And see that all these things are done in wisdom and in order; for it is not...– Mosiah 4:27 This is my favorite scripture. It was highlighted in the copy of The Book of Mormon that Ben gave me (the one that we each read at different times in our lives as we were converted to this great faith). It was one of the first verses I ever read (on the very first night that the book...
I have the Gospel Library mobile app produced by the Church. It has just about everything you could ever want or need as far as scriptures, magazines, manuals, and that sort of thing are concerned. It’s crazy how much material you can download instantly for free with this app. I highly recommend it. My only complaint is that you can only take notes in the scriptures, whereas with another...
Yup, he's a keeper.
I can hear my boyfriend in the kitchen singing a song about Relief Society… He makes my heart happy.
To my LDS followers, I think we’re all familiar with tumblrsabbathshare at this point (if not, read this, I have a feeling that you’ll like it). And now, tumblrsabbathshare has a companion: tumblrinstitute. Each week, please feel free to post about what you’re studying in your Institute classes. Posts might include general topics of study, descriptions of your awesome courses,...
Proverbs 31 →
lifeisbyutiful: “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.” - Proverbs 31:10 A wonderful verse, yes—but have you read the rest of the chapter? Love. The woman of Proverbs 31 is kind, charitable, faithful, strong, responsible, perseverant, brave, wise and ultimately self-reliant, and it is the sum of all these traits that make her so virtuous.
saturdayswarrior asked: Hahahaha, I know Jake Gyllenhaal's not LDS. I tried to clarify my sarcasm in my tags, buttttt I guess that didn't work out so much.
School starts next month and whether or not I’ll actually be a student is still in question. I just looked at my book list though, in a moment of hopefulness. As of now, I’d be spending about $100 on books… and the only books I have to buy are Bibles (three or four different ones). That seems like a wee bit much. (I’m taking a course on the Old Testament and for some...
till the morning comes;: so i’ve realized lately... →
leadasavagelife: so i’ve realized lately that i have a bit of an internal/spiritual conflict. i could just write this in my journal but that would mean i would have to actually sit down and write.. which i’m too lazy to do right now. so i’ll just rant here. i’m a mormon. i was raised in the church, but became… If there’s ever anything I can do, or if you want to talk about...
There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is...– 1 Corinthians 10:13
3 Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts. 4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye...
like-a-snowflake replied to your link: 10 Reasons President Uchtdorf is Cooler Than Me (and You) i can’t even.. why are your posts so awesome?!? Aww, thank you!! You’re too sweet! :’D
10 Reasons President Uchtdorf is Cooler Than Me... →
1. First name: Dieter 2. Flies jets. 3. Escaped from East Germany at 11 years old. With his Mom. On foot. 4. Gives consistently awesome talks in General Conference. Take your pick. 5. Ridiculously great hair. 6. Self-deprecating sense of humor. 7. Can read the list of callings and releases without butchering all the names. 8. Awesome German accent. (Sometimes sounds like Hans Gruber) 9. Is an...
I just realized that it’s probably been over six months since anyone has called me fat. (One of my ex-boyfriend’s favorite nicknames for me was “Fatty Pancakes.”) I thank Heavenly Father every single day for someone [Benjamin] who treats me better than I ever could have asked. :’)
To all my LDS followers ;)
like-a-snowflake: I’m tracking tumblrsabbathshare and i thought of letting you know i love everything that you post. I’m not even kidding, it’s one of the best things I look forward every Sunday or monday my time :) Reading them became like a routine for me and i take time reading every single one. I might not be able to give reply sometimes but know that someone reads everytime you post one of...
Benjamin got set apart today as Sacrament coordinator. That’s such an important calling and I’m so proud of him! It was a little bit odd though… Our branch president invited me into his office for the setting apart. It’s generally a very private and personal thing (it’s a blessing) so… what? Ben and I were both really surprised (though not in a bad way). I...
I got my first temple recommend today. XD
Chastity is the most unpopular of Christian virtues. There is no getting away...– C.S. Lewis: Mere Christianity
A Bit of Light Reading
My public library’s online card catalog has a category called “Book of Mormon Fiction” and it’s top result is Mother Goose. Maybe it’s because I’m a relatively recent convert buuuuuut… what? Am I missing something? Anyway, I was looking for this: Tennis Shoes among the Nephites and they have it, which surprised me a little bit. (I’m learning that I...
