Read Along with Us

For the past four years I've been leading discussions with some dear friends of mine.  We call this "Mentoring Mothers."  It started out as a way to discuss principles for teaching our children in the home.  This year, however, we're changing course and will be focusing on how to become more spiritually minded mothers.  A few weeks ago I thought, "Why not invite others to join in on the discussion?"  And so....

YOU are Invited!

We will be reading and discussing Light in the Wilderness by M. Catherine Thomas.  Thomas was a professor at BYU in the Ancient Scripture Department.  Converted at the age of 19 after a somewhat abusive childhood and exploring many religious options in her life, Thomas has an insight into gospel principles I find inspiring and beautiful.  

How this will work: 
I've added a "Read Along with Us" tab above so you can follow the schedule.  The 4th Monday of each month (unless otherwise noted) we will take two chapters of her book and discuss them in depth.  Then, the following Tuesday I will post the main points of our discussion on the blog and YOU can add to the conversation by posting comments and thoughts you may have had while reading.

I feel it is essential that women discuss great ideas together.  Principles and doctrines bring us closer together and help us to stand strong as mothers striving to prepare our homes and families for Zion.  I hope you will join us and share your insights as we become more spiritually minded mothers!


Small minds discuss people.
Average minds discuss events.
Great minds discuss ideas. 
 - - Eleanor Roosevelt - - 


  1. Ironic that you have a quote by Eleanor with which I don't agree. :) Great minds also discuss people because understanding our humanity and our divinity is the core of our life on earth. We learn from other's experiences and we increase compassion. We listen to others and alter our opinions. We share with each other and realize we're all the same.

  2. I thought you'd think it was funny I was quoting Eleanor. And I agree with you that there is some good talking that can come from discussing people. I think what's meant more by this quote (or how I interpret it at least) is in the gossipy sense of talking about people. I actually have this quote hanging near our dinner table because I would rather hear my kids talk about what they learned in their day rather than "So-and-so this" and "so-and-so" that. I'd rather hear, "I learned I need to be kinder to those who are less fortunate because so-and-so wasn't very nice today." I think discussing great heroes of the past is truly beneficial, but again it's more their character and the principles they lived by that I like to focus on. Maybe it's all in and of the same bolt of cloth? So, I guess what I'm saying is the petty talking of one another does us no good and really is small minded. :-)


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