like skipping
In a brain fog
Opportunities
Then, are just missed
Blessings you would see
Go unnoticed
Casually talking
To God in prayer
Is like sleep walking
Without a care
Lest you might get hurt
Rise to your call
Wake up, be alert,
With God stand tall

Here Am I

Here am I
Send me
I will try
Through Thee
Linda K. Burton General Women’s Meeting

General Women’s Meeting

Along the covenant path
Help others stand up tall
This is our Father’s plan
And we must give our all

Feelings of Approval

Feelings of approval come back
During the sacramental prayers
Repent. Receive the strength you lack
And remember how much God cares
Thoughts from Eyring’s talk from
Women’s Conference 2014

Put a Bounce In Your Step

Put a bounce in your step.
Sing a happy tune.
Give it a lot of pep.
Share it with me, too.

Sleep the night Away

 Our cortisol levels are high
To help us start our day
And then they taper off by night
So we’re relaxed and sleep okay.
When someone is a stressed wreck
In a state of constant fight or flight
There is a reverse affect
And you are way too revved up at night
To get your hormones back on track
Think about those you love, all day
Balance your nerves and cardiac
Then you will sleep the night away

Sisters

Sisters are there
Through the thick and thin
To offer care
From love shared within
Sister Bonnie L Oscarson Women’s Conference

A House Divided

A house divided will fall
And all the fruit found thereof
Let us work to give our all
To build God’s kingdom of love

A Moral Force of Women

A moral force of women
Works as an influence for good.
To help the work of Heaven,
And exemplify womanhood.
What is it women can possess
That sets them apart from men?
The intuitive way they impress
The need for goodness within.
A virtuous woman’s strength
Is greatly needed today;
To instill courage and faith
That our covenants we obey.
As trends and forces more combine
And the conscience of many dims;
Satan works hard to undermine
Society’s definitions for sins.
So more than ever we need
Women who will help the rising youth;
By example to then lead
Them from high places to never move… more »

A Set Course of Faith

On a set course of faith
Remind yourself to pray
God’s promises are sure
As we strive to obey
Welcome peace to your heart
Repent. Let go of fear
Seek the scriptures for truth
And feel God’s love appear
President Boyd K. Packer The Key to Spiritual Protection November Ensign, 2014 Peace can be settled in the heart of each who turns to the scriptures and unlocks the promises of protection and redemption.

Christ and the Rich Young Ruler

What lack I yet
To follow Christ?
And be perfect
Before His eyes
What can I give
Away to know
His ways to live
To learn and grow

PROFOUND LOVE

Look every which way around.
The Lord’s love is so profound.
That He suffered for everyone
To redeem, atone, and ransom
People Watch and Ponder the Immensity of Christ’s Love what is the difference between redeem, ransom, and atone? Does one build on another? I would love comments??? http://jesuschrist.lds.org/SonOfGod/eng/his-life-and-teachings/articles/the-atonement-of-jesus-christ redeem- purchase back, pay the dept- He took on all our afflictions and sins. ransom-paying the price to free another- He paid the price of the fall- of physical/spiritual death for us. atonement- He m… more »

You are Inside His Circle of Love

For everyone,
Jesus died
Make a circle.
You’re inside
Let His love surround you
And guide the things you do

From Within

Jesus suffered pain for all.
He took upon Him every sin
He redeemed us from the fall.
And came to know us from within.

Eternity Hung in the Balance

Eternity hung in the balance
In the Garden of Gethsemane
It was our one solitary chance
For forgiveness of sins…. so many

The Portal

Death’s grave is the portal
To become immortal
This through Jesus our friend
Who loves us without end
Because of Jesus Christ, we are assured that the grave is not our destination, merely the portal to immortality and eternal life.

There’s a Warm Feeling in My Heart

There’s a warm feeling in my heart
When I read the Book of Mormon
The Spirit begins to impart
And revelation starts forming

Love Will Glow

Love will glow
In your heart to shine
There to show
This is but a sign
Of God’s gift
to the hearts of man
When we lift
And serve all we can

May Knowledge Pour Down From Heaven Above

May knowledge pour down from Heaven above
Upon each Latter-Day Saint
That all may find His mysteries, there of
And know who is mighty to save
Isaiah 45:8Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.