As a kid, I was kind of bummed that my birthday was in the summer because I could never bring treats to school for my birthday. So today I took cookies to my Institute class. <3 (Dreams really do come true!) And on top of that, the Elders are coming over for my birthday dinner! (They will be wearing those pointy party hats.) :D
Hand and Seal
mormonmemnoch: I have had a realization. It’s the same one that I had when I was the recipient of some hard-to-swallow truth a few years ago. I just stopped the cutting. That was the day everything changed. It can be done, but people have to have the same realization. Today was an “Edison” day for me. I did not find my eureka, but I did not fail. Soon I will be able to say that I dropped this...
I am a Mormon and a feminist but I don't think... →
wishing-over-dandelions: becauseihavebeengivenmuch: Honestly, I don’t want it. There are about a billion different reasons behind this. I’ll probably explain later (seriously, feel free to ask me anything at all about it), but I just wanted to get it out there. It’s been on my mind… I like this post. It’s similar to my view that women shouldn’t be pastors unless there isn’t a man...
I am a Mormon and a feminist but I don't think...
Honestly, I don’t want it. There are about a billion different reasons behind this. I’ll probably explain later (seriously, feel free to ask me anything at all about it), but I just wanted to get it out there. It’s been on my mind lately because I’ve been seeing a lot of chatter about it.
New Bible aims for "common" language, gender... →
What? Thanks, but, no thanks. The next step is printing the Bible in “txt spk lol.” No me gusta. I’ll take my King James Version, as it is, already correctly translated, thank you very much. Example: King James Version: And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the...
I can’t make myself mark my scriptures. I have this thing about writing books: I can’t do it. I treasure them. They, especially the scriptures, are sacred. I digitally highlight them in the scripture apps on my phone (categorized by color) and I’ll probably transfer that online soon. I keep lists of scriptures and things that I really like. But I can’t make myself...
Planning FHE for the branch for tonight without any of the committee members while I’m at work. Don’t have Emily’s church key while she’s out of town. Good thing I thrive on stress and limited time. Sentence fragments.
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1 John 4:20
If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? (more)
En route to the regional YSA conference in Indianapolis. I’ll be in the capital until Sunday!
Basically, I’m getting a paycheck for reading the scriptures and playing games on my phone yesterday and today. There has been NOTHING for me to do at work so I just sit here. :/ I need to go home to shower and pack for the regional YSA conference in Indianapolis this weekend, dagnabbit! Time’s a-wastin’! D:
The other night at the grocery store I bought a baker’s dozen donughts (13 of them). As soon as we got back to my apartment Ben announced that he was making a rule: before each donut could be eaten, the eater must recite one of the 13 Articles of Faith. Hah. He doesn’t understand when I say he’ll be a good father one day. ;P
Somehow http://alexeverley.tumblr.com/ got unfollowed! I’m like: (But I’m slightly less evil.) *refollows immediately* You should check her out.
Sisters, I testify that when you stand in front of your heavenly parents in...– From The Divine Nature and Destiny of Women, a speech given by Glenn L. Pace, speaking as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy at Brigham Young University on March 9, 2010 http://speeches.byu.edu/reader/reader.php?id=12982&x=55&y=2
The missionaries are coming over for dinner on my birthday!
The church is true!
These things shouldn't surprise me anymore.
Saturday night I talked to Ben about me maybe going on a mission. Later on I posted here about it although I didn’t go into detail like I did with him. That night was the first time I’d mentioned it to anyone. Sunday in sacrament meeting, this first talk was largely about how a sister was able to lose herself in her mission and find herself through it and how much this improved her...
I... I might want to go on a mission... o.0
It’s a very complicated situation but it might be something that I want. I don’t know. It’s just been on my mind lately…
Hear the song of my life ♥: Date a guy who loves... →
kaymckenzie: abcjen: There’s nothing more beautiful than seeing that strong man that you’ve known melt in compassion and reverence in the presence of God. To see him fall to his knees, with tears in his eyes and hands held high, without a care to the world watching him. But you will notice, this guy’s got something. Date the guy who’s not afraid to show it. You’re lucky if you get him, for...
Reblog this so people know who you are →
Name: Alexandria Tumblr Name: Because I Have been Given Much Nickname: Alex, Firefly Birthday: July 22 (SOON!) Status: committed Random fact about you: I’m apparently much better at Scrabble than I always thought. Hobbies/Interests: blogging, making jewelry and other crafts, etc. Do you smoke/drink: Hi, I’m a Mormon. (Have you ever seen this blog before?) Why Tumblr? I had another one...