A Car of Prayer

Prayer is the steering wheel
The new gas filled in the tank
It is the song you feel
When your heart is full of thanks
Prayer is not an old spare tire
Stowed away and out of sight
Prayer is what lifts you higher
Taking you far with insight
A house of prayer becomes a car of prayer as you seem to live in it.

Spiritual Matters

I’ve been prepared in a manner
That had never been known
To me of spiritual matters
Through my covenants are shown
Prepared in a Manner That Never Had Been Known Posted: “It is my prayer that for us, going to the temple will be much more than a onetime event. May we prepare to worthily receive saving ordinances drop by drop and keep the associated covenants wholeheartedly. As we do so, I know we will qualify to receive the promised blessings of a fulness of the Holy Ghost and the power of the Lord in our homes and individual lives.” —Linda K. Burton, “Prepare… more »

You Can’t Take it With You

You can’t take it with you
That house full of stuff
Like a burden or two
Give some of it up
This Thanksgiving I intend to give away a lot of stuff.., Part of Thanksgiving is sharing from your bounty.


People die in bed
And so do planned ambitions
Rise up and be led
To improve life’s conditions

Measure Your Conduct

Measure your conduct
Govern yourself
You can get unstuck
God’s standards help


A desolating scourge
Comes unaware
As distractions urge
Us not to care

The Frog in a Pot of Water

The flame was put on
A pot of cold water
Unaware the frog
Felt naught it grow hotter

With the Coming of Spring

With the coming of Spring
We’re renewed and refreshed
All for reminding
Through Easter we’re blessed
At this great time of year
Our hope is restored
We commemorate with cheer
The birth of the Lord

A Soft Place to Land

Give all your children
A soft place to land
They are from Heaven
Do the best you can #‎SeekReceiveAct‬

Higher Education

Elevate your mind.
For God’s hand in all things.
Seek and you will find,
Higher thoughts that light brings


With hardships to bear
And fears to conquer
Our ancient forbears
Sought God to honor
The journey was stark
The future seemed bleak
They knew they could starve
Still, they remained meek
These Christian soldiers
With faith in God’s care
Straightened their shoulders
Despite burdens there
The goal was Zion:
The land of promise
Where, freedom is won
We gain from all this
Their story goes on
As with them we join
Their timeline grows long,
Enduring, with joy

Who’s on the Lord’s Side?

We all need a shot
At living the dream
To give all you’ve got
And score for your team
Who’s on the Lord’s side?
Discover your part
Let the Spirit guide
And speak to your heart
I can’t help but think each time we do something to help the Lord’s work go on that there is cheering taking place on the other side of the veil.

How Can You Know?

How Can You know
Those things which are true?
The spirit does show
Them nigh unto you
A feeling
A thought
A whisper
You’re taught
this thought keeps staying with me. We are all unique, and the spirit speaks differently to each of us- in different ways according to our questions, prayers, needs, etc. Maybe we should always have a question in our heart. Pondering…

Glenn Beck's Challenge: 40 Days & 40 Nights

Faith starts on your knees
As you determine to hope
And vow honestly
To have charity at home

I Can Know For Myself

I can know for myself
Of those things which are true
Prayerful study does help
After all I can do

Glenn Beck -5/30/2011- Turning Tragedy Into Triumph

What good seeds lie inside you?
That will prepare you to grow?
Faith and hope will see you through
The great trials you will know

Why Not Me?

In the heat of fire
Say, “Why not me?”
It’s your life, Inspire.
See the blessing!

Expand Your Mind

Expand your mind.
Good seeds sprout much.
Read up and find
Christ’s light and love.
Alma 32:34 And now, behold, is your knowledge perfect? Yea, your knowledge is perfect in that thing, and your faith is dormant; and this because you know, for ye know that the word hath swelled your souls, and ye also know that it hath sprouted up, that your understanding doth begin to be enlightened, and your mind doth begin to expand.

Extend an Arm of Love

Extend an arm of love
To someone depressed
Listen much, give a hug,
And how you feel, confess

Christ’s Authority is Questioned

The words of the Son of Man
Spark the Light of Christ within;
As we ponder deeply and
Turn our hearts unto Him.
I can’t comprehend being in Christ’s presence and not being moved with love.

The Science of Happiness

The science of happiness
Is found in the left frontal lobe
Meditate and witness,
Through prayer, you are never alone
Build up a social circle
Forget yourself and be giving
Laugh, smile, tackle hurtles
And, get out: serving and living
I love this quote: There is great purpose in our struggle in life”(*That All May Be Edified* [1982], 94). Boyd K. Packer How will we find that purpose? meditation, getting out, Meditation- church is a time to be renewed, start fresh, receive i… more »

Satan Seeks the Good Men

Satan seeks the good men
The great leaders for our day
He would to weaken them
To grasp more along the way
and women…

David Archuleta: GLORIOUS from Meet the Mormons

Let’s do something
To brighten up hearts
Souls are hunting
For what love imparts

Syrian Refugee – “The moment I was shot I knew I would never walk again”

When you feel Christ’s love
It’s easy to give back
Blessings from above
To refugees who lack
Can you see all that the young girl received? a quilt, clothes, a jacket, a wheelchair

Love, Joy, Sink Into My Heart

Love, Joy, sink into my heart
And contain every chamber
Come and soften what is hard
That I might feel my Savior
I keep thinking about Alma- when he was harrowed up in sorrow for sin and wished to have not even existed. In an instant this pain was gone when he remembered what he once knew. 1. Enos 1: 3 3 Behold, I went to hunt beasts in the forests; and the words which I had often heard my father speak concerning eternal life, and the ajoy of the saints, bsunk deep into my heart. Cross-References Cross-References from the Footnotes and Study Helps 1. G… more »

The Savior Wants to Forgive

You can shut out the Lord
But He is still there
Pray, you can hear His Word
And feel His sweet care
Look how wonderful lds.org is. I googled this verse and it came up with cross references! Mosiah 26: 30 Yea, and aas often as my people brepent will I forgive them their trespasses against me. Footnotes 30*a* Moro. 6: 8. 8 But aas oft as they repented and sought forgiveness, with real bintent, they were cforgiven. *b* Ezek. 33: 11 (11, 15-16) 11 Say unto them, *As* I live, saith the Lord God, I have no apleasure in the bdeath of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from… more »

The Savior Wants to Forgive

You can shut off the Lord
But He is still there
Pray, you can hear His Word
And feel His sweet care

Widow of Nain

Tears of great sorrow
Can change unto joy
Look towards tomorrow
Where faith and hope join

Let the Good Word

Let the good word
Nourish and keep you
Turned to the Lord
As one that’s clean, too -
Moroni 6:44 And after they had been received unto baptism, and were wrought upon and cleansed by the power of the Holy Ghost, they were numbered among the people of the church of Christ; and their names were taken, that they might be remembered and nourished by the good word of God, to keep them in the right way, to keep them continually watchful unto prayer, relying alone upon the merits of Christ, who was the author and the finisher of their faith.

Number Me

Number me, dear Lord,
As one of Thine own.
Keep me from error,
For which I’m so prone! 3 Nephi 30:2

My Dream Girl

Like a cloud of promise
You are my dream girl
When you smile, I notice
For you rock my world

Come to Yourself

Come to yourself
Your spiritual senses
Seek the Lord’s help
Let go of pretences
Men and women who ignore the gentle promptings of the Spirit will often learn, as the prodigal son learned, through the natural consequences of disobedience and riotous living. It was only after natural consequences humbled the prodigal son that “he came to himself” and heard the whisperings of the Spirit telling him to return to his father’s house (see Luke 15:11–32).

Why Limit Yourself?

Why limit yourself
To just a narrow view?
Seek the Lord for help
What would He have you do?
Obedience through Our Faithfulness BY ELDER L. TOM PERRY Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles Those who rely solely on themselves and follow only their own desires and self-inclinations are so limited when compared to those who follow God and tap into His insight, power, and gifts. It has been said that someone who is all wrapped up in himself or herself makes a very small package. Strong, proactive obedience is anything but weak or passive. It is the means by which we declare our faith in God… more »

Fill Me With Faith

Lord, fill me with faith
From my heart to my head
With light to my face
As one spiritually led

Reoccurring Thoughts

Through the lessons found in life
Come reoccurring thoughts
That point us to Jesus Christ
And spiritually we’re taught
and those thoughts can often be questions

Without Soap

He cleans us without soap
With water and with fire
He purifies the soul
With newness to inspire
1. Clean Hands and a Pure Heart – David A. Bednar I have fond childhood memories of my mother reading Book of Mormon stories to me. She had a way of … It cleanses, heals, and purifies the soul. … Faith in the …

Tears Can Express

Tears can express
What words and thoughts cannot.
Pure love does bless,
Through the spirit, we’re taught

He Can- Believe

He can brighten lost trails of thought
And enliven minds to be taught
As, too, He bind up wounds for new life
And heals the spirit with truth and light

He Can Mend

He can mend the bruised and torn-
The lonely and oppressed
Through Him we can be reborn
As by faith we are blessed
He can mend the battered soul-
Anxious, broken, and ashamed
He bore all our troubles so
As His lambs, we can be named

Self Aware

Ponder the paths where you step-
The things that you say and do
What are the reasons you trip
Is there a lesson or two?
Talking with some friends about self-awareness and speaking without thinking and doing things without realizing it.

Your Best Foot Forward

Your best foot forward
Helps you rise from prayer
And points you toward
Heavenly Father’s care

Take a Gospel Trip

Take a gospel trip
And feast on the word
Then cross reference it
There’s much to be learned
Psalms 82:6 I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. *We are children of GOD.* Ex. 33: 11, Lord spake unto Moses . . . as a man speaketh unto his friend. *Jesus is our friend.* Malachi 10 10 Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us? why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers? *God is our Heavenly Father.* Matthew 3: 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water:… more »

I Have Kept the Faith

May I have courage to go forth,
with the spirit as God’s Word leads.
And, if I have to die for the Lord,
Let it be upon my knees.