The Lord’s Descent

There was something in our Lord’s descent
That made man’s ascent possible
With all our frailties, he could lament
And make sin’s stains then washable
He descended beneath all things
And mankind’s sins became His
A death’s sentence, for our doings
Called…though He’d done naught amiss
Then, He willingly submitted
To this gruesome form of death
As they tortured, mocked, and spitted
And caused pain with every breath
Though, they pierced His healing hands,
His pure heart, and His feet we are to follow
When He died, He broke the bands
Of death, in two days from the morrow
Luke 23:39 And on… more »

Death is NOT our Journey’s End

Death is not our journey’s end
As through the veil we’ll pass
Unto our Lord- our dear friend
Where love will ever last

Layton family mourns death of LDS missionary – 4Utah.com

 Who can ask for more
Than having a good boy
Who turns to the Lord
And serves Him with great joy

How to Disagree Appropriately

Appropriately disagree
With a calm body and voice
Never, ever sound angry
You can make the better choice

Teaching Self Government: On Air 4/19/12 (Part 3)

Self-governing children
Are strictly sound
For they better choose when
Safety is found

Parenting Revolution

The home is a warm safe nest
Where we learn to be our best
Where self-government is sought
As principles are taught
http://parentingselfgovernment.com/events/seminar-las-vegas Do any of these scenarios *sound familiar?* – Despite offering rewards or making threats, your kids just won’t do what you ask them to do – You consider yourself calm and cool, but for some reason you lose it when your kids misbehave or act disrespectfully – Generally you feel you’re doing all right as a parent, but you want to make sure that you stay connected to your children, especially thro… more »

EFY 2010 – I Am His Daughter

A daughter to our king
With a lovely voice to sing
Lets us know of God’s care
Through her talents, to share!
Read the cute interview of this lovely redhead who thought she was Ariel as a child. http://www.yourldsblog.com/2014/02/28/nicole-sheahan-lds-artist-interview-of-the-week/ [image: Nicole Sheahan Headshot]

March Continues

Be Meek and Lowly of Heart

 
Be meek and lowly of heart
Seek to know and do your part
Let the Spirit guide you more
To become like our pure Lord
 

Baptism is the Entrance Gate

 
 Baptism is the entrance gate
For our walk with Jesus Christ
Treasures of knowledge await
For purpose and peace in life
Here there is forgiveness for sin
The burden being lifted
Such that second chances begin
There is room for those who’ve drifted
Faith is to hope for things unseen
And to desire what is right
Come and follow our Lord and seek
His words of eternal life
 

In Meek Response

 
How do you respond
When someone offends you?
Do you think upon
What you *should* say and do?
Avoid contention
Be calm and temperate
Change your reaction
Believe great things await
 

My Teacher Hugged My Work Today

 
My teacher hugged my work today
A smile was on her face
She put it on the board all day
I felt I’d won first place
This warmed my heart and I was proud
My work had been my best!
And tomorrow, I have no doubt
That I will ace the test!
A teacher should ask, “at the end of the day, what do I want my students to go home knowing?”
 

Oh How We Need General Conference

 
Oh how we need General Conference
To be renewed and fortified
It is filled with counsel and cautions
May the Spirit manifest to guide
Under the direction of the Lord
Comes each message He wants to give
Let us listen and make a record
Of our resolve to better live
 

Grandson of Nelson Mandela Talks About "Beyond Right & Wrong"

 
Let’s forgive, move past, transcend
And take the time to see…
What defines us in the end
Is our humanity
(humaneness; benevolence. “he praised them for their standards of humanity, care, and dignity” synonyms: compassion, brotherly love, fraternity, fellow feeling, philanthropy, humaneness, kindness, consideration, understanding, sympathy, tolerance)
 

We Never Walk Alone

 
Depend on prayer I plead with you Open up, share Be eager to… For- We never walk alone Along the narrow way As with the Lord we’re known He’s with us as we pray Comfort, strength, and power Assures us as we pray Heaven’s blessings shower Peace… along the way

Sunset: My Experience with Anticipatory Grief

 
Like a sunset, glorious, yet brief;
I live daily for her *one* day.
Though with anticipatory grief,
She will live in my heart always.
 
Sunset: My Experience with Anticipatory Grief I feel this anticipatory grief. Why does it help to put a name to what you are feeling? I have a family member that just found out their first child will not make it past the first day-Anencephaly is a serious birth defect in which a baby is born withoutparts of the brain and skull. It is a type of neural tube defect (NTD).
 

