Red carpet fashions that can inspire modest trends? Yes please! Check out the modest looks we caught at last night's Emmy awards.
We know what you're thinking--nothing truly "modest" can come from a red carpet event. But as we search everywhere we can in the world for that which is lovely, of good report, or praiseworthy, we think there are a few great gowns worn at last night's Emmy Awards that are worth mentioning.
Without endorsing the lifestyle of the celebrities wearing them, we thought these gowns were both gorgeous and modest (or near-modest) enough to inspire LDS women who want to keep things covered and still keep things fashionable:
Photo from NY Daily News
Popular LDS author and speaker John Bytheway is known for his gospel insights. These eleven treasured quotes on the nature of gospel teachings could change your life.
"When the winds of adversity come, remember one thing--kites fly the very highest against the wind. Kites don't fly in spite of opposition, kites fly high because of opposition. In fact, they couldn't fly without opposition."
The last apostle to celebrate his birthday this month is Elder Robert D. Hales. Happy 82nd birthday!
Elder Hales in the US Air Force, from his book Return.
1. He grew up on Long Island, New York, 20 miles away from the nearest LDS chapel.
His father once took him to the Sacred Grove where they prayed and made personal commitments to the Lord. Later, his father painted him a picture of the Sacred Grove, which Elder Hales still has hanging in his office.
2. He was briefly nicknamed "Hard-Luck Hales"
After a losing streak as the starting pitcher for his high school baseball team, the local papers ran the headline, "Hard-Luck Hales Loses Again." His pitching slump was due to his habit of showing off his best pitches during warm-ups, then getting worn out during the game. His coach advised him to not wear out his arm, and the next game he pitched a shutout.
The newest thing in LDS social media is the hashtag #sharegoodness, introduced by Elder David A. Bednar. Check out this list of ten people who set a great example of how to "share goodness."
In a landmark devotional given at BYU Education Week, Elder David A. Bednar invited members the world over to flood the earth with their testimonies. (The Church handbook has even been updated to reflect this message.)
As part of this initiative, Elder Bednar invited members to "share goodness" through their various social media channels, leading to the birth of a new hashtag trending in the online LDS community: #sharegoodness.
The Mormon Channel helps explain in this tweet:
Find out how a concentration camp survivor and a Nazi Waffen-SS soldier met, fell in love, found the gospel, and joined the Church.
Agnes Veronika Erdös and Gustav Palm experienced World War II under vastly different conditions: she as a prisoner in a concentration camp and he as an SS soldier. Amazingly, the two would fall in love, help each other heal, and embrace a common faith in God that would lead them to find The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. BY O. HÅKAN PALM
Agnes Erdös was an only child, born of Jewish parents but baptized into the Catholic church with her family when she was 9 years old. Though she lived a rather carefree childhood, her life was turned upside down when Hitler invaded Poland. Because of their Jewish descent, she and her parents were treated as Jews and were sent to a ghetto in Nazi-invaded Hungary.
In 1944, SS soldiers emptied the ghetto where Agnes and her parents had been living, whisking everyone onto a freight car and from there to a warehouse in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary—their first stop on the way to Auschwitz.
In distant Norway, when news of war between England and Germany came, Gustav Palm felt it was far away and cared little about it. But when Germany invaded Norway, Gustav, with little political knowledge and no one to turn to for advice, decided to join the National Socialist Party, which he found full of bold ideas and ambitious members.