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A love note from your favorite sensitive movie dude-turned-meme

A love note from your favorite sensitive movie dude-turned-meme

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“I hope that I can share the gospelWith those who want to know the truth.I want to be a missionaryAnd serve and help the Lord while I am in my youth.”
You are in our prayers, Elder Archuleta, along with the 50,000+ missionaries serving the Lord throughout the world.

I hope that I can share the gospel
With those who want to know the truth.
I want to be a missionary
And serve and help the Lord while I am in my youth.”

You are in our prayers, Elder Archuleta, along with the 50,000+ missionaries serving the Lord throughout the world.

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We all have a mother. Even Jesus. Happy Mother’s Day.

Mary the mother of Jesus is one of the most beloved women from the New Testament. From the mouth of an angel, Mary was identified as a woman with a divine part in the plan of our Heavenly Father. “And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women” (Luke 1:28).

Although there is not a lot of information about Mary in the New Testament, there are some choice verses that reflect her character. In the first chapter of Luke, we catch a glimpse into the soul of Mary in her own words. “And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name. And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation” (Luke 1:46-50).

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How Mormon is your mama?

How Mormon is your mama?

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“Men and women who turn their lives over to God will discover that He can make a lot more out of their lives than they can. He will deepen their joys, expand their vision, quicken their minds, strengthen their muscles, lift their spirits, multiply their blessings, increase their opportunities, comfort their souls, raise up friends, and pour out peace. Whoever will lose his life in the service of God will find eternal life (see Matt. 10:39)” 
—President Ezra Taft Benson 
“Jesus Christ — Gifts and Expectations”, New Era, May 1975 (emphasis added)

“Men and women who turn their lives over to God will discover that He can make a lot more out of their lives than they can. He will deepen their joys, expand their vision, quicken their minds, strengthen their muscles, lift their spirits, multiply their blessings, increase their opportunities, comfort their souls, raise up friends, and pour out peace. Whoever will lose his life in the service of God will find eternal life (see Matt. 10:39)”

—President Ezra Taft Benson 

Jesus Christ — Gifts and Expectations”, New Era, May 1975 (emphasis added)

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“I am the last leaf on the tree, and the wind is blowing.” 
—Gordon B Hinckley

“I am the last leaf on the tree, and the wind is blowing.” 

—Gordon B Hinckley

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"Recognize limitations; no one can do everything. When you have done the best you can, be satisfied and don’t look back and second-guess, wondering how you could have done more. Be at peace within yourselves. Rather than berate yourself for what you didn’t do, congratulate yourself for what you did." 

—Elder Russell M Ballard

"Recognize limitations; no one can do everything. When you have done the best you can, be satisfied and don’t look back and second-guess, wondering how you could have done more. Be at peace within yourselves. Rather than berate yourself for what you didn’t do, congratulate yourself for what you did." 

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Want to know more about Mormons? Cool infographic from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Want to know more about Mormons? Cool infographic from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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Love is spelled T-I-M-E. Wonderful inspiration from President Dieter F Uchtdorf’s October 2010 General Conference talk, Of Things That Matter Most. My favorite quote: 
In family relationships love is really spelled t-i-m-e, time. Taking time for each other is the key for harmony at home. We talk with, rather than about, each other. We learn from each other, and we appreciate our differences as well as our commonalities. We establish a divine bond with each other as we approach God together through family prayer, gospel study, and Sunday worship.

Love is spelled T-I-M-E. Wonderful inspiration from President Dieter F Uchtdorf’s October 2010 General Conference talk, Of Things That Matter Most. My favorite quote: 

In family relationships love is really spelled t-i-m-e, time. Taking time for each other is the key for harmony at home. We talk with, rather than about, each other. We learn from each other, and we appreciate our differences as well as our commonalities. We establish a divine bond with each other as we approach God together through family prayer, gospel study, and Sunday worship.

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Mormonism and the Media: Peggy Fletcher Stack on how reporters can be right and still get it wrong

Extracted from Colombia University’s Conference on Mormonism and American Politics: 

With a Mormon candidate for the presidency and the unprecedented media attention given to Mormons recently, this conference takes a broad view of the history of Mormon participation in American political life, from Joseph Smith’s 1844 run for the presidency to the Reed Smoot trials of the early 20th century and to the rise of Ezra Taft Benson during the Eisenhower administration, which ushered in a new era of Mormon identification with the Republican Party.

