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2009 Mutual Theme

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Wow! It’s almost a new year and a new Mutual theme. Does time fly—or what? And what a great message our leaders have chosen in 1 Timothy 4:12?”Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.” In these times when the world is crazy all around us, we can find strength in these and other great words the prophets have given us.

I hope your girls (and guys) enjoy singing these simple, yet beautiful words in "Be Thou an Example of the Believers." My aim is always to ...

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Hi!

I happy to announce that my ghost story novel "Haunts Haven" is now in LDS bookstores!

"Any house that sits empty for sixty years is apt to gather a few ghost stories in its dust."

Callie Wilford doesn't believe in ghosts, but as soon as the former school teacher arrives in the tiny town of Cassady Springs--home of two feuding families and a cafe owner with a startling story--residents start telling her tales of a ghost who "guards" her century-old, deserted inn. Unfortunately, it is soon apparent that there is more truth than fiction to the stories. While Callie has the courage to unearth tragic secrets to claim her heritage, it takes a handsome cowboy--and a lonely rancher--to prove that her own long-guarded heart may be able to love again.

Christmas Song 2014

My husband and I have recently returned from a mission in Ayutthaya Thailand. What a great experience!

Theme Arise and Shine Forth

Arise and Shine Forth. This song is simple, short and to the point, 2 part. I hope you enjoy singing it.

2010 WY theme Be Strong

Each year I write a song for the Mutual theme, using the suggested scripture word-for-word.

Haunts Haven now in LDS bookstores!

Hi! My dream has come true of being a published author. I hope you read Haunts Haven and enjoy it! Here is a synopsis:

Haunts Haven now in LDS bookstores!

My newly released (Oct 2009) ghost story Haunts Haven is now in LDS bookstores, and is available on Amazon, and Deseret Book online. It is a fun story and I hope you all get a chance to read it.

Quorum of the Twelve rhyme

A fun rhyme to use in Primary or YMYW to learn the names of the Quorum of the Twelve.

My Packer's name is Perry who is Nel's son.
I met him in the Oaks on the Ballard.
Scott Hales from Holland,

Haunts Haven now in LDS bookstores!

Callie Wilford doesn't believe in ghosts, but as soon as the former school teacher arrives in the tiny town of Cassady Springs--home of two feuding families and a cafe owner with a startling story--re

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