Apr 21, 2017

Overcoming Spiritual Slumps

by Justin Su'a

Did you know that Nephi experienced a spiritual slump?
Do you know what he did when that happened?
Do you know that this life is all about experiencing experiences?
We can expect that there will be ups and downs in this life.
Grab a copy of this CD and turn to 2 Nephi 4
What worked for Nephi will work for you!
Filled with inspiration this CD will guide you out of your slumps--

As a performance psychology consultant who teaches professional athletes, elite dancers, Olympians, and business professionals how to enhance performance through mental skills training, Justin Su’a knows how to help people overcome challenges and do their very best. In this enlightening talk, Brother Su’a teaches four proven principles to help members of the Church get past the “spiritual slumps” in their lives. “In your pursuit of righteousness it is likely you will encounter trials, pain, and feelings of inadequacy,” says Brother Su’a. “One of the key components to a mentally tough individual is the ability to bounce back from setbacks.” Using colorful stories, examples from the scriptures, and his trademark enthusiasm, Brother Su’a shares what can be a life-changing message for his listeners.

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Apr 19, 2017

Defiance w/ Giveaway

A review copy was provided

by A.L. Sowards

I am always intrigued by books about WWII--
So many people, especially the young ones want to 'get into the action.' They want to 'fight for their country.' Would I have been like that? But we all know that war is not glamorous. War is hard! I cannot even imagine living in a foxhole or seeing someone get shot dead. And then there is the running for your life and hiding so no one sees you and simply surviving any way you can. Not to mention if you ever got caught and what happens to you as a prisoner of war. All of these things and more happen to Lukas-- And to top it all off Lukas is a German fighting for the American side. See how that plays out-- 
This book is a page-turner!

Eight years after immigrating to the United States, German-born Lukas Ley embodies the American dream: successful athlete, gorgeous girlfriend, loving family. But beneath the surface, eighteen-year-old Lukas is driven by ambition, resolved to avenge the murder of his father at the hands of the Nazi regime.

Unfortunately, a failed physical throws his plans for flight school off course. Unlike his war-hero older brother, Lukas’s purpose is unclear. He can’t fly, and in the eyes of the military, he’s good for only one thing—the front lines. 

From the foxholes of war-ravaged Luxembourg to the devastation of an enormous German offensive, Lukas’s journey is fraught with peril. But when he’s taken as a prisoner of war, he realizes life is about to get much worse. 

In the enemy camp, Lukas is viewed as a German fighting for the wrong side. Ripped from the innocence of an idealistic youth, he becomes a man beaten by the horrors of war. Now his only hope of survival is to hold tightly to his faith in God and his love of family and home. But even if he manages to make it out alive, can he ever be whole again?

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Apr 18, 2017

Changed Through His Grace

by Brad Wilcox

One of the greatest things I love about Brad Wilcox is that he teaches through stories. I love the stories he shares! This book will help you understand the enabling power of the Atonement-- GRACE. 
Powerful! Thought-provoking! FANTASTIC BOOK!

"Have you been changed by grace?"

In this insightful book, Brad Wilcox explores this life-altering question in depth. Christians throughout the centuries have used grace to describe God's favor, goodwill, and love. However, grace is more than a description of God's attributes. It is the help, power, and strength He offers as we choose to engage with Him in striving to attain those attributes. 

Grace is different from the Atonement. It is not Christ's suffering, death, and resurrection. Rather, grace is the power that flows from those sacred moments. Grace is not a priesthood ordinance, but essential ordinances invite greater and greater endowments of grace into our lives. Grace is a divine gift, but like a gift, it must be received. 

In this book, Brother Wilcox uses real-life stories and personal experience to demonstrate how we can choose to receive Christ's grace more fully throughout the entire perfecting process of life.

This book is filled with hope. God's help is not a prize for the righteous. It is the source of righteousness. His grace is not a reward for the worth. It is the source of worthiness. It is not waiting for us once we change. It is the power we need throughout the entire perfecting process.

