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May 19, 2019

Past Issues

Making Decisions: Agency vs. Revelation (Wednesday 15 May, 2019)

When it comes to big decisions, how much do we need to rely on God to tell us what to do?

Blooming Hope: Planting in a Bleak Season (Wednesday 15 May, 2019)

Have you ever been emotionally blindsided? Have you received the kind of news that shakes your world and leaves you uncertain about the future? Many years ago, I found myself in that situation—reeling from the shock. Though I had experienced sorrows before, this time my heart was truly broken.

Do You Need a Dot-com Diet? (Wednesday 15 May, 2019)

Is it possible to undo this Era of Disconnectedness?

Come, Follow Me for Individuals and Families: “Behold, Thy King Cometh”, Matthew 21–23; Mark 11; Luke 19–20; John 12 (Wednesday 15 May, 2019)

In the scripture passages for this week there seems to be a common theme of Christ coming out strong against hypocrisy. From the parable of the fig tree, to the whited sepulcher, to the condemning of phylacteries it seems that Jesus is fed up. He has tried to get through to these hypocrites in a myriad of ways, but no number of miracles or powerful teaching have seemed to sink in to those who are mostly concerned with the approval of men and the appearance of exactness.

VIDEO: Is God unfair? How the Parable of the Vineyard Laborers changes everything (Wednesday 15 May, 2019)

In the parable of the laborers in the vineyard, those that worked all day through the heat of the sun and those that worked but one short hour at the end of it are compensated the same amount. Doesn't this seem unfair? What is the Lord trying to tell us here?

Church Provides $4 Million Donation to US Refugee Resettlement Agencies (Wednesday 15 May, 2019)

For the third year in a row, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is providing a grant to the nine national refugee resettlement agencies in the United States. Representatives of Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian organization of the Church, were on the East Coast this week to hold discussions and deliver a $4 million grant, which includes $1.2 million in cash and $2.8 million in commodities.

Teaching Your Children How to Deal with Anxiety (Wednesday 15 May, 2019)

I once received a letter from a mom asking how she could help her daughter navigate feelings of anxiety. The daughter would take her feelings out on whatever family member was closest to her. The mom had pre-taught her daughter that those actions were inappropriate and worked with her to find better alternatives, but it wasn’t working.

LDS Fiction: Books that are Definitely Different (Wednesday 15 May, 2019)

The books I've chosen to review today don't fit the usual mold. They're well written, hold the reader's attention, but fall into the "love 'em or hate 'em" categories of those who read them.