I love the Deseret Bookshelf Plus. I am an avid reader. Since we do not have a tv and haven’t for 10 years now, you will find me most nights before bed reading a book. Now that I have access to Bookshelf Plus my options seem endless. Not only can I read many ebooks included in my membership, but there are hundreds of audio books as well to listen to while I am caring for my 5 kids or cleaning up after them!
One of the first audio books that I listened to was Elaine S. Dalton’s book titled “No Ordinary Women.” I have always loved Sister Dalton. Her smile and enthusiasm for the gospel of Jesus Christ is contagious.
My husband and I went on a date to Cafe Rio. While eating outside of the restaurant, we spotted another family eating dinner together as well. I looked over and the lady sure looked like Sister Dalton. I told my husband, “isn’t that Sister Dalton?” He said, “no.” I looked at her husband and I thought it was him too since he spoke in our Stake years ago while he was in Pennsylvania.
They eventually left and the whole time I kept thinking that had to of been her. I sent her a message on Facebook and awhile later she replied that it was her! Oh, I was so sad that I didn’t just walk up to her and say hello! I am one of her biggest fans. She has inspired me in so many ways and I have tried to teach and share many things that I have learned from her as I serve the young women in my ward.
Back to her fantastic book! There are too many good stories to even share so just go read or listen to the book! You can start your own FREE 30 Day Trial by clicking on the ad to the right of this post or go here. One of the stories that touched my heart was a farmer that ran in a marathon and the lessons that were learned by all who were in attendance.
Another idea that struck me which was interesting because as she was talking (her audio book is her own voice which is super cool!) I knew what she was going to say even before she said it. I knew this was truth and felt the power of the message strongly.
She explained a story about an oil spill that happened and how people came to the rescue to help clean it up and the billions of dollars it cost to make that happen. She continued to speak about how we preserve animals and the environment. We spend billions of dollars helping the earth to stay clean and healthy. Now, let’s talk about what the world does to keep our spiritual body healthy and clean. Is there anyone advocating against pornography? Is the country spending billions of dollars to get rid of the filth and destruction of pornography? That hit me with power and made me realize there is much that I can do with my small influence to help clean up this destructive evil that is pornography.
That is just one of many of the powerful stories you will find in “No Ordinary Women.” In the Articles of Faith we are taught that “We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men… If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.” Here is one of the many ways we can seek after good things by filling our minds and hearts with uplifting and encouraging words. Join me in trying out this new amazing App! Get your free trial today!