Dear Elder is an excellent service to get messages to your missionary quickly. You write a message at the site and send it. Dear Elder will then e-mail those messages to your missionary’s respective mission. The Elders in the office will print them out, put them in an envelope, and deliver them to missionary. It’s pretty convenient. The only draw back that I noticed on my mission is that because the Elders in the mission office are the ones who stuff the envelopes, there isn’t much privacy. So, don’t plan on writing a Dear John to your missionary using...Read More
Author: Brett McKay
We live in a world where information comes and goes at the speed of light. While this is a blessing, it can also become a curse of information overload. Often, important things get lost in the glut of information coming to us through e-mail, television, blogs, and magazines. A great way to combat this information overload is to take a technology fast. Many people in the computer world are starting to take breaks from technology. They call it “unplugging.” Mark Glaser, a journalist who blogs at Mediashift, wrote a post on the importance of our society to learn how...Read More
The Idea Door is an excellent site for members of the Church. They have lots of resources that members can use to help them in fulfilling their Church responsibilities. They’ve divided the site into different categories like Home teaching handouts, Family Home Evening, and Young Men and Young Women. My favorite was their section of “printibles.” It’s just a bunch of little quotes or things you could hand out during class or visiting teaching. You could, if you wanted, shrink them and turn them into a hipster PDA card. Check them out...Read More
President David O. McKay said this about mediation: In our worship there are two elements: One is the spiritual communion arising from our own meditation; the other, instruction from others. . . . Of the two, the more profitable . . . is the meditation. Meditation is one of the most secret, most sacred doors through which we pass into the presence of the Lord. Thus, meditation is an important activity if we are really wanting to draw close to the Lord. But how do you meditate? Philip McLemore, a retired LDS Air Force Chaplin, wrote a fantastic article...Read More
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