Titled "Opening the Call," a GIF by Madison Thorpe perfectly captures the moment of opening a mission call for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Youth resources: Last week I pointed out a teaser trailer for Mormon Channel's Strength of Youth 2013 media, and I am excited to now highlight the entire Strength of Youth 2013 media playlist. It features 15 videos on subjects such as “We're Still a Family - Plan of Salvation,” “Through Small Things - Home & Family,” “The Glory of God is Intelligence — Standards: Education" and many more. I love how so many of them feature youth testimonies in voices from around the world. In a similar vein, find a good explanation for some of the new learning resources for youths found in this month’s Ensign and online. Check it all out!

Mission call: Blogger Madison Thorpe made a GIF, which is a photo graphic that is like a mini slideshow of images, of the exact moment her roommate found out where she is going on her mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It made me laugh in delight. What a priceless reaction! Thorpe created the GIF for a post titled “I hope they call Sophia on a Mission." Be ready to smile.

Advent FHE: A “Jesus Advent Calendar” by blogger This Girl Loves to Talk is a perfect family home evening idea — a lovely way to begin this month of Christmas celebration. Visit to see how her family focuses on Jesus Christ all month long. Plus, find more creative Jesus Christ-centered advent/countdown ideas from bloggers in my column tomorrow!

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: [email protected]