Ideas for teaching children about the last week of Christ’s life

Easter can be a tricky holiday for Latter-day Saints. Traditional celebrations include the Easter Bunny, eggs, candy, Easter egg hunts and new clothes. Religious celebrations have nothing to do with these rituals, but instead focus on Jesus Christ and His atonement. It’s up to each LDS family to choose how to celebrate Easter. But if […]

9 quotes and scriptures to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas

Celebrate the true meaning of Christmas — the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ — with these nine memes. Elder Craig C. Christensen “It was the Savior’s atoning sacrifice that made holy that night in Bethlehem.” President Thomas S. Monson “Let us make Christmas real. It isn’t just tinsel and ribbon, unless we have made it […]

LDS Church releases 2016 Christmas initiative video to #LIGHTtheWORLD

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released its annual Christmas initiative video encouraging everyone to be a light to the world as Jesus Christ was a light. “It’s the Christmas season,” said Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. “We have lights — all kinds of lights on our […]

What a dog taught me about the atonement

When I was a teenager, I had a dog named Butch — a springer spaniel-black labrador mix. My friend gave me Butch for free, and you know what they say, you get what you pay for. Butch had a strange yet endearing personality. When we would come home from church, or anywhere else, he’d sprint […]

5 scripture sections that focus on the atonement for Easter

The week prior to Easter is known as Holy Week, when Christians around the world remember the last days of the Savior’s earthly ministry that culminated in His sacrifice for all mankind. A careful study of the scriptures and the significance of the Savior’s atonement can enhance your observance of this important week. Here’s a list of passages that will […]

10 powerful takeaways from ‘Jesus the Christ’

Elder James E. Talmage’s iconic book “Jesus the Christ: A Study of the Messiah and His Mission According to the Holy Scriptures Both Ancient and Modern” has taught and blessed countless readers in the 100 years since its initial publication in September 1915. The 736-page text is comprised of 42 chapters, rich in detail and doctrine. […]

Gold, frankincense and myrrh: Symbols, significance and where you can get it

The wise men who came to worship the baby Jesus famously brought with them the very first material Christmas gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. These gifts had special properties as well as symbolic meaning. While it’s impossible to know exactly what the wise men intended when they brought these gifts, historical context allows for some guesses. A closer look at […]

5 ways to have a Christ-centered Easter with your family

If your family is anything like mine, it’s easy to let the true meaning of Easter get lost under a pile of Easter egg hunts, chocolate bunnies and egg-dying. But with just a little bit of extra thought, you can make Easter mean more than just a basket of goodies to you and your family. […]

20 most popular LDS symbols and images

Jesus Christ taught frequently using parables, so it’s only natural that his followers would have an affinity for symbols. LDS culture is rich in images that are immediately recognizable to Church members in significant, subtle and sometimes even light-hearted ways. Here’s our top 20 images and symbols most relatable to LDS faithful. 1. Jesus Christ […]