Prophet biographies: Does your child need a talk idea? Or perhaps you need a family home evening lesson? Brand new “Biographies of LDS Leaders,” which are “less formal especially good for children and youth,” may fit the bill perfectly. Learn about the current First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve with just a few clicks!
Hospital visit: “Visiting hours ended at 8:30. I hugged my son goodbye and headed out of the adolescent unit, pausing at the locked exit for an attendant to buzz me through. Ben had been at the neuropsychiatric institute for nearly a week, following an acute mental health crisis. We visited him every day — either me or my husband or both of us. Tonight I was alone. Which meant that I was quiet as I took the elevator to the main floor and navigated the maze of hallways toward the main entrance — quiet enough to hear the crying woman before I could see her.” So begins this beautifully raw post from essayist Kathryn Lynard Soper about an experience that happened almost a year ago, when she drove home an unexpected “Passenger.” Please read.
Mormon history: Scholars David Campbell, David McAllister-Wilson, Kristine Haglund, Eileen Guenther, Terryl Givens, Kathleen Flake, Elaine Heath, Robert Bennett and Warner Woodword and many other scholars of Mormon and/or Protestant history will be presenting this weekend at the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., at a conference titled “At the Crossroads, Again: Mormon and Protestant Encounters in the Nineteenth and Twenty-First Centuries." And you can watch! You can find the live feed at http://www.juvenileinstructor.org, and settle in for what looks to be some fascinating presentations.
Spring printable: If only printing out this darling downloadable printable and placing it on our wall would summon spring. Regardless, you can add a bit of brightness to your home with this “In the Leafy Treetops” free printable that comes in six different color variations. Enjoy!
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.
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