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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.

Ambitions

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

Apathy

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

Forbears

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

Resilience

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

Standards

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?

Alone?

Who feels alone
And why?
By Christ *you’re known*
Pray…cry
For He does near
And feels
Each pain…each tear
And heals!
Oh, what *comfort* What *love*
Comes from the Lord
Above
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

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

Listen more
And talk less
Heed the Lord
Who does bless

Released

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

T I M E

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?

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