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Peace and Joy In The Soul

I want you to know that, from childhood to now, I have a very close relationship with my Father in Heaven and His son Jesus Christ; who is my Savior, Priest, and King.

I love the Lord with all My heart, might, mind, and strength. He atoned for the sins of the world and for mine as well; for all of my imperfections and mistakes.

Also, I love Him because He broke the bounds of death and the grave through resurrection. I know that through Him I can become sanctified and live with Him and my Heavenly Father when I leave this earth. Knowing these things gives me joy and solace in the mist of the evils that surround me today.

Because of the Lord’s teachings and those of His prophets, I know the pathway to God. I know how I must live to be happy and to feel content with my life. I don’t even want to think about what my life would be like if I had not known these things and lived my life according to the plan that my Father in Heaven has for me.


My mission is to help people find peace in their souls by following the correct principles that reward them with peace of mind, joy, and happiness. I know that when we try to live this life according to our own makings and our own design, we WILL NOT find peace of mind, joy, and happiness to the extent that we could if we had followed the Lord’s Plan for us.

I’ve learned that we can continue doing what we have always done, and we can make the mistakes that do not provide peace and contentment in the soul, but then the lessons we are supposed to learn will continue to be put in front of us until we learn them. This is a Universal Truth!

In other words, until we learn the lessons we are supposed to learn and make changes in our lives resulting in rewards that make us happy, the Universe will continue to serve up the lessons we need to learn until we finally figure it out and change. Laws within the Universe are fixed and unchangeable. Therefore, they are not subject to interpretation and manipulation in order to fit our circumstances. The truth of the matter is that “It is what it is” and we can resist and be miserable or comply and have peace in our souls; I choose peace!

Denying there is a God and that Universal Laws exist will not change a thing. Whether you believe or accept that they exist does not negate the consequence of your noncompliance. Compliance rewards us with the blessings our souls can depend on when life’s storms rage about us. Noncompliance , however, always has consequences that take us away from the blessings for which we yearn to have but only evade us.

One thing I do know for sure is that it is NOT wise to be in conflict with God and the Universe. Otherwise, life will just become harsher and more challenging in order to gain our attention. This is necessary in order for us to make the comment to live our lives differently. So go ahead and resist changing, continue to live life according to your own rules and see how far that gets you!


February 7, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Peace and Joy In The Soul

What Do You Want?


I am a person who is dissatisfied with the way life is going.

I am a person who is ready for the truth if someone is willing to

tell me what I need to know.

I am a person who wants to be happier and more secure.

I am an American, a Canadian, a German or any nationality

of the human race.

I am seriously wanting to change my mundane life.

I am from all walks of life and lifestyle.

I am you.

If you have come to this site in hope of finding something different, I believe you can find what you want and need right here to make your life seem more meaningful.

I say this because, several years ago, I was on a quest to find more peace, joy, and happiness in my life.  As a result, I learned the principles that make me a happier person. In addition, I learned to change the way I look at things that stress me in life. Now I no longer react to those challenges and respond to them in a much different way than I used to. Things just don’t get to me any more.

Life is way too short to waste it on things that don’t really matter in the big scheme of things. Letting things go that don’t matter leaves room for things that do matter. The problem is that too many people don’t know what matters. Instead, they respond to challenges out of anger or ego whenever something happens that disagrees with what they think is important. As a result, they respond the same way they always do when something happens to them; the response is as if it is in default or on auto pilot.

I learned that I do not have to live my life in default or on auto pilot. I can change the way I look at a situation and see a different alternative than the way I used to respond. In other words, if I continue to do what I’ve always done, nothing is going to change for me.  It wasn’t until I actually stopped reacting and listened to my inner spirit, that I changed my situation. By not doing what seemed right and doing what was right, the outcome changed and so did my destiny.

