Mormons and Muslims →
I haven’t been a member of the Church for a very long time but the idea of a non-temple wedding just seems so bizarre to me. Don’t get me wrong, some of the most beautiful and meaningful ceremonies I’ve ever attended have been in paces with no religious significance at all. But lately, when I see pictures of weddings on the beach or in a park, they look pretty… but I...
Fancy New Things (and by new I mostly mean old)
Yesterday someone donated a ton of books to the Institute. They completely covered three long folding tables. So many books! Most of them are going in the Institute library but one table was designated to be the free book table. Brother Tibbs* was very adamant about people taking them. I snagged another Book of Mormon (I can’t resist editions I don’t have. I’m up to five of them...
The worlds were made by him; men were made by him; all things were made by him, and through him, and of him. . Just stop and think about that last bit for a moment.
Verily, thus saith the Lord: It shall come to pass that every soul who forsaketh his sins and cometh unto me, and calleth on my name, and obeyeth my voice, and keepeth my commandments, shall see my face and know that I am.
Search diligently, pray always, and be believing, and all things shall work together for your good, if ye walk uprightly and remember the covenant wherewith ye have covenanted one with another.
Institute of Religion Manuals →
ldsgeek: Did you know can download the manuals used at the LDS Institute of Religion for free (PDF format)? They have been a fantastic resource for my personal scripture and gospel study.
lifeisbyutiful: When I went down to the basement of my apartment complex to do my laundry, a group of boys in my ward was in the lounge practicing a harmony for Nearer My God To Thee. This means one thing and one thing only: Come sacrament meeting this Sunday, I am going to cry. Guess it’s good I know now so I can start preparing myself for the inevitable flood of tears. This is a wonderful...
Time is flying!
Last night I realized that next month I’ll have to buy my mission countdown calendar if Ben’s leaving in December. NEXT MONTH! :O That’s so close!! Now suddenly it feels like he’s leaving so soon! I’m excited for him. I’m incredibly proud of him for serving. I’m looking forward to exchanging letters and sending him packages and other things that will...
I get by with a little help from my friends.
Yesterday was a big day for me. Remember the problem I was having with marking my scriptures? (I talked about it briefly in this post.) I marked them yesterday. I got them in May and yesterday was the first time I made a mark in the book. The issue turned into one of my huge anxiety attacks on Monday night and it was horrible! It got to the point that I felt like I couldn’t even read the...
There is way too much porn under the #missionary tag (really graphic stuff). The reason is obvious, but still, it’s not cool. This is not what I mean by “missionary.” It’s quite the opposite in fact. I’m against censorship but really, I just want to look at and read about nice young men in suits sharing the gospel and their sister counterparts. I will also gladly...
When you're down, and troubled...
I will trust in the Lord. I will trust in the Lord. I will trust in the Lord. I will trust in the Lord. I will. He never gives us more than we can handle (with Him), right? John 14:27 Philippians 4:6-7 Matthew 11:28 Acts 15:28 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I...
onceshedecidedtofly: When someone on facebook asked one of my ward’s bishopric (henceforth known as “Brother Bishop” if anyone’s taking notes) if he’s a Mormon, his response was “I’m trying to be, do you know any?” I like that, I really do. “I’m trying to be.” I’m trying to follow the law of chastity and the word of wisdom. I’m trying to read the scriptures. I’m trying to attend sacrament. I’m...
I just want everyone to get married!! XD
Except not. I love that people in the branch are finally dating each other. I’m honestly thrilled for them all. But that would just make me even more like the whole time Ben is on his mission. I can’t handle going to that many weddings alone.*shudder* I know two people who’ve gotten engaged this week already. That’s enough for now.
Be as quick to kneel as you are to text.– Ian S. Arden (via incurablyoptimistic)
General Conference: Saturday
I haven’t seen a single minute of conference yet. :( I had a class conflict that lasted from 6:30 in the morning until about 5 pm. :( I missed both the morning and afternoon sessions and Ben missed afternoon and Priesthood because he had to work. So tonight he and I are having a conference catch-up party. :) I’m excited!