Mormon Church buys ads in Book of Mormon programme

I’m sure this has been done in many cities where the “Book of Mormon” musical is being presented, but this one is very close to home (I live about an hour away from Toronto). From the Toronto Star: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hopes patrons who see the runaway hit stage musical […]

“Positive Messages in Movies” Youth Fireside

So, now that I am the YM President, that means I have to come up with interesting/entertaining ways to teach the youth. As you can imagine, this is not always an easy task! I did a fireside with the youth back when I was bishop and it has been long enough that I figured none […]

Old Testament Institute Lesson – Week 3 (Genesis 12 – 23)

Here is the next entry in my series from the Old Testament Institute class that I’m teaching. These notes cover Genesis 12 – 23. I have decided not to include any pictures since I’m not sure of copyright issues with them. To recap… I’m a Stake Institute Teacher. I teach a group of about a […]

The blessings of paying tithing

Some people might disagree with me, but I feel that much of the promises extended to faithful Christians are vague. We all have faith that by following commandments and trying to be like Jesus, our eternal reward will be life with God. However, what blessings are in store for me right now? I feel that […]

Marking my scriptures

Entitled to Revelation had a posting earlier this week about colour-coding your scriptures. That has prompted me to share how I’ve marked my scriptures in the past. I attended Seminary when I was in high school. I had a set of scriptures that I used. They were the less expensive kind, so the quality of […]

Brick of Mormon Stories — LEGO-Illustrated Book of Mormon Stories

It is hard to keep small children interested in reading the scriptures. You can only read the scripture story books so many times. A few years ago I was looking around, and found Brick of Mormon Stories. It is a book that has a short story about many of the events in the Book of […]

Scriptures that make you think of mothers

I’ve mentioned before that I am a Stake Institute Teacher right now. I went to an in-service meeting last Thursday, and the area Seminaries & Institutes guy asked us (there were only 4 of us) each to share our favourite scripture that makes us think about mothers. Here is what was shared: Jeremiah 18 – […]

Christmas Subway Art

My wife is really into “subway” art right now. To me, that sounds like graffiti, but to her it means signs where there are a bunch of words that take up an entire page. It’s hard to describe, but if you don’t know what it looks like, do a Google Image Search for subway art […]

179th Annual General Conference – Priesthood Session

It has been tradition for 8 years or so that before the Priesthood Session of General Conference, the Young Men have a “sub-sational”. It’s for the young men and their father’s, their home teacher, or some other priesthood holder who brings them. There are several kinds of meat (including meat balls), chips, cookies, and pop. […]

Does God really care about the little things?

The title of this post certainly is not meant to be blasphemous. It’s a serious question I have. Of course I know the scriptures about how God knows all and counts/gathers his people. But what about the daily things. On second thought, maybe my question is more about the wording and purpose of our prayers. […]

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