This week’s Mormon Mentions include David Archuleta's new music video, thoughts from LDS Church leaders and a video for a song in The Friend. Also, don’t miss the hilarious tweet at the bottom that is sure to make you smile.
David Archuleta released an official music video for "Seasons" featuring Madilyn Paige from the album "Postcards in the Sky." An 'American Idol' runner-up and a 'Voice' finalist may seem like an unlikely duo but the two actually sing together in beautiful harmony.
The Friend Magazine reposted the video for the song “Because I am a Child of God” on Facebook this week. The video features pictures from children around the world and supports this year's Primary theme, "I am a Child of God." The end of the chorus says, “No matter what, I won't give up. I’ll listen and obey. I’ll choose the right because I am a child of God.”
In 2018, the LDS church introduced “Come, Follow Me” for Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society meetings. Sister Sharon Eubank posted this week about her experience with the Relief Society council meeting, held on the first Sunday of every month as part of the new lesson schedule. “One sister who hadn’t said a word in the 14 years since she returned to church activity spoke for the first time in the Relief Society council about an idea she had and others responded warmly to her.”
Elder Quentin L. Cook advocated the need for involvement in online conversations and said it is worth it to speak up. “To you who are young, I ask you to do your part to defend your faith… When you speak candidly and with love, you can accomplish a lot of good in the world,” he wrote.
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland posted a few thoughts from the talk he gave in the October 2017 General Conference about perfectionism. “Every one of us aspires to a more Christlike life than we often succeed in living,” he said “If we admit that honestly and are trying to improve, we are not hypocrites; we are human.”8 comments on this story
In this video, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf shares an ancient parable about six blind men going to see an elephant. Because they all focused on different parts of the elephant, each man had different idea of what an elephant was, a different idea of truth. “We simply don’t know all things -- we can’t see everything. What may seem contradictory now may be perfectly understandable as we search for and receive more trustworthy information,” Elder Uchtdorf said as he encouraged trust in the Lord, the one true, incorruptible source of truth.
LDS Youth published a new video on missionary work called “Sharing the Gospel.” The video features missionaries and members from around the world and the voice of President Dallin H. Oaks, who encourages youth to continue to use social media as a source for good.
And last but not least, LDS financial advisor and co-founder of Fresh Consulting, Mike Whitmore posted this hilarious tweet about the ironies of people you’ll find in any given LDS ward.