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Goodbye, My Love - Alvin Lafaele Esene Salima was born in Hawthorne, California on August 20, 1962 to Papali’itele Tumusa Tolupeni Talitua Salima and Fa’ilepou Esene Salima. He attended Birney Elementary School, Stephen M. White Junior High and was a Carson High Colt until the day he shuffled off his mortal coil. After serving a mission in Papeete Tahiti he attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he majored in Communications, played football and met his eternal sweetheart, Candace Salima. -- Read More

I Am Asked Why - Often people email me, write me or speak to me about giving Barack Obama a chance. They glance at me, somewhat askance, because I so vociferously defend the U.S. Constitution and this beloved nation of mine, the Republic of the United States of America and ask me: "Why? Life's not so bad. America's not in danger. The Constitution is fine. All is well, Candace, just relax." So I've spent the last weekend looking over the course of my life. -- Read More

This Nation Shall Not Fail - "Men may fail in this country, earthquakes may come, seas may heave beyond their bounds, there may be great drought, disaster, and hardship, but this nation, founded on principles laid down by men whom God raised up, will never fail. This is the cradle of humanity, where life on this earth began in the Garden of Eden. This is the place of the new Jerusalem. This is the place that the Lord said is favored above all other nations in all the world. This is the place where the Savior will come to His temple. This is the favored land in all the world. -- Read More

Ezra Taft Benson: Not Commanded in All Things -  Usually the Lord gives us the overall objectives to be accomplished and some guidelines to follow, but he expects us work out most of the details and methods. The methods and procedures are usually developed through study and prayer and by living so that we can obtain and follow the prompting of the Spirit. Less spiritually advanced people, such as those in the days of Moses, had to be commanded in many things. Today those spiritually alert look at the objectives, check the guidelines laid down by the Lord and his prophets, and then prayerfully act - without having to be commanded "in all things.". -- Read More

Joseph Smith: Steadfast and Steady - In reflecting how many would come and go in the kingdom of God, Joseph would often say, “Brethren I have not apostatized yet, and don’t feel like doing so.” He called on the Lord, night and day, so that he could remain steadfast in his calling as the prophet of the restoration and accomplish the purposes for which he’d been born.-- Read More

Mormons and Writing - The article goes on to explain why Mormon writers are gravitating to YA fantasy. It's a fascinating, and very accurate, story and I recommend all of you read it. It caused me to pause for thought as I considered my own short career as an author. I was published for the first time in 2004, so it's only been five years since I've become a professional writer. Prior to that, my absolute favorite genre, for reading and writing, was romantic suspense. Still is, as a matter of fact. -- Read More

Obama and His Unholy Gang - Obama and his unholy gang are like rabid dogs, frothing at the mouth, snapping and snarling at everyone who does not genuflect and shut up. Stupidity is running rampant in the Obama Administration. Who will draw their cancerous wrath now? During Obama's campaign he blackballed any reporter, television or radio station who dared to call him what he was, a socialist. Hard-hitting questions weren't allowed and those stations were cut off. -- Read More

Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death - No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. --Read More

Thankful to be an American - I am so grateful to Jesus Christ for loving us enough to pay the price for our sins, sorrows, illnesses and grief. I don't know how I would fight the battles I fight, write the books I write, love the people I love and strive to be a better person each day without the bone deep knowledge of my Savior's love. I look at this beautiful, beloved nation I was blessed to born in and thank God every single day that I am an American who still knows what really happened in her history. -- Read More

Red Skelton's Pledge of Allegiance - What more can any loyal and patriotic American say? I met with my state congressman yesterday, Brad Daw, for two hours. We spoke of many things and concerns the state of Utah faces. He mentioned to me, in the course of discussing public education, this marvelous appearance by Red Skelton and his recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. He mentioned it brought tears to his eyes, and certainly, as I watched it this morning, it brought tears to mine. -- Read More

What Happened to America - Our founding fathers spoke often of this great Republic which they crafted in a hot, humid room filled with sweaty men of differing viewpoints. They fought, they argued, they discussed and in the end, this incredible Constitution that we have was born. A Republic can only be kept if the people are willing to accept personal responsibility, work hard for what they get, dream beyond boundaries placed around them and never, ever give up. -- Read More
Posts of Note Posts of Note Reviewed by Candace Salima on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Rating: 5