With everything going on this week, we thought it might be helpful to compile the top LDS Living articles from this week in one place. Here’s a snapshot of what you may have missed. You can also subscribe to the LDS Living newsletter for daily inspiration right to your inbox.
A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler’s ‘Don't Miss This’
When two seminary teachers joined forces to commemorate a pioneer story, they had no idea that it would lead to one of the most popular Come, Follow Me resources on YouTube and reach thousands of people around the world. Read the full LDS Living feature.
Why the Taylorsville Utah Temple groundbreaking was unique—and not just because it happened during 2020
Elder and Sister Gong have family roots in Taylorsville, making Elder Gong's assignment to preside over the Taylorsville Utah Temple groundbreaking extra special. But that wasn't the only thing that made this groundbreaking unique. Read the full LDS Living feature.
‘The doctrine of gathering’: Why 3 women believe your home happenings are practice for an important future event
The Gathering Home is more than an Instagram account, more than a workbook, and more than a collection of lifestyle products. Its goal is to start conversations about deliberate gathering in hopes of fostering a community that will encourage one another in their efforts to create a place of belonging. And it all comes back to something Emily Belle Freeman has believed in for a long time: “a doctrine of gathering.” Read the full LDS Living feature.
• The Church announced that a limited number of missionaries will begin assignments outside of their home countries.
• The St. George Utah Temple renovation has reached one year of progress. The Church released a video and update of what has happened during the first year of renovation.
• The November 2020 issue of the Ensign provides an update on the revision to Hymns and the Children’s Songbook, originally announced in June 2018.
• Starting on November 9, four additional temples in Chile, California, and Haiti will begin Phase 2 of operations bringing the total to 127.
• Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf celebrated his 80th birthday on Friday, November 6. We updated a list of 22 photos from his life in honor of his special day.
• The holiday issue of LDS Living magazine is now available! Find out what’s inside and why you don’t want to miss it.
Study Helps, Podcast Previews, and Other Weekly Series
• In this week’s “Resources to follow Him,” a curation of study resources, teachings, and thoughts related to this week’s Come, Follow Me, author Valerie Russell shares “Why Mormon 7–9 helps me remember to begin again with Christ.” 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, “What President Ballard recommends ‘if your life is void of quiet time’ + other messages from Church leaders this week.”
• On this week’s episode of This Is the Gospel, two storytellers share about small decisions that had lasting impacts. Read about Vinnie’s decision in the excerpt, “How turning left instead of right changed the course of a young man’s life.”
• A new series, “Scenes from Saints” debuted on Thursday where author Jannalee Sandau shares interesting takeaways from Saints volume 2. This weekly series begins with the article “From fundraising to foundations: 13 surprising facts about 3 pioneer temples.”
• On this week's episode of All In, host Morgan Jones is joined by author Anthony Sweat to discuss his new book, Repicturing the Restoration. Read an excerpt from this week's episode, “The story behind the first baptism for the dead that you may have never heard.”
• The bi-weekly Friday column, “Found in the footnotes,” explores some of the footnotes from Church leaders’ remarks. This week author Lindsey Williams explores a footnote from Elder Scott D. Whiting of the Seventy in an article called “3 Christlike attributes we don’t always think about.”