Even More Islands and Atolls

Angel Hal and the Chandelier @ Wheat & Tares
  -  A Short Story “I just want to make sure you understand; it’s okay to start going on...

FairMormon Conference tidbits @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I missed the FairMormon conference last week but caught the streaming. You can still...

The price of risk control @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I’m a single mom of three teens and was asked to feed the missionaries this week....

Trust, Belonging, and Meaning (Polls): Follow Up Discussion of Ostler’s “Bridges” @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I’ve been thinking a lot about the three retention factors David Ostler identified...

Review: Gay Rights and the Mormon Church @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Gregory A. Prince’s Gay Rights and the Mormon Church: Intended Actions, Unintended...

Anti-Mormon Triangle: Carthage, Nauvoo, Warsaw @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Carthage, Nauvoo, and Warsaw, Illinois form a bit of an anti-Mormon Triangle.  Most...

Nearer, My God, to Thee by BYU Vocal Point ft. BYU Men’s Chorus is just the inspiration you need today! @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -    Nearer, My God, to Thee: BYU Vocal Point’s best-selling song on iTunes...

COME, FOLLOW ME LESSON AIDS: August 19-25 1 Corinthians 1–7 “Be Perfectly Joined Together” @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  1 Corinthians 1: True Saints are perfectly united in the same mind and in the same...

LTM @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I wrote in my journal while on my mission every single day. I’ve not looked at it in...

Out of the best books: King’s Lot @ Wheat & Tares
  -  “He was gripping the steering wheel very hard. The levity had gone out of his voice....

How Much Time Do I Have? @ Wheat & Tares
  -  I am in my mid 50’s, so you may have to adjust a few dates to apply to you, but I think...

Patriarchal Blessing Study Tips by Sunday Jess @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Here are a few of her favorite ways to study her Patriarchal Blessing and how to make the...

The Holy Bible: A Witness of Jesus Christ (Do Mormons really believe in this book?) @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believe in and study the Holy...

The New Testament on Inspired Leaders @ Wheat & Tares
  -  Ben Spackman will be talking at the FAIR Conference on revelation. However, in his Pathos...

IN A MIRACULOUS FEAT THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN 2 INCREASES ITS BOX OFFICE 86% IN WEEK SIX @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  In an unprecedented movie industry success, The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of...

Which song was requested the most for the new hymnbook? @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  More than 45,000 suggestions poured in from all over the world, and one song was...

COME, FOLLOW ME LESSON AIDS: August 12–18 Romans 7–16 “Overcome Evil with Good” @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Romans 7: The law of Moses is fulfilled in Christ—Paul delights in the law of God after...

What Winnie The Pooh and Piglet teach us about the proper way to minister #LightTheWorld @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Ministering is learning of and attending to others’ needs. It is doing the Lord’s...

VIDEO: How the Church of Jesus Christ Is Organized @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -  Jesus Christ is the head of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Prophets,...

An invitation to Come Unto Christ and be perfected in Him @ Mormon Life Hacker
  -   Read the rest on MLH by clicking the link below.

A Didática do Medo @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O ano era 2012 e eu era recém-chegado à missão, ainda antes de terminar o primeiro...

Manual SUD Distorce Palavras de Lorenzo Snow @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O manual dominical da Igreja SUD Ensinamentos dos Presidentes da Igreja: Lorenzo...

Icônico Templo Mórmon Fechará Por 4 Anos @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Profeta d’A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias, Russell Nelson,...

Diretor de Filmes do Templo Mórmon Indiciado por Pedofilia, 2ª Criança @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O diretor contratado pela Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias para...

Páscoa: O que dizem os Evangelhos? @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Celebramos hoje a Páscoa Cristã. Páscoa vem da palavra grega pascho, que significa...

Open Letter to Straight Latter-day Saints From a Straight Latter-day Saint @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Dear Straight Latter-day Saints, To be clear, I am one of you, both because I am...

O Livro Selado de Mórmon e o Movimento da Parcela Selada @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Em meados de dezembro de 2018, nós publicamos um artigo expondo mentiras que um...

