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If you would like to learn more about the Church please go to their official website here: 
MORMON.org


UPDATED August 2013

Las Vegas temple

Definitely question us...

♥ What Do "Mormons" Believe about Marriage and Family?

Compassion for Those Who Struggle With Same Sex Attraction
Marriage is Essential to His Eternal Plan
An interview with Dallin H. Oaks and Lance B. Wickman
The Proclamation to the World on the Family

MARRIAGE IS SACRED
"Any alternatives to the legal and loving marriage between a man and a woman are helping to unravel the fabric of human society. I am sure this is pleasing to the devil. The fabric I refer to is the family. These so-called alternative lifestyles must not be accepted as right, because they frustrate God's commandment for a life-giving union of male and female within a legal  marriage as stated in Genesis. If practiced by all adults, these lifestyles would mean the end of the human family." President James E Faust, Ensign,  Sept 1995

Are "Mormons" Christians?

 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. (click for more information on Christ)

The real TEST!

Mormon.org - find out what we really teach and believe! I remember years ago when I was first learning about the Mormon Church, someone told me, "Why would you seek information about Chevy's from the Ford dealership?"  True, go to the source, find out all you can, test drive it...  (Find your nearest LDS Church here)

Also, look at your friends and neighbors who are active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and ask yourself, 'are they doing any good? are they producing any good fruits'? Are they trying to act Christlike?  Jesus Christ told us we would be able to judge who were His followers by their fruits, in other words, by their works. (Matt 7:20

Do you hear active members of the Church of Jesus Christ tearing down other churches or people's beliefs?  Do you see them helping where and when they can?  Are they good husbands and wives?  Are they striving to teach their children right from wrong?  Are they perfect? Well, no is the answer to that one, but they are likely trying their best to be the best they can.

♥  Do "Mormons" believe in the bible? 
Click for awesome Bible Videos

Click for LDS General Conference Talks

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LDSnuggets.com

I get the LDS Nuggets thoughts and quote via email and love them.  Often they are what I need for my lessons. BevQ



             



Painting by Simon Dewey 


1) Celestial University - setting personal goals to better ourselves

STUDYING THE SCRIPTURES
23 Questions answered by the Book of Mormon

30 Day Book of Mormon Study (archived)

90 Day Encounter with the Book of Mormon

'Around the Book of Mormon in 99 Days!' - Bev's chart and helps to read the Book of Mormon in 99 days.

Bev's Book of Mormon Reading Chart

LDS Scripture Tools - type in the date to start reading and finish and it tells you how much to read each day!

Marking the scriptures

Marking the scriptures- Institute

Marking the scriptures from the Friend magazine

Marking LDS Sctiptures- entertaining has some good ideas!

Scripture marking system :-) archived

Read the Book of Mormon in 30 days

Read the New Testament in 90 Days

School of Abraham - amazing resource for studying the scriptures

2)
David A. Bednar, “Because We Have Them Before Our Eyes,” New Era, April 2006, 2-7
Henry B. Eyring, “A Discussion on Scripture Study,” Ensign, July 2005, 22-26
Dallin H. Oaks, “Scripture Reading and Revelation,” Ensign, Jan. 1995, 7-9
Richard G. Scott, “Acquiring Spiritual Knowledge,” Ensign, Nov. 1993, 86-88
Ezra Taft Benson, "The Power of the Word," Ensign, May 1986, 79-82
Gordon B. Hinckley, "Feasting upon the Scriptures," Ensign, Dec 1985, 42
Thomas S. Monson, "`Come, Learn of Me'," Ensign, Dec 1985, 46
Boyd K. Packer, "Using the New Scriptures," Ensign, Dec 1985, 49
Bruce R. McConkie, "Come: Hear the Voice of the Lord," Ensign, Dec 1985, 54
Spencer W. Kimball, "How Rare a Possession-The Scriptures," Ensign, July 1985, 3-5
Howard W. Hunter, “Reading the Scriptures,” Ensign, Nov 1979, 64
Daniel H., Luene L., and Michelle Ludlow, “Taking Note: Marking the Footnotes in the New LDS Edition of the Bible,” New Era, Jun 1981, 14-19
Susan W. Tanner, “The Scriptures—More Precious Than Gold and Sweeter Than Honey,” BYU Fireside, Sept. 11, 2005
Lenet H. Read, “How the Bible Came to Be” An 8-part series published in the Ensign from Jan-Sept. 1982
Part 1, A Testament is Established
Part 2, The Word is Preserved
Part 3, A New Word is Added to the Old
Part 4, The Cannon Becomes an Unread Relic
Part 5, Glimmers of Light in Darkness
Part 6, No Price Too Great
Part 7, The Sweet and Ripened Fruit
Part 8, The Power of the Word
Gerald N Lund- "Understanding Scriptural Symbols" - Oct 1986 Ensign

3) Family Home Evening Ideas -
The LDS.org 'Family Home Evening Page'.

4) VISITING TEACHING message - find the current message for this month. (on right hand side of page)

5) The IDEA DOOR-- wow! I all I can say about this all-inclusive site with printables for all auxillaries.



Some good LDS pages to enrich your life

LDS Pages on Bev's Country Cottage

"Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in your hearts. And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things." (Moroni 10:3-5

"After reading some of the Book of Mormon, this most powerful scripture is what convinced me, finally, that I needed to kneel down and ask my Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon were true. I knew if it was, then Joseph Smith really was a Prophet of God, and the Church he helped establish was Christ's original Church restored  in our day. My answer came immediately with a warmth and a feeling of love as I had never felt loved and I knew it was true".  Bev


LDS Things to Make

Offsite LDS links

"The Testaments" Of One Fold and One Shepherd is on DVD - such a beautiful movie
FREE Copy of "Finding Faith In Christ" - for Non-LDS
Finding Faith in Christ -  video/DVD, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and many other videos for LDS (at cost - $4.50) Scroll down on the page

               ----Auditory LDS Scriptures Online - listen to them in MP3 format

Specifically
FOR SISTERS
- programs, presentations and more




Some of Bev's Fave LDS TALKS 

On reading the Book of Mormon
"Without reservation I promise you that if each of you will observe this simple program, regardless of how many times you previously may have read the Book of Mormon, there will come into your lives and into your homes an added measure of the Spirit of the Lord, a strengthened resolution to walk in obedience to His commandments, and a stronger testimony of the living reality of the Son of God." 
President Gordon B. Hinckley, First Presidency Message, Aug 2005



The Mountain Meadows Massacre--
Read what happened.



Bev's Personal Recommendation
My friend Kim Hicken and I attended Bruce Newbold's incredible one man narrative on the life of Christ called 'In Him Was Life'. at Women's Conference in 2004 and I attended it again in March 2007 in St. George, Utah.  It is wonderful to listen to, extremely uplifting.  Highly recommended.


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