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Terrie Lynn Bittner
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Here's what I learned from being quoted by Elder Bednar in a speech on social media.
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Having religious and inspirational art in my home keeps me focused on my eternal goals.
Religious art can help our homes become a refuge and help us to stay focused on eternity.
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Can someone tell me how Google + is able to continue changing my homepage to their site without my permission on Firefox? I had it set here long ago, but once I started using it as my primary browser, I changed it. However, several times a week, it changes back. My virus protection software catches it sometimes, but not always. Did something get installed when I did an update?
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I've been asked often to create a resource for temporary homeschoolers, especially those who are in an emergency situation and starting without warning. My large homeschool site is too overwhelming for people--and my 400 page book is even more so. People in this setting want a site that just hits the highlights and is a fast tutorial. I've created that and a blog that will allow these homeschoolers to get fast answers and discuss their special situation. If you're thinking about doing a year or less of homeschooling, stop in. If you know someone, please pass the site along to them or share it here. Thanks!
by Terrie Lynn Bittner. The school year has started and things just aren't working out. Your child and the teacher aren't getting along, there is a bully in the classroom, or your teacher just...
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Being a Black member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes inadvertently called the “Mormon Church”), I have encountered a few Blacks who know very little about the Church other than at one time Blacks were not allowed to hold the Priesthood. Based on that one small piece of information alone, they believe that the Church of Jesus Christ is prejudiced and racist, and therefore will not ever consider becoming a member.

** This is my latest article published by the More Good Foundation. Please feel free to comment.**
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The Department of Defense recently sent in people to figure out why the Mormons can react to emergencies better than they can. This article outlines how they've created a system that helps without creating dependency.
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I never buy a new fiction author on line. For readers with standards, a sample first chapter is not enough.
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"I have often thought that the best way for Satan to bring down the Church is to bring down the women."
There is a world to save. We don't have time to squabble over who is going to do which chores.
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90 years ago, Woodrow Wilson died. He had several connections to Mormon history, and in one fascinating story, one of his political passions allowed Heber J. Grant, the Mormon prophet at the time, to teach by example that differences of opinion in political matters need not interfere with religious harmony.
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This University of Pennsylvania professor did a study of congregational social services in Philadelphia. He only evaluated five programs for each congregation in the city and was conservative in his estimates of cost, and still found that if all the churches left or stopped their social services, the city would have to pay at least $246,901,440 a year to replace what they do.
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A Jewish magazine publishes one of the best arguments on what's really behind the anti-Mormonism spewing unrelentlessly just now.
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If you hate seeing old things disappear so they can become parking lots or high-rises, this is a project you can support with all your heart.
 
I've got an official press release for my Kickstarter project now, thanks to +Terrie Lynn Bittner.

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Time was that an artist who wanted to build a giant sculpture, put on a play, produce a movie, or travel into space to write a book had to find investors the hard way—through personal contacts. Unless the artist was fortunate enough to know wealthy people, or could wrangle an introduction to a patron of the arts, his dream usually just stayed a dream.

Today’s Internet generation isn’t willing to watch its dreams die without a fight. With the help of Internet websites, they are finding funding for their dreams, whether they are serious or nutty. The largest such site is Kickstarter. Founded in 2008, Kickstarter utilizes the concept of ‘crowd-funding’.

Many people believe that if a plan is good enough, people will want to be a part of it, even to the point of helping to pay for it. Unlike many programs, recipients of Kickstarter funds retain control over their projects. Those who help fund a project are backers, not investors. Many recipients offer rewards for various levels of funding, but the backers have no financial stake in the project. Think of making a pledge to PBS—you help fund something you love, you get a reward—but you don’t own the company. Kickstarter also uses an all-or-nothing approach - if a project doesn’t make 100% of their goal, no pledges are collected, and the project can’t move forward. This insures that the project will have the funds to be completed, and backer’s can receive their project related gifts.

Liz Caldwell has just relaunched her first Kickstarter project. Her first attempt fell short of its goal, but she is not willing to give up yet. This time, more experienced, she is confident of reaching her goal despite a tight timeline—just 30 days.

Liz is a professional photographer based out of Riverside, CA, whose work has built a large social media following. Her dream is to photograph the parts of the country everyone has forgotten and that will soon disappear in the name of progress. Of course, with costs rising everywhere, a journey like this is expensive, so Liz is turning to her fans for help.

