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…

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…

Use Screenwriting Tricks to Make Your NaNoWriMo Novel Awesome

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Editor’s Note: this is a very-lightly edited repost of an article originally posted in 2012. National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where people around the world try to write a novel in one month, is going to start in a few days. Here’s some ideas that Screenwriters (both film and TV) use. They have to write within… Continue reading…

Home Teaching by Priority, Based on Need

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I was recently listening to the excellent LeadingLDS podcast. Kurt (contributes here), interviewed the mysterious person known only as @ldseqpres on Twitter. @ldseqpres is known for his usually humorous, sometimes snarky, tweets. But he’s a real-life Elder’s Quorum President, with all the problems and issues that come with that calling. And he had some great… Continue reading…