First, a big thank-you to those who spread the word about We Are Strong being offered by the case.
Meridian Magazine Article
A few weeks ago I was approached by a writer for Meridian Magazine, Carolyn Allen, to be interviewed for a feature article. That article came out yesterday—President’s Day—and spoke of the great courage of George Washington and his troops. It was interesting to me the direction this interview/article went. Just a couple weeks previous I had located a document about a few of my ancestors. This document listed one of my ancestors as being “in command of detachment at Cambridge . . . at time Washington took command of Continental Army.” And another ancestor who was a “signer for the Declaration of Independence.” Another document showed an ancestor who was a Constitution signer.
I am immensely grateful to those individuals in my family, those ancestors, who stood with great courage and character to defend their freedom and values. And I am privileged to be included in an article now that honors what they stood for. Thank you, Carolyn Allen.
Here is the link to that article—“I am Strong! I am Smart!”
Amazing Offer Extended
Thank you to those who took advantage of my offer to get copies of We Are Strong by the case at below-author pricing. Some neighborhoods went together to get the cases. That made it possible for many to receive book copies.
I am passionate about the messages in that book. I feel they are so important I want to extend my offer through Mother’s Day. Please consider giving these books for gifts or using them for Relief Society book clubs or women’s retreats. There are 24 books in a case, $4.00 per book. You will have to cover the shipping costs or pick them up at my home. Please forward this offer to any and all you think might be interested.
I am traveling to Arizona the last week of February. If any of you there would like to share a case of books, let me know and I can deliver them to you (if you are in the Mesa area) or you could pick them up at my parents’ home in Mesa.
At this link you can read the amazing endorsements this book received even prior to printing.
Here is a piece of the “Deseret News” review of We Are Strong by Alexis Jones.
“We are Strong” is a practical and spiritually uplifting guide to raising children righteously, no matter how old they are. Although it is targeted to mothers of daughters, it is also appropriate for other family members.
Goal Setting Help
Hopefully you followed my posts on my author Facebook page during the month of January. There I posted nearly the entire Chapter 7 from A Woman’s Power—Goal Setting. Last year I was too overwhelmed with writing We Are Strong and I Am Strong to really spell out my goals for the year. But this year I was determined. As I re-read my own book, I was inspired! I followed my guidelines and, wow, what a difference that made. I’ve been told this system of setting goals is the best out there. And I believe it. It has given me real focus.
The first of December I had the thrilling experience of being an angel in the largest live Nativity in history. The filming took all day and into the night—a cold, very finger-and-toe-freezing commitment, but one I shall forever remember with a thankful heart.
Here is the link to my website where I document my experience.
And here is the link to the resulting video.
I’m grateful to everyone who has taken the time to post reviews for my books. Especially if they have chosen to be honest and lift me up in the process.
Here is a book I very much enjoyed reading. It is a non-fiction work, one that actually contributed to my continued desire to get more involved in family history.
Mattie A Woman’s Journey West by Nan Weber
This book is very well written. Like reading a mystery, but one from real life. I was amazed at the research trails that were followed to find so much pertinent information. And it inspired me to do more research on my own intriguing ancestors’ life stories. I loved the author’s concluding Afterword statements.
“So, when people ask why I’ve spent so much time and effort on this endeavor, I remind them how much we can learn from the past and its people: Daily behavior matters; I care about the consequences of actions, of choices; each of us is responsible for our actions, and people and nature are not separate from each other; life can be good even after major disruptions; looking for happiness is part of life, and even after death, a life can hold meaning for those who follow.”