LDS Week in Review: 5 Must-Read Stories (May 3-9)

Apostles Uchtdorf, Holland, Eyring, and Others Join Twitter


As of 5/8/2014, 14 of the 15 Brethren in the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have joined Twitter, making it that much easier to "follow" them. Elder Ballard sent the first official tweet from an apostle on Tuesday, and the others quickly joined him onthe social media site. According to LDS church spokeswoman Jessica Moody, each of the Brethren is handling his own account.

-->Get a list of their handles!

Should Mormons Give Money to Panhandlers?


This week, we brought up the topic of giving money to panhandlers. It's a dilemma that some face on a daily basis--follow the counsel of King Benjamin and give freely to all who ask on the street, or try to think practically and help the truly needy in other ways? Two of our staffers share their thoughts on the matter and discuss how we can best help our fellow man. What advice would you give to those who face this problem?

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

The Problem with Mother's Day Gifts at Church


Do you ever think about the complexities of gift-giving at Mother's Day? A lot of thought goes into the gifts handed out at church on Mother's Day, and it's hard to please everybody. This excerpt from Emily Watts' book, I Hate It When Exercise Is the Answer: A Fitness Program for the Soul, addresses the difference between Father's Day and Mother's Day gifts and raises the question of how to appropriately honor mothers (and women in general) in church on Mother's day Sunday.

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

Be Still: Finding Inner Peace Through Meditation


With all the obligations we have, life can be overwhelming. But Sheldon Lawrence explains how we can (and should) bring stillness and focus to our distracted minds through meditation. By nurturing our "inner light", we can have better understanding of the gospel, draw closer to God, relieve stress, and find satisfaction in our busy lives.

In just 10 minutes a day, we can take up the Savior's command to "Be still, and know that I am God."-->Read the whole article here.

14 Humorous Mormon Parenting Problems


With Mother's Day around the corner, we took a minute to share these hilarious Mormon parenting problems, compiled by LDS Smile. Whether it's having to wake up your child for early morning seminary, or getting your kids focused right before family prayer, these gifs accurately describe the daily struggles of Mormon parents everywhere.

-->See all 14 here, and be sure to thank your mom for all she's done for you!

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