Here’s a snapshot of what you may have missed on LDS Living this week. You can also subscribe to the LDS Living newsletter for daily inspiration right to your inbox.
There's a teaching echoed by several Indigenous tribes: “Beading is medicine.” As Jalynne Geddes creates beadwork, she feels that medicine. She feels healing as she prays and mediates over each piece, hoping the piece conveys not only her Indigenous heritage, but also her divine heritage. And she feels healing as she carries on something her ancestors were forbidden to do. Read the full LDS Living feature.
For many, a Latter-day Saint temple might seem out of place amidst the glamorous buildings and flashy casinos that Las Vegas is recognized for. But the Las Vegas temple has a rich history of faith that attracts its own quiet attention. Read the full LDS Living feature.
We are collectively facing a holiday season that will look quite different from years past, and many are left wondering, “Can we still experience the joy of gathering in 2020? It’s clear that we all desperately need something to look forward to, but it seems like a near impossibility in the year that normalized the terms “social distancing,” “quarantine,” and “isolation.” But with a few shifts in perspective, we are confident that the coming weeks can truly be the most wonderful time of the year. Read the full LDS Living feature.
• The Utah Area updated COVID-19 safety measures following state executive and public health orders.
• Temple Square will be closed to visitors this Christmas, but the lights will still be lit and a virtual celebration will still provide a way for people to enjoy them.
• A new app from the Church called “Become” helps people everywhere engage in daily actions to grow closer to God.
• The Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary General Presidencies are now on Instagram.
• Find out how the Red Cliffs Utah Temple got its name and explore other highlights from recent groundbreakings.
• Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will not be Giving Machines this year, but there will still be plenty of ways to #LightTheWorld.
• Starting on November 16, two additional temples in Louisiana and the Philippines will begin Phase 2 of operations. The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple will return to Phase 1.
• Elder Dale G. Renlund celebrated his 68th birthday on Friday, November 13. We updated a list of 23 photos from his life in honor of his special day.
Study Helps, Podcast Previews, and Other Weekly Series
• This week’s “Resources to follow Him,” a curation of study resources, teachings, and thoughts related to this week’s Come, Follow Me, by author Morgan Jones shares insights on the condescension of Christ, 16 stones, and the great deep. You can also find this week's podcast episode of Sunday on Monday here.
• “This week from the pulpit” highlights recent messages by General Authorities, General Officers, and leaders of the Church. This week's article shares messages from Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Elder Quentin L. Cook, President Bonnie H. Cordon, and more.
• On this week’s episode of This Is the Gospel, three storytellers share what the gospel of Jesus Christ looks like in action. Read about Ben's action in the excerpt, “How witnessing 2 neighborhood tragedies led this man to connect with others through bread.”
• In the series, “Scenes from Saints” author Jannalee Sandau shares interesting takeaways from Saints volume 2. This weekly series continues with the article “‘Gold missionaries’ and 4 other things you might not have known about early missionary work.”
• On this week's episode of All In, host Morgan Jones is joined by Tara Bench, perhaps better known as Tara Teaspoon, who has just published her first cookbook, Live Life Deliciously. Read an excerpt from this week's episode, “Former ‘Martha Stewart Living’ senior food editor talks being a Latter-day Saint in the NYC food industry.”