We at LDSWHY love Hilary Weeks. Her music is amazing and in my interactions with her I have found her to be extremely genuine, caring and an all-around great person. So I’m excited to give a shout out for one of her great inventions — Billion Clicks.
Tired of “And Lehi Dwelt in a Tent” Family Night Lessons? Want to Better Prepare for the Change in the New Youth Curriculum? Get THE BIG PICTUREDecember 4th, 2012
In LDS bookstores NOW is our latest book, The BIG PICTURE: 20 Family-Friendly Lessons on God’s Plan for You. This book is an extension from our WHY? and HOW? books for youth, and is set up as a book to be read by teens. This book is also different in that it has a lesson outline at the end of each chapter that can be used to teach in family home evenings or in other gospel settings. In this way it can be used by parents and other youth teachers. With the upcoming change in youth curriculum beginning January of 2013, this book will be a huge help to both youth and parents/leaders of youth as they study the core doctrines of the gospel. It has awesome content (OK, we admit we’re totally biased!) The book tackles the entire sweep of the plan of salvation, explaining doctrines from the pre-mortal life to the fall of Adam and Eve to the second coming, millennium, and resurrection. Like WHY? and HOW? the content is engaging, understandable, relevant, applicable, and powerful. Here’s a peek at a page on the “Creation of the world” chapter:
Here’s one of my favorite quotes – I wanted to share it with you today:
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back– Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.”
Live your dream!
Answer: We all are excited for General Conference!!
We hope that each of us can take to heart the invitation given by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf in the September Ensign magazine. He said:
“As you prepare for general conference, I invite you to ponder questions you need to have answered… Answers to your specific prayers may come directly from a particular talk or from a specific phrase. At other times answers may come in a seemingly unrelated word, phrase, or song.”
In honor of the tenth anniversary of September 11th, 2001, we dedicate this one inspired scripture from father Lehi in the Book of Mormon:
“Notwithstanding our afflictions, we have obtained a land of promise, a land which is choice above all other lands…Wherefore, this land is consecrated unto him whom he shall bring. And if it so be that they shall serve him according to the commandments which he hath given, it shall be a land of liberty unto them; wherefore, they shall never be brought down into captivity; if so, it shall be because of iniquity; for if iniquity shall abound cursed shall be the land for their sakes, but unto the righteous it shall be blessed forever.” (2 Nephi 1:5,7)
Ah, it’s that time of year again – school is starting. Students are getting into the hang of school and teachers are getting their “teaching muscles” back in shape.
President Ezra Taft Benson said, “The plaguing sin of this generation is sexual immorality. This, the Prophet Joseph said, would be the source of more temptations, more buffetings, and more difficulties for the elders of Israel than any other” (Ensign, May 1986, p.4)
This past week we got a question from a youth who asked: “I have had many opportunities to introduce friends to the church and it seems like the polygamy question always comes up. I do not really know why we had polygamy and why the church changed it.” In light of this question and the recent conviction of polygamist Warren Jeffs (who is not a Latter-day Saint, nor are his followers), we thought we would do a brief Q&A post addressing the basics of LDS polygamy as simply and accurately as possible. Here you go: Read the rest of this entry »