Artwork by Micah Conover

On A Night Like No Other

On a night long ago, a star shown bright,
All our hope, all our joy was born that night.

On a night like no other in Bethlehem,
You were born to uphold your Father's plan.

On that holy night with love the angels shone,
Shepherds gazed into heaven and joy was known.

On that night as they hastened to see their King,
They heard the choirs of heaven sing.

O holy night of hope and love,
Born is the King of heaven above!

Born to redeem and sustain us all,
Born to raise us from our mortal fall.

So it was and still is our anthem true,
Great Jehovah all our lives were kept by you.

For on a night like no other you paid the price,
All our hopes every dream born of sacrifice.

On that night all the universe rested with you,
Mighty King of perfect love you saw us through!

Our loving Father looked on and wept to see,
The cost of redemption and what would be.

His holy son, his perfect son would atone for all,
On a night like no other you would heed his call.

Our Father's love, our only way, the cost so dear,
As you conquered death and hell, you conquered fear.

For on a night like no other the path was made sure,
Men could enter the gate and be raised to more!

Mighty King of salvation! Our life and light!
We raise our voices as we did that sacred night.

Holy King born to save us, we praise thy name,
You have conquered hell and taken our shame!

As we rise with faith and turn to thee,
The shackles fall and we are made free!

All our lives, all our hopes born of your love,
We thank you now and thank our loving Father above!

For that night like no other that held eternity,
When every hope and dream was kept by thee.

Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas to our Holy Light so dear,
Tonight we send our love with hearts of cheer!

Written by Mickey

"And again my brethren, I would call your attention, for I have somewhat more to speak unto you; for behold, I have things to tell you concerning that which is to come. And the things which I shall tell you are made known unto me by an angel from God. And he said unto me: Awake; and I awoke, and behold he stood before me. He said unto me: Awake, and hear the words which I shall tell thee; for behold, I am come to declare unto you the glad tidings of great joy. For the Lord hath heard thy prayers, and hath judged of thy righteousness, and hath sent me to declare unto thee that thou mayest rejoice; and that thou mayest declare unto thy people, that they may also be filled with joy. For behold, the time cometh, and is not far distant, that with power, the Lord Omnipotent who reigneth, who was, and is from all eternity to all eternity, shall come down from heaven among the children of men, and shall dwell in a tabernacle of clay, and shall go forth amongst men, working mighty miracles, such as healing the sick, raising the dead, causing the lame to walk, the blind to receive their sight, and the deaf to hear, and curing all manner of diseases. And he shall cast out devils, or the evil spirits which dwell in the hearts of the children of men. And lo, he shall suffer temptations, and pain of body, hunger, thirst, and fatigue, even more than man can suffer, except it be unto death; for behold, blood cometh from every pore, so great shall be his anguish for the wickedness and the abominations of his people. And he shall be called Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Father of heaven and earth, the Creator of all things from the beginning; and his mother shall be called Mary. And lo, he cometh unto his own, that salvation might come unto the children of men even through faith on his name; and even after all this they shall consider him a man, and say that he hath a devil, and shall scourge him, and shall crucify him. And he shall arise the third day from the dead; and behold, he standeth to judge the world; and behold, all these things are done that a righteous judgment might come upon the children of men. For behold, and also his blood atoneth for the sins of those who have fallen by the transgression of Adam, who have died not knowing the will of God concerning them, or who have ignorantly sinned. But wo, wo unto him who knoweth that he rebelleth against God! For salvation cometh to none such except it be through repentance and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ. And the Lord God hath sent his holy prophets among all the children of men, to declare these things to every kindred, nation, and tongue, that thereby whosoever should believe that Christ should come, the same might receive remission of their sins, and rejoice with exceedingly great joy, even as though he had already come among them." Mosiah 3:1-13

Artwork by Micah Conover

Artwork by Breana Conover

What Gift For My King

What gift for the King who saved me, what offering would suffice?
What will I bring to the altar, a worthy sacrifice.
What would I surrender, to the one who grants me place?
What will I bring to offer to the one who sends his grace?

