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#latterdaysaints #lds #mormon Latter-day Saint Blogs > Keepapitchinin: Stars - By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 21, 2018 Stars By Estelle Webb Thomas Stars tonight in the purple darkAnd a slender, silver sickle moon.And that restless, poignant ecstasyThat haunts the nights of June. Stars tonight as on that nightYou careless spoke your light goodby;But you took from me the ecstacyAnd the stars from out my sky. (1933) ... Continue reading at the original source →
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#latterdaysaints #lds #mormon Latter-day Saint Blogs > Keepapitchinin: Back to School: John M. Bernhisel and the Territorial Library (Redux) - By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 21, 2018 Whenever friends start posting pictures of their kids returning to school, I feel the tug of school supplies and new clothes and old teachers myself. My schools were always blessed by great librarians in good school libraries. The fall of 1850 brought a hopeful beginning for the people of Utah. Congress created...
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#latterdaysaints #lds #mormon Latter-day Saint Blogs > Keepapitchinin: “Familiar with the entire context” - By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 21, 2018 “To derive the greatest benefit from the written word, it is necessary that we be familiar with the entire text; it is impossible to form a correct conception by the simple reading of an isolated passage; we must be familiar with that which goes before, and follows after it, and more than all else, we must be able to discern whether that which w...
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#latterdaysaints #lds #mormon Latter-day Saint Blogs > Junior Ganymede: The Physicality of Family - August 21st, 2018 by G. You are at a mountain lodge where the local Mormon branch meets (you are camping).  Your youngest daughter squirms deeper into your lap, your young son rests his head against your shoulder, your wife delicately runs her fingers along your neck, and you greedily squeeze out the last drops of young fatherhood. ... Continue reading at the original source →
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#latterdaysaints #lds #mormon Latter-day Saint Blogs > LDS365: FamilySearch’s Strategy to Help Preserve the World’s Archives - Every year, the world loses priceless historical records, but one dedicated group of individuals is trying to do something about it. FamilySearch.org, the world’s largest genealogical organization, is saving historical documents that may be the only remaining witness to the existence of people around the world. It’s an ominous thought that untold numbers of records—...
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#latterdaysaints #lds #mormon Latter-day Saint Blogs > Book of Mormon Central: Why Are People Exhausted by Powerful Spiritual Experiences? - “The light of everlasting life was lit up in his soul, yea, ... this had overcome his natural frame, and he was carried away in God.” Alma 19:6 The Know Throughout the Book of Mormon, there are occasions where people’s spiritual experiences drain their strength, causing them to become completely exhausted. King Lamoni, for example, fell to the earth as...
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#latterdaysaints #lds #mormon Latter-day Saint Blogs > Keepapitchinin: Where Trails Run Out: Chapter 10 - By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 20, 2018 Where Trails Run Out By Anna Prince Redd Previous chapter Chapter 10 Synopsis: A company of twenty-four young men and two families – James L. Davis, his wife, Mary, and their four children; Henry H. Harriman, his wife, Elizabeth, and their five children –a re called to explore a route from Cedar City, in Southern Utah, to San Juan County. The two ...
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#latterdaysaints #lds #mormon Latter-day Saint Blogs > Keepapitchinin: Scripturizers? - Scripturizers? By: Ardis E. Parshall - August 20, 2018 From the Improvement Era, December 1959 — .. Comments (0)  No Comments » No comments yet. Leave a comment Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website Notify me of followup comments via e-mail RSS feed for comments on this post.TrackBack URI    ... Continue reading at the original source →
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#latterdaysaints #lds #mormon Latter-day Saint Blogs > Junior Ganymede: Agency and Choice - Agency is the notion that choices have consequences. Repentance is the notion that while experiencing the consequences of my prior choices, I continue to have choices to make, and am not bound to choose as I have heretofore done. Justice is that if I dig a pit I fall into it.  Repentance is that once in, I can choose to stop digging and even try to clamber my way out.  Mercy is that someone toss me p...
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#latterdaysaints #lds #mormon Latter-day Saint Blogs > ldsphilosopher: Does the Gospel promise us a life free of suffering? - Because the philosophy of hedonism (explored here) colors the way we view the Gospel, it is often easy to assume that if we live righteously, the Gospel of Jesus Christ will insulate us from (or, at least, dramatically lessen) the pains and sorrows that come with mortal life — an assumption we here refer to […] The post Does the Gospel promise us a life free of suffe...
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