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Saints table of contents aligned with the Doctrine and Covenants

Saints table of contents aligned with the Doctrine and Covenants

This is the table of contents of Saints (volume 1), The Standard of Truth, with section numbers added (right-hand margin), so readers can see which Saints chapters cover the same time period as a particular string of D&C sections. For example, in the time period recounted in Saints chapter 7, D&C sections 13–18 were also received. This should make it easier for people trying to read Saints in tandem with the Doctrine and Covenants....

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StoryGuide Scriptures: Doctrine and Covenants, Sections 1–40 (New York Period)

StoryGuide Scriptures: Doctrine and Covenants, Sections 1–40 (New York Period)

I am now posting a sample of my current draft of the StoryGuide edition of the Doctrine and Covenants, my custom edition of the scriptures. This PDF sample includes D&C sections 1–40 (i.e., the New York period) and makes for perfect reading during the Come Follow Me reading schedule this year, during the months of January through April. You can download it here, and it can also be found on the main StoryGuide Scriptures page....

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General conference women’s session notes worksheet

General conference women’s session notes worksheet

Watch general conference online This worksheet is for taking notes on during the general women’s session of general conference. Many readers have already used my more comprehensive general conference notes worksheet because it has spaces for all the sessions of general conference, including the general women’s session. But when my oldest daughter turned eight, I thought it would help her younger mind to have a simplified notes...

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The Humility Cycle: Handout

The Humility Cycle: Handout

You know that handy diagram that’s made its way around Church publications for several decades now? I first encountered it in high school seminary, where it shows a cycle of righteousness and wickedness, pride and repentance. It was in a seminary video depicting Helaman 7–9. It’s also been the subject of, among other things, a recent BYU devotional and a coloring page (although I only see one illustration of pride there)....

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Come Follow Me reading schedule: Book of Mormon (2020)

Come Follow Me reading schedule: Book of Mormon (2020)

This reading schedule takes the weekly reading assignments from the Come Follow Me scripture study curriculum‘s table of contents and puts them into a weekly chapter checklist, lined up side-by-side with a calendar that allows you to also check off which days you’ve read. The calendar days also indicate on which Sundays wards will hold Sunday school classes (the first and third Sundays of every month) and shows...

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Structured Edition scripture sample: 1 Nephi

Structured Edition scripture sample: 1 Nephi

Try reading 1 Nephi in this format, and you might be surprised at how you notice new things. Here’s a rough draft of the book of First Nephi from my custom edition of the Book of Mormon that I’m working on. I’ve tried to make it look more like a novel or textbook, with overarching parts and “chapters” and major and minor headings. Structured Edition SAMPLE 1 NephiDownload A few people requested a wide-margin...

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Moonsical notation: Music theory meets astronomy

Moonsical notation: Music theory meets astronomy

This is just a silly idea I had one day for a graphic. Once I thought of it, it was too fun to not create.

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Come Follow Me reading schedule: New Testament (2019)

Come Follow Me reading schedule: New Testament (2019)

Track which weeks Sunday school meets, and which reading passages will be covered. This reading schedule takes the weekly reading assignments from the Come Follow Me scripture study curriculum’s table of contents and puts them into a weekly chapter checklist, lined up side-by-side with a calendar that allows you to also check off which days you’ve read. The calendar days also indicate on which Sundays wards will...

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Images of motherhood

Images of motherhood

I stumbled across this painting back in autumn 2014 while browsing the LDS Church’s art competition. It struck me motionless, I found it so absorbing. It made me think of all the best qualities of motherhood, and I wanted to post my thoughts about it and the meaning I see in it. Anita Mae Hart-Carroll, Modern-day Mother in Zion, oil on board; online at History.LDS.org, accessed 24 May 2018 A woman—an everymother—makes her way with...