Keeping Sane

 
The only thing keeping me sane
Is the love that I feel in prayer
From the world of pain, I feel safe
As I place my life in His care
 

Mountains to Climb

 
When pain is raw with tears
Let God know all your fears
Climb that mountain in the way
Exercise your faith and pray
 

The Naming of John the Baptist

 
*Let God be praised*
*For each child raised*
*Unto Him to know*
*The straight path to grow*
*May we serve without fear*
*In righteousness before all*
*May we feel His love near
And answer our unique call
May we raise up unto Him
Children to do His will,*
*Out of gratitude, given*
*As a light on the hill*

 

 

Bullying – Stop It

 
What do you do for a laugh?
Is it at another’s expense?
Know that the effects will last
And can turn on you in an instant
 

Knowing We Might Falter

 
Knowing we might falter
The Lord always has a plan
Naught is lost or altered
In the numbered days of man
https://www.lds.org/manual/doctrine-and-covenants-and-church-history-seminary-teacher-resource-manual/new-york-and-pennsylvania-period/doctrine-and-covenants-10?lang=engDoctrine and Covenants 10:1–45. Satan seeks to destroy the Lord’s work, but the Lord’s greater wisdom, knowledge, and power ensure that His work is not frustrated.
 

A Place of Peace

 
A Place of Peace
 
 
A place of peace
Amidst life’s storm
Where troubles cease
And hearts are warm

March 2014

 

  • Here Am I

     
    Here am I
    Send me
    I will try
    Through Thee

    Linda K. Burton
     General Women’s Meeting

  • Along the covenant path
    Help others stand up tall
    This is our Father’s plan
    And we must give our all

  • Feelings of Approval

     
    Feelings of approval come back
    During the sacramental prayers
    Repent and receive strength you lack
    And remember how much God cares

    Thoughts from Eyring’s talk from Women’s Conference 2014

  • Put a Bounce In Your Step

     

    Put a bounce in you step.
    Sing a happy tune.
    Give it a lot of pep.
    Share it with me, too.

  • Sleep the night Away

     
    Our cortisol levels are high
    To help us start our day
    And then they taper off by night
    So we’re relaxed and sleep okay.

    When someone is a stressed wreck
    In a state of constant fight or flight
    There is a reverse affect
    And you are way too revved up at night

    To get your hormones back on track
    Think about those you love, all day
    Balance your nerves and cardiac
    Then you will sleep the night away

  • Sisters

    Sisters are there
    Through the thick and thin
    To offer care
    From love shared within

    Sister Bonnie L Oscarson
    Women’s Conference

  • A House Divided

     
    A house divided will fall
    And all the fruit found thereof
    Let us work to give our all
    To build God’s kingdom of love

    Matthew 12 read along
     https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/matt/12?lang=eng

  • A Moral Force of Women

     

    A moral force of women
    Works as an influence for good.
    To help the work of Heaven,
    And exemplify womanhood.

    What is it women can possess
    That sets them apart from men?
    The intuitive way they impress
    The need for goodness within.

    A virtuous woman’s strength
    Is greatly needed today;
    To instill courage and faith
    That our covenants we obey.

    As trends and forces more combine
    And the conscience of many dims;
    Satan works hard to undermine
    Society’s definitions for sins.

    So more than ever we need
    Women who will help the rising youth;
    By example to then lead
    Them from high places to never move.

    Elder D. Todd Christofferson
    The Moral Force of Women
    Ensign, November 2013

  • A Set Course of Faith

     
    On a set course of faith
    Remind yourself to pray
    God’s promises are sure
    As we strive to obey
     
    Welcome peace to your heart
    Repent.  Let go of fear
    Seek the scriptures for truth
    And feel God’s love appear

    President Boyd K. Packer
    The Key to Spiritual Protection
    November Ensign, 2014
    Peace can be settled in the heart of each
     who turns to the scriptures and unlocks
    the promises of protection and redemption.

  • Christ and the Rich Young Ruler

    What lack I yet
    To follow Christ?
    And be perfect
    Before His eyes
    What can I give
    Away to know
    His ways to live
    To learn and grow
  • PROFOUND LOVE

     

    Look every which way around.

    The Lord’s love is so profound.
    That He suffered for everyone
    To redeem, atone, and ransom
    People Watch and Ponder the Immensity of Christ’s Love

    what is the difference between redeem, ransom, and atone? Does one build on another? I would love comments???  http://jesuschrist.lds.org/SonOfGod/eng/his-life-and-teachings/articles/the-atonement-of-jesus-christ

    redeem- purchase back, pay the dept- He took on all our afflictions and sins.
    ransom-paying the price to free another- He paid the price of the fall- of physical/spiritual death for us.
    atonement- He made reconciliation (at-one-ment) possible by fulfilling the demands of        justice.
  • You are Inside His Circle of Love

     
     
    For everyone, Jesus died
    Make a circle. You’re inside
    Let His love surround you
    And guide the things you do
  • From Within

     
     
    Jesus suffered pain for all.
    He took upon Him every sin
    He redeemed us from the fall.
    And came to know us from within.
     