What on this Christmas Eve can I place with pure intent?
What to repay the joy of all that he has sent?
What would please my Lord, who reigns above us all?
What can I give my Savior who saved me from my fall?

My heart is the gift you ask of me, there is one way above,
So my Lord this Christmas Eve I'm sending you my love.
I'll let it shine with service, I'll let you see my gift,
My love will be offered as I joyfully seek to lift.

My love returned to thee Lord as a letter you can read,
My love as I search your will and carefully give heed.
My love in the way I spend my minutes day by day,
My love in every word as I humbly kneel to pray.

Christmas shining in me not a season or a day,
May the truth of my love be revealed in all I do and say.
Lord may I ever give you the gift you hold dear,
My heart wrapped in ribbons, yielded and sincere.

Written by Mickey


"By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." John 13:35

Artwork by Breana Conover

The Tree Of Life

Precious seed sent from heaven, landing sweetly in my heart,
Precious seed of mercy bringing my new start.

Swift the wind of opposition to blow thee away,
Swift the words sharp and bitter to block thy way.

All my soul rising fiercely to guard thy light,
All my soul around you as I stand to fight.

Bitter test of fury to wash thy proof from me,
Bitter actions like the torrent of a raging sea.

My heart like a child protecting my tree,
My heart like a child holding what may be.

The soil of my soul upheld by grace,
The soil of redemption my life and place.

In anguish I cry out as a drought sets on,
In anguish and despair I struggle to belong.

Tears of pain and meekness fall and grow,
Tears that nourish the place I know.

Rising amid the tumult of pain and strife,
Rising in my soul is the Tree of Life.

Written by Mickey

" If ye will nourish the word, yea, nourish the tree as it beginneth to grow, by your faith with great diligence, and with patience, looking forward to the fruit thereof, it shall take root; and behold it shall be a tree springing up unto everlasting life."
Alma 32:41

From The Ash

From the ash of my destruction, in Christ I rise again,
In a newness of life, with joy I walk to him.
My gold purged through the sacrifice of my King,
My footsteps are the miracle He chose to bring.

From the ash of my destruction, in Christ I rise and go,
The beauty laid before is the love I've come to know.
As Joshua I have been given clean raiment and life,
I go to my true place as I become his wife.

From the ash of my sin and sorrow, I rise by grace,
My hand clasped in his through God's grace.
A new pure beginning purchased in Gethsemane,
I am sealed by the one who gave his life for me.

From the ash of my old life, true beauty is now seen,
For my Father in heaven has truly loved a girl named Michelene.

Written by your Mickey

"To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified." Isaiah 61:3

God Is Love

God is no respecter of persons for God is love,
He would save us all if we would turn above.
Our worth cannot be changed we are more precious than gold,
But the truth of our belonging, is to join God's fold.

On the outskirts we may wander but he seeks us all,
The truth of love is known as we heed his call.
Come to Jesus ye heavy laden, come lay ever burden down,
Come to Jesus and rejoice for he has won your crown!

With broken heart and contrite soul, Come feel your worth,
Be buried in water and rise with rebirth.
Life anew amid a throng divine,
Within the fold of holiness now you shine.

Live for Jesus, go with love and point the way,
Search every side road and gather love today.
Come to Jesus, Come to Jesus let us sing our song,
Come to Jesus, Come to Jesus for you do belong!

Written by Mickey

"Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins." 1 John 4:7-10

Upon The Rock

Upon the rock of our salvation, we build our place,
Upon the mercy of his offering we transform through grace.
Upon the power of his knowledge we come to see,
Upon the love sent from heaven we are made free!
Upon the ordinances that give new life we rise,
Upon the offering of God's Lamb we gain the prize.

Written by Mickey

"Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;
And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit." Ephesians 2:19-22

Artwork by Breana Conover

My Temple

My temple in the wilderness, My temple in prison found,
My temple thy love Lord, you are my holy ground.
Taken with me as I journey through the storm of life,
My temple as I struggle through pain and strife.

Ever with me, thou art my shield and way,
No man can take my temple, for you are with me every day.
With mercy thou dost hear me and with love you bring me through,
No trial can take from me, The life I have in you.