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Structural chapter reading chart: The Old Testament, Seminary selected readings

Structural chapter reading chart: The Old Testament, Seminary selected readings

This chart is identical to the structural chapter reading chart for the Old Testament, except I have greyed out many chapters so that only the selected readings from the Seminary Old Testament course are highlighted. I have also added the books of Moses and Abraham. I think Seminary students (and teachers!) would greatly benefit from using a progress-tracking chart like this, because they can learn something about the organization of the books while they read. Becoming oriented is central to understanding and retaining what you’re reading.

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Kings of Judah and Israel: Chart

Kings of Judah and Israel: Chart

I created this chart to help you keep straight the various rulers in the biblical books of Kings and Chronicles, especially because many have the same names. It’s color-coded to match my map and scripture timeline (forthcoming). A few patterns and insights emerge after looking at the chart, which can lead to some useful personal applications.

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Fourteen fundamentals in following the prophet: Games and worksheets

Fourteen fundamentals in following the prophet: Games and worksheets

This is a printable poster, handout, matching worksheet, memory game, and more based on Ezra Taft Benson’s “14 Fundamentals in Following the Prophet.” These resources would be great for Family Home Evening or any Church lesson!

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Structural chapter reading chart: The Doctrine and Covenants

Structural chapter reading chart: The Doctrine and Covenants

This is a Doctrine and Covenants reading chart that shows the surrounding events of each section. This can be helpful, since this standard work is a bit unique in that it lacks an overarching narrative. This way, you can spend less time orienting yourself, and spend more time gaining insights.

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He’s Been There, a song about Jesus Christ

He’s Been There, a song about Jesus Christ

Guest post by Jelaire Richardson. This is a song I wrote about the Atonement of Jesus Christ while I was in the Missionary Training Center. We usually summarize the atonement by saying, “We are imperfect, so we need a Savior.” But I love how Chieko Okazaki takes a different approach by stating its inverse: “Perfect people do not need a Savior.” I was struggling with learning Dutch and sometimes felt like I didn’t deserve help learning the language because I wasn’t the perfect missionary. …

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Structural chapter reading chart: The New Testament

Structural chapter reading chart: The New Testament

This reading chart not only helps you track your progress as you read the New Testament; it also helps you learn how the books are arranged, their major and minor subdivisions, as well as their internal storylines that are not always explicitly explained in the text itself. Now you can spend less time orienting yourself and more time gaining insights.

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Music practice charts

Music practice charts

Guest post by Jelaire Richardson. I made these practice charts to help our children keep track of their musical instrument practice sessions. These are non-calendar based practice charts that have room for 30 “days” of practice tracking. Use stamps or stickers to mark off your days. There’s one for piano, for violin, and one with a generic musical note, each in color and greyscale. There’s a place for the student’s name and date.

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Structural chapter reading chart: The Old Testament

Structural chapter reading chart: The Old Testament

This chart helps you track your reading progress in the Old Testament by showing the structure of its storyline. It shows the natural major and minor subdivisions of books so that you spend less time orienting yourself and more time gaining insights.

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Structural chapter reading chart: The Book of Mormon

Structural chapter reading chart: The Book of Mormon

This chart helps you track your reading progress in the Book of Mormon by showing the structure of its storyline. It shows the natural major and minor subdivisions of books so that you spend less time orienting yourself and more time gaining insights.

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General conference notes worksheet: Chinese

General conference notes worksheet: Chinese

這個表格能幫助你在總會大會做筆記。表格上的空格除了作筆記之外,也能協助你快速紀錄新目標,讓你在大會之後記得重新讀某些演講、或是重訪某些重要的講詞。這對成人和青少年都應該是很好的資源。我在設計這個表格的時候,設計的主要對象是我的侄子和侄女。我希望能幫助青少年更能從總會大會中有所收穫。

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2 Nephi 3—Four Josephs

2 Nephi 3—Four Josephs

Here’s a brief PowerPoint slideshow and lesson plan that helps answer, “Who are the four people Lehi talks about in 2 Ne. 3 who are all named Joseph?” I’ve also made a timeline where you can try to figure out what order the Josephs were born in (i.e., who came first on a timeline of world history). Also included are helpful application questions for why this matters today.

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