Friday, November 27, 2015

Review: The Healer's Legacy

The Healer's Legacy The Healer's Legacy by Sharon Skinner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a great novel! Sharon does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life and drawing you into the book with characters that are believable and that you actually care about. The writing is beautiful in is simplicity but vividly describes the world around you so you can actually picture and feel what is happening rather than just being told a story. Great resolution and ending with just enough foreshadowing for the next book. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Review: Read This Before Our Next Meeting

Read This Before Our Next Meeting Read This Before Our Next Meeting by Al Pittampalli
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Improving the modern meeting - Yes! Reading this book - No! I really wanted to like this book more than I did. Not that there wasn't some good point, I just felt it missed the mark.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010


I've been weighing something for a while now and want your opinion. I'm thinking about converting my blog to private or simply eliminating it altogether.

I found a really cool website that I like even better than a blog. It is LDS Journal which does more of what I want and have tried to do. I've also been moving my books lists and soon to be my reviews over to Goodreads (you can see my profile and books here).

Please feel free to weigh in on the comments on what you think. Also, if you were writing a journal would bother to include your review of books in your journal?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Prayer and Scripture Study Aid Revelation

"Many answers to difficult questions are found by reading the scriptures because the scriptures are an aid to revelation. Insight found in scripture accumulates over time, so it is important to spend some time in the scriptures every day. Daily prayer is also essential to having the Lord's Spirit with us. Those who earnestly seek help through prayer and scripture study often have a paper and pencil nearby to write questions and record impressions and ideas."

Julie B. Beck, "And upon the Handmaids in Those Days Will I Pour Out My Spirit," Ensign, May 2010, 11

Friday, May 28, 2010

Being a Husband and Father

"Most men worry about succeeding in their life's work and spend much time and effort at their profession. But I've learned that the way to put one's professional life in order is to put one's personal life in order. How can we be adequate at anything professionally without being adequate as men, husbands, and fathers first?"

James E. Faust, "Brethren, Love Your Wives," Ensign, July 1981, 3

Monday, March 15, 2010

Growing Up

Original Scheduled Date - 10/20/2009

Last night I sat down to my computer to get pictures ready for the annual calendar and as I was going through them, I was just amazed, first at the number of pictures we had taken over the past year, and then how many we had taken of Ethan. I always heard that parents seem to take fewer and fewer pictures of the younger kids and I never thought that would happen. Well, this past year proved me wrong! We don't have the professional pictures of Ethan like we do of Noah, but we definitely got a ton of Ethan pictures this year. What amazed me even more than the fact that we have pictures of our kids, is how they have changed over the past year. Ethan being so tiny as a baby and growing up so fast. Seeing Noah just little and how much he has grown. It never ceases to amaze me when I look at my kids and their picture how much they've grown up. I miss the little babies that I used to hold in my arms, but I love the little personalities that begin to emerge as they grow and when my son meets me at the door as I come home from work.

Friday, March 12, 2010

You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover

Everyone has heard the saying that you can't judge a book by its cover. Brandon Sanderson had a cover release recently for his new novel "The Way of Kings" and I can honestly say, that the covers do make a lot of difference. As one commenter on the blog stated: "you CAN judge a publisher's OPINION of a book by it's cover". And just looking at the cover, this one looks like it's going to be a good one!

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