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…

Teach Children Phone Use Principles: A Response to the Phone Contract

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This is post #2 of 2 in the series “Setting Boundaries for Children's Phone Use” I like the idea of a phone contract, if it is done well with the right amount of seriousness and lightheartedness. Interestingly, in therapy, we are discovering that “contracts” are not usually an effective method. In fact it often enables… Continue reading…