Looking for strength when all hope seems to be lost?  Today, I watched a clip from “Mormon Channel” on Grace, shared in a personal story of drug addiction and the loss of a loved one.  It was very touching and has reminded me of the strength received through his grace when circumstances may […]


Thoughts on Hope, Hope is a powerful word used in the scriptures. It often found in between, faith and charity. (1 Cor. 13:13). These words are interrelated, and also interdependent. In the dictionary, hope is not identified as just a wish, but an expectation of things to come. It is this sense of expectation, as […]

Simple Tips for Understanding the Book of Isaiah

I love this insightful email that was sent to my family from my dad ( Phil Hanks).  It is in reference to questions from a sister who was struggling with her study in the book of Isaiah.  She as well as most find the book of Isaiah very difficult to understand, and patiently tread through […]

Small & Simple Things Make a Difference

Do you sometimes get overwhelmed and lose focus on those things that are important to you.  Maybe you have feelings of never quite reaching your goals.  Well, today I am offering a “simple” challenge which stems from the insight from a couple of my favorite scriptures. In Doctrine and Covenants 6:14 it states, “Wherefore, be […]

Teaching Honesty and Integrity

Can you imagine what our world would be like if honesty and integrity were taught in every home.  Can you imagine the honor and respect that would be enjoyed by all.  I don’t know exactly why I decided today to post about this topic.  It may be because of my photo search last night into […]


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