Category Archives: Quotes

Beauty Tips for the Soul

image courtesy, Jerine Beauty Tip #2:  Be tolerant. My therapist once quoted Scott Fitzgerald to me when he said, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time.” This amazing revelation has held sway with me on many occasions since that time, particularly when…

Beauty Tips for the Soul

“Red Lipstick”, by Jerine Beauty Tip #1:   Strive to Live Virtuously “The abundance of life, the fullness of purpose and meaning, are to be found in virtue—virtue that reflects and reaches for the godly virtue of the Savior Himself.  For us, then, virtue is not simply a feature of a good life, subject to the…

Holy Women, Elevated Aims

By Alison Satterwhite What is holiness?  In ancient as well as modern times, the word ‘holy’ has implied moral character or being set apart for a sacred purpose.  If we are to reach our highest potential as women, holiness must certainly be our aim. In fact, it is more than a lofty ambition; it is…

Prayer 101: How to Pray

“Namaste”, courtesy yuckbananas via flickr By Alison Satterwhite 1.  Humble Yourself. We must first be transformed from within. Humbling ourselves as a little child is the first step to praying with sincerity and overcoming the tendencies of the “natural man”. Saying prayers out of habit, tradition or as a reaction to our external circumstances is different…

Premortal Life

Amazing testimony from Renowned Scientist on the Premortal Existence, http://www.lds.org “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” ~The Lord, speaking to Jeremiah “Now the Lord had shown unto me, Abraham, the  intelligences that were organized…

The Most Important Work You Will Ever Do

“No success can compensate for failure in the home.” ~David O. McKay, a prophet “The most important work you will ever do is within the walls of your own home.” ~Harold B. Lee, a prophet video courtesy http://www.lds.org via youtube “These recognitions from government, state, and city leaders…are most gratifying. They know what creates nations…

Obituary: The Death and Rebirth of America?

I received the following quote in an email today and felt compelled to post it.  It was entitled “Obituary”.  The theory is eerily reminiscent of the pride cycle in the Book of Mormon thus I’ve included a talk by an apostle on the same subject.  I would love to hear your enlightening thoughts. “A democracy…

What are YOU Grateful For?

All images on this post courtesy http://www.katewares.com via flickr “Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.” ~John Henry Jowett “Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.”…

No Tongue Nor Pen Can Tell the Sorrow

This is the harrowing account of my 3rd great-grandmother’s journey to find religious freedom and tolerance. As retold by Claire Haynie 1866 Margaret McBride My Name is Margaret Howard McBride and I am 52 years old. I have lived here in the Salt Lake valley for almost 10 years. My physical journey to the valley…

In Flanders Fields

When I think about Independence Day and the meaning it holds for me, it settles weightily upon my mind like anything worth having. The irony of it. Loss and gain. Joy and sorrow. Liberty and death. Glorious freedom!  The willingness of families to sacrifice.  Men, women and children. Sacrifice.  The eternal principle of sacrifice.  It…

A Mother Such as Mine

my mother seated far left By Alison Satterwhite I’m grateful to have a mother such as mine.   She has virtually nine lives with all the challenges she has faced, yet she is always upbeat and easy to be around.  When she is nearly dying-and she has come to that point on more than one occasion-you…

True Beauty

*Mindy Gledhill singing “Whole Wide World”, courtesy youtube.com “For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” ~Audrey Hepburn “The Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the…

Adversity Can Make You Strong

By Alison Satterwhite “Adversity can make you strong.”  I read those words in an ad campaign as a young woman and they have stuck with me ever since.  At times, it is hard to accept our lot and trials in life.   Seeing the forest through the trees can take a seasoned veteran, and in…

To Create is Divine

Watch and be inspired! courtesy, mormon messages via youtube.com “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.  Everyone can create. You don’t need money, position, or influence…

Love is NOT an Attribute

courtesy, LightsCameraScream “Love is not an attribute, it is a commandment.” Robert Orton, an apostle “Another word for love is charity.  Thus, when Paul tells us what charity is in the thirteenth chapter of First Corinthians, he is really explaining what love is. A loving person suffers long and is kind. His love is of long duration; he envies not.…

Receiving Personal Revelation

“Revelation signifies the making known of divine truth by communication from the heavens… ~James Talmage, an apostle “Saith the Lord God: I will give unto the children of men line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little; and blessed are those who hearken unto my precepts, and lend an ear unto…

What Matters Most

courtesy “mormon messages” via youtube.com “…it is good advice to slow down a little, steady the course, and focus on the essentials when experiencing adverse conditions.” ~Dieter Uchtdorf, an apostle “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” ~Leonardo Da Vinci “It is said that any virtue when taken to an extreme can become a vice. Overscheduling our…

Modesty Empowers Women

By Alison Satterwhite “Modesty in dress is one of the identifying characteristics of true saints.  It is an aid in preserving chastity and an outward sign that the modest person is imbued with humility, decency, and propriety.  Immodesty in dress is worldly, excites passions and lusts, places undue emphasis on sex and lewdness, and frequently…

Nourishing Faith

“Faith is like a little seed; if planted it will grow.” ~from the children’s hymn, “Faith” “Belief, in one of its accepted senses, may consist in a merely intellectual assent, while faith implies such confidence and conviction as will impel to action.” ~James Talmage “Arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and…

Let Your Light So Shine Before Men

By Author, Marianne Williamson, quoted at Nelson Mandella’s Inaugural Speech “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who…