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\"Love Your Life\" is by Hilary Weeks.

LOVE YOUR LIFE,” by Hilary Weeks, Shadow Mountain Records, $14.98

LDS singer/songwriter Hilary Weeks’ new album “Love Your Life” shares a dozen original songs that provides encouragement, hope and faith, including through life’s challenges.

Weeks, who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the composer or co-composer on 10 of the 12 songs, and she collaborated with several musicians, including Nik Day, Cherie Call and Tyler Castleton.

“Win the Day,” “Love Your Life” and “Every Good Thing” are upbeat, celebrate new days and the little accomplishments in life. Other songs, including “The Beginning” and “Tell Your Heart to Beat Again” share encouragement to pick up and keep going after struggles and trials in life.

Several songs, such as “Faith in the Middle,” “The Waiting Place” and “Blessed by Hope and His Love,” have spiritual themes of faith and trusting in heavenly help through trials and are not specific to one religion.

The 12 songs on the album share a story, too, as the opening track is “The Beginning” about coming “out of the ashes to shine again,” and ends with “My Last Song” as a reflection on life’s lessons.

“May this music be a reminder that God loves you and cares about what you care about,” Weeks wrote in the acknowledgments. “He is always with you. He can and will help you love your life.”

Weeks’ previous albums, “Say Love” and “Every Step,” have landed on several Billboard music charts, including in the top 10 of the Top Current Contemporary Christian list.

She will be performing in several concerts in Utah, Idaho and Arizona, including Salt Lake City at Kingsbury Hall Sept. 22, at Ogden High School Sept. 23 and at Heritage Center Theater in Cedar City Oct. 22.

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