Parallels- The Wilderness and the Atonement

He created the heaven and earth
According to God’s plan
Then He condescended unto birth
To live and love with man
Jesus walked the wilderness
And fasted for forty days;
Then tried in his humanness
Became the Christ in all ways
Fully, to know the God of all,
Our Father, to emulate
He then redeemed us from the fall
And for humanness, He paid
Having been tried in all things
As one perfect in every way
He suffered all of mankind’s pains
And, in our place, for sins paid Christ
- Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/*Christ* – – Wikipedia Christ is a translation… more »

The Ultimate Bike Ride

The ultimate bike ride
Involves church meetings and more
Take the Lord by your side
And see what the trip is for
I saw a motorcycle at the temple. It put a smile on my face.

Of the Heart

Our Father in Heaven always hears
Sincere prayers of the heart
Warmly, His spirit calms all fears
As darkened thoughts depart

Can We Auto-Correct Humanity?

Auto correct
And reconnect
Talk more and share
How much you care

Full Conversion Brings Happiness

Turn, be fixed with control
And determination
To God’s laws as your goal
For love’s transformation “”To be converted, you must remember to apply diligently in your life the key words “a love of God, with a fixed and controlling determination to keep his commandments.” Your happiness now and forever is conditioned on your degree of conversion and the transformation that it brings to your life. How then can you become truly converted?”” —Richard G. Scott, “Full Conversion Brings Happiness” Topics: Conversion

Burn From Within

A candle can grow dim
When the wick’s not trimmed right
May we burn from within
With oil that’s from Christ

Like a Temple

We have a work to do
That’s filled with light and truth
Like a temple we glow
When we spiritually grow

The Blessings of Sisterhood

The blessings of sisterhood
Circle the earth with light
When they gather to do good
And serve to be Christ-like

Live the Gospel Joyful

Live the gospel joyful
And come to know yourself
Be among the faithful
Who serve to be of help

Magdalena (2011) – Through Her Eyes (New Jesus movie for Women) (Widescr…

See through Mary’s eyes
The magnificent story
Of the living Christ
Who died and rose in glory

Charity Never Faileth

Where charity is
The Lord is there, also
Lighting our souls with peace
And setting our works aglow


1. Resilience- was is that?
The energy to rebound:
To recover and move past
Pain, as the atonement is found
2. Psychological resilience – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 3. Psychological resilience is defined as an individual’s ability to properly adapt to stress and adversity. Stress and adversity can come in the shape of family or … ‎Background – ‎Positive emotions – ‎Science – ‎History 4. Rebound – Merriam-Webster Online http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/*rebound* – – Merriam‑Webster to bounce back off s… more »

Love All People

Love all people
For just who they are
Let them sample
God’s love is not far

The Milky Way

Spiral galaxy- The MilkyWay courtesy of NASA
Fly the milky way
Journey with the Lord
Build your faith each day
Let your spirit soar
Discover new precepts
Hold on fast and partake
The meatier subjects
To you soon will awake
Doctrine and Covenants 19:22 22 For they cannot bear meat now, but milk they must receive; wherefore, they … but impart it freely to the printing of the Book of Mormon, which contains the truth … pray vocally as well as in thy heart; yea, before the world as well as in secret, … 1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Milk comes before meat in the Church—Men’s works will be tr… more »

Jesus Tried by Caiaphas, Peter Denies Knowing Christ

They filed into the dark room one by one
For an untimely trial of God’s own Son
His divine role quickly was denounced
As death for blasphemy too was pronounced
Christ spoke of what could not be denied
He for the truth would be crucified
While poor Peter stood not by the lamb
Denying three times the living I AM
de·nounce diˈnouns/ *verb* past tense: *denounced*; past participle: *denounced* 1. publicly declare to be wrong or evil. “the Assembly denounced the use of violence” synonyms:condemn, criticize, attack, censure, decry, revile, vilify, discredit, damn,reject;… more »


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The Burst of Sunlight

The burst of sunlight after the rain
Shows how clean the world can be.
Through repentance we have much to gain.
Through the Lord there is cleansing.
I left work just in time to see this!

Did You?

This song put tears to my eyes.
Did you die quickly?
Did you die clean?
Did you die fitly
In Christ, our King?
I am doing family search and there are so many men who have died in so many wars and it is so sad to see the ones where the family line stops. Generations could have been…

Care to Share

No one cares how much you know
Until they know how much you care
Give of yourself more to show
Love’s a priority to share


Keep God’s laws
As your standards
Hell has jaws
Each choice matters
1. Standard – Merriam-Webster Online a level of quality, achievement, etc., that is considered acceptable or desirable.standards : ideas about morally correct and acceptable behavior. : something that … 2. 1. Hell – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Scriptures … abominable church founded by devil, that he might lead souls down tohell: 1 Ne. … very jaws of hell shall gape open: D&C 122:7 . handcuffs, chains, shackles, and fetters of hell: D&C 12… more »

What Has God Done For You?

A dismal man who had lost his faith
Challenged, “What has God done for you?”
And I being one who likes to pray
Replied, “He strengthens me anew”
Fear and hatred is no more
As peace and love fills my heart
Through Him, I can start over
Inspired… to do my part

This Nation

This nation
Is like no other
We station
To serve our brother
I keep thinking of the military who go into harms way are now setting up stations in the midst of Ebola. I am so deeply touched. How scary!

Be of Good Cheer

He felt useless and alone
With a death sentence near
The Lord came and made it known
Paul did have cause to cheer
Imagine that… the Lord near, praying for you, and blessing you! What could you not do through Christ who strengthens?


Who feels alone
And why?
By Christ *you’re known*
For He does near
And feels
Each pain…each tear
And heals!
Oh, what *comfort* What *love*
Comes from the Lord
I saw a stranger walking along crying and I wish I thought to share this thought. Pray- the comforter is real!

200 Years The Star Spangled Anthem

Two years into the war of 1812
The White House was seized and burned
With the President still alive and well
Our desire to strike back returned
The British were not please
Cut off, they retaliated
A kind doctor, in bed, was seized
The fighting, thus, escalated
Our government seeking to free
This elderly doctor and friend
Sent of two, (one Francis Scott Key)
To offer a prisoner exchange, in the end
A flag of truce was waved
To enter a British vessel
And the exchange was made
But, not till dawn due to the hassle
The battle that night was fierce
With combatants, each other pursuing It wou… more »

To Fly in the Face of Providence

Fly in the Face of Providence | Infoplease.com http://www.infoplease.com/dictionary/brewers/*fly*-*face*-*providence*.html – – Fly in the Face of Providence. (To). To act rashly, and throw away good opportunities; to court danger. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable , E. Cobham …
To fly in the face of providence
Is to get wrapped up in sin
To disavow warning’s evidence
And seek the favor of men

Brushed Aside

We quickly brush aside
The pain of disaster
And the spirit our guide
As pride we seek after
Long forgotten, faith’s labor
Like unto birthing a child
As to the world we seek favor
Till we’re unclean and defiled
“We have a tendency to forget our pains quickly, even as does a mother when her child is born. Little is said even now about the Arizona floods, although the debris and broken bridges remain…. “It is possible to become so hardened that we brush aside the warning voice, and even forget our sufferings. Those who lost their homes and loved ones won’t easily forget, though, even … more »

Let the Solemnity

Let the solemnity
Of all eternity
Rest upon your heart
As treasure to impart
Doctrine and Covenants 43: 34 Hearken ye to these words. Behold, I am Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. Treasure these things up in your hearts, and let the solemnities of eternity rest upon your minds. so·lem·ni·ty səˈlemnitē/ *noun* 1. the state or quality of being serious and dignified. “his ashes were laid to rest with great solemnity” – a formal, dignified rite or ceremony. plural noun: *solemnities* “the ritual of the church was observed in all its solemnities”

Jesus Teaches a Samaritan Woman

Any well can go dry
And leave you thirsty still…
From living water, draw
In spirit and truth thrill!

Jesus Teaches about the Widow’s Mites

The poor widow
Wise in her years
Knows to give, though
Poverty nears
She walks in faith
That prayers are heard
And receives strength
Through the Lord’s word

The Lord Spares

The tares are in our midst
reveling in our pain.
They delight in all sins.
Our souls they wish to gain.
Oh, how we need to pray,
even for all the tares!
As then we receive strength
through the Lord who spares.
1. Book of Mormon Teacher Resource Manual Alma 59–63 Sometimes the Lord spares the wicked because of the prayers of the righteous (see Alma 62:40; see also Alma 10:22–23; Helaman 13:13–14). 2. https://www.*lds*.org/*man*… – – Mormon 3:1–8. The Lord spares the Nephites in battle to grant them the opportunity to repent, but they harden… more »

Unity of the Faith

The perfect bond of peace
Is centered upon Christ.
There’s unity in place
As we serve and share His Light.
Beautiful scriptures from Paul as he was imprisoned- sharing light from a very dark place.


Be a kind human
being,for real
Love is life’s solution,
begin to heal
Being – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Being is an extremely broad concept encompassing objective and subjective features of reality and existence. We gave up on television six years ago. I spend too much time on the computer and would like to challenge anyone to join me to unplug once a week. There was a day when people sat on a porch and just visited or read and listened to the sounds of nature. Imagine that!

The Perfect Bond of Peace

The perfect bond of peace
Is centered upon Christ
Where unto Him we place
Our darkness for His light
I had this thought while riding my bike. Wouldn’t it be like Zion if we all strove to center our thoughts and actions on Christ…

The Comfort Zone

Cross that marked line-
Your comfort zone.
Follow Christ’s Light;
You’re not alone.


Listen more
And talk less
Heed the Lord
Who does bless


How is it that a song
Can heal what is wrong?
Through emotions relived…
Pent up tears flow released

The Making of Where Are the Desks Part 1

The Making of
Where Are the Desks Part 1
Is a desk a right?
Is it something to earn?
Here is some insight…
there’s a message to learn!
Imagine a room void of desks and then one by one they are brought in by our soldiers who work so hard fighting for freedom.

Elizabeth Mueller Singing The National Anthem (6 yrs old)

May God bless
America for generations to come!
And grant us miracles
Like when our nation was won

Do You Pass the Israel Test?

