I am a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I served a mission in Rosario, Argentina from 1995 to 1997. I am married to Heather and we have six kids and live in Texas, USA. Read more about Jimmy Smith here.

spiritual freedom

Spiritual Freedom

Date: 13 April 1843 Source: Joseph Smith Diary by Willard Richards The Words of Joseph Smith: Page 191 Why I picked this quote? The subject of what criteria we should use to select our elected officials has been on my mind lately. In my research, this quote from Joseph Smith came up, as did D&C 98:10. “Wherefore,…

look for angels

Look for Angels

Date: Before 8 August 1839 Source: Willard Richards Pocket Companion The Words of Joseph Smith: Page 12 Why I chose this quote? I love the thought that we should “look for angels” to intervene and assist in our lives. I believe the Lord is involved in our lives, he knows our struggles, and he often…


Calm the Wind

Date: 8 April 1843 Source: William Clayton Report The Words of Joseph Smith: Page 183 Why I Like this Quote? I like this quote for a couple of reasons. One is that it takes you back to the days in the early Church when most of the public sermons were preached outdoors. They braved the elements…