Christmas is a time for gathering family, expressing our gratitude, and giving from our heart. My senses come alive with the sights, smells, and sounds of Christmas. I recently had the opportunity to review Garth Smith’s newest CD “A Sacred Christmas,” and it made me feel the excitement of Christmas coming on. As an LDS…
When I asked my husband where this book came from, his memory was a little vague as to how we came to own a copy. Its purchase was prompted by either a recommendation or referenced in something somewhere my husband read or heard. Whatever the source I feel grateful to have stumbled across it. Of…
Labeled as a love story, I felt that this was so much more. It is a story of choices, faith, growth, resilience, and love. It’s about a man and a woman that faced many of the same challenges we see in our own lives, and how they chose to learn from them. I found it inspiring and well worth my time – I hope you do too!
If you are searching for choices that will bring greater wisdom and wholehearted living into your life I would suggest checking this book out.
The underlying message of The Magnolia Story is that no one is exempt from the growing pains of life. The one thing we do have control over is how we react and choose to handle those growing pains.
When we make the assumption that we have more power and influence than we actually have, or that our family or friend is helpless to handle difficult situations on their own we take the responsibility away from them and open ourselves up to be overwhelmed.
The people of this small town and its surrounding areas taught me that focusing on the needs of others, serving and giving are the best antidotes to any negative situation. Real people giving in a real way was very inspiring to me.