Celebrate others
in the good that they do.
We are all brothers
Arabs, Christians, and Jews

The Law of the Harvest

The law of the harvest
Is much more, you see
In life you are blessed
When you do good things
Our relationships, goals
Career paths, and more
Can spiritually grow
In the light of the Lord

Becoming Tender

How else do you become tender
Save through the bruising of pain?
Then empathy lights in splendor
Through charity unfeigned
The tears, they flow easily
Freed from walls of pretense
The heart warms more readily
For tender mercy is sensed

Use Your Elbow

Use your elbow
When you sneeze
For germs grow
And spread disease
Second week of school and we have two kids out….sick.

Jotta A Agnus Dei ♫ Hallelujah ♪ ♫

Out of the mouth of babes
Our hearts are touched and opened
Unto our Lord who saves
And gives us much to hope in


It’s quantity
Not quality
That children want
Then hearts are won
*T*ime is all I need *I*n the home today *M*om and Dad and me *E*very single day

Harsh Words

Harsh words, like daggers
Cut us right to the quick
Know patience matters
And your fights, you must pick
These are the moments
When you must pray hard
Refrain from comments
And anger, discard
Then…think What would Jesus do? Doctrine and Covenants 121:37 That they may be conferred upon us, it is true; but when we undertake to cover our sins, or to gratify our pride, our vain ambition, or to exercise control or dominion or compulsion upon the souls of the children of men, in any degree of unrighteousness, behold, the heavens withdraw themselves; the Spirit of the Lord is grieved; and… more »

The Playbook

Surround yourself
With a great team
Volunteer, help,
And to the playbook, lean

The Simple Seven

Learn and do life’s simple seven
As the way back towards Heaven
Doubly pray with your family and alone
As well as read the scriptures that the Savior might be known
Have Family Home Evening as a learning ground
So that in the home the spirit might abound
Attend the temple oft as well as weekly partake
Of the Lord’s sacrament, where covenants you remake
The Simple Seven 1,2. Pray as a family and individually 3,4. Read the scriptures as a family and individually 5. Hold Family Home Evening 6. Go to your church meetings 7. Go to the temple

Rise to the Temple

A cascading avalanche of evil
Threatens to engulf us all
Rise to the Lord’s temple as God’s people
And don’t come down lest you fall
I found a pdf for inspiring the family towards the temple 52 Weeks of Inspiring Family History & Temple Service Quotes sudweeksfamily.com/…/52-Weeks-of-Inspiring-Family-History-Quotes.p… – – David A. Bednar, “The Hearts of the Children Shall Turn,” Ensign, November 2011 ….Mormon and (2) the words of Malachi foretelling the role of Elijah in the ….. “Many parents, in and out of the Church, are concerned about protection against a casca… more »

The Calling of Callings

There is but one calling
Of which there is no release
Family is no small thing
So treasure your loved ones please

Yanked From the Stream of Life

Yanked from the stream of life
Into a cesspool of woe
I turned to Jesus Christ
What cleansing, I came to know!
Turning completely around is a 360 degree change. There’s actually a book that talks about making a full circle in your life for radical change.

There is No Room So Full

There is no room so full
That the Lord can’t come in
His love then to sample
As we are freed within

Separate Wants from Needs

Separate your wants
From your needs
For as a man hunts
Each thought leads

Be a Pioneer

Be a pioneer
And begin anew
Seek Zion near
Makeovers renew

Leave a Legacy

Leave a legacy
Founded on Christ
Help others to see
You shine with light
Search Results 1. Matthew 5:15 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a … 16 Let yourlight so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your …

In Fetal Slumber

In fetal slumber
We drift away
And remember
Things of our day
Something that we missed
Then comes into light
It dawns like the mist
Then dries out of sight
Have you ever had a dream and remembered it for just a moment and then it was gone?

The Traveling Teenager

Oft as through life’s hoops they jump
Teenagers move full speed ahead
A parent is their speed bump
With a sign that warns, “Use your head!”

The Resolution [from the movie COURAGEOUS] Print at Christian Cinema.com

Hereby this resolution
Made to God and before all
Is my declaration
That to the home is my call
Our Bishop talked about this today. It is beautiful. I want to watch the movie. A father shares with some other men that he wants them to hold him accountable on how he is doing in keeping his resolution. It has such an effect on them that they want to take the resolution as well… These are manly men! Here are some of the resolutions: and you can order the whole thing at this site: The Resolution [from the movie COURAGEOUS] Print at Christian Cinema.com As for me and my hou… more »

Focus More

Focus more than less
Outside yourself
Be one who does bless
Through the Lord’s help

The Natural Man

The natural man
Manipulates truth,
Trusts in his own hand,
And of his horn, toots

God is the Source and Answer

God is the source and answer
For every bit of truth
Line upon line to gather
A witness as the proof

For Profit and Learning- The Old Testament

The spirit speaks in truth
And manifests plainly
Through the Word to reprove
For our growth and training
The spirit speaks in truth
Of all things as we’ve faith
Line upon line there’s proof
God knows all that we face
Matthew 16: 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Here are two witnesses of the importance of the Old Testament: 1Nephi 19: 23 And I did read many things unto them which were written in the books of Moses; but that I might more fully persuade them to believe in the Lord … more »

Walk Around and See

Walk around and look at people.
Each has the light of Christ within
To help us know good from evil;
And to lead us home to Heaven.

The Student Becomes the Master

The student becomes the Master
As he puts his big boy pants on
Then, he is saved from disaster
For the Master helps him along
How many times have you heard at church that the speaker remembers when so and so was in the nursery and now is in mutual? Or the same general idea. It is exciting to watch the progress of our youth and how they are in leadership positions while so young.


To progress.
Don’t be scared.
God does bless.

The Best Boss in All the Cosmos

The best boss in all the cosmos
Compensates us well with angels
We can sense their presence, almost
As a new tongue in us unveils
1. “The Tongue of Angels” – Robert S. Wood https://www.*lds*.org/…/th… – – – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints Nephi declared that the fruit of receiving the Holy Ghost and listening to the promptings of the Spirit is that we may speak with “the tongue of angels” (2 Ne. 32:2).

We’re Hastening the Work

We’re hastening the work
In gathering lost sheep
As shepherds to the world
We’ve the gospel to preach

Submission – Receive the Call

How vital submission is
 When receiving new calls
..We’re as bumpy and uneven as
 A sack of doorknobs
“Life in the Church means experiencing leaders who are not always wise, mature, and deft. In fact, some of us are as bumpy and uneven as a sackful of old doorknobs. Some of the polishing we experience is a result of grinding against each other. How vital submissiveness is in such circumstances, especially if the lubrication of love is not simply present.” -Neal A. Maxwell


Preoccupations take us
On a journey from light
They’ve dominion over us
Thus turn quickly to Christ

I Thought We Had Landed

I thought we had landed
But we continue to fly
We’re so busy… granted
Working in the temple, is why
The new temple president and his wife spoke. They are so new, they said they haven’t unpacked the four boxes they brought.

The Lord’s Emissary

As the Lord’s emissary
I hold divine light
It’s His words I carry
To teach with insight
I am always amazed how young missionaries are always prepared to give us a message when we feed them.


Focus like a laser
On what you can do
To spread the Word farther
To those before you
Of all the mind boggling uses for lasers beams, if one could send a message of light to a darkening world, it would be the most important.

Take a Chance

Take a chance
Extend a hand
Help one grasp
The gospel, grand

Come Back to the Fold

Come back the fold needs you
We are hastening His work
There is so much to do
To prepare all of the world
1. Haste, Hasten, Hasty https://www.*lds*.org/*script*… – – – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints Scriptures … the Lord will hasten it in his time: Isa. 60:22 . … I will hasten my word to perform it: Jer. … let the work of the gathering be not in haste: D&C 58:56 . 2. 3. not in haste

How Do You Hear the Voice of the Lord?

How do you hear
The voice of the Lord?
Invite Him near
And heed His good word

A Friend

http://www.yourldsblog.com/2014/08/23/righteous-vs-toxic-friendships-guest-blogger-amy-nelson-run-mom-run/ Amy has an inspiring message. It was good for me to think about the friendships that have made an impact on who I am today.
A friend gives from the heart
Words and smiles that invite
The spirit to impart
In a bond filled with light
A friend misses your face
And asks about your day
A friend’s first to embrace
You when things aren’t okay
A friend remembers well
The good times when you grew
True friends are mutual
They serve each other too

As a Believing Man

As a believing man
Where is your faith today
On a team, trend, or brand?
What would the Savior say?

God Made Us Special

God made us special,
Unique, and set apart
Each individual
Has a place in His heart

Dare to Set a Goal with an Object Lesson

Dare to set a goal
Dream to set it high
Let it fill your soul
Through the strength of Christ
1. Philippians 4:7 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day *…* https://www.*lds*.org/…/4…. – – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints 6 a Be b careful for nothing; but in every thing by c prayer and supplication with d … 13 I can do all things through a Christ which b strengtheneth me. 2. 3. For a visual of this: 4. imagine all the burdens 5. you are asked to bare 6. All the trying hurdles 7. In this balloon, here -put pe… more »

Integrity Is

Integrity is doing the right thing
Because you should, not because it is seen.
It is knowing just who you are
By following our true North Star.

The Complete Story

As long as there are truths
Yet to be revealed
Within us an angst moves
Till we’re wholly healed
Then, with the complete story
We truly understand
Along with the history
Was our redeemer’s hand

Where’s the Consequence

When you lie, cheat, and steal
Where’s the consequence?
The spirit hurt, must heal
It’s called repentance
In consequence Is the word sequence The sequence of repentance is like the 12 step addiction pattern: 1. recognize 2. remorse 3. resolution 4. reliance 5. reconciliation 6. renewal The 12 steps and the 5 R’s | LDS Recovery *ldsr*ecovery.wordpress.com/2006/06/30/the-12-steps-and-the-*5*-r’s/ – – – Jun 30, 2006 – However, it is rare for us to go into any detail regarding how to actually repent once one is caught into an addiction. That said, the five R’s aren’t A… more »

When We Sin

When we commit a sin
Who is the first to know?
Christ’s perfect light within
Alerts the face, to show
The chest becomes tight
And it proves so hard to breathe
You want to take flight
But from yourself you can’t leave
The bathe of emotions
Have set an awful course
Then, for a magic potion
Repent with remorse
Do you ever feel your face get hot when you do something wrong? Is there fear? How is this different from anxiety or the flush of embarrassment? How do you get rid of these awful feelings? Do we ever get past feeling and kick against the pricks? Self government requires we ask th… more »

Go and Talk it Out

Go and talk it out
With Cuddle Bear
He will never shout
Then, say a prayer
Kids go through fight or flight too and need to release their emotions.

