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"Budget Cuts" - Pretty Darn Funny Season 2 - Ep. 3

by YouTube | September 2, 2013 | Arts & Entertainment

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Why Mormons Are Obsessed with Pinterest—And That’s Okay

by Kaela Worthen Gardner | August 26, 2013 | Arts & Entertainment

Last month Buzzfeed ran an article of 25 Things Mormon Girls Love . #1 on the list? Pinterest. And it’s true. Mormons LOVE Pinterest. I honestly don’t think I know a single female Latter-day Saint who doesn’t at the very least have a profile. As with any social media platform or website, there are always the dangers of wasting away your life in a virtual world and neglecting real-time relationships. It's easy to wittle away the hours planning the beautiful nursery you'll design for your baby and drooling over photos of food as you think about how well your family is...

Top 5 John Bytheway Video Clips

by Compiled by LDS Living Staff | August 8, 2013 | People Arts & Entertainment

1. Basketball Standard No matter where you go, the basketball standard remains 10 feet high. It doesn’t change to accommodate your ability. In the same way, the standard works give us a fixed target to shoot for: we cannot ask the expectations to change for us, but must apply ourselves to meeting the gospel’s standards. 2. What’s in your backpack? In life, as in Cracker Jacks, you have to go through lots of peanuts and popcorn before you find the prize. Listening with our spiritual ears, we learn that despite our failings and trials, if we continue to sort through the...

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Free Song Download + New Josh Wright Album Giveaway

by LDS Living | July 11, 2013 | Arts & Entertainment

Josh Wright's flying fingers at the piano have wowed us before, and his newest album of piano magnificence, My Favorite Things , fuses together classical and pop music, with music by Mozart and Chopin as well as favorites like "Stairway to Heaven," "Hedwig's Theme," and "Over the Rainbow." So to share the love, we're giving you several opportunities to enjoy his music at a discount. His new album is just $11.88 this week only at Deseret Book , or you can also download it for $9.99. You can also watch an awesome new music video from his most recent album, complete...

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Do You Have a Guardian Angel?

by Kelsey Berteaux | June 27, 2013 | Arts & Entertainment

Touching stories of angelic emissaries are commonly recounted in LDS meetinghouses. Since we believe in a God who is anxiously engaged in our lives, it’s a heart-warming thought to think that heavenly messengers can intervene for good on our behalf. But are there such things as “guardian angels”? Donald W. Parry, author of Angels: Agents of Light, Love, and Power , says there just might be angels among us. While “ministering” angels are mentioned 37 times in the standard works, the term “guardian angel” is conspicuously missing. Not absent, however, are stories of angels protecting prophets and acting in a guardian-like...

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Fab Five: For the Future Missionary + GIVEAWAY

by Kaela Worthen Gardner | June 13, 2013 | Lifestyle Arts & Entertainment

Doctrine & Covenants Missionary Print from MomoPrints on Etsy. What a great inspirational print to hang in your child's room--reminding us we are all called to share His gospel as member missionaries and planting the seed of an even greater call when he or she is older. You can get the prints in several different sizes and background colors. Future Missionary Onesie. How adorable would this be? And super easy to make--just a little bit of fabric applique. To make it even easier, I'd just put "Future Missionary" on the black square for the nametag. Home Missionary Wall from Missionary Mail....

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Best Summer Reads for Teens & Adults

by LDS Living Staff | May 30, 2013 | Arts & Entertainment

Baked Alaska By Josi S. Kilpack, $18.99 All signs point to a relaxing Alaskan cruise for long-time amateur detective Sadie Hoffmiller and her family, but when her adult son Sean starts acting suspiciously around a female passenger who is discovered dead the first night at sea, it’s up to Sadie to sleuth out the truth. You can also read or listen to the earlier adventures of Sadie Hoffmiller starting with Lemon Tart. The Faith Experiment By Laurel Christensen, $10.99 Stretching beyond our nature abilities to obtain those things we most desire can be daunting if we do not look to the...

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Should Your Family Watch Movies on Sunday?

by Collin Bishop | May 30, 2013 | Arts & Entertainment

When I was nine years old, I had a brilliant idea. “We need a new rule in our house,” I explained to my dad. “No movies on Sundays unless they’re rated G.” My dad (the ward bishop who had zero free time on Sundays to watch movies anyway, G-rated or otherwise) wholeheartedly agreed, and the tradition began. And it stuck. To this day, my younger siblings—who live at home and are all 17-years-old and older—surely mutter under their breath when, on Sunday afternoons, they have to choose between A Goofy Movie or Robin Hood for the millionth time. I’m sure my...

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Ultimate Summer Reading List for Kids

by Holly Newton | May 23, 2013 | Arts & Entertainment

The Vine Basket by Josanne La Valley This book is a look inside East Turkestan that has recently been taken over by Chinese rule. A young Uyghur girl is dealing with the oppression that is taking over,  and her family fears they may lose their farm. She sets out for the market where she hopes to sell enough peaches to help her family, but a tourist sees her unusual vine basket. And this stranger brings hope to her little life. The story is written so well that you are constantly pulling and hoping for the best for this girl – and...

SPONSORED: The Piano Guys Announce New Album + Video

by Sony Music | May 23, 2013 | Arts & Entertainment

The Piano Guys are back with a new album, The Piano Guys - Volume 2 , with their unique take on music from Pachelbel to The Turtles to Bruno Mars, available for the first time on CD on May 7, 2013 from Portrait, Sony Masterworks’ new adult contemporary imprint.  Also available is the Deluxe version which includes the CD plus the 12 corresponding music videos – available for the first time on DVD! The recording features imaginative mash-ups and arrangements that made their last album so successful, plus a few original recordings including the previously unreleased song “Berlin” as well as...