N. Eldon Tanner: A Lei de Deus Discrimina Contra Negros @ Vozes Mormons
  -  O Presidente Nathan Eldon Tanner admitiu em uma entrevista de 1967 que a “lei de...

Igreja Mórmon Ainda Não Aceita Casais do Mesmo Sexo – mesmo que ainda não barrem suas crianças @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Os principais líderes d’A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias...

Alunos da BYU Protestam Políticas da Igreja @ Vozes Mormons
  -  Centenas de alunos das universidades d’A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos...

Estória Mentirosa Removida de Biografia de Russell Nelson @ Vozes Mormons
  -  A editora oficial d’A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias, Deseret...

Spring 2019 General Conference Open Thread @ Mormon Momma
  -  The rumors are swirling again! What have you heard? What will actually happen? Only time...

The Problem with Uncoupling “Jesus Christ” and “Latter-day Saints” @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  I vividly remember apostle Russell M. Nelson’s April 1990 General Conference address in...

The Restoration of Hope @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  In less than a year and half, Russell M. Nelson, as president of the Church of Jesus...

LDS Institutional Integrity and the Lesson of the Great and Abominable Church @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  It’s debatable whether or not an institution is capable of integrity, considering it...

Abortion 💔 @ Mormon Momma
  -  Undoubtedly someone who reads this has had an abortion. I love you and would be honored...

Today’s Lost Generation and the Crisis of Trust @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  "Today's "lost generation" is accused of experiencing “a crisis of faith,” but to me,...

I’m Crying Over Temple Changes — In a Good Way @ Mormon Momma
  -  I’m just going to put this right here: LDS Church changes temple ceremony; faithful...

On the Excommunication of Bill Reel, the Heterodox Testimony, and the Lessons of Alma @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Another stoning has occurred in this week’s excommunication of Bill Reel, the creator...

All-In v. All-Inclusive: WWJD? @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  The recent apostolic push by David A. Bednar for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of...

What Was, What Is, and What Will Be when Religion Limits Itself? @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  My name is Lisa Downing. I am a member of the Heath,Ward in the Heath, Texas Stake....

An LDS Trans Woman’s Response to General Conference @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Today’s guest post is written by an LDS trans woman in reaction to President...

October 2018 General Conference @ Mormon Momma
  -  Here is your open thread to talk about all things Saturday, October 6th, General...

To the BYU-I Student Body, on Feelings and the Quest for Truth @ Outside the Book of Mormon Belt
  -  Across the forty years since my conversion to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

New LDS Curriculum in 2019 Focuses on Home Study @ LDS Media Talk
  -   The Church has announced a significant help for your personal and family gospel study....

LDS Media Talk Merges with LDS365 @ LDS Media Talk
  -   For 12 years, you’ve enjoyed articles from LDSMediaTalk.com about new LDS...

Connect with Your Family: Past, Present, and Future @ LDS Media Talk
  -  The following is from the article “Connect with Your Family: Past, Present, and...

Music Video: “My Heavenly Father Loves Me” by Rexburg Children’s Choir @ LDS Media Talk
  -   “I Know Heavenly Father Loves Me” is the first music video by the Rexburg Children...

Updated LDS Media Library App 2.0 @ LDS Media Talk
  -  The LDS Media Library app—the mobile app version of the LDS Media Library on...

Revisions Announced for LDS Hymnbook and Children’s Songbook @ LDS Media Talk
  -   Today, the Church announced plans to revise the current hymnbook and children’s...

Relatives Around Me @ LDS Media Talk
  -  Have you ever sat in a room full of people and wondered if or how you might be related to...

Ellen DeGeneres Gets It Wrong About Mormons and Teen Suicide @ LDS Media Talk
  -   On her TV show, Ellen DeGeneres recently stated that “the leading cause of death for...

Father’s Day Video: I Love Being a Dad Because… @ LDS Media Talk
  -  Enjoy this Father’s Day video, “I Love Being a Dad Because…,”...

LDS FamilySearch Database to Include Same-Sex Relationships @ LDS Media Talk
  -   The world’s largest genealogy organization is redesigning FamilySearch.org so it...