Set a High Goal

Set a high goal
It is reachable
To the Lord, go
And be teachable
I love how the church needs everyone. The young and the old. Having goals is a wonderful thing.

Having the Gospel

Having the gospel is like
Living by a continual stream
Where we hope for eternal life
And branch out with celestial esteem
I love these words and ponder them… especially when I felt like a tree with one leaf, barely holding on. Psalms 1: 1 Blessed *is* the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight *is* in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his… more »

Life is a Pilgrimage

Life is a pilgrimage
 A search for love and faith
 It advances as we age
As more towards heaven we face
 Pilgrimage – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/*Pilgrimage* – – – Wikipedia A pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of importance to a person’s beliefs and … ‎Christian pilgrimage – ‎Hindu pilgrimage sites – ‎Buddhist pilgrimage

Climb Your Own Ladder

Climb your own ladder
At an even pace
Study each matter
There’s no second place
Looking for excellence at work? Where should you put your attention and effort? At what point do you need to worry about the efforts of others? The bottom line is living with yourself and your efforts while being an example and helping support the ladders of others.

Does God Exist 

What is absent in your life?
We know darkness, without light
That God is bad is a lie
When we seek Him, we’re made bright

NO Longer Half Hearted

No longer half hearted
I seek for the best
My doubts have departed
And I have been blessed

More than Anything

I want more than anything
God’s love in my heart
Humbly, I am offering
My all to do my part

Hindsight for Blessings

As the darkness parted
I saw how I’d been blessed
I, though once weak hearted
Had been put through a test
hind·sight ˈhīn(d)ˌsīt/ *noun* 1. understanding of a situation or event only after it has happened or developed. “*with hindsight*, I should never have gone”

Burst of Hope

From a warm desire
Comes a burst of hope
Flowing to inspire
From our Heavenly home

The Heart Begins to Pound

The heart begins to pound
Fully alive again!
The spirit, here is found
And leads just like a friend

The Strength of Priesthood Power

The strength of priesthood power
Can bless us every hour
And improve our very lives
As we trust in Jesus Christ
Power in the Priesthood – Neil L. Andersen https://www.*lds*.org/…/*po*… – – – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints by Neil L. Andersen – A courageous mother raising five children listened attentively to the second verse: “Mine is a home where [every] hour is blessed by the strength of priesthood

Happiness is Found

Satan seeks to control
Our minds and actions
To confuse our roles
And create distractions
Happiness is found
When we’re free of despair
When we’ve light around
And we feel the Lord’s care


Close Your Eyes

Close your eyes and remember
How it feels to be clean
Rekindle that warm ember
That helps you live life’s dream

How Great Shall Be Your Joy

How great shall be your joy
When you bring new souls to me
That your heart will rejoice
From the beauty soon to see
1. How Great Shall Be Your Joy – Liahona Feb. 2011 – liahona https://www.*lds*.org/…/ho… – – – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints by Henry B. Eyring – “And now, if your joy will be great with one soul that you have brought unto me into the kingdom of my Father, how great will be your joy if you should bring many …

The Hebrew Love Story

Why would a devout Jew become Mormon?
Because it connects heaven and earth for them
With covenants, oaths, and laws to obey
The Hebrew love story continues today

The Greatest Pioneer Known

Turn life’s pages unto the past
To the greatest pioneer known
And upon Jesus you would cast
As He marked our path alone

Good Things are Created Twice

Good things are created twice
Through the light of Jesus Christ
First in the thoughts that arise
Until, then, it springs to life
Now let us start with you
And with the end in mind
What do you want to do?
You’ve gifts inside to find
God’s power behind you
Is greater than what’s ahead
You have a work to do
Seek the spirit to be led
“We don’t invent our mission; we detect it.” Victor Frankl

The World is Changing Fast

The world is changing fast
With darkness settling in
Make covenants that will last
You’ll shine aglow within

Like a Baby Chick

Like a baby chick
Breaking from its shell
Life’s test, long and thick
Is one to live and tell
Each to find alone
Midst surroundings hard to bear
That the Lord did atone
And suffer because He cared
The promise of new life
Is how we keep going
Past darkness into light
For seeing and growing

Greater Courage is Called For

Greater courage is called for
When you stumble and fall
Be humble unto the Lord
You’re not alone, at all

It Takes Courage

It takes courage to weather the storm
But you don’t have to do it alone
Our father has a listening ear
Out of the darkness light can appear
The clouds will break
The sun will show
You need not quake
Seek the rainbow

Temples Dot the Earth

Today temples dot the earth
As sacred places to make
Covenants of eternal worth
That light in us awakes


Soar on eagles’ wings
Uplifted with new faith
Sail where freedom reigns
And where hope never fades

Love Conquers Fear

I will not fear
What man can do
The Lord is near
And His love, too!

Patience is Required

Patience is required
At every turn
We unhinge when tired
Rest, prove you’ve learned I
t is so hard to be patient with myself and others. Balancing expectations with allowing others to self-govern…

Life Can be Sweet

In the midst of paradise
There stands the tree of life
It is bright before the eyes
With fruit as white as light
Some walk all the way around
Others reach to partake
Here the purest love is found
Which is sweet to the taste
Some ignore it, determined
That they have much to eat
What can we do for that friend?
Show how life can be sweet

How relevant is Religion?

How relevant is religion
For our country we must ask
Is it a cause for division
Or a help to every task?

President Thomas S. Monson Display – Deseret Book Store – SLC Utah

May warm fuzzies abound
From kind things that we do
That your wishes be found
Happy Birthday to you
Well he can add to his timeline another birthday! Happy Birthday President Monson!

Ye Are No More Strangers

We are strangers no more
Nor are we foreigners
But fellow saints in Christ
Filled with His peace and light
Ephesians 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; fellowship our fellow citizens


Fill Your Bucket

Fill your bucket
with joy and service.
Family, love it-
your highest purpose.

Social Media and the Gospel of Jesus Christ: Sweep The Earth As With A F…

Let us sweep the whole earth
with God’s light, as a flood .
What is sweetly of worth?
Let us praise it as good!

Through the Eyes of Faith

Through the eyes of faith
Look beyond *current* pain
Each trial you face
Comes with blessings to gain
My dad is having neck surgery this morning to prevent him from becoming a quadriplegic . I called to check on him (is he awake to get to the hospital?) because i cant be there i am in training for a new job. My mom told me my sister who lives in Oakhurst is waiting out a fire near by with a possible evacuation for the second time this summer! So these thoughts were going on in my head as I thought of this talk by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, “Grateful in Any Circumstances”. Our tria… more »

Fear God

For Heavenly Father have fear
Which really means hold and revere
All that He is, His gospel, and laws
As oft, in gratitude, we should pause
Fear – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Fear can have two meanings: (1) to fear God is to feel reverence and awe for him and to obey his commandments; (2) to fear man, mortal dangers, pain, and evil … Fear of God – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Surely the fear of God is not in this place: Gen. 20:11 … Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God: Deut. 6:13 . … God require of thee, but to fear the Lord: Deut. 10:12 . …more »

“Lean Not unto Thine Own Understanding” by Gary E. Stevenson

As sure as the Lord lives
We can expect
His hand in our lives
To lead and direct
Raise your sights to heaven
And pray unto God
Inspiration’s given
When through faith it’s sought
Trust not in the arm of the flesh
Where only obsessions you will find.
Lest all that you gain, then, does test
Let wisdom come to your heart and mind
Temper worldly desires
For prestige, power, and fame
Focus on what inspires
On what God would have you gain
If faithful, we have the same expectations of blessings from God as in times of old, to be prospered and to accomplish what He would have us do. Be sole… more »

Giving Smiles

Comic relief given
Brings a smile
And eases your own pain,
All the while
#RobinWilliams He was an adorable person. Here is a hymn to share/ Lord I Would Follow Thee 1. 1. Savior, may I learn to love thee, Walk the path that thou hast shown, Pause to help and lift another, Finding strength beyond my own. Savior, may I learn to love thee– 2. (Chorus) Lord, I would follow thee. 3. 2. Who am I to judge another When I walk imperfectly? In the quiet heart is hidden Sorrow that the eye can’t see. Who am I to judge another? 4. 3. I would be my brother’… more »

Truth Be Known

What you turn to
When left alone
Measures virtue
The truth be known
Bishop Gary E. Stevenson Be Valiant in Courage, Strength, and Activity Ensign, Oct 2012 #truthbeknown Be courageous! Be strong! “Stand ye in holy places, and be not moved.”6 Young men, I promise the Lord will empower you. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power.”7 He will reward you for your courage and righteous behavior—with happiness and joy. Such courage will be a byproduct of your faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, your prayers, and your obedience to commandments.

Mormon Founder: Joseph Smith Jr. – 5 of 5 – Mormonism

As the founder of a cause
How would you lead? at what cost?
Would you be willing to die?
Who would take your place? and why?