“What A Trip... Getting Lost on America's Back Roads!” will eventually lead to an art book and travel guide, revealing to the world 10,000 miles of America’s forgotten paths and scenic back roads. Liz needs to raise $10,000, in just 30 days, to complete her journey. Every dollar donated will fund a mile of this epic trip. Liz is promising donors gifts based on how much they contribute, with gifts ranging from postcards to signed hardcover editions of the book, prints, and more.

Liz knows there is a lot of work involved in getting her project funded. Though the project has just launched, Liz has been posting fliers, making phone calls, and turning to the Internet for support from her fans and corporations for months. For Liz, this project combines a dream come true with a passion for preserving in photos a world we’re rapidly losing.

“I became inspired to do this project almost 2 years ago after discovering one of my favorite scenic locations had become the victim of new construction;” Liz says, “I was thankful I had been able to capture some of the location’s epic beauty before it was ripped out, but knowing that no one else would be able to enjoy the experience in person again was really heart breaking. Every day places like this are being torn out to make way for new construction. These places not only need to be documented, but the locations shared for everyone to experience in person.“

Her fans can check out samples of her extraordinary photos on her Kickstarter page. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lizcaldwellphoto/what-a-trip-getting-lost-on-americas-back-roads-0
or via the quick link, http://kck.st/xuFMVL

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#photography #riversideca #kickstarter #publishing #travel #roadtrip
A 10,000 Mile, 100 Day Photographic Tour of America's Lost Highways. Every $1 pledged will support 1 Mile.
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Terrie Lynn Howard (maiden name)
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LDS, author, retired homeschooler, genealogy addict, history fan
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I am the author of Homeschooling: Take a Deep Breath--You Can Do This! in a first and second edition. I am also the author of Home a little Longer: Preschool and Kindergarten at Home.

My writing career began many years ago when my children were small. I had been tucking my work away in desk drawers and filing cabinets for years, but my daughter's creative writing mentor decided I needed a mentor of my own and gave me a one-month deadline in which to submit a manuscript to a magazine. I dropped it in the mailbox on the last day! Naturally, it was rejected, since it's almost a law that your first submission must be rejected, but eventually, I did begin making sales. About the time big magazines started leaving notes on my rejections saying, "Near miss" or "Try again," I realized I needed to give up freelancing for a while to focus on family. Although many do, I was unable to juggle family, homeschooling, and a writing career, and family came first.

To keep up my skills, I wrote a stress-free online column, maintained a homeschooling website with articles, and fooled around with just-for-fun writing. Eight years later, my children no longer needed a homeschooling teacher and I started contemplating returning to my writing career. At that very time, a publisher contacted me about writing a homeschooling book and I was back in business.
 
I am currently trying to learn how to write good fiction. I've written, and even published, bad fiction during my first writing career. It turns out writing good fiction is much harder.
 
I am LDS (Mormon) and have several websites related to my religion. I have a content writing business providing clean-cut only content to websites.
 
When I'm not writing, I'm reading, doing genealogy, building websites and trying to get out of housework.
 
If you're adding me to a circle, I'm interested in all things pro-LDS, writing, genealogy, moderate and civil politics (I'm non-partisan), tech stuff, history, books, and authors. I'm also interested in learning about the religions of others, but not interested in attacks on anyone's religion. I have a circle called "Teach me something new." It's for anyone who appears to know and post a lot on a subject I don't know but might get talked into being interested in. (I'm especially interested in finding some good science posters who aren't over my head.) If you know something not listed here, and it's appropriate for a grandma who is picky about morality to learn, follow me and I'll see if you have something to teach me. I also have one called "Doing Good in the World" for people posting about non-profits or volunteer work.
 
My genealogy on my dad's side centers on Eastern Kentucky hills, around Magoffin County and then into Ohio. Common names: Howard, Salyer, Toomey, Bloomfield, FitzRandolph, Crisp. My mother's family centers around Ohio in Middletown and has names like Branstrator, Miller, and Longman, Ludy, Overman, Vandergrift, and Vansandt.

 

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Huntington Beach, California - Riverside County, California - Tacoma, Wasington - Bartlett, Illinois - Salt Lake City, Utah - North Brunswick, New Jersey - Philadelphia area, PA - Middletown, Ohio