The authority Christ gave to the Apostle Peter to bind and loose on earth and in heaven is today held by the presiding high priest and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. And using that authority our marriages and our families are bound together not just until death parts us, but for this life and for eternity in the next, if we are faithful to Jesus and the covenants we make in these holy places.
Here is an excerpt from the email she sent her family and friends today on Mother's Day:
"Happy Mother's Day! I know this holiday is meant to honor mothers, but it often just brings to mind all our failures as mothers, [...] Realistically, though, I'm pretty sure Heavenly Father is totally thrilled that each of us has been willing, even if we never actually had kids at all, to be mothers. Being a mother is as close as I'll come to living the Law of Consecration, I suspect--giving all my time, talents, money, and sanity to building the kingdom of God--but missions run a close second.
And for those of us who are not particularly domestic or instinctively maternal, I think God realizes that in reality our sacrifice is especially real. But who could ever have convinced me as a 20 year old that having children would be so incredibly valuable and eternally significant. I'm just thankful that in the '60s the prophet said to have babies, or I probably wouldn't have. [...]
I haven't forgotten how hard motherhood is. I remember [with three children under three-years-old] I went to Mary's 3 months check up and said to the doctor, 'One of us needs a tranquilizer, and I don't care which one.'
Motherhood is truly a refiner's fire, but being refined over and over and over just might help us become, if nothing else, more compassionate and patient, and possible even more like God.
Babies are definitely worth the challenges."
I'm thankful for all of the women who are willing to sacrifice and struggle to have and to raise children (including those who are willing to do so even though the circumstances of life have not required it of them).
#mothersday #lds #mormon
"People have a First Amendment right to call for speech restrictions, just as they have a First Amendment right to call for gun bans or bans on Islam or government-imposed race discrimination or anything else that current constitutional law forbids. Constitutional law is no more set in stone than any other law.
But those who want to make such arguments should acknowledge that they are calling for a change in First Amendment law, and should explain just what that change would be, so people can thoughtfully evaluate it. Calls for a new First Amendment exception for “hate speech” shouldn’t just rely on the undefined term “hate speech” — they should explain just what viewpoints the government would be allowed to suppress, what viewpoints would remain protected, and how judges, juries, and prosecutors are supposed to distinguish the two."
I don't get a lot of opportunity in my current job to experiment with as many developing technologies as I would like. What should I be learning to stay relevant?
Angular is used in roughly 1200 projects at Google according to Brad Green (manager of Angular team @ Google). It's also the most popular web framework today. The Google team has tripled in size in the last couple of years, so Google's investment in it seems to be growing. Angular 2 is still somewhat unknown, they just entered developer preview. It is pretty similar to React in a lot of ways. It is also going to be more modular similar to Aurelia.
React is better for UI's where you need finer grained control over painting, for performance reasons. Angular is better for rapid prototyping and building features fast. I don't see any compelling reason to use Backbone for new projects these days. React is basically a better Backbone. Ember seems to be declining from my point of view but I know people who use it and love it too. I haven't used Aurelia but it's the least known/used of them currently. If you're ok with that, then you should also check out Mithril.
Lemme know if you have any other questions.
- Sister Elaine Cannon, LDS Young Women General President, 1979
"Much of the major growth that is coming to the Church in the last days will come because many of the good women of the world (in whom there is often such an inner sense of spirituality) will be drawn to the Church in large numbers. This will happen to the degree that the women of the Church reflect righteousness and articulateness in their lives and to the degree that the women of the Church are seen as distinct and different--in happy ways--from the women of the world."
- President Spencer W. Kimball, 1979
#lds #mormon #women #quotes
It is an abbreviated version of the full amicus brief found here:
#marriage #law #government
Some Thoughts on Discipleship and Staying Mormon
"As Latter-day Saints and as Christians, we believe that in a war between self and tradition, if either wins, both lose. There is a third alternative that is not abandoning self in service of tradition, nor shirking tradition in service of the self. That third alternative is to become disciples of Christ. While tradition says 'follow the rules,' and while expressive individualism says,'follow your heart,' Christ, in contrast to both, says,'Follow thou me.' Christ cuts through the competing demands of both self and tradition, and invites us to make Him our Master, rather than self or tradition. I like to imagine Him saying, 'Follow thou me, and I will make the rules and change your heart.' In the battle between tradition and self, the only victory we should seek is the victory of Christ over both."
Read the whole thing:
#lds #mormon #tradition #truetoself #Christ #faith
Sorry the video is so short. Maybe next time I will have time to get a better shot. Still very impressive. He kept it balanced customer after customer.
Now I have something to aspire to!
#amazingpeople #talent #video
"At this stage, we don’t know what could cause the difference in aroma between people. It might be that some people smell repellent to mosquitoes, or that some people smell especially attractive. The genetic influence on smell is itself still something that needs to be worked out. Whether it’s caused by chemical processes in the skin, or a tendency towards different cultures of natural skin bacteria, is still unknown."
#science #nature #mosquito #hypothesis
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