Mormon Founder: Joseph Smith Jr. – 4 of 5 – Mormonism

Sometimes all you have
Is your faith to hold on to
And the hope that perhaps
All your family will be true

Mormon Founder: Joseph Smith Jr. – 2 of 5 – Mormonism

Amidst a war of words
How can you know what’s right?
Let your questions be heard
For wisdom, seek God’s light

Mormon Founder: Joseph Smith Jr. – 3 of 5 – Mormonism

A witness can’t be denied
Forgotten or ignored
As, from it you cannot hide
For it came from the Lord

Mormon Founder: Joseph Smith Jr. – 2 of 5 – Mormonism

Scriptures come with power
Unto the heart of man
Teaching any hour
Heaven remains open

The Gift of the Atonement

How do you show appreciation
For gifts of sacrifice?
Use them at every occasion
And give thanks for the price

David Archuleta sings “Be Still My Soul” to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Keep your favorite hymn
In your heart, like a prayer
Let your troubles soften
Under our Father’s care

Life is a Four Minute Race

Life is a four minute race
Marked with preparation
Do not hang back. Embrace
Christ’s own invitation
Dreams dash in but a moment
Let the Holy Ghost be your guide
Live a life of deep devotion
Accept the Savior by your side

Recovering Porn Addict: Porn Is No Match for Real Love

Love conquers life’s boredom, fears, and stress
Not strangers seen in a state of undress
With my heart turned towards God I have found
That that is when things start to turn around
Porn is no match For love grown deep As one might snatch The other, keeps Recovering Porn Addict: Porn Is No Match for Real Love Now a mentor, Aujero sees that same void in other porn addicted men. He described, “There’s a lot of reasons why guys look at porn and there’s boredom and there’s stress, but there’s something deeper there when I work with guys and there’s this deeper love and guys, we want to br… more »

Enjoy the sky and Nature

Enjoy the sky and nature
Put beauty in your yard
The things of God bring pleasure
Even when life is hard
Do you think the dragonfly is a blur? He must have thought I was too! I just rescued him from the pool and put him on a rose. He kept wiping his eyes, all 30,000 facets! It’s not every day that you get to hold a dragonfly.

There is a God

There is a God
And He listens
He’s over all
Pray…and witness!
A miracle in the desert. The clouds gathered just above our neighborhood circle. There are blue skies in the distance all the way around. hummm. I love the God of Heaven and Earth. He listens to prayers in remarkable ways. Just a few hours before, I had said to my husband, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all these puffy clouds gathered right over our house and we had some rain?”

The Appointed Hour

The night was lit by the full moon
Which cast the temple’s shadow where
It added to the cloak of gloom
As the group walked away off there
Descending the city, weary
They crossed by a little brook
And soon passed the cemetery
On a path they often took
The grass was tall. It soaked each hem
In the garden where trees were budding
As they walked the wind howled, driven
Adding to the sense of foreboding
Christ’s clothes grew heavy as did His heart
It became laborious to step
From the disciples, He turned to part
The appointed hour must be kept…
How many times had He been present
When th… more »

Pose a New Question

Pose a new question
And see where it goes
Gather suggestions
Until Christ’s Light glows
“What Kinda Car” Joshua Creek (Story Last) I am going to teach at American Heritage. We prepare lessons that all point back to Christ- the Master Teacher.

I Dance When

I dance when I hear music
That uplifts my mood.
And, I enjoy the lyrics.
Then, oh, life is good
What song can get you excited to go back to school? Add your words to twitter: #IDanceWhen

Confidence of God’s Love

Confidence of God’s love
Comes through our thoughtfulness
Which opens doors thereof
To the gospel’s sweet fullness
The light you have embraced
Has taught you so many things
Share of what you’ve faced
And give of your well-being
I Have Given You an Example “Giving [others] confidence in your love can help them develop faith in God’s love. Then through your loving, thoughtful communication, their lives will be blessed by your sharing lessons you have learned, experiences you have had, and principles you have followed to find solutions to your own struggles. Show your sincere interest i… more »

Humanitarian Aid

Almost overnight
We can bring relief
Offering Christ’s light
For hope to believe
http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/humanitarian-aid-welfare-services-breakdown-donations-costs-resources earthquakes, tsunamis Typhoons, high winds When there comes a need We spread forth God’s wings Thousands of professionals and volunteers give freely of their time and means to those in need, with no expectation of praise, publicity or reward… While the Church’s emergency response to major disasters draws more media attention, Latter-day Saints engage in many other less visible initiatives. In a… more »

We Are the Offspring of God

*Feel after the Lord*
For in Him we live
We, His offspring
Hope in all things
Articles of Faith 13 We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.

An Experiment in Words

Use your best words /not the worst
There is nothing more beautiful
Than recognizing worth
Positive words are wonderful 


All the trash of your past
Can be replaced with light
Be reclaimed and upon Christ cast
Your sins unto new life

My Bucket’s Gone Dry

My bucket’s gone dry
From the holes therein
As life’s critics try
It wear me out, thin

Upon the Land

When charity is no longer shown
The burden of the owner is known
As there’s no trust, none borrow or lend
This, then, is a curse upon the land
When the love of God cannot be found
Diverse diseases and plagues abound
Fear and despair takes you by the hand
This, then, is a scourge upon the land
Let each land become more filled with prayer
To protect the freedoms we all share
That prosperity might then return
As we show forth kindness and concern
Clarity | Define Clarity at Dictionary.com dictionary.reference.com/browse/*clarity* – – – Dictionary.com clearness or lucidity as t… more »

By Design they Pierced His Side

With the third cup, by design
He mixed the water with the wine
As a sign of things yet to come
When they would pierce Him, though the Son
During the last supper, the disciples were given four cups of wine. Each have a purpose which varies a little as you search online. They are based on the four promises in Exodus 6 1.I will bring you out. slavery (The blessing is said and the host washes his hands) The Cup of Blessing or sanctification/ (out of the world and out of spiritual slavery of sin and the fear of death.)- the *Kiddush*, which means sanctification 2. I will rid you o… more »

Among the Wheat and Tares

Among all the wheat and tares
Who is putting on false airs?
How can you know who is right?
The good fruit grows in God’s Light

The Hope of God’s Light

Line upon line,
A glimpse at a time
God’s light can be found
As we seek it around

Even Then

The Son, even on the cross,
Showed the way for all to see
That our souls need not be lost
He is light, love, and mercy
He sees the bigger picture
Beyond every sorrow and pain
He calls to hearts to assure
The repentant have peace to gain
In His intense suffering
He paid the price for sin
He leads the way offering 
Eternal life with Him
: compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.

Watchmen On Tower Doctrine and Covenants LDS Sunday School

From the watchtower’s height
The warning cries begin
The prophets lead aright
And counsel us from sin
They see what lies ahead
Subtle traps that await
They keep us spiritually led
Within the hedged up gate

The Watchman on the Tower by Earl C. Tingey

Look for the watchman on the tower
Who sees far beyond the hedge
Awake to him at that hour
When he warns what lies ahead
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The Jerusalem Conference

There ought not to be differences
Among the purified
Let us go through great distances
To be more unified

Be Still and Look Up

Be still, soul, and look up.
Have faith in God and trust.
He gave us every star
And lights us from afar

Love Me

 Love me for who I am,
Who I can and want to be
There’s nothing better than
Having you believe in me
Heavenly Father wants us to have confidence in potential.

Jesus Acclaims John the Baptist / Come Unto Me

Imagine what the Lord
Would want for you to see
Search for Him and His word
Start with, “Come unto me.”


Let yourself imagine a different place and time
When with your whole family everything is fine
Let it make a difference to who you are, who you’ll be
And be a happier person from that memory

Patient Care

Upon the wings of wisdom
From days gone, he thought to share
The past to his son with him
And taught him of patient care

One Size Doesn’t Fit All

One size fits all
Isn’t the way
Love’s miracle
Makes a kids day

The Chat

Nothing you have to confess
Could make Jesus love you less
He knows where your heart is at
And awaits a little chat

Marching Orders

Our marching orders are given
At every general conference
We should study from and live them
Their cautions make all the difference
What do you recall from conference?


Savor the things which come of God
Let them be a part of you
Be the salt of the Earth for all
Through the good works that you do
Salt of the Earth: Savor of Men and Saviors of Men – general *…* https://www.*lds*.org/…/sal… – – – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter‑day Saints In the New Testament the Savior referred to his disciples as the “salt of the earth,” and charged them to retain their savor (Matt. 5:13).


As the Jewish plots to take His life
Fermented beneath the surface
Jesus continued to testify
And bear fruit through selfless service
steadfast resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering. “steadfast loyalty” synonyms: loyal, faithful, committed, devoted, dedicated, dependable, reliable,steady, true, constant, staunch, solid, trusty More

How Deep

How deep His love and compassion is
As He bore the dark depths of Hell
To know every side of injustice
That perfect mercy might prevail
1. Mercy – Merriam-Webster Online http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/*mercy* – – – Merriam‑Webster kind or forgiving treatment of someone who could be treated harshly. : kindness or help given to people who are in a very bad or desperate situation. : a good or …

Ecstasy for All

The enclosing agony for one
Has opened the door of ecstasy for all
We’ll resurrect because of the Son
Mercifully He has atoned us from the fall
Jesus did what He did out of love
That we might return to God’s presence
And dwell with him in Heaven above
The narrow way truly is precious!
This takes the following phrase to a whole new level… 1. What Does All for One and One for All Mean? – Ask.com http://www.ask.com › Q&A › Reference › Biographies and Quotations – – – The phrase 'all for one and one for all' speaks for unity. If one person experiences some kind o… more »

A Knowing Heart

With a knowing heart
As one who bore it all
Strength He does impart
Through faith’s prayers, large or small

The Bitter Cup

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In Gethsemane
He found the bitterest cup
And to the last dregs
Jesus drank it up
Bitter with anguish, dark with despair
He swallowed it all to show
He does care
The will of the Son was “swallowed up in the will of the Father.” Mosiah 15:7 despair the complete loss or absence of hope. “*driven to despair*, he throws himself under a train” synonyms:hopelessness, disheartenment, discouragement, desperation, distress,anguish, unhappiness; More anguish severe mental or physical pain or suffering. “she shut her eyes *in an… more »

By Divine Decree

By divine decree
The great redemption began
In Gethsemane
Christ received the pains of man

Truth is a Living Light

All truth is a living light
Which shines before our eyes
And radiates what is right
For growth to improve lives


Lukewarm and wavering
I am unable to choose
What am I favoring?
As I discern the news
1. Revelation 3:16 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day *…* https://www.*lds*.org/…/3…. 16 So then because thou art a lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will b spue thee out of my mouth. 17 Because thou sayest, I am a rich, and increased with …

Great Are Your Eyes

Great are your eyes
To help you see
What is of light
And happily


Don’t just sit back
And let the day fly on
Love, serve, and bask
In the Light of the Son

Hold the Memory

Those with eyes that see
Hold the memory
Of blessings in life
That are filled with Light

Bonds of Trust

Broken ties
Come through lies
Bonds of trust
Are honest


How Do You Reach Your Students?

