How to be Money Smart

August 12, 2014

You work hard for your money. This month’s New Era magazine  has a great article “How to be Money Smart” that gives a few simple principles that can make your cash go further. The article gives good advice on setting a budget that works and how to be smart about money and save when shopping and […]

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Joseph Smith Prophet of the Restoration Movie Now on Amazon

August 11, 2014

The movie Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration is now available on Amazon Instant Video. This movie was the first full-length motion picture the Church released on the Internet. The movie is about Joseph Smith, the founding prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Here are all the ways you can watch the movie: MormonChannel.org/Joseph (you […]

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10 Fun Activities for a Sunday Afternoon

August 8, 2014

Sunday is a great day to spend time with your family and friends. The Mormon.org blog has published a list of 10 family activities you may want to consider: 1. Visit family or friends, or invite someone over that might need a friend. Consider requesting Mormon missionaries to come to your house and help you understand what they […]

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Spouse and Family Support Guide

August 8, 2014

The Church has created a new online guide to help spouses and families affected by a loved one’s addictive behaviors. The guide provides help, hope, and healing. The Spouse and Family Support Guide helps spouses and family members personally heal from challenges they experience from the addictive behaviors of their loved ones involving drugs, alcohol, pornography, […]

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Church Materials: Print or Digital?

August 7, 2014

Nearly all printed materials from the Church are also available on LDS.org or in the Gospel Library mobile app. Going digital doesn’t mean giving up your printed materials completely—both may have their time and place in your life. Consider which digital resources make sense for you: Versatile. There are some things, like video and audio, […]

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LDS Girl Sings Song About Her Missionary Brother

August 6, 2014

Below is a video titled “Callie’s Song.” Although proud of her big brother for serving as an LDS missionary, Callie had an especially difficult time parting with Jaden. The two of them have shared a special bond that began the day Callie was born, and has grown stronger through the years. With a little song writing […]

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3 Tips to Keep Your Mobile Phone Secure

August 5, 2014

Mobile phones can contain a lot of personal information. Lost or stolen devices can be used to gather information about you and potentially others. Protect your phone like you protect your computer. Here are 3 quick tips from StaySafeOnline.org to keep your mobile phone secure: Secure your phone. Use a strong passcode to lock your phone. I know, […]

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Up Close and Mormon

August 5, 2014

The new webcast Up Close and Mormon (UpCloseAndMormon.com) illuminates “Mormon-escence, the ordinary, extraordinary lives and faith of LDS followers of Jesus Christ.” The website includes webcasts (videos) about who we are and who we are not as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It includes interviews with personalities, live events, conversion stories, and discussions about […]

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Ward and Stake Technology Specialists

August 4, 2014

With the increasing availability of Church-sponsored technologies, there is a growing need in wards and stakes for specialists who can help members and leaders use these resources in teaching, training, and other settings. This need is especially felt in stakes that cover large geographical areas and in developing areas of the world. To assist in meeting […]

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FamilySearch Tree Mobile App

August 4, 2014

FamilySearch has just released a new mobile app called Family Tree to view the details of your family trees from your FamilySearch.org Family Tree. It helps you see connections with your ancestors by looking through the stories and photos. It also lets you add more photos and stories to your family branches. Browse your family branches and […]

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Video: Welcome Home Elder Watson

August 2, 2014

Below is a video made by the family of Elder Jesse Watson, an LDS missionary who served in the Washington DC North Mission. It highlights his mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the MTC, to his mission, and returning home to Maui. See a list of other member-created videos I have shared. If you find other […]

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Major Update for LDS Tools Mobile App

August 1, 2014

The Church recently released a major update for the LDS Tools mobile app, incorporating a variety of requests based on user feedback. Hundreds of thousands of members and leaders use the LDS Tools mobile app every month to contact members, access their events calendars, and view membership reports in their ward and stake. It is a […]

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Pornography is a Problem for Women, Too

July 31, 2014

Collecting or viewing pornography is akin to keeping a rattlesnake in your backpack. We live in a day when the scourge of pornography is sweeping across the world. It is hard to escape it. “To indulge in pornography leads to difficulties, divorce, disease, and troubles of a dozen kinds. There is no part of it that is […]

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Volunteers Set Historic Record for Indexing

July 30, 2014

July 20-21, 2014, volunteers from around the world joined together in a worldwide indexing event to set an international record for the largest number of indexing participants in a single day. The goal was to have 50,000 contributors in a 24 hour period, but 66,511 people actually participated. In fact, so many participated that the FamilySearch servers couldn’t keep […]

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8 Tips for Recording a Video or Oral Family History

July 29, 2014

An effective way to collect family histories is to record video or oral interviews. Video and oral histories are valuable tools for capturing and preserving information about events in our lives, our testimonies, and memories that may otherwise be lost. A video or audio recording lets people use their own words, making it easier to share their […]

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