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Monthly Archives: January 2016

“Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is not something ethereal, floating loosely in the air. Faith does not fall upon us by chance or stay with us by birthright.  It is, as the scriptures say, ‘substance…, the evidence of things not seen’ [Hebrews 11:1]. Faith emits a spiritual light, and that light is discernible.  Faith […]

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  “So much in life depends on our attitude.  The way we choose to see things and respond to others makes all the difference.  To do the best we can and then choose to be happy about our circumstances, whatever they may be, can bring peace and contentment…We can’t direct the wind, but we can […]

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Being of good cheer does not mean being ignorant or naive to life’s challenges. Neal A. Maxwell described cheerfulness as “a deep trust in God’s unfolding purposes – not only for all of mankind, but for each of us as individuals.” Challenges will certainly come, for they are a natural part of mortality, but we […]

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After Aidan left for the bus stop this morning, I had a quiet moment to myself and picked up my January 2016 REAL SIMPLE (I told you I’m just getting started on this year) and read The Editor’s Note.  I always enjoy her thoughts about each issue.  While brainstorming ideas for a January theme, the […]

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The old happiness is withered and dead.  But, see, there is greenness veiling the land…the frail beginnings of a new and better life. Pam Brown The New Year is in full swing, January is nearly over.  I’m just getting started.  There are new possibilities every day.  I truly love (and count on) that.  I’ll be […]

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