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Apr 17, 2017

Bookshelf Plus


A couple of weeks ago I told you about the Deseret Bookshelf App
Well-- it just got better!!!

It is super easy to join--
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John Bytheway
Gerald Lund
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and MORE

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Once There Was a Mom

by Emily Watts
illustrated by Destin Cox

EVERYONE needs to read this book!
Moms and non-moms alike-- even boys and men!
For within these pages you will find out what being a mom means.
Even with all of the ups and downs--
No one can take the place of a mom!

"Mom" was the biggest word in her world.

It made her want to dance, and it made her want to hide.

And on some nights, when the house was dark and still and the moon peeked through the window, it made her wonder.

For every mom who has ever wondered if all the little things she does in a day make a difference, Once There Was a Mom offers hope and encouragement. Take it from someone who, like you, has read story after story, sung lullaby after lullaby, and even taken the batteries out of the toys once in a while! The truth is, little things are much more important than we may think. With contemporary, stylized illustration by artist Destin Cox, this charming gift book will bring a smile to the face of mothers of any age.

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Apr 12, 2017

Miss Whitaker Opens Her Heart w/ Giveaway

A review copy was provided

by Jennifer Moore

I absolutely adore Jennifer Moore's books!
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. that she writes Regency Romance, but in such unique settings like this one-- Sarah Whitaker is a single, proper woman in Australia--Australia! SO FUN! She is just trying to run her ranch the best she can while being surrounded by aboriginals, cockatoos, and convicts. And now she has a new neighbor--Daniel. Sometimes after being hurt over and over it just becomes easier to not put your heart on your sleeve. See how it all turns out in this wonderfully written story. Add this to your MUST-READ list!

Australia, 1814

As a young child bound for a strange country, Sarah Whitaker dreamed of life with her father on his sprawling Australian ranch. But her hopes were shattered when she learned of his death and of her new role as heiress of the largest sheep farm in New Wales.

Orphaned in a land greatly populated by petty criminals exiled from England, the future seemed grim. But now, ten years later, Sarah has defied the odds and become a successful businesswoman—much to the chagrin of her male counterparts.

Hardened to the dishonesty of both her fellow ranchers and the felons in her employ, Sarah has learned one important truth: no one is to be trusted.

Daniel Burton is a lucky man. Sentenced to death for his role in a horse race scandal, Daniel was granted reprieve thanks to the influence of his wealthy relatives. Now, rather than death, Daniel faces exile in Australia—an opportunity to put past mistakes behind him.

But when he purchases land with the intention of farming it, he unwittingly arouses the wrath of his new neighbor, Sarah. What begins as a battle of wits, however, soon becomes a warm friendship—and perhaps something more. But when Daniel’s secret past is revealed, will Sarah be able forgive yet another deception?

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Apr 8, 2017

Mountain Light Glazier, LLC


Light bringing color and line to life

I had a unique opportunity to meet up with my cousin, Mark Bigelow, yesterday. We had an amazing time talking about common ancestors and sharing family stories. As we were talking I learned that after his mother had passed away he took some of her desert plates and made stained glass presents out of them for his siblings.
Take a look--these are GORGEOUS!

I was so intrigued-- I wanted to see more! I have always loved stained glass and am so impressed with Mark's work! As you can see below he can do windows, doors, ornaments, pretty much anything you want. And his workmanship is BEAUTIFUL!

Got an heirloom you want turned into presents?
Or do you have an entryway that could be even more stunning?
Want to add more color to brighten up a room?
Or get personalized ornaments to hang from a tree?

You can trust Mark Bigelow and his work!


I've always loved stained glass windows and I've been making them since 2002. The way light brings life to color and line amazes me. One surprising thing about stained glass windows is that they look different depending on the time of day and even the time of year. I'd love to make something just for you that will bring a smile to your face over and over for years to come.






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