Securing Your Tent -Reader’s Guide

“Could my own testimony of Christ withstand all things? Is there a trial that would shake my faith to the point of falling apart? Would I be like my mother who had enough oil for her lamp or would I turn out to be like the five foolish virgins? This experience caused me to reflect more upon my own conversion and where I stood in this process” (Amazon summary).

Securing Your Tent -Reader's Guide
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  • What would you do in this situation if you couldn’t locate a loved one?
  • How do we grieve for others?
  • What possession would you cry over most?
  • How have you witnessed Gordon B Hinckley’s promise in your life?
  • How could you partake in this promise?
  • Could your testimony withstand all things?
  • Is there a trial that would shake your faith?
  • Would you be like the wise or foolish virgins?

Chapter 1: Securing Your Tent

  • Do you prepare for your spirituality with the same intensity that you plan for a vacation? Why or why not?
  • What figurative stakes do you have in your life?
  • How can you prepare for the second coming?
  • How is your spiritual life like a buffet?
  • How can you steady your testimony?
  • How can you prepare for trials?

Chapter 2: Heavenly Solace

  • How do you receive solace?
  • How often do you seek for comfort or answers from the wrong sources?
  • How do you seek your Heavenly Father?

Chapter 3: The Morning Fix

  • How can your soul delight in scripture study?
  • How can you work to apply the lessons in the scriptures?
  • How can you increase your spiritual capacity?
  • How can you gain a desire for scripture study?

Chapter 4: A Divine Place

  • Why did the Israelites devote themselves to building a tabernacle while wandering in the wilderness?
  • How can you develop righteous desires?
  • Do you really trust that God will help you to fulfill your responsibilities and obey the commandments? How can you develop this trust?

Chapter 5: Quiet Solitude

  • What makes a hero or heroine?
  • What are the benefits of pondering and reflecting?
  • How can you gain a desire to ponder?
  • What answers could you gain by reflection and quiet?

Chapter 6: Windows of Heaven

  • Where does prosperity come from?
  • What is the result of stuff-it-is?
  • What keeps us from truly giving liberally to the Lord?

Chapter 7: A Lighter Weight

  • How can you gain a lighter load?
  • What is the justice of God?
  • What is the mercy of God?
  • Is there a relationship between justice and mercy?
  • How is Joseph of Old an example of forgiveness?

Chapter 8: The Best Attitude

  • How can you recognize your blessings?
  • Have you stopped to list your blessings?
  • How does gratitude change attitude?
  • How can you be more grateful?

Chapter 9: Highest and Noblest Kind of Love

  • What is the relationship between compassion and charity?
  • How can you develop charity?
  • Who is and why are they the greatest example of charity in your life?
  • How does Bob Merrick demonstrate charity?
  • What is the correlation between charity and service?

Chapter 10: Sharing the Gift

  • How do you warn strangers of danger?
  • What happens when we put off inspiration?

Chapter 11: The Holy Day

  • What do we learn about keeping the Sabbath?
  • How has modern society distracted us from the Sabbath?
  • How can the Sabbath be used effectively?
  • In what ways can the Sabbath bring friends and family together?
  • What one thing can you change to make Sundays a holier day?

Chapter 12: An Amazing Friend

  • How have you felt the spirit in your life?
  • How can you gain the spirit in your life?
  • Why do you need the spirit?

Chapter 13: A Dedicated Evening

  • How and what will you teach your children of the gospel of Christ?
  • How could you prepare to teach your children?
  • How important is it?

Chapter 14: Straight and Narrow

  • Why do blessings follow obedience?
  • Why do we feel we can trick God?
  • How can you serve the Lord?


  • How can you anchor yourself to the Savior and His teachings?


By Tracy Atkinson

Tracy Atkinson, mother of six, lives in the Midwest with her husband and spirited long-haired miniature dachshunds. She is a teacher, having taught elementary school to higher education, holding degrees in elementary education and a master’s in higher education. Her passion is researching, studying and investigating the attributes related to self-directed learners. She has published several titles, including MBTI Learning Styles: A Practical Approach, The Art of Learning Journals, Calais: The Annals of the Hidden, Lemosa: The Annals of the Hidden, Book Two, Rachel’s 8 and Securing Your Tent. She is currently working on a non-fiction text exploring the attributes of self-directed learners: The Five Characteristics of Self-directed Learners.

Tracy Harrington-Atkinson

Tracy Harrington-Atkinson, mother of six, lives in the mid-west with her husband. She loved storytelling and sharing her stories with her children. As they grew, she started writing her stories down for them. She is a teacher, having taught from elementary school to higher education, holding degrees in elementary education, masters in higher education and continued on to a PhD in curriculum design. Her husband, Kerry and Tracy breed miniature dachshunds and love to spend time with their growing family. She has published several books including Calais: The Annals of the Hidden, Rachel's 8 and Securing Your Tent.

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