My Definition of God and a Possible Response to Homosexuality in Church Policy @ Mormon Momma
  -  Two issues many members of the church—myself included—are struggling with are gender...

This Life Is Meant to Be a Kingdom, Not Just a Cross @ Things of My Soul
  -   A belief in the afterlife can have negative effects. Some people seem to disengage from...

Two Tiny Gender Changes You Might Not Have Noticed at the March-April 2018 General Conference @ Mormon Momma
  -  Large institutions move slowly. Sometimes painfully slowly. When your own impressions of...

Spring 2018 General Conference Thoughts @ Mormon Momma
  -  Happy Easter! Due to the long lack of substantive activity here, I realize few will see...

My Own Bucket List @ Things of My Soul
  -   I loved the movie, "The Bucket List." I had seen it one time previously, but it was...

The Need for Charity: We Aren't as Smart as We Think We Are @ Things of My Soul
  -  A friend of mine recently said something truly profound about our tendency to judge...

My Favorite Mathematics Curriculum @ Mormon Momma
  -  Over the years (often as a result of my overt distaste for Saxon math) I have been asked...

On Forgiveness: Two Important Things @ Things of My Soul
  -   Two thoughts on forgiveness this Easter weekend:  1) We only can forgive those who...

ThyMindOMan.com – Exploring the Mind’s Relationship to God @ Temple Study
  -  “Thy Mind, O Man,” photograph of original manuscript. The Joseph Smith...

We Are More than Just Children of a King @ Things of My Soul
  -   A friend of mine said the following today, in reference to common statements about...

Being Nothing without Charity and "Being Worthy": How We Miss the Mark @ Things of My Soul
  -  I interpret the idea that we are nothing without charity as being a refutation of the...

A Beautiful Explanation of Not Judging Others @ Things of My Soul
  -  A friend of mine shared the following, and I want to share it here. It is one of the most...

Yes, We Are Our Brothers' and Sisters' Keepers @ Things of My Soul
  -   Remember: It was Cain (a murderer) who replied to God, when asked where Abel was, "Am I...

What Does the Sacrament Prayer Really Say: Not What We Often Teach @ Things of My Soul
  -  [quote="squarepeg"]The Sacrament Prayer says that we will always have His spirit to be...

Jesus as Advocate and Judge - and We as Advocates Only @ Things of My Soul
  -  We had a wonderful lesson in our High Priests Group, and I want to share one particular...

We Can Be "Atoners" in This Life @ Things of My Soul
  -   We talk of an infinite Atonement, but I have seen an example of how powerful a mortal,...

God Loves His Children Even as They Toddle, Falter, and Fall @ Things of My Soul
  -   We have all seen a toddler learn to walk. He takes a small step and totters. He falls....

Does God Really Direct Us Down "Wrong Roads" Sometimes? @ Things of My Soul
  -  Elder Holland gave a talk in General Conference a couple of years ago about what he...

Individual Exceptions Are between Each Person and the Lord @ Things of My Soul
  -   “There are exceptions to some rules. For example, we believe the commandment is not...

Sometimes, Our Obsession with Proper Prayer Language Is Unhealthy @ Things of My Soul
  -  I have a friend who is convinced we are wrong to pray in modern formal...

Revelation As a Process of Sifting and Winnowing @ Things of My Soul
  -   “The Lord uses imperfect people…He often allows their errors to stand...

The Restoration Is On-Going, and We Can Be Restorers or Destroyers @ Things of My Soul
  -  According to Jacob 5, the tree will continue to be pruned right up until the end - and I...

We Must Be Open to People Outside Our Usual Circle of Friends @ Things of My Soul
  -   In this Church our wards and our quorums do not belong to us. They belong to Jesus...

Some Excellent, Practical Advice to Help Us Find Peace @ Things of My Soul
  -  I almost never share things here that I find being forwarded on Facebook or other...

The LDS Church Also Evolves in Its Understanding and Its Recognition of Past Mistakes @ Things of My Soul
  -   "Seventy years ago this Church was organized with six members. We commenced, so to...

