Follow the Prophet... on Facebook

There are now official Facebook pages for the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve. The pages are maintained on their behalf by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Some of them can be a little tricky to find, so here are the links:

President Thomas S. Monson
President Henry B. Eyring
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

President Boyd K. Packer
Elder L. Tom Perry
Elder Russell M. Nelson
Elder Dallin H. Oaks
Elder M. Russell Ballard
Elder Richard G. Scott
Elder Robert D. Hales
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
Elder David A. Bednar
Elder Quentin L. Cook
Elder D. Todd Christofferson
Elder Neil L. Andersen

Becoming... What?

I've had the opportunity to work with TOFW for the past several years as a volunteer. I've folded programs, worked the will-call booth, ushered and just had a great time. As volunteers, we always find out ahead of time what the theme is (we also get our adorable bags) so that we can make the theme a matter of thought and prayer. This year's theme is CHOOSE TO BECOME. They asked us to find just one thing in our life that we would like to change, add, strengthen, or whatever... And I couldn't do it.

Those of you who know me, know that I am a project person. I always have several irons in the fire. The author, Robert Heinlein, once said, "Specialization is for insects." I have to admit that I have long held that opinion. Because of the many areas of my life that I am striving to improve and the many projects I am currently involved with, I was simply overwhelmed at the thought of choosing only one. So, I didn't.

The event was wonderful - as it always is. I laughed. I cried. I rejoiced at having my daughter, Kat!e with me there for the first time. As Laurel, the superhero formerly known as worst-case-scenario-girl, spoke on Friday night I was deeply touched at the emotional journey she has gone on this year after selecting her ONE thing. I love her so much. She is such an example to me. And it made me want to choose my one thing. Maybe I was supposed to be a runner?! No.

This became my pattern for the rest of the conference... Maybe I should become _____________ ? No.

And then, Merrilee spoke. And I knew. I am supposed to become Strong again. I have not been through the devastating experiences that Merrilee has over the past year, but I have been broken down. I have been taken to my knees. And as soon as she talked about how her one thing was to become strong again the Spirit whispered to me that I need to do the same. So, give me this mountain!

That may mean giving up a few projects. It will mean  more exercise - physical and spiritual. But I know that I can do this because, "All things are possible to him that believeth." Who knows, I may get to add a few projects. Maybe even running! Probably not, though. No.

My first Deseret News Book Review

Well, I had my first book review published through the Deseret News. It was changed a little bit and sounds a bit choppier than I would like but it was my fault for too much editorializing. The book was awful, so that's one reason I had a difficult time in not editorializing. Plus, I'm slightly confused with a book review in how much opinion I'm allowed. It's been a lot of years since the journalism scholarship. I have another currently under review (DVD) and I do like writing but writing the negative reviews makes me cringe a little. I feel bad for the authors. Well, usually... by the time I finished this book I sorta had the feeling I wanted to hit this one. Sad.

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