How do you reach
Those whom you teach?
Prepare them to hear
The spirit when there

You Know You Want to Succeed

You know you want to succeed
And manage well, what you do
You hold all the tools you need
To guide you and see you through
You know you want to succeed
And be in charge of yourself
Let the Holy Spirit lead
It is your best source of help
It is interesting that real freedom and success comes from turning our will to God. Then we have liberty as we are free from things that harm our spirit.

The Fence

A group of small kids tried each fence,

To make sure that they were safe.

That all their needs would be met.

The greatest being respect.

Held by guidelines framed in truth

They test to prove all the rules

They push limits in their youth

And feel respect through reprove

1. Reprove – Merriam-Webster Online http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/*reprove* – – – Merriam‑Webster to criticize or correct (someone) usually in a gentle way. re·proved re·prov·ing. Full Definition of REPROVE. transitive verb. 1. : to scold or correct usually gently or ….. more »

Money Can’t Buy It

Money cannot buy
The best things in life
That for which men die
Is achieved through strife
faith, manners, morals, respect, common sense, trust, patience, virtue, class integrity, love, honor

Live Your Faith

Get rid of deep creases
You wear on your face
Endurance increases
As you live your faith

Iron it OUT

With every doubt

Iron it out

Hold to the rod

And turn to God

“Iron it out” is an idiom. It means work it out.

Blessed Are They That Have Not Seen, and Yet Have Believed

So filled with dispair
Missing Christ’s care
Thomas needed to see
To feel… to believe


It’s a rush to rush and it’s perfect to perfect
To improve so much that no one will object
…a play on homographs. They are spelled the same but don’t mean the same thing or even sound the same.

The Fertile Soil Waits

The fertile soil waits
to be turned and seeded.
The best fruit awaits.
Laborers are needed.

Father’s Day Wallet

Read my poem and gift idea on Your LDS Blog where I am a guest blogger… http://www.yourldsblog.com/2014/06/15/fathers-day/

My Rock

As a supportive rock
You are always there
You are my confidante
With advice to share
Thank you for your time
Your unconditional love
Your strength ever kind
That continually lifts me up

The Cost—and Blessings—of Discipleship

Let your faith see you through
All that comes your way
In all you say and do
Defend Christ always
In keeping with the Savior’s own experience, there has been a long history of rejection and a painfully high price paid by prophets and apostles, missionaries and members in every generation—all those who have tried to honor God’s call to lift the human family to “a more excellent way.”3“And what shall I more say [of them]?” the writer of the book of Hebrews asks. “[They] who … stopped the mouths of lions, “Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, … waxed vali… more »

HFD Fireman Proposes To His HPD Girlfriend

All the smoke Was in place Then he spoke Watch her face! :)


Improve your health
To fight off disease
Fasting will help
As stem cells increase

The Wave

The wave crashed

Like a wall

Its spray splashed

At us all

The boat swayed

It lurched right

We all prayed

And clutched tight

The deck dipped

Like a cup

Water slapped

We looked up

What a thrill

Screams did blend

Then, to still

The ride did end

Why do we pay money *and *wait in long lines to go on terrifying rides? Hope you are having wondering experiences with your family this summer.

The Gospel Imparts

The gospel imparts
Always in wondrous ways
Unto minds and hearts
As one seeks and obeys

Mother’s Day – A Tribute To Mothers – Gayatrivantillu – Indian Recipes -…

Mother, don’t give up.
You know your (own son’s) (daughter’s) needs.
Nurture (him) (her) with love.
And teach (him) (her) to succeed.

Scriptures Legacy

The records we hold came at a high price
Of painstaking labor and sacrifice
The prophets share with us the words of Christ
For our learning they are filled with His light
Absolute morals do and will exist
Through repentance there is grace to enlist
Of the Atonement the scriptures witness
Offering examples of how to persist
The world teaches: There are no absolute morals. Every man prospers according to his genius and conquers according to his own strength. Whatever man does there is no crime. When we die that is the end, thereof.

The Risen Lord Appears to the Apostles

Why let thoughts arise in the heart
That crowd out feelings of peace?
For the Lord is quick to impart
Power from on high to the meek

Glenn Beck at Liberty University 04/25/14

I am a man
And I demand
My rights to stand
Free on this land
Free to explore
What life is for
To seek for more
That’s from the Lord

A Woman that Walks with God

A woman should not mock,
Ostracize, or slander
As with the Lord she walks
In thanks for what God hands her


It’s not the clothes you wear,
Or how you do your hair
That gives to you self-worth
It’s God who gave you birth

We Are Not Made for Endings

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Income, health, love, and marriage
We all hate for great things to end
Still…we’ve much more to cherish
Through, Jesus, our eternal friend
We Are Not Made for Endings In light of what we know about our eternal destiny, is it any wonder that whenever we face the bitter endings of life, they seem unacceptable to us? There seems to be something inside of us that resists endings…. May we “live in thanksgiving daily” especially during the seemingly explainable endings that are part of mortality. May we allow our souls to expand in …more »

To Move Along

Read from the link, the story about one of the saints crossing the plains who sat at camp, tired and sick. He sang Come Come Ye Saints and then died in the night. When they buried him, they used the very rock he had been sitting on as his headstone.
For others, what can you do
In just a spare hour or two?
Clayton wrote up a new song
To help the Saints move along
Read this wonderful article that excerpts journals of early pioneers to uncover the circumstance around the time that William Clayton wrote this inspiring hymn. There are some great stories here as well: BYU-EDU in a speech g… more »

Let Your Soul Delight in Song

Look what Your LDS Blog did! Isn’t this a beautiful meme? Did you know there is a site to listen to L.D.S. music?

Blessed Beyond Your Dreams

Have you ever been blessed beyond your dreams? First we bought this amazing house. Then, I was asked to babysit this piano while a wonderful couple went on their mission. It fills the house with music! Please go to Your LDS Blog and read about my feelings for the hymns. It is a wonderful blog and I have been asked to be a guest blogger! Wonderful!
Have you ever been blessed
Beyond your dreams?
Joy stirs within the breast
From God, it seems

Eyes to See

Do you ever see something that causes a second look? The bird is real! And he was patient to stay there while I had to cross at a light. I have seen this statue while driving by and thought, “How cute!” “They are enjoying flowers!” But what is also happening is the bigger girl has just tied the shoe of the little girl. The statues may not be real But the bird reminded me of a day When I was sad and felt ill A white dove rested on my head to stay I picked it up and held it It was as small and fragile as my heart One of its legs was crippled And through our friendship the world seemed le…more »

Scholary Thinking

Scholars, to think reason, and reflect
God’s truths will set you free
They are the roots to each precept
Which can guide your destiny
Come, feast on the best and greatest
Of those inspired before
Celebrate learning in the highest
Ponder what you’re here for
Teachers are the sunlight rays
That help scholarly seeds to grow
They are warm and full of praise
And from them buds of promise show
God’s own truths do make you free
To think, reason, and reflect
To achieve your destiny
When guided by each precept
++++++++++… more »

In Memory of Those Who’ve Died

In memory of those who’ve died
On this day, may we unite
And together walk side by side
Filled with love from freedom’s light

Homeward Bound – Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The soldier, homeward bound
Hides inward wounds to not delay
But soon depression’s found
As war’s horrors haunt freedom’s way
Part of the reason for military suicides is the rush to be homeward bound… while ignoring or not knowing how to heal from the inward wounds.

The Dog Tags Remain

The dog tags of loved ones remain
Each with a soldier’s story to tell
Of lonely foxholes and pain
And of patriotism as well
Missing you Adam…

What We Do Have

We may not have a Reagan,
George Washington, or Lincoln
But what we do have is *us** and*
Great pride for what they have done

Rep. Joe Heck statement on preventing military suicides

It hits home…death
The battle isn’t over
The watch, at best
Falls on the first line leader

Rep. Joe Heck Commemorates Memorial Day 2014

From the grassy slopes of Bunker Hill
On to the National Mall we find
The price of freedom is ever real
Some of the best blood was left behind
Dr. Heck has more than 25 years in public service as a physician, Army Reservist, and community volunteer. Previously, Heck served as a volunteer firefighter and ambulance attendant, Search & Rescue team member, and SWAT physician. A Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, he was called to active duty three times, including a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Lord has also decreed that this land should be “the place … more »

Veteran of an Eternal War

Jesus is a veteran
In an eternal war.
Unto all God’s children,
‘Tis our souls He fights for.
John 15:14 Greater love has no one than this, That one lay down his life for his friends.

Looking for Charity

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Looking for charity
Someone to help out
I offered carefully
My hat, filled with doubt
What do you think happens next? This image is titled Looking for Charity…

See the Blessing

See the blessing in all things
Even in the worst that life brings
Let go of apprehension
And believe in intervention
This happened right here in LasVegas! The sad truth is this guy could probably change his profession and work on the strip. He is quite a gymnast! Suspected Burglar caught in the act: Cameras catch a burglar inside a valley family’s home.

The Good Shepherd

Here is my attempt at a hymn…
The Good Shepherd
The good shepherd became the lamb
To perfectly lead His sheep
To succor them and understand
How best to tend and watchkeep
He came without spot
As God’s own blessed son
And selflessly He sought
His Father’s will to be done
He bore the sins of all mankind
Every sorrow, every pain
The trials of death and hell combined
He received our stripes and was slain
His blood…that we might drink
His flesh… that we might sup
He went beneath all things
So He might then lift us up
Today He calls us all by name
We, His sheep, can know His voice T… more »

Scriptures Legacy

Out of the past, the dark, and the dust
The scriptures come unto each of us
And from them light reveals God’s love,
His grace, and mercy from above
As a side note. I have held a replica of that wooden sword in this film. It has shards of obsidian embedded into it. It is supposed to be sharp enough to cut a horses head off.

