LDS Week in Review: 5 Must-Read Stories (May 10 - 16)

Apostle Photos: When They Were Called


Do you remember when President Monson was first called to be an apostle? Or Elder Scott, or President Uchtdorf? We've found and compiled photos taken when each of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve was first called to the apostleship.

Compared with more recent photos, it's easy to see just how much time and dedication these inspired men have given to the Church! Their appearances may change over time, but our love for them is timeless.

-->See all 15 here!

The Four-Word Phrase Mormons Always Use (But Don't Really Believe)


We hear it all the time. "All things in moderation." But obviously we Latter-day Saints don't really believe that we can do whatever we want, as long as it's "in moderation." What about drinking tea and coffee? Lying and stealing? Even something as simple as eating dessert is sometimes paired with "all things in moderation."

Do we sometimes use this phrase to justify bad habits? Even if what we're doing isn't bad, should we still throw around a phrase that we don't really believe as a good excuse? Maybe we should use "all things in moderation" in... well... moderation.

-->Read the full article and add your thoughts.

Church Explains Mountain Meadows Massacre and Other Pioneer Conflicts


Ever wonder what exactly happened during the Utah War? Did you even know that there was a Utah War? Do you feel uncertain when people question you about the Mountain Meadows Massacre?

There's no denying that there have been some traumatic events in the Church's past. This week, the Church addressed these issues and more on their new web page, "Peace and Violence among 19th-Century Latter-day Saints." With historical facts and reliable sources, this page outlines how and why some of the most violent events in LDS history transpired. 

-->Read more about it here.

The 5 Best Websites for Free LDS Sheet Music


Looking for the perfect song to play on the piano? Looking to wow your ward members with a special musical number?

Look no further!

We know how difficult it can be to find LDS sheet music, especially when you just want that one song that's in a very expensive book of compositions. So we've compiled a list of the best website that provide LDS sheet music, completely free! 

-->See the complete list here.

Poll: Do You Pray in Restaurants?


Mormons are pretty consistent about blessing their food. The Lord set the pattern of thanking God for sustenance and blessing meals in the scriptures, so obviously it's a good habit to get into.

But how should we do so in public? From the "Mormon Headache" to out-loud thanksgiving, praying in restaurants is a question for debate.

What do you do?

-->Tell your experiences and take our poll here.

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