You are my holy temple, my sanctuary still,
I am safe within your shelter as I do your will.
Dear Savior in thee I have hope and joy,
Thy covenants and power none shall destroy.

Written by Mickey

"And Alma said unto them: Behold, ye have said that ye could not worship your God because ye are cast out of your synagogues. But behold, I say unto you, if ye suppose that ye cannot worship God, ye do greatly err, and ye ought to search the scriptures; if ye suppose that they have taught you this, ye do not understand them. Do ye remember to have read what Zenos, the prophet of old, has said concerning prayer or worship? For he said: Thou art merciful, O God, for thou hast heard my prayer, even when I was in the wilderness; yea, thou wast merciful when I prayed concerning those who were mine enemies, and thou didst turn them to me. Yea, O God, and thou wast merciful unto me when I did cry unto thee in my afield; when I did cry unto thee in my prayer, and thou didst hear me. And again, O God, when I did turn to my house thou didst hear me in my prayer. And when I did turn unto my closet, O Lord, and prayed unto thee, thou didst hear me. Yea, thou art merciful unto thy children when they cry unto thee, to be heard of thee and not of men, and thou wilt hear them. Yea, O God, thou hast been merciful unto me, and heard my cries in the midst of thy congregations. Yea, and thou hast also heard me when I have been cast out and have been despised by mine enemies; yea, thou didst hear my cries, and wast angry with mine enemies, and thou didst visit them in thine anger with speedy destruction. And thou didst hear me because of mine afflictions and my sincerity; and it is because of thy Son that thou hast been thus merciful unto me, therefore I will cry unto thee in all mine afflictions, for in thee is my joy; for thou hast turned thy judgments away from me, because of thy Son." Alma 33:2-11

Greatest Love

Not what I have, but what I give Lord, my life in thee,
Not every trial or sin but thy love in me.
Not the past, not dead, but risen with new birth,
Not the stains of my wandering but my infinite worth.
Not a side a road or a back way, but my will for you,
Not a stranger or an enemy but a daughter true.
Not cast out forever but found with care,
Not miserable but joyful as I come to share.
Not lost to my Heavenly Parents by grace I return,
You have brought every blessing for which I yearn.
Greatest love has brought a miracle divine,
By the power of your sacrifice eternally I shine.

Written by Mickey

"What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance." Luke 15:3-7

Artwork by Breana Conover

Leaping

Leaping from my sick bed, leaping from my past,
Leaping toward you Lord and joy that lasts!
Leaping over every dart and snare,
My Lord I'm leaping faithfully to all that I may share.

By your power my good spirit has been brought back,
My Lord you have been gracious despite what I lack.
My wandering is over, now I live for thee,
I'm leaping toward the vision of all that I can be!

A path divine and purposeful inspires me today,
My Lord I love your covenants and your apointed way!
Leaping with gratitude onward to Zion I go,
My beloved King you are the joy I know!

Written by Mickey

"And then Alma cried unto the Lord, saying: O Lord our God, have amercy on this man, and heal him according to his faith which is in Christ. And when Alma had said these words, Zeezrom leaped upon his feet, and began to walk; and this was done to the great astonishment of all the people; and the knowledge of this went forth throughout all the land of Sidom. And Alma baptized Zeezrom unto the Lord; and he began from that time forth to preach unto the people." Alma 15:10-12

With All My Heart

With all my heart I sought to love thee, my life was lost,
With all my heart I cleave unto thee, I accept the cost.
With all my soul I faced thee and sought a way,
With all my faith I prayed for the strength to stay.

In my weakness you heard me, and made me strong,
In my loneliness you whispered, you will belong.
In my confusion and hurt you sustained my choice,
In my Gethsemane dear Lord, you heard my voice.

And I rose again to live for thee,
Thy power the strength sustaining me.
All my heart was for you, every step thy way,
All my dreams of love, my will to stay.

The story of enduring is your grace my Lord,
I received thy power as I kept your word.
All my soul cleaving to thy covenant divine,
All my hopes and love, by grace did shine.

