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Saturday, November 30, 2013

2014 Ready Resource book is now in stores!

Copy of 2014 Ready Resource

Click on the link above to watch a "book trailer" for the new edition of "Ready Resource for Relief Society"!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What someone who loves books said about my newest book!

Do you love to read books? Shauna Wheelwright loves books so much that she created a blog about it!   In fact, it's called "I love to read and review books". 

She recently read my newest book "Ready Resource for Relief Society" and had this to say about it:

I am really impressed with this resource book!

This gives a teacher of Relief Society a plentiful supply of materials to supplement the lessons from the Church Manual.

In this resource guide you get for EACH LESSON:

*Hymn selections that correlate with the lesson.
*A brief summary of the lesson.
*Quotes from Apostles and Prophets
*Picture ideas to use from the Gospel Art Kit
*Church video suggestions

and my favorite part...

*it gives you OBJECT LESSONS to use to bring more understanding to the lesson!

But that's not all...

You also get:
*Ensign articles to use

*Scripture Mastery verses to expound the lesson
*Correlating pages from Preach My Gospel
*AND a CHALLENGE to help the class members put the lesson to practice in their own lives.

And if that is not enough...
*There are handouts all ready made for you!

This makes teaching SO EASY!


The book hits stores THIS WEEK!  Woohoo!

To grab a paperback copy or an ebook version of it, buy it online at Amazon.

Thanks Shauna!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Win a free book CONTEST!

So, are you ready for the holidays? Would you like to be? An inspiring author and good friend of mine, Connie Sokol, is launching her newest book "Simplify & Savor the Season", a three-part holiday planner to help you savor the celebrations!
You can WIN A FREE COPY by sharing in the comment box below what you do to celebrate and enjoy this holiday season, which includes Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's. I'll pick a winning entry and send you a copy of her ebook and eplanner!

 Connie's fun book details the to-dos, including menu and gift planning, with quick tips on how to lose the unnecessary and focus on the essential. After organizing, sit back and enjoy the season with “5 Holiday Juicers”—tips that teach how to keep life joyful, not stressful. Then curl up and relax with “Savory Suggestions, Snippets, and Stories,” a collection of laugh-out-loud anecdotes including “How the Real Halloween Fright Happened the Next Day,” “Thankful for Warbling,” and “Let Go of the Cookie-Cutter Christmas.” Make your holiday celebrations meaningful and memorable as you Simplify & Savor the Season!

To learn more about this book and others, visit where you can also sign up to receive her fun newsletter. Some testimonials of her newest book are:

“Reading Simplify & Savor the Season is like getting an early holiday gift: permission to let go of meaningless frills and pageantry and instead, focus on family and love. And it helps the most diehard procrastinators get organized in time to enjoy the holidays.” —Elyssa Andrus, author of Happy Homemaking: An LDS Girl’s Guide 

“Love it! I don’t have to hold my breath anymore. Connie is the master at bringing clarity to the chaotic. This book brings to light the little things that make all the difference. I want to tell all women that serenity during the holidays really can happen. What a gift! –Kalli Wilson, International Wellness Coach 

Connie Sokol is a mother of seven, a national and local presenter, and a favorite speaker at Education Week. She is the Motherhood Matters contributor on KSL TV's “Studio 5 with Brooke Walker”, and regular blogger on She is a former TV and radio host, newspaper columnist. Mrs. Sokol is the author of several books including The Life is Too Short Collection, Faithful, Fit & Fabulous, Create a Powerful Life Plan, 40 Days with the Savior, and Caribbean Crossroads. She marinates in time spent with her family and eating decadent treats. For her blog, TV segments, podcasts and more, visit

Monday, November 4, 2013

Sneak Peek at Ready Resource for Relief Society 2014

I'm so excited to announce that my newest book "Ready Resource for Relief Society - Teachings of the President Joseph Fielding Smith" will launch on November 19, 2013!  Woohoo!  It will be available for purchase in stores and online on that date.  Yay!

Here is a sneak peek at the lesson topics for next year's Relief Society and Priesthood lesson manual for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  My book will offer creative and fun ideas to help teachers with object lessons, visual aids, video suggestions, artwork, handouts, inspiring quotes, article links, as well as 3 new features: Seminary Scripture Mastery tie-ins, Preach My Gospel pages, and personal challenges for every chapter!

Topics for 2014 include:

Lesson 1      Our Father in Heaven
Lesson 2      Our Savior, Jesus Christ
Lesson 3      The Plan of Salvation
Lesson 4      Strengthening and Preserving the Family
Lesson 5      Faith and Repentance                     
Lesson 6      The Significance of the Sacrament
Lesson 7     Joseph and Hyrum Smith, Witnesses for Jesus Christ   
Lesson 8     The Church and Kingdom of God   
Lesson 9      Witnesses of the Book of Mormon
Lesson 10     Our Search for Truth
Lesson 11     Honoring the Priesthood Keys Restored through Joseph Smith
Lesson 12     The Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood
Lesson 13     Baptism 
Lesson 14     The Gift of the Holy Ghost
Lesson 15      Eternal Marriage 
Lesson 16      Bringing Up Children in Light and Truth 
Lesson 17      Sealing Power and Temple Blessings 
Lesson 18      living by Every Word That Proceeds from the Mouth of God
Lesson 19      In the World but Not of the World 
Lesson 20       Love and Concern for All Our Father’s Children
Lesson 21       Proclaiming the Gospel to the World 
Lesson 22       Prayer – a Commandment and a Blessing 
Lesson 23       Individual Responsibility  
Lesson 24       The Work of Latter-day Saint Women: “Unselfish Devotion
                       to This Glorious Cause”    
Lesson 25       The Birth of Jesus Christ:  “Good Tidings of Great Joy”
Lesson 26       Preparing for the Coming of our Lord