Monday, December 19, 2011

The Savior

The gift I am most thankful for this Christmas is the love that the Savior has for me. It is unconditional. He is truly interested in all that is going on in my life. Whether I am having a good day or a not so good day, He is there to lift me up and strengthen me. When I look at the pictures of the Savior by Liz Lemon Swindle, I feel like He is right there with me to help me through.
Picture of Christ
The challenge today is not convincing others that Jesus is real, but that He is relevant. Developing a relationship with Jesus means spending time with Him. In a world filled with distractions it can become easy to forget the Lord. By putting a picture of Christ in your home, you are creating a reminder to yourself, and those you love, to make time for the Lord each day. Go to for a free picture of Christ.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


I am truly grateful for all those who have walked across my path and have touched my life with hope, love and light. Whether it be directly or indirectly, that moment will be remembered forever.

Laney's Testimony
November 26, 2011

When a tragic accident took the life of 20 year old Laney Peacock her family was devastated. Her loss left a hole in the family that is impossible to fill but her family has found some peace in her testimony that she left behind. Weeks before the accident Laney documented her feelings about the Church and her love of the Savior. After her death, her family discovered this testimony in her journal and have shared it with others as they continue to heal and have hope for the future.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas, Wedding and Birthday gifts

I am making crocheted hot pads and rings this year for Christmas. They make great gifts for the cooks in your family and great wedding gifts for newlyweds. These rings are cute, fun and add just the right touch to any outfit. (They make great stocking stuffers for all the girls~young and old in your life) I am taking special orders on these so please let me know how many you need and the colors you'd like.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Kelly and I recently celebrated our 27th Anniversary. When we got married that cool, windy November day back in 1984, it was for eternity. We were so much in love. Nothing could have been better that day! Everyday since then has been an adventure. We've had good times and our share of trials, but I wouldn't trade them for anything. I love Kelly more today than ever. Happy Anniversary babe!

Monday, October 24, 2011

12 in 12: Giveaway at I'm a Reader not a Writer

12 in 12: Giveaway at I'm a Reader not a Writer: From now until Nov 1st, you can win one of my award-winning books Chest of Souls (Book 1)

Sunday, October 9, 2011


By Sharee Wanner
A phenomenon of nature, change is constantly upon us. It happens for most of us a little at a time; just as the leaves turn from green to yellow-green, to gold and then to red; changing a little bit each day. One tree can have leaves with several different colors all on the same branch! As the trees make their final change the leaves begin to fall to the ground. This change prepares the trees for winter, a rest of sorts, and then comes an awakening in the spring.

This doesn’t happen all at once. During the seemingly dormant winter phase, the trees are still getting moisture from the earth. Gradually tiny buds of leaves form on the trees and beautiful blossoms appear as each tree awakens.

There are trees, however, that don’t seem to have such visible and outward changes—the Evergreen tree. No matter the season, its needles are forever green; a constant through all the seasons of change.

Our lives often reflect the changes we see in nature. There are times when dramatic things and events occur in us, our families, our work, our beliefs and our education that are beautiful and colorful.

Some of us are confident in our knowledge of who we are and we stand out at the edge of life leading those who follow. Others are timid and shy and blend in with the landscape. We don’t discover their full beauty until we travel deeper into the forest.

No matter the season of life we may be in, there are times when we feel deep despair—like all of our beautiful leaves have fallen and we are left bare to be whipped around by the cold winds of winter. Sometimes we are like the tree with the very last leaf clinging with all its might to the branch; not wanting to let go because we are afraid of what change may bring.

We must remember that our lives can be renewed and blossom again after those disparaging times. Like the Evergreen is in nature, the Savior is our constant in this world of change. We must focus on His constant guidance; each day finding nourishment and strength in His well of living water. Then as we focus on His guidance and draw upon the strength that it gives us, we can participate in all the changes of life without fear—with the reassurance that life will be renewed.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Contest for iPad

I thought I'd pass this along! I don't know if any of you have had the opportunity to read any of Josi's books, but I am hooked! I am not much of a detective/mystery fan...I prefer fantasy and adventure. My daughter suggested that I read her book "Lemon Tart" and I couldn't put it down! Josi has fun, adventure and creativity on every page. I can't wait to go on the newest adventure with Sadie Hoffmiller in "Pumpkin Roll"

In conjunction with the release of Pumpkin Roll the author, Josi S. Kilpack, and the publisher, Shadow Mountain, are sponsoring a contest for a new iPad. To enter, leave a comment in the comment section of this blog before November 1, 2011. Winners will be announced and notified November 3rd 2011.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I was reading some of the quotes that Richard Paul Evans has written in various books the other day and this one stood out:
"I have learned a great truth of life. We do not succeed in spite of our challenges and difficulties, but precisely because of them."
~Hunter Bells Diary Dec 9, 1857 The Looking Glass by Richard Paul Evans

Tuesday, March 29, 2011



Author Interview with Adrienne Quintana

1.       When did you decide you wanted to be an author? I’ve always loved telling stories. I tried to write my first novel when I...