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



Float on a Sea of Faith

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

Because of Him

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


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


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


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

A Holy Work to Do

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

Love—the Essence of the Gospel

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

The Strength to Endure

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

Stretch Beyond Historical Records

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

To This End Was I Born

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

Honor the Son of Man

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

Change the World

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

Spiritual Whirlwinds

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

Come Follow the Lord

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

A Firmly Set Anchor

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

No Limits

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

We are Nothing Without God

We are nothing
Without God
Be more loving
Live in awe

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

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

Sharpened Focus for Things of Eternity

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

Practice On

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

Come Children Gather Close

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

Who’s on Board

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

Daily Habits for Your Future

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

What Do I Think of Thee Dear Lord?

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

On an Errand for the Lord

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

Defend the Faith

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

It’s Who You Know – OFFICIAL

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

He is There

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

Help Someone Know God’s Care

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

Let Go of All the Rest

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

I Brought You with Me

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

Don’t Feed a Grudge

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

Show and Tell

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

Helpful Advice

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

Standards to Live

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

To This End Was I Born

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

Casual to Get By

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

Here Am I

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

General Women’s Meeting

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

Feelings of Approval

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

Put a Bounce In Your Step

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

Sleep the night Away

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


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

A House Divided

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

A Moral Force of Women

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

A Set Course of Faith

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

Christ and the Rich Young Ruler

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


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

You are Inside His Circle of Love

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

From Within

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

Eternity Hung in the Balance

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

The Portal

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

There’s a Warm Feeling in My Heart

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

Love Will Glow

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

May Knowledge Pour Down From Heaven Above

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

The Lord’s Descent

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

Death is NOT our Journey’s End

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

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

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

How to Disagree Appropriately

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

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

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

Parenting Revolution

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

EFY 2010 – I Am His Daughter

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

March Continues

Be Meek and Lowly of Heart

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

Baptism is the Entrance Gate

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

In Meek Response

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

My Teacher Hugged My Work Today

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

Oh How We Need General Conference

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

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

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

We Never Walk Alone

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

Sunset: My Experience with Anticipatory Grief

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

Keeping Sane

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

Mountains to Climb

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

The Naming of John the Baptist

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



Bullying – Stop It

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

Knowing We Might Falter

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

A Place of Peace

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