Guest Blogging at yourldsblog.com

FYI: http://www.yldsr.com/ is a site where you can listen to LDSRadio and also find LDS Music Artists and purchase their music. Check out their blog where I have become a guest blogger! http://www.yourldsblog.com/2014/05/20/heavens-breeze/ The sun is rising upon a new day of promise.

American History Books for Kids

Summer reading time is here
Build up that reservoir
Help our heroes reappear
Find out what they stood for
American History Books for Kids Firesale price is just $97.50 for all 32 hardcover books plus FREE shipping on this set! It is getting harder and harder to find good reading books for kids. These books were written before the wild revisionist history that is so common today, and they do not include any of the Common Core standards. These books serve as an excellent starting point for further study and will pique a child’s interest in American history. By presenting history in … more »

Christ Appears on the Road to Emmaus

Oh the human mind,
We wrestle with hopes and fears.
And the Lord so kind,
When we need Him, He appears.
Then, as we seek truth
His words warm and calm the soul.
We can know what’s true
For His peace helps us feel whole.

For Heaven’s Sake

He feeds His flock
And walks with them
He knows each flaw
And sees within
He is The Way The Truth, The Light
And from the grave
His words give life
He suffered death
That we might live
The shepherd does, His lambs, uplift
He carries us, For Heaven’s sake
He is Yeshua Yes, the Lord saves
What does the name ‘Jesus’ mean? – Yahoo Answers https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid… May 16, 2007 – Wow… interesting answers! It is the Greek derivation of the Hebrew “Yeshua” or “Joshua” which means “Yahweh saves” or “The Lord saves.”. Idioms… more »

The Steeles – “On the Road to Emmaus” – 2000

On the road to Emmaus
Two disciples spoke of Christ
They mourned the death of Jesus
Who was their hope of new life
Jesus came and walked with them
They knew not His voice or face
I am sure they, then, wept when
He vanished without a trace
For it was then that they knew
They had walked and supped with Him
Looking back… they had known, too
For their hearts had burned within

In All Things

1. 2. Tried in All Things ► 1:47► 1:47 https… (D&C 136:29-33) Elder Maxwell explains how the Saints will be tried in all things.
As Saints, in all things
We must be tried
For the fruit it brings
Even light to guide

To My Last Breath

To my last breath
I’ll remain true
And do my best
To speak the truth

To My Dying Breath

To my dying breath
I will seek what’s true
I will do my best
To be valiant too

Let Go of Fear

Let go of fear
Like you would a breath
Be of good cheer
Let it fill your breast

Take a Breath

Take a breath
Let it go
Give your best
Learn and grow

Advice to Be Wise

The world overflows
With growing advice
But it’s God who shows
The path to be wise

God’s Power

God’s power is seen
In almighty ways
He can stop all things
That might end our days
He, who stops lions
And quenches man’s fire
We can rely on
When all becomes dire
God’s prophets are sent
To preach and forewarn
That all might repent,
Be clean, and reborn
The Cost and Blessing of Discipleship Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Ensign, May 2014

Defend God

Do not extend
The sin-filled fight
Be strong. Defend
God who is right


Conflicts come and go
As we journey on
Learn from years ago
Have faith and be strong .

Make History

Make history-
As sins you shun
Show courtesy
And compassion.

Do NOT Pretend

Do not pretend
You’re cool with sin
Be strong. Defend
Christ’s light within

Remember No Matter Where

Remember who you are
In the light and the dark.
Keep your courage to pray
And stand for truth each day.
Remember who you are
In the light or the dark
Keep your covenants in sight
Do what you know is right.
Writing this in the dark. I love this thought. Be the same person no matter where you are. It is from April conference, Be Strong and of a Good Courage, President Thomas S. Monson.

In Time

Within each choice we make
The effects are felt, in time.
Our conscience awakes
And confirms when it is right/ Or when we’re living a lie.
If we have been taught well
Ahead of time, we can know
To not choose there to dwell
Where miserable choices go
President Henry B Eyring A Priceless Heritage of Hope He talks about why we don’t feel immediate effects of our decisions. If we were immediately rewarded or punished we would not learn what we came here to learn.

Always Within Each

Always within reach
Jesus the Christ is there.
Lighting within each
A conscience if we care

Our Flag

May our flag
Remain floating in the breeze
On this land
Freely framed with liberty
May it stay
Flowing in red, white, and blue
Till the day
When our Lord returns anew
We, the blessed beneficiaries, face difficult days in this beloved land, “a land which is choice above all other lands” (Ether 2:10). It may also cost us blood before we are through. It is my conviction, however, that when the Lord comes, the Stars and Stripes will be floating on the breeze over this people. May it be so, and may God give us the faith and the courage exhibited by those patriots who pledged their lives a… more »

Help Awaits

We are never alone
Nor need we be
Heavenly help awaits
Be believing


Turning lives around
So safety is found
BACA to the rescue
When children are abused.
*Bikers Against Child Abuse has chapters all over. They come like a mass of bumble bees to an abused child. They give them a vest and let the child know they have a lot if friends. This gives them courage to face court or just to hold their heads up again.* Bikers to the rescue Helping abused children Giving them courage to Hold their heads up again.

Prosperous Freedom

The Book of Mormon
Tells of peace and war
Religious freedom
Is worth fighting for
Wars are really about the pride cycle. God prospers righteous nations. Blessings come from doing what is right. When we have abundance it is easy to take things for granted. We get worldly and turn from God and humility. We are resented. Sin and war destroys our peace and happiness. We surrender to God, turn to Him in need and repent, and we are once more a blessed people.

The Dare

 The dare is on
To become strong
To reach hard goals
That stretch our souls.

Declaration of Independence

Claim your rights
All of them
Freedom lights
From Heaven

Bitter and Sweet

On the corner of bitter and sweet
Is where temptations and our best feats meet
This is the place we truly learn
To walk in meekness *and* to not turn


There is power that comes from Christ
We can yoke to to change our lives.
Through the atonement we can act,
Repent, and make a great impact.
He can bear up our burdens with ease
As we rely on His mercy and grace.
Our spiritual traction can increase
Through life’s heavy load, as we’ve faith in place.

Some Things Cant Be Taught

It is okay to pray and plead
To bare your heart and yearn.
Our Father knows our every need
He sent us here to learn.
Things of the spirit can’t be taught.
They must be sought out with care.
The Word and fasting helps a lot
To unveil hidden truths to share.
Some things cannot be taught
From God, they must be sought.
Line upon line we learn
And mature to discern.

The Witness

We must come to our own
Witness of the Lord
And share how we’ve grown
As a saint reborn
The Witness President Boyd K. Packer Ensign, May 2014


Big news/ Events
Concerns to share
God’s hand, you sense
Blessings of *care*

A Truth

Of our Lord and Savior
I know this to be true
He blesses our labor
When it’s for Him we *do*

Mistakes Are How We Learn

Mistakes are how we learn
Everyone gets a turn
Worry about your own
And look for where you’ve grown

Be a Light

With footsteps made bright
On the path the Lord set
Walk tall, be a light
That others won’t forget

A Giving Nature

Without any thought
From your heart you gave
You did as you were taught
That another gain

Stand Your Ground

Stand your ground
Don’t cave in
Be truth bound
Christ will win
The colonists resolved to defend their freedoms. Captain John Parker told his men, “Stand your ground; don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.”

He Sees

He sees the bigger picture
Of what we might become
And prepares us through the scriptures
For days still yet to come

My Heart

My heart fills to the brim
With love, come from God
I feel so blessed by Him
I am alive within

Time Tested

Death is the not end
Nor is birth the start
Both test and extend
Spirits to go far

As I Receive the Sacrament

As I receive His bread anew
I know it’s of His flesh
I pledge myself His will to do
To lift, console, and bless
As I drink of His blood today
I’m cleansed and freed from sin
I feel to ponder, read, and pray
As His life flows within

The Ripening Fruit

The ripening fruit
Becomes so sweet
When there’s gratitude
For life’s gifts we greet

I Come to the Temple

I come to the temple
To claim my blessings there
The Lord’s covenant people
Receive His cleansing care

Because of Jesus Christ

Because of Him
Our prayers are known
We’re freed from sin
And grace is shown


Easter…There’s no better time
For feeling newness of life
For striving to be more kind
All because of Jesus Christ
Which of the holidays is your favorite?

Ecstasy for All

The enclosing agony for one
Has opened the door of ecstasy for all
We’ll resurrect because of the Son
Mercifully He has atoned us from the fall
Jesus did what He did out of love
That we might return to God’s presence
And dwell with him in Heaven above
The narrow way truly is precious!

A Knowing Heart

With a knowing heart
As one who bore it all
Strength He does impart
Through faith’s prayers, large or small

The Bitter Cup

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In Gethsemane He found the bitterest cup
And to the last dregs Jesus drank it up
Bitter with anguish, dark with despair
He swallowed it all to show He does care
The will of the Son was “swallowed up in the will of the Father.” Mosiah 15:7

By Divine Decree

By divine decree
The great redemption began
In Gethsemane
Christ received the pains of man

Truth is a Living Light

All truth is a living light
Which shines before our eyes
And radiates what is right
For growth to improve lives


Lukewarm and wavering
I am unable to choose
What am I favoring?
As I discern the news
1. Revelation 3:16 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day *…* https://www.*lds*.org/…/3…. 16 So then because thou art a lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will b spue thee out of my mouth. 17 Because thou sayest, I am a rich, and increased with …

Great Are Your Eyes

Great are your eyes
To help you see
What is of light
And happily


Don’t just sit back
And let the day fly on
Love, serve, and bask
In the Light of the Son

Hold the Memory

Those with eyes that see

Hold the memory

Of blessings in life

That are filled with Light

Bonds of Trust

Broken ties
Come through lies
Bonds of trust
Are honest

Rep. Joe Heck on the southern border crisis

When we’re faced with problems

That can only get worse

We must know what caused them

And plan what to do first

Paul – A Chosen Vessel

Be a chosen vessel
Shaped by the Master’s hands
Preach unto the people
As one who understands
Molded from the past
A new form soon takes place
Character to last
Shines from trials we face
The blind
Can be pricked to see
And find
All they’d been missing

The Lost Purse

*This pamphlet’s given*
*For the strength of youth*
For God’s children
To hold Light and Truth
This purse is a sample
Of our youth today
As an example
Of how to obey
What you carry around
Represent basic needs
Let this pamphlet be found
As to blessings it leads
What do you have in your bag? I have a wallet, phone, chapstick, a dog bag, keys, gum, and receipts to throw away.

