Month: January 2015

The activity that kills you but won’t die

Well, it came up again on our Seminary Teacher’s Facebook group–The Activity That Won’t Die: the Flight 227 airplane crash activity. I was astonished to see it appear on the page, actually.  I thought I had squelched it years ago with my forum posts regarding the First Presidency letter warning members not to wear all

I am a Machine

I worked on MormonShare.com over the weekend and was able to get a new Feeds importer working properly and I indexed about 200 new items to the website by hand, and probably automatically imported another 300.  Now they are tagged so they’ll show up in the activities, printables section, and even the sharing time lesson

How to write an LDS Funeral Talk: 5 Tips

Have you been asked to write an LDS Funeral Talk? It’s a daunting proposition. Fortunately, there are some guidelines you can use. Tip 1: Speak Words of Comfort “A comforting, spiritual funeral is of great importance. It helps console the bereaved and establishes a transition from mourning to the reality that we must move forward

Stolen Image!

Omigosh.  I just about died this afternoon when I visited what may be the oldest Young Women website on the internet and found MY IMAGE being used on t-shirts this individual has been selling for years.  This person was one of the first, if not THE first, to sell Young Women helps in book form. 

Must the presidency sit at the front during meetings?

I’ve been in three Relief Society presidencies, and each group has had someone ask if they have to sit at at the front of the classroom during meetings.  In the past I’ve said it’s up to you, but today I stumbled on this article from Elder Boyd K. Packer (The Unwritten Order of Things, Brigham

Teaching the Seminary manual with exactness or GTLH 3?

I’ve been subbing in seminary for less than 24 hours, and I’ve already got some feedback for Salt Lake. I love teaching Seminary, but I do wish it were under different circumstances. One of the Seminary teachers in our unit had an unspeakable family tragedy last week and she will be unable to teach for

Relief Society Charm – Still a best-seller

After a long break, my gorgeous Relief Society charm is back up for sale!!! You can get them on sale at this link: Relief Society Charm, until I have to raise the price to their regular retail value of $1.99. I am so excited about these charms! They make the most beautiful earrings and pins!!!

2015 mutual theme – Five Quotes

Here are a few embark quotes to go with the 2015 mutual theme. If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca It is not the ship so much as the skillful sailing that assures a prosperous voyage. – George William Curtis Every single journey

Why I’m switching from Drupal to WordPress

Despite years of fighting with Drupal to try to speed it up, I’ve just never been able to get things going fast enough.  We tried everything — even paid for a second file server for downloads — to try to handle the load.  Never could do it.  A few months back I decided to switch