Sunday, August 31, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Bern Switzerland Temple was the first temple built where English is not the main language. It was announced on July 1, 1952, and dedicated on September 11, 1955, but prophecies of this international temple were made several years before. In August 1906, President Joseph F. Smith visited Zurich, Switzerland, and predicted that “the time would come when temples to the Most High would be built in various countries of the world.”5 At that time all four temples in operation were in Utah. Another prophecy was made by President Heber J. Grant in 1923: “I have no doubt in my mind that temples of the Lord will be erected in Europe, none whatever.
Elder M. Russell Ballard offered the sort of time-tested advice that a grandfather might share with a beloved grandson or granddaughter during an evening devotional at the Ogden LDS Institute
“If you stay anchored to the gospel of Jesus Christ, I promise that you will not have any challenge that you can’t deal with.” —Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve
read here some highlights of the devotional August 25, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Are you wondering what to do about your kids and their Halloween costumes? Instead of spending tons of money at the store, why not make your own? These Thomas the Tank Halloween costumes are fun to put together and your kids will love them!
Here's how to make these Thomas the Tank Halloween costumes
Monday, August 25, 2014
"Social Media platforms give (church members) a unique opportunity to flood the earth with positive thoughts, imagery and messages," according to lds.org.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Elder Bednar made an impassioned plea to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints around the world to actively use social media and new technology to “flood the earth” with Gospel-goodness! Watch the devotional and read the full transcript here
The Military Wedding That Even Cancer Couldn't Stop
Here's all the proof you need that love conquers all. (link)
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
The everyday table
After a busy day, you need a fast, easy approach, so set out only the items you are going to use: Fork on the left, knife on the right, dinner plate and napkin in the middle, drinking glass to the upper right. If you're not going to need a spoon, why throw your utensilary pearls before swine? Some unwitting diner will inevitably knock it on the floor when grabbing for the last slice of pizza and then you'll have to wash it anyway. And no sporks. Ever.
The casual dinner table
For gatherings that are special but still cozy, this approach starts with the basic everyday setting above and adds a salad or bread plate with butter knife on the upper left, wine goblet next to the water glass on the upper right, and napkin to the side. Note that the knife blade always faces in—toward the diner and away from other guests. This symbolically reassures one's neighbor to the right that one does not secretly wish them harm.
The elegant dinner table
Building on the casual dinner setting, add a charger beneath the dinner plate for instant glamour, then position the dessert spoon and fork horizontally and head-to-tail above. A smaller salad fork is placed to the left of the dinner fork. Rule of thumb: Always begin dining with the outside utensil and work your way in, no matter how many pieces there are. When in doubt, look to your host or hostess with big, pleading puppy eyes and shrug your shoulders.
Setting up a Buffet
This table-setting business is all well and good if you're having a sit-down dinner. But what about a buffet? Is there no handy diagram for that easy-on-the-hostess approach to dinner parties? Glad you asked.
If you still want to keep your dining table for seating, you can set your buffet around a kitchen island or adapt it to a sideboard or kitchen counter.
That idea is from my friend in Brazil, some years ago.
The idea is to make 10 or (enough number) starting now, to give to some ladies for Christmas, Visiting Teaching Christmas Gift or any other occasion. The most important you will be proud: was made by you!!!!!!! (I'll post the tutorial soon). Keep the idea in mind!
The influence of missionary work - Florida teen invites dozens of friends to LDS Church, 6 serve full-time missions
Missionaries, after 18-24 months of service, often completely wear out their shoes.
Junior Reyes was the only young man in his church congregation in 2010 until he invited other young men to join him at church. Four years later, six of those men have served full-time missions, while a few others are preparing to leave this year.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Saturday, August 9, 2014
What is the most common language in the world by number of native speakers?
Mandarin Chinese, with 935 million native speakers, which is 14.1% of the world population. It is followed by Spanish with ~387 million and English with ~365 million.