The Impending Rendezvous

Impending for all
Is a rendezvous
With the Son of God
Within Heaven’s view
With perfect love He awaits
To greet us with open arms
As the keeper of the gate
To a home that can be ours
Imagine the embrace
Enveloping with light…
The love upon His face
Imagine the delight

Give Peace a Chance

Give peace a chance
Where ever you might be
Smile and enhance
Your personality

Make Learning a Game

Make a game
Out of review
Fun to gain
Color it too
Everything I needed to know I learned in Kindergarten.
Right? I just spotted this fun site and thought I would share.

The Fruits of Toil

A vessel is
For life and liberty
The fruits of toil
Adds the oil
That carries you and me

Fall Back in Submission

Fall back. Submit
Into the waters of Christ
Be taught, repent,
And receive a holy light
Like a child treading waters
Fall back into the saving arms
Of our Heavenly Father
And feel protected from harm
Completely enveloped
Trust in His wisdom and care
Faith is more developed
As you gain pure light to share


We are so prone
To moan and complain
To walk alone when,
There’s so much to gain

Mormon Activist

There comes a time when we each must ask of God,
What He would have you learn, say, and do.
That is the Mormon message given for all.
God is alive and answers prayers,too.
When we are confused, afraid, or filled with doubt,
It is the touch of the Master that can heal.
His Light will come, through faith and good works about.
We can discern truth, and know what is real.
*Don’t be like Israel, *
*so quick to complain.*
*Wanting a new meal, *
*while manna does rain.*

Meet a Pioneer

The sun, the dusty soil,
The haggard face made through toil,
The cracked lips, and scarred feet
Describes a pioneer, you will meet
The snow, the frozen ground,
The frost bit face makes no sound
The starved lips and numb feet
Describes a pioneer, you will meet
The stars, a rock to rest
Over the place where prayers blessed
The soul who no more went
But to heaven that night was sent
The moon, the wolves in throng
The sounds of their haunting song
The Saints sing and stand strong
Towards Zion… they journey on

Before the New Day’s Rays

Do not slumber on
Before the new day’s rays
Awake to the dawn
Join with the birds in praise

The Earth Fell Too

When the earth was framed
Brilliantly to be
Near God, it was placed
For Adam and Eve
Then… the fall with a plan
To save all of mankind
A planetary change and
A Savior ours to find
I just published a book! Earth- Bound for Glory Check it out at Smashwords. “When the earth was framed and brought into existence and man was placed upon it, it was near the throne of our Father in Heaven…But when man fell, the earth fell into space, and took up its abode in this planetary system, and the sun became our light. When the Lord said- “Let there be light, ” there was light, for t… more »

The Transferred Debt

Having power over death
That perfectly, He might rise
He transferred and paid sin’s debt
Vicariously for our lives

Dress to Impress

Who should you impress,
When you wake and dress?
Look your best. Be clean.
As yourself, be seen.


Sometimes amen
Is all I can say
To praise the Son,
The Light, Life, and Way
Expressing fully
What naught can compare
So be it, truly
Reaffirms your prayer

Osmonds ‘Are you up there – I believe’ Pioneer Day Jul08

Every step of the way

Is the family.

Sharing thoughts of the day,

With love and belief.

The Hard Edges of Stress

The hard edges of stress
Are a struggle to process
Still… the quicker, the best
Cortisol levels attest
Did you know that boys and girls have different brains? When under stress girls verbalize and talk it out and boys may hold it in- and not let go of /release the crisis causing cortisol levels. For this reason, boys may find it harder to focus at school when upset. They process things by using the lower part of the brain stem and go into fight (aggression) or flight (withdrawal). Girls, though they may get over it much quicker, are troubled by stress because they sense more. They… more »

Hope for the Years Ahead

Hope for the years ahead.
Hold to your faith. Be led.
Strengthen your rights. Unite.
Voice your conscience with might.
Hope for the Years Ahead “Religious leaders and believers must unite to strengthen our freedom to teach what we have in common, as well as to teach and exercise our very real religious differences. We must walk shoulder to shoulder on the same path in order to secure our freedom to pursue our separate ways when that is necessary according to our distinctive beliefs. We must also insist on our constitutional right to exer­cise our beliefs and to voice our con­scienc… more »

My New Life

It is a remarkable thing
To be on the receiving end
Of the prayers offered to bring
Rich blessings as angels descend

I Am a Child of God

Knowing who I am
And that our Father cares
Helps me know I can
Endure through all that scares

My New Life

Heavenly Father provides
Safety for our souls
In each chapter of our lives
We can fulfill goals

The Martyrdom of Stephen

Stephen suffered the shame of the world
As he fell from the stones that were hurled
He who had lived the more excellent way
Honored God as he bore death that day

Distance in the Dark

Distance in the dark

Is ever deceiving

Judge well where you are

Far lights can be speeding

Do Not Be Afraid

Do not be afraid
Neither be dismayed
There is much to do
And God will see you through
Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

In All Things

… As Saints, in all things
We must be tried
For the fruit it brings
Even light to guide

Slumber’s Watch Keep

Our wise Mother in Heaven
In her quiet elegance
Visits her sleeping children
And sees what we are up against
In our dream world of sleep
She covers us with love
And we feel, more than know
That soft touch from above

Look Up

Look up and see
Those you ignore.
Is what life is for.

America to Unite in Prayer

 Healing and unity can come
Our country can be as one
As in all things, it starts with prayer
And giving thanks for all we share

It’s All on You

School is all about you.
And what you want to prove.
What do you need to do
To achieve and improve?

Mountains to Climb

Act on that twig of faith
Allow buds to bloom
Kind service adds new strength
For the Lord… make room

Mountains to Climb

Embed the foundation of faith
Deep within your heart
No matter what you have to face
Darkness will depart
Embed the foundation of faith
Deeply… as treasure
You’ve the love of God to embrace
Believe and endure

God’s Not Dead | Official Full Movie Trailer

When people question your faith
What they really want to know
Is: in all the trials you face
For life’s answers, where do you go?

His Attributes

Heavenly Father gives us
His attributes, to seek
We must strive for them and trust
They come to those who’re meek
Let us each remember
We are like God, in part
Talents in us slumber
And awake in the heart

A Heavenly Attitude

Let us give to the Lord
What simply all can afford
The gift of gratitude
From a heavenly attitude

Life’s Setbacks

The setback comes
In many forms
It hits our homes
Like plagues and storms
Solve what you can
Look for a cure
Continue and
With hope, endure

Every Prophet

Every prophet that ever lived
Has seen Jesus the Christ
Each testifies- He lives
And teach of eternal life

Classrooms- Sunday School

Classrooms…learn to listen
With keen ears that hear
The spiritual lessons
That prove God is near
The very help we need
Might be sensed or heard
An impression to heed
Comes from the Lord’s Word

With the Gospel there’s Light

Without the Lord’s gospel
What of pain and doubt?
Like a broken vessel
Hope spills, bleeding out
With the gospel there’s light
And oil for our lamps
Our hopes and dreams are bright
To forever last

The Accepting Circle of Charity

We’re an accepting circle
With a bond of charity
Whether married or single
We’ve Christ’s light for clarity

I Live By Faith

I live by faith
And not by fear
Through God, I face
All that comes near

He is Risen: John the Beloved’s Witness of the Resurrection (+playlist)

Jesus is risen
In glory and light
We can be with Him
Come heed His invite

Believe in Home Again

Empty, you keep coming back.
For there’s a hole in your soul.
Satan’s been on the attack
And, home is where you’re whole
You lost a piece of your soul
When you left our family
What you need to become whole
Is to love us, happily
Take hold of the memories
All the joy you felt back when
There was less stress and more ease
Come, believe in home again

Shine Brightly Music Video (+playlist)

Children can lifts hearts,
Soften what is hard,
Melt the haughty proud,
And turn lives around.
1. Proverbs 21:4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart– the *…* biblehub.com/proverbs/21-4.htm‎ – – – Haughty eyes and a proud heart– the unplowed field of the wicked–produce sin. New Living Translation Haughty eyes, a proud heart, and evil actions are all sin …

Becoming Strong

You never know how strong you are
Till troubles grow and life is hard.
Then searching comes…you learn to share-
To open up to those who care.
Here is someone who has become strong and is working to help others. http://sethadamsmith.com/2014/04/16/five-ways-to-fight-depression/

My Kingdom is Not of This World

His kingdom is not here
But of another
May this bring to you cheer
As He is our brother

To Receive

I come to the temple
To claim my blessings there
Here Christ’s covenant people
Receive His cleansing care
I feel His acceptance
My burdens are made light
I walk with confidence
On a path now made bright
Claim the blessings of Your Covenants Linda S Reeves Ensign Nov. 2013

His kingdom is not here

His kingdom is not here
But of another
May this bring you to cheer
As He is our brother

He Sees

He sees the bigger picture
Of what we might become
And prepares us through the scriptures
Of great days yet to come.

My Heart

My heart is filled to the brim
with love that comes from God.
I feel just so blessed by Him
My worries seem but gone.

Overflowing with Love

My heart in thanks, filled to the brim
As love flowed from God on high
I had so much to share within
Words spilled out to testify

Engrave God’s Laws Upon your Heart

Engrave upon your heart
God’s laws… they sweetly please
His grace flows to impart
Love, safety, joy, and peace

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


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 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.


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.


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


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 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
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.


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


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!


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


*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



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