Today in the Bloggernacle: Free youth music, and progress on Brigham City Temple

Published: Friday, March 9 2012 5:00 a.m. MST

The Brigham City Temple construction progresses.

B.W. Rex at http://brighamcityldstemple.blogspot.com/

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Youth music: I’m delighted to report that the LDS Youth Site is going to be offering more “Free Uplifting Music” from contemporary artists and past EFY programs. In fact, as outlined on LDS Media Talk, they will be releasing one song per week for the next 30 weeks. Wow! So keep it bookmarked and your music player ready for some new (and did I mention it’s free?) LDS youth music.

Brigham City: Let’s check in on the construction at the “Brigham City LDS Temple," where there is painting, cleaning and planting going on all around. And that’s just the outside! Click to see the photos of the temple-preparing progress.

Vietnam vet: “The military always provides you with a Gideon Bible. I started reading about this guy named ‘Jesus’ ... and I thought he was a cool dude, and he was kind of like a protester. And Jesus made change without guns, without fighting. That impressed me.” So tells this Vietnam vet and born-in-Brooklyn man Frank Mansuetto, who testifies of Christ in an incredibly endearing way. Click to meet this new Mormon.org profile who just charmed the socks off of me.

Inspirational messages: Did you know that the “LDS Daily Gems is now Inspirational Messages”? Rachel Bruner explains: “This new update has some great changes and new features, such as being able to subscribe by:

  • Email (daily)
  • Twitter (daily)
  • RSS (daily)
  • Facebook (weekly)
  • Google+ (weekly)
"The messages are also archived on the subscription page, so if you missed one you can still read it on the website. If you're not subscribed to the Church's Daily Gems, now is a great time to pick the format that works best for you and begin to receive 'Inspirational Messages' every day or weekly."

Cool! Check it out to subscribe in a way that best suits your needs.

Emily W. Jensen updates "Today in the Bloggernacle" on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, presenting the best from the world of LDS-oriented blog sites. Her extended "Bloggernacle Back Bench" appears on Tuesdays. Email: ejensen@desnews.com

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