“Force Yourself to Operate on Faith” – an Interview with Granite Flats’ Writer John Christian Plummer

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I finished Granite Flats season 3 and was hungry for more. I felt like season 3 was where the show really matured. It’s pacing was just a little faster—something I’d said was needed all along. It all just seemed a little sharper, quicker, and more gripping. I asked some questions on a Facebook post from the… Continue reading…

New Online Tithing Payment System Confirmed by The Church!

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We don’t usually do “breaking news” type articles. In this case we’ll make an exception. A month ago I posted a screenshot and some information about a new way to pay your tithing through your LDS.org account. It’s in “invite-only-beta” status and only 1 stake (as far as we know) was using it. Though I… Continue reading…

Enhance Scripture Study with the Scripture Citation Index

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This is post #3 of 4 in the series “Enhance Your Scripture Study” General Conference is our twice-yearly connection with modern revelation and offers us marvelous insights into the gospel. LDS.org has a great interface to access these talks at LDS.org/general-conference but today I want to show a lesser known method for finding General Conference… Continue reading…

Personal Growth Hacking: Track Your Christlike Attributes

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Learning the hard way I recently discussed a personal accountability failure that resulted in me gaining weight. In the indelible words of President Monson: When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates. Three months after re-learning this lesson, I’m seeing the kind of trend I want in my weight…. Continue reading…

Pay Your Tithing Online with LDS.org – Coming Soon!

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A friend told me that the Church is piloting a new LDS.org-based online payment site in their stake. This source heard it announced in church, then logged into his LDS.org account to check it out. He/she captured the below screenshot and graciously passed it on to me. It should make it easy to pay tithing, fast offerings,… Continue reading…

You Need A Budget for Your Family Finances

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YNAB stands for “You Need a Budget.” This should be an obvious goal for most Latter-day Saints, as we’re encouraged by the Church to make sure we have, and stick to, a budget. The YNAB software, plus their free training, helps turn your budget into a system, rather than just a mere goal. Goals often… Continue reading…

Create New Year’s Systems, Not Goals

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It’s that time of year again: the end of the old year, and the beginning of the new. It’s a time of renewed motivation, effort, and focus. It’s a time to reflect and review the past year and get excited about the possibilities of the upcoming year. For me it’s a time of learning and optimism…. Continue reading…