The point is that we can change the tape playing inside our minds that tell us to react a specific way when we become angry or stressed. Once we understand where our reaction originates, usually from ego or passon, then we see our situation in a different light. Reacting in default (meaning reacting the way we have always done), creates chaos, contention, misunderstandings, and negative results. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. It is a choice to see another alternative that may provide us better results than reacting in the usual manner.

Again, “let me ask: Who am I”?

I am a person who has learned to change the way I see life and the stresses that affect how I react or respond to them. I am a calmer and happier person now.  Of course, I don’t always respond to life perfectly because I am a human being with ego and passions. However, I make right choices a lot more often than I make wrong choices in my responses. I am grateful for the person I have become and for life’s lessons that taught me to change.

You too can change the way you see life’s stresses and how you respond to them. I am nobody special, I’m just like you. If I can change then so can you. And, if I am different from you, it’s only because I made the effort to change.

Feel free to write and tell me about some of the things you have done to change the way you respond and to have more peace in your life. If you are having difficulty in making the changes you need to make, feel free to read my book “The Treasure Box Series, Volume I: Peace, Joy, and Happiness.” The book is a compilation of the lessons that life taught me through the years about meeting the challenges that affect peace of mind and happiness. I wrote down these lessons so you may benefit from my mistakes and accomplishments.

As Oprah Winfrey said one time, “When we know better we do better.”  This statement is so true.  Once we change, we teach others around us to respond differently to their challenges as well. We not only change ourselves, we change others too.  This is a great blessing.

Another important lesson I learned is that the universe will continue to serve up the lessons we need to learn until we finally get the message and change.  We can resist changing, but then life will only become harsher in order to gain our attention. We can be stubborn about it and not change, but that means we deny ourselves the blessings we can have if we just accept the principles that create peace in our lives.

In conclusion, let me say for a fact that I learned it is not wise to be in conflict with God and the universe.  We can choose to be happy by accepting the principles that create peace or we can choose to be miserable by resisting them and not changing. What choice will you make?  As for me, I chose to be a happier and more peaceful person.

January 9, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on What Do You Want?

A Stuffed Treasure Box

Family Members And The Beauty of Nature Are The Most Precious Gems In My Life’s Treasure Box

  • While in pursuit of peace, joy, and happiness, we must keep our minds focused squarely on obtaining only those things in life that hold the most meaning.
  • The Treasure Box Series is about creating peace in our souls by collecting treasure that give us more of what we want in life. What I want is peace of mind, happiness, and a sense of fulfillment, and I suspect that’s what you want also.
  • Therefore, we need to be collecting gems that are good for us by making right choices, and by responding appropriately to the situations that life puts in front of us.
  • Indeed, with a stuffed treasure box and a full account in the Love Bank™ we can withstand our life-storms and prevent the slightest wind from becoming a tempest.
  • What we choose to put in our life’s treasure boxes become our greatest asset in achieving peace of mind as we face difficult situations.
  • The purpose of this book series is to convey a message of hope for those of you who find yourselves bogged down by the chaos around you and crave rest from the turmoil in your lives. It is also for those of you who are in desperate need of peace to warm your souls when life seems to be coming apart at the seams.
  • I want you to know that, regardless of circumstances, it still within our ability to find peace in trying times if we know how to do so and if we are ready to make that commitment. The purpose for me writing this series is to teach you what I’ve learned and to help you achieve your goals in this area as well.

June 8, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A Stuffed Treasure Box

Welcome To My Treasure Box Blog


This is an extension of and so you can keep up with the news reports on the subjects of peace, joy, and happiness, and the gems we collect and put in our life’s treasure boxes. Although this site is new and under construction, please keep checking back for updates as I build this site. I hope you find it worth your time because this is something I am passionate about and find pleasure in reporting about to you. I welcome feedback so I know if you enjoy it or not and suggestions for making it better is also appreciated.



May 6, 2009 Posted by | Introduction to Blog | , , , | Comments Off on Welcome To My Treasure Box Blog