Finding LDS Art at Your Ward Library Meeting House
When people think of LDS meetinghouse libraries, they tend to think of pictures of the Savior, pictures of past and current prophets, pictures of temples, and paintings or photos of church members past and present. But the library is a veritable treasure trove of pictures of all sorts, old and new. These pictures and other library resources are not only for the purpose of teaching Sunday school, but also can be checked out for home use as well. Family home evenings can be greatly enriched by utilizing these resources.The Quest For Noah’s Ark
Related to the biblical account of the Great Flood, its text says that Noah’s ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. Researchers interested in finding the boat that saved humanity from extinction started their quest by trying to locate these mountains. This might seem an easy task but only if the biblical text is literally true and not metaphoric. Another aspect that might prove an impediment for this quest is that there is no guarantee the was deposited in an environment favorable for its long-term preservation.The Five Benefits of Being Religious
There are many tangible benefits of being religious which even atheists cannot deny. The knowledge of these benefits many help you being religious by choice rather than following your religion blindly.Psalm 91
Over the years Psalm 91 has been fondly referred to as the foxhole Psalm, and for good reason. Through countless wars soldiers have turned to Psalm 91 for encouragement and comfort. Soldiers have recited it, prayed it, confessed it.As If I Did Not Know!
I often laugh at the naivete I see in the World, at how people walk through life believing all sorts of lies, even as we have reached levels of distrust unequaled in the history of man, I hear stories, and see situations that would seem ridiculous for anyone to believe, and yet people keep falling, and trusting, and believing. The thing is that most scams and tricks and situations of the sort, are designed to appeal to the deepest and darkest zones of our inner self, and they manage to turn on senses that we do not even realize…Who is the “Strange Woman” of Proverbs 5-3?
Recall the haunting words of Proverbs 5:3-5: “For the lips of a strange woman drop as a honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: but her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword. Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.” Now it is natural to see this strange woman as merely flesh and blood-but this would be only the most base reading of the passage. A valid reading to be sure, but a far cry from the most grand intentions of the author.How to Convert to Judaism – And Then Enjoy Some Jewish Gifts
This article is about how to convert to Judaism. Acknowledging Shabbos and the high holidays are just part of it.How to Meet Jewish Singles
Being Jewish and single is great if you enjoy the independence that comes with living in a city as a young adult. But if you’re like many Jews, you want to meet someone who is like you, who you can befriend and enjoy spending time with. If you fall into this category there are a lot of options for meeting people. Here are some to think about:Misguided Worship – Can You Handle It?
Just as you get pissed off when men neglect you and abuse you, do you not think God deserves better treatment than we have given? We have offered misguided worship, worship without direction and full of the wrong roots. Think about it, how many times when you have offered the Creator such sacrifice.Of Husbands and Wives!
The truth is the woman was made to complete the man, a man is only half a person without a woman. And God did not make woman from the foot of a man that He can step on her, or from the head that she could be superior, He made Her from His side, from his rib that they can be together, and see eye to eye.Paradise Lost and the Aftermath
Losing the privilege of living in the Garden of Eden had a tremendous price for Adam and Eve. They now had to work for their living and could never enjoy the same carefree days that were typical for their existence in Paradise. Soon, Eve gave birth to two sons, Cain and Abel. The narrative of the Bible switches from their parents to them. Cain was the firstborn and became a farmer. Abel followed and he became a shepherd. They both offered God the fruit of their work.The Forbidden Fruit and the Original Sin
The Bible speaks of two humans that were given the Garden of Eden as a gift by their Creator. God allowed them to enjoy anything but the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. However, Eve was one day convinced by a snake to disobey this divine interdiction and had a bite from the forbidden fruit. She offered a bite to Adam too and thus the first sin was committed. They realized they were naked and covered themselves. Hence, the days of peace came to an end.