     
  • Eternity Hung in the Balance

     
    Eternity hung in the balance
    In the Garden of Gethsemane
    It was our one solitary chance
    For forgiveness of sins…. so many
  • The Portal

     
    Death’s grave is the portal
    To become immortal
    This through Jesus our friend
    Who loves us without end

     Because of Jesus Christ, we are assured that the grave is not our destination, merely the portal to immortality and eternal life.

  • There’s a Warm Feeling in My Heart

     
    There’s a warm feeling in my heart
    When I read the Book of Mormon
    The Spirit begins to impart
    And revelation starts forming
  • Love Will Glow

     
    Love will glow
    In your heart to shine
    There to show
    This is but a sign
    Of God’s gift
    to the hearts of man
    When we lift
    And serve all we can
  • May Knowledge Pour Down From Heaven Above

     
    May knowledge pour down from Heaven above
    Upon each Latter-Day Saint
    That all may find His mysteries, there of
    And know who is mighty to save

    Isaiah 45:8

    Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.

  • The Lord’s Descent

     
    There was something in our Lord’s descent
    That made man’s ascent possible
    With all our frailties, he could lament
    And make sin’s stains then washable

    He descended beneath all things
    And mankind’s sins became His
    A death’s sentence, for our doings
    Called…though He’d done naught amiss

    Then, He willingly submitted
    To this gruesome form of death
    As they tortured, mocked, and spitted
    And caused pain with every breath

    Though, they pierced His healing hands,
    His pure heart, and His feet we are to follow
    When He died, He broke the bands
    Of death, in two days from the morrow

    Luke  23:39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him,

    saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.

    23:40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear
    God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 23:41 And we indeed
    justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath
    done nothing amiss.
  • Death is NOT our Journey’s End

     

     
    Death is not our journey’s end
    As through the veil we’ll pass
    Unto our Lord- our dear friend
    Where love will ever last
     
  •  

    Layton family mourns death of LDS missionary – 4Utah.com

    Who can ask for more
    Than having a good boy
    Who turns to the Lord
    And serves Him with great joy

  • How to Disagree Appropriately

    Appropriately disagree
    With a calm body and voice
    Never, ever sound angry
    You can make the better choice
  • Teaching Self Government:

     
    Self-governing children
    Are strictly sound
    For they better choose when
    Safety is found
  • Parenting Revolution

     
    The home is a warm safe nest
    Where we learn to be our best
    Where self-government is sought
    As principles are taught

    http://parentingselfgovernment.com/events/seminar-las-vegas

    Do any of these scenarios sound familiar?
    • Despite offering rewards or making threats, your kids just won’t do what you ask them to do
    • You consider yourself calm and cool, but for some reason you lose it when your kids misbehave or act disrespectfully
    • Generally you feel you’re doing all right as a parent, but you want to make sure that you stay connected to your children, especially through the teenage years
    • Your teenage children are out of control and you don’t know what to do
    • You want to have a calm, happy family from the start and be ready to handle any future problems peacefully. 
    If any of these scenarios sound familiar or if you’re just looking to become a better parent, then you are invited to attend a parenting seminar by Nicholeen Peck, a seasoned parenting coach, author of “Teaching Self Government: A House United”, foster parent, and mother of four children.
  • EFY 2010 – I Am His Daughter

    A daughter to our king
    With a lovely voice to sing
    Lets us know of God’s care
    Through her talents, to share!

    Read the cute interview of this lovely redhead who thought she was Ariel as a child. http://www.yourldsblog.com/2014/02/28/nicole-sheahan-lds-artist-interview-of-the-week/

    Nicole Sheahan Headshot

The Greatest Gift

To you on your wedding day
I wish for you- space to grow
That great blessings come your way
Through simple pleasures to know

Habits

It is not a sacrifice
To have worthy habits
To obey our Savior, Christ
Knowing where it lands us

The Ultimate Goal

The ultimate goal
in the grand scheme of things
Is to fill the soul
With what the spirit brings

The talents we hold
Are great gifts from the Lord
They bloom and unfold
As we heed His sure Word

For, many are called
To become something more
As children of God
We have great things in store

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