Author Archives: JLS

Beginning my Spiritual Journey of the New Year

Some of the thoughts that have been on my mind at the start of this new year include a gratitude for the Savior, a desire to study better and know Him more, and a hope to teach my children the … Continue reading

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A Grateful Mother

My sister-in-law once made a passing comment that I had always seemed to find so much joy in each phase my children were in. She was right – I have delighted in my role as mother and I took a … Continue reading

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The Power of Forgiveness

All of my life I have heard that forgiveness isn’t really for the person I am forgiving, but for me, the person who needs to forgive. After all, I am the person who gets eaten up inside by the bitterness. The person … Continue reading

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Inspired Leaders Serve

One of two men, in a room full of women, he stands in front of the dozen or so of us who are here and gently asked, “What is on your minds?” He explains, “I have notes prepared of things I … Continue reading

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Bleached Bones

I pull an old book off the shelf and begin to peruse the pages. The pictures are beautiful and the message is personal. 21 Days Closer to Christ, it says. I remember starting the book once or twice, but I … Continue reading

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Women of Christ – Young and Old

I have a passionate love for Relief Society. I love the words of our declaration which tells us we are beloved, and that our lives have meaning, purpose, and direction. I love the united nature of the organization as we … Continue reading

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Service

In the General Conference Priesthood session of April 2012, President Monson said, “There are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save. The blessings of eternity await you. Yours is the privilege … Continue reading

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