Saturday, December 8, 2018


*UDATE: Winners were chosen on our Instagram page @homecenteredliving!  Thanks to all who entered! 
We have another giveway!  Your gonna want one of these!! LDS Bookstore is helping to #lighttheworld even brighter by giving 2 beautiful ornaments to some of our friends here at Home Centered Living.  We have one clear acrylic ornament and one wooden ornament to give away! They are apx. 3 inches round and so pretty.  Go check out LDS bookstore and see all the other awesome ornaments and products they have available.  They can also be found on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and

now ENTER TO WIN!  Like this post and comment which ornament you like best.  Either clear or wood.  2 lucky winner will be chosen on Sunday Dec 9th and announced Monday morning.  Good Luck the mean time, Go #LIGHTTHEWORLD

Saturday, December 1, 2018


Congrats to the winners of our first ever give away here at Home Centered Living!  Again, we appreciate so much, the generosity of Garth W. Smith for sharing his beautiful music and talent with so many.  What a great way for him to #lighttheworld with a little more love!  Make sure to check out all his other music and performances on his website at

The winners of the drawing were chosen over on our Instagram @homecenteredliving, where the entries were gathered.  Go check us out there and give us a follow!  Happy Holidays!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


I cannot wait!  I have so many thoughts and ideas on this seemingly new approach to gospel learning in the home!  I say seemingly because really it's what we have all as Christian centered women done anyways in our homes.  Think about it.  We teach love, light and values from the scriptures and church lessons we have been taught. We do this in so many informal ways right now- because we are Christian women who rear our children with love in the home.  Now it's just officially "church supported"!  It actually has a name and new meaning, we have actual curriculum to help us in a more structured way.  Truth is it takes work.  Will our kids want to learn?  Will our teenagers really go for the idea of more church, so to speak, at home? You bet they will.  Ha.  I say that with the caveat of one thing.  One very important thing.  We as women and mothers and wives of homes we wish to be Christ Centered need to BELIEVE in our Savior.  The principles are the same.  They are eternal and do not change - but the application.  The application of those principles is as broad as anyone can imagine or create.  The best part of this is that we get to choose how we apply the teaching of these principles in our own homes in the best way we feel our family members will accept them.  Our church has released us to be even greater stewards over our homes and families.  Just as God wants us to be successful in our endeavours- Satan will try to discourage us.  Even more so!  Resistance will be there...but we have eachother.  No competition, no fear.  Because most importantly we have God with us, and we are seeking!


Monday, November 19, 2018



We are very excited to kick off the holidays with our first give away of the season! One of the ways Garth W. Smith has chosen to #lighttheword is by generously provided 3 Christmas CD's to give 3 of you! Enter to win from Home Centered Living by commenting your favorite Christmas Song. The give away will conclude Friday, November 30th at midnight.  You can also enter on facebook at Home Centered Living, or on Instagram @homecenteredliving

The collection of songs on "A Sacred Christmas" is so special. Truly a wonderful addition to anyone's holiday home soundtracks. It is a beautiful album mixed with instrumental and vocal selections. Music you can play on the Sabbath and will definitely bring a feeling of peace and light as you listen.

Go check out his other music and endeavors at: , on facebook at Garth Smith Music, or instagram @garth.w.smith

#lighttheworld #garthsmithmusic #garthwsmith#asacredchristmas #homecenteredliving #music#piano #violin #lds #christ #christmasmusic#soundtrack

Monday, September 24, 2018



In a World Wide Devotional for Youth, President Nelson spoke to the youth of the church in a gathering at the General Conference Center in Salt Lake City in June of this year.  My husband and I took our two teenagers and went to listen to the words that the Prophet and his wife, Wendy Nelson, had to say.  It was a beautiful and powerful message of love and hope and excitement for the upcoming times in the history of the world.  President Nelson spoke about the magnificent opportunities the youth of today have to look forward to and be a part of during this dispensation.  Missionary work is at the heart of it.

  He offered a challenge for the youth to ponder and accept if they are willing. 

 That challenge offered is to be a member of and enlist in the Lord's Youth Batallion to Gather Israel.  He then proceeded to give a list of 5 essential things that would help prepare someone, not just the youth, to be at their best to assist in the Gathering of Israel.  I thought the challenge was wonderful!  Many of the youth, as well as older and younger members of our faith, chose to partake in the challenge right away.  I know some people who chose to try these ideas one at a time, or a few weeks or months later.  

The best part of the challenge he gave, was when he said- think about it.  Do it on your own timeline.  Do a few or all of them.  It is up to you!  

If you would like to read or download President and Sister Nelson's addresses Or if you would like to watch the video of them speaking you can click HERE.

Below, I have created a simple printable for anyone who would like to use it to start or redo the challenge steps which the Prophet offered.  The best way to do that is to click on the image below, then right-click and on the dropdown menu push save as or copy and save to your device to size and print.  I created it in a 5x7 format.  Enjoy!