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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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Scripture page insert: The family proclamation

Scripture page insert: The family proclamation

A printable version of the Family Proclamation, typeset in scripture-style two-column format with verse numbers and footnotes. Print it two-sided, trim it to size, and paste it into your scriptures, You’ve always wanted to canonize, haven’t you?

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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 which weekly assignments...

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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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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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Scripture Mastery: Daily class reciting

Scripture Mastery: Daily class reciting

Use the new scripture mastery cards to help your class or family learn their Scripture Mastery scriptures by daily reciting. It only adds about 30 seconds to your day.

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Geographical timeline of early Church history

Geographical timeline of early Church history

This timeline gives you a simple overview of where the Saints were and what events took place in any given year. It’s especially useful when reading the Doctrine and Covenants, for seeing what events were going on at the time a section was received. It covers the five major migrations of the early Latter-day Saints: New York, Ohio, MIssouri, Illinois, and Utah.

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Werkblad algemene conferentie

Werkblad algemene conferentie

Hier is een werkblad om volwassenen en jongeren te helpen om aanmerkingen te maken tijdens HLD algemene conferentie. Ik probeerde te denken aan manieren om een tiener of jongere interesse in algemene conferentie te wekken. Wat zou hen helpen te leren om naar de gesprekken te luisteren en zelfs aantekeningen maken? Ik besloot dat het zou kunnen helpen om een beetje trivia toe te voegen, alleen maar om hun interesse wekken. …

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General conference notes worksheet: Example

General conference notes worksheet: Example

This time last year, I posted a worksheet for taking notes at general conference. Go to that post to download a blank worksheet for yourself to write on. This post provides a version of that same worksheet, but with it already filled out in blue ink. I’m providing it here so you can see one example of how you might use the blank worksheet when taking notes at general conference.

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