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A holy place can be a state of mind or position

conviction for standing well, no matter the condition
Your holy places are those moments when the spirit speaks to you
Where you ignore other’s comments, as you know what to do
A holy place is a word
An action or a deed
Where the Holy Ghost is heard
To fulfill well a need
You can create and stand
Where holiness is found
Where there’s light to understand
Instruction that’s profound
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Face the gale force winds
That stand in your way.
Be not one who bends
From truth, do not sway.

Be NOT moved
Elaine S. Dalton

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Young Kristina stood
And looked out to sea.
She well understood
 Her destiny.

It was a very hard thing
To leave her family
Midst opposition blowing
 She stood firm, happily.

Kristina, the name
Means , ” Follower of Christ”
All alone, she came
Following His light.

First, she crossed the ocean
To then cross barren land;
Out of pure devotion
For Zion, there to stand.

Be NOT Moved
Elaine S. Dalton
May Ensign, 2013

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A woman of virtue, soon to be wed
Sat by a small lamp braiding her hair
And while weaving, entranced she said,
“Past. Present. Future.”… all three to share

The lamp was ancient and called for oil
Of which she received a drop at a time
For the groom to be was the Lord, royal
And only in goodness can the lamp shine!

When You Save a Girl, You Save Generations
http://www.lds.org/broadcasts/article/general-young-women-meeting/2013/03/when-you-save-a-…
Home. LDS.org · Broadcasts; When You Save a Girl, You Save Generations It is an honor for me to address the valiant young women of the Church. Megan explained that the braid represented the weaving of this young woman’s virtuous life …. may be woven into the lives of many generations—past, present, and future.   Mary N. Cook  

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See the daughters
Of God on high
Virtue matters
And here is why

There is a light
Shone in their eyes
When all is right
It never lies

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The birth of a pearl
Is a miraculous thing
From an oyster to unfurl
A grain, a treasure to be

See the pearl shimmer 
with a soft inner glow
Unlike any other gem 
the earth holds to show

Iridescent 
With a luster of white
See it reflect and refract 
All the colors of light

See the Young Women
Inwardly aglow
Each prized in heaven
With beauty to grow

Her luster of virtue
From being washed clean
Is bright for the future
Like celestial crystalline

The birth of a pearl is truly a miraculous event. Unlike gemstones or precious metals that must be mined from the earth, pearls are grown by live oysters far below the surface of the sea. Gemstones must be cut and polished to bring out their beauty. But pearls need no such treatment to reveal their loveliness. They are born from oysters complete — with a shimmering iridescence, lustre and soft inner glow unlike any other gem on earth.

A natural pearl begins its life as a foreign object, such as a parasite or piece of shell that accidentally lodges itself in an oyster’s soft inner body where it cannot be expelled. To ease this irritant, the oyster’s body takes defensive action. The oyster begins to secrete a smooth, hard crystalline substance around the irritant in order to protect itself. This substance is called “nacre.” As long as the irritant remains within its body, the oyster will continue to secrete nacre around it, layer upon layer. Over time, the irritant will be completely encased by the silky crystalline coatings. And the result, ultimately, is the lovely and lustrous gem called a pearl.

How something so wondrous emerges from an oyster’s way of protecting itself is one of nature’s loveliest surprises. For the nacre is not just a soothing substance. It is composed of microscopic crystals of calcium carbonate, aligned perfectly with one another, so that light passing along the axis of one crystal is reflected and refracted by another to produce a rainbow of light and color.

Cultured pearls share the same properties as natural pearls. Oysters form cultured pearls in an almost identical fashion. The only difference is a person carefully implants the irritant in the oyster, rather than leaving it to chance. We then step aside and let nature create its miracle.

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You light up the room
With what lies within
You are beautiful
Because of who you’ve been

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