It is well with me Lord, every weight holds love,
I see in the flames the hand of God above.
All my faith has brought me to the mercy of thee,
All thy love and forgiveness hath set me free.

As a prodigal I meekly found relief,
In my reaching you nurtured my belief.
Now and forever I am your miracle and child,
For the sinner has become meek and mild.

May all my life be for thee, all my thoughts thy own,
May my life be eternally the love I've known
O Lord and Savior I pray to endure this test,
O Lord I pray to be cleansed and blessed.

My broken heart an offering for the King of life,
All my soul reaching to be his wife.
I am nothing, as I beggar I plead to stay,
O God Please forgive me and make a way!

Written by Mickey

"And it came to pass that I was three days and three nights in the most bitter pain and anguish of soul; and never, until I did cry out unto the Lord Jesus Christ for mercy, did I receive a remission of my sins. But behold, I did cry unto him and I did find peace to my soul. And now, my son, I have told you this that ye may learn wisdom, that ye may learn of me that there is no other way or means whereby man can be saved, only in and through Christ. Behold, he is the life and the blight of the world. Behold, he is the word of truth and righteousness." Alma 38:8-9

Rise Up

Rise up to answer well with love today,
Put off the natural man and choose God's way.
Rise above the pride that would bind you low,
Press onward past the darts of your jeering foe.
Rise above the blinding power of sin,
Look toward the tree and don't give in.
Rise above all doubt, pain and fear,
Give God your all with a heart sincere.
Rise above all littleness of mind and live,
Go with love and freely forgive.
Rise above this world through God's mercy and grace,
Praise the God of Israel for your life and place!

Written by Mickey

"Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.: Matthew 16:24-25

Without Him

Without him there would be no light,
No name to call out in the darkest night.
Without him we could build no flame,
Without him mercy would have no claim

Darkest night, even despair and gloom,
Without him there would be no empty tomb.
No glimmer, no spark to ignite our way,
It would be dark as night on the brightest day.

I praise my Father who sacrificed his only begotten Son,
I rejoice in Jesus Christ and all he won!
The light of the world is shining bright,
I can see the way even through the night.

I stumble not nor perish with fear,
For may lamp is burning when He is near.
The righteousness of my Redeemer fills my soul,
I am thankful for the gospel and the truth I know!

Written by Mickey

"And it came to pass that there was thick darkness upon all the face of the land, insomuch that the inhabitants thereof who had not fallen could feel the vapor of darkness; And there could be no light, because of the darkness, neither candles, neither torches; neither could there be fire kindled with their fine and exceedingly dry wood, so that there could not be any light at all; And there was not any light seen, neither fire, nor glimmer, neither the sun, nor the moon, nor the stars, for so great were the mists of darkness which were upon the face of the land.
And it came to pass that it did last for the space of three days that there was no light seen; and there was great mourning and howling and weeping among all the people continually; yea, great were the groanings of the people, because of the darkness and the great destruction which had come upon them." 3 Nephi 8:20-23

"Behold, I am Jesus Christ the Son of God. I created the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are. I was with the Father from the beginning. I am in the Father, and the Father in me; and in me hath the Father glorified his name.
I came unto my own, and my own received me not. And the scriptures concerning my coming are fulfilled. And as many as have received me, to them have I given to become the sons of God; and even so will I to as many as shall believe on my name, for behold, by me redemption cometh, and in me is the law of Moses fulfilled. I am the light and the life of the world. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end." 3 Nephi 9:14-18

One

One truth above all others, my life and way,
One truth eternal I see this day.
One who is mighty to save and heal,
One who's power is infinite and real,
One who's merit and mercy reign,
One who knows all grief and pain.
One even God who descended below all,
One sacrifice given saves us from our fall.
One perfect Son to see us through,
One even Christ to make us new.
One name by which we kneel and cry,
One who chose to atone and die.
One truth above all, his covering life,
One to bind us together as husband and wife.
One who brings us through the veil,
One who conquered death and hell.
One path set forth, his holy way,
One even Jesus I praise this day!