Why Is the Gospel Sometimes So Hard to Find? @ Things of My Soul
  -  A friend of mine who has struggled mightily to figure out what the Gospel means to him...

Cannot Keep Track @ Mormon Momma
  -  Mom: How did your date go? Monica (19): Fine, but I almost called Tanner...

Partnership Is More Important than Rigid Roles @ Things of My Soul
  -   “The Church has nothing to fear from the strength of women. On the contrary, it...

The Danger of Living in the Past: A Principle for Personal Consideration @ Things of My Soul
  -  I was watching a TV show with one of my daughters a while ago, and the following was a...

It Is Important to Be Interested in Many Things - and to Understand Many Perspectives @ Things of My Soul
  -   "Suppose one man likes strawberries and another does not; in what respect is the...

The Samaritans in Our Lives: Some Might Be Surprising @ Things of My Soul
  -  I gave a talk in a ward years ago about charity in which I asked the congregation to...

Righteous Sassing @ Mormon Momma
  -  Monica (18): I’m really good at sassing people in my head. I wish I could to it in...

Easy Date @ Mormon Momma
  -  [Sam walks into my office late Friday afternoon.] Sam: Hey, honey, do you want to go on a...

Overheard at the Boys’ Second Breakfast @ Mormon Momma
  -  Talking to his 15-year-old brother, Samson. Caleb (12): It’s called skills, bro....

Kicking It Old School @ Mormon Momma
  -  [Driving to karate with the boys. Trying to find a radio station they like.] Mom: How...

Not Getting Married Today @ Mormon Momma
  -  Mom: Samson, what was your favorite part about Saturday’s Warrior? [pause] Samson:...

Sass In Your Frass @ Mormon Momma
  -  Caleb (12): Mom, just so you know, I’m going into my teenage years. So it’s...

Tickets to Provo City Center Temple Open House @ Mormon Momma
  -  The Provo Tabernacle was a staple of my youth. When I was a child (pre-stake-center days)...

Mormon Hacks: Preschool Edition @ Mormon Momma
  -  Thanks to Common Core and other cultural problems—you know, like legal mandates that...

Simple FHE Ideas: Real Heroes @ Mormon Momma
  -  The world is full of idols, athletes, entertainers, people famous for no reason at all,...

Mormon Hacks: New Year’s 2016 Edition @ Mormon Momma
  -  Happy New Year! And Happy 13th birthday to Mormon Momma! If you’re looking for some...

Tolerance Is Not a Virtue @ Mormon Momma
  -  Cliff Notes version of this post: Tolerance (inclusion, acceptance, etc.) is not...

Videos of 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference Now Available for Free Viewing @ Temple Study
  -  The Interpreter Foundation has announced the availability of the videos of the...

Gratitude Precedes Zion @ Temple Study
  -  Orderville Utah, circa 1890 (click to enlarge) Note: My wife and I were asked to give...

Official Church Video on Temple Garments and Robes @ Temple Study
  -   The Church has released a new video explaining the temple garment, and the temple robes....

The Temple on Mount Zion 2014 Conference @ Temple Study
  -  The Interpreter Foundation has announced a forthcoming conference, the 2014 Temple on...

LDS Women Hold and Exercise Priesthood Authority @ Temple Study
  -   LDS woman being set apart for a calling in the Church. “We are not accustomed to...

Sistine Chapel in Official Virtual Reality Simulation @ Temple Study
  -  The Vatican’s 360 degree photographic virtual reality simulation of the Sistine...

“Because of Him”: Share the Easter Message This Week @ Temple Study
  -  The Church is launching a worldwide initiative today, Palm Sunday, that will run through...

Unfreezing Our Hearts: Choosing to See the Beauty in Disney’s Frozen @ Temple Study
  -  Anna and Elsa embrace at the end of Frozen. This is a guest post by Raven Haymond, my...

Videos of Science & Mormonism Symposium Now Available for Free Viewing @ Temple Study
  -  The Interpreter Foundation sponsored a conference on November 9, 2013, entitled...