Speakers included: Randall Balmer, Richard Bushman, Claudia Bushman, Joanna Brooks, Matthew Bowman,Sarah Barringer Gordon, Jan Shipps, Trevor Hill, Meredith LeSueur, David Campbell, Russel Arben Fox, Max Perry Mueller, Philip Barlow, and Peggy Fletcher Stack. 

Moderated and organized by Randall Balmer and Jana Riess. Sponsored by the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life.

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If Heavenly Father Had Texted the 10 Commandments to Moses
no1 b4 me. srsly.
dnt wrshp pix/idols
no omg’s
no wrk on wkend (sat 4 now; sun l8r)
pos ok - ur m&d r cool
dnt kill ppl
;-X only w/m8
dnt steal
dnt lie re:bf
dnt ogle ur bf’s m8. or ox. or dnkey. myob.
Translation:
No one before me. Seriously.
Don’t worship pictures or idols
Use Goodness, eg. “Oh My Goodness” or “OMGness” (Don’t take the Lord’s name in vain)
No working on the weekend — Saturday for now, Sunday later. (Keep Sabbath day holy)
Parents Over Shoulder okay. Your Mom and Dad are cool. (Honor thy father and thy mother)
Don’t kill people.
Sex only with married mate (Husband or Wife)
Don’t steal.
Don’t lie regarding best friend. (Don’t bear false witness against neighbor)
Don’t ogle your best friend’s spouse or posessions. Mind Your Own Business. (Don’t covet)

If Heavenly Father Had Texted the 10 Commandments to Moses

  1. no1 b4 me. srsly.
  2. dnt wrshp pix/idols
  3. no omg’s
  4. no wrk on wkend (sat 4 now; sun l8r)
  5. pos ok - ur m&d r cool
  6. dnt kill ppl
  7. ;-X only w/m8
  8. dnt steal
  9. dnt lie re:bf
  10. dnt ogle ur bf’s m8. or ox. or dnkey. myob.

Translation:

  1. No one before me. Seriously.
  2. Don’t worship pictures or idols
  3. Use Goodness, eg. “Oh My Goodness” or “OMGness” (Don’t take the Lord’s name in vain)
  4. No working on the weekend — Saturday for now, Sunday later. (Keep Sabbath day holy)
  5. Parents Over Shoulder okay. Your Mom and Dad are cool. (Honor thy father and thy mother)
  6. Don’t kill people.
  7. Sex only with married mate (Husband or Wife)
  8. Don’t steal.
  9. Don’t lie regarding best friend. (Don’t bear false witness against neighbor)
  10. Don’t ogle your best friend’s spouse or posessions. Mind Your Own Business. (Don’t covet)

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ABCs of life starts with Amaze yourself, Be kind and Create…

ABCs of life starts with Amaze yourself, Be kind and Create…

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Don’t Be Afraid to Act
As important as it is to learn Heavenly Father’s plan for our lives, we sometimes get so caught up in knowing every detail, start to finish, that we become afraid to act. Don’t fall into this trap. Make good choices using your best judgment and move forward with your life. We’re blessed as we make choices. Don’t be afraid to make choices because you are afraid of making mistakes. Don’t be afraid to try new things. In doing so, you will find joy in the journey.
-Elder Carl B. Cook of the Seventy

Don’t Be Afraid to Act

As important as it is to learn Heavenly Father’s plan for our lives, we sometimes get so caught up in knowing every detail, start to finish, that we become afraid to act. Don’t fall into this trap. Make good choices using your best judgment and move forward with your life. We’re blessed as we make choices. Don’t be afraid to make choices because you are afraid of making mistakes. Don’t be afraid to try new things. In doing so, you will find joy in the journey.

-Elder Carl B. Cook of the Seventy

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{Activity} Making Book of Mormon Covers

This week’s fun activity for Family Home Evening (FHE) is creating beautiful covers for the Book of Mormon using scrapbook paper and materials.

My older daughters have scriptures they received when they were baptized, but my youngest still carts around a missionary copy and *really* wanted something prettier. I thought this tutorial might be useful for new converts as well who might still be saving up for a lifetime set of scriptures :)

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If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, have you visited the new Family History + Youth pages?

If you are a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, have you visited the new Family History + Youth pages?