Written by Mickey

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time." 1 Timothy 2:5-6

"Wherefore, redemption cometh in and through the Holy Messiah; for he is full of grace and truth. Behold, he offereth himself a sacrifice for sin, to answer the ends of the law, unto all those who have a broken heart and a contrite spirit; and unto none else can the ends of the law be answered." 2 Nephi 2:6-7

"Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his redeemer the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God." Isaiah 44:6

"And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives! For we saw him, even on the right hand of God; and we heard the voice bearing record that he is the Only Begotten of the Father—That by him, and through him, and of him, the worlds are and were created, and the inhabitants thereof are begotten sons and daughters unto God." Doctrine and Covenants 76:22-24

"Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the Lord he is God; there is none else beside him." Deuteronomy 4:35

"But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him." I Corinthians 8:6

"And since man had fallen he could not merit anything of himself; but the sufferings and death of Christ atone for their sins, through faith and repentance, and so forth; and that he breaketh the bands of death, that the grave shall have no victory, and that the sting of death should be swallowed up in the hopes of glory." Alma 22:14

Artwork by Vicki Wade

Today

Today I held eternity through obedience and love,
Today I answered yes to my loving Father above!
Today I rejoiced in the one who causes me to sing,
Today I saw the miracles that Jesus Christ can bring!
Today sparkled with grace and possibility,
Today I saw my sister and all that she can be!
Today held new beginnings and the joy of rebirth,
Today I saw the truth of every child's worth!
Today was a gift and tomorrow will be to,
The truth of happiness is answering yes to you!

Written by Mickey

"For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them." John 13:15-17

Solemn Footsteps

With solemn footsteps I come to thee,
A reverent spirit burning in me.
The truth before me, my eyes can see,
That God is love, for I am free.

The path before me, his sacrifice,
My footsteps solemn, I see the price.
The tree before me, a gift of love,
I see the family of God above.

No fear to slow me, no doubt can stand,
I see the beauty of all he's planned.
My heart is soft Lord, thou art my life,
O Lord I pray to be his wife.

With solemn footsteps may I begin,
A covenant daughter I join with him.
Your name upon us, your will our own,
Your life in us Lord, your love is known.

Written by Mickey

"For all who will have a blessing at my hands shall abide the law which was appointed for that blessing, and the conditions thereof, as were instituted from before the foundation of the world. And as pertaining to the anew and everlasting covenant, it was instituted for the fulness of my glory; and he that receiveth a fulness thereof must and shall abide the law, or he shall be damned, saith the Lord God." Doctrine and Covenants 132:5-6

My Love, My Life, My Happiness

It isn't in my heart to stay, Lord I must go,
He holds my life now, he is the truth I know.

Love is a choice I know Lord, please see my heart this day,
With him I will abide, forever I will stay.

The cost of moving forward is written in my soul,
Still I let the past go and move toward my goal.

I have lost my life Jehovah and found it in you,
The tree and the love ahead of me is my life anew.

I am as child now Lord, My eyes new and bright,
O Lord grant me passage across the bridge of light.

One love holds me and so I pray to see,
His face as I arrive at thy sacred tree.

I praise thee for the miracle of steps that live in thee,
For you my beloved Savior have brought my love to me!

Written by Mickey

"Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: cold things are passed away; behold, all things are become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17

U & Y

What no man can take is the truth in me,
The God of heaven is what I see!

What I hold within is a promise dear,
The gift I cherish is held her right here!

The Lord of heaven called my name,
The Lord of heaven holds a claim!

My life is not my own to keep,
For God I'll spin and dance and leap!

Over barriers and storms of test,
I desire to do my very best!

My heart a picture of U and Y,
My Lord for you I live and try!

My cup runs over by your grace,
I love the truth of my home and place!

I raise my heart with love for thee!
My Lord through you I am free!

Written by Mickey

"Wherefore, lift up thy heart and rejoice, and cleave unto the covenants which thou hast made. Continue in the spirit of meekness, and beware of pride. Let thy soul delight in thy husband, and the glory which shall come upon him. Keep my commandments continually, and a crown of righteousness thou shalt receive." Doctrine and Covenants 25:13-15