Rent Edited Streaming “Clean Flicks” – A Review of VidAngel’s New Edited Movie Service

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We introduced VidAngel to you previously, when they offered crowd-sourced, edited movies from YouTube. You had to purchase or rent the film or TV episode, then use the Chrome extension to play it with the edits. At the time, they offered granular controls over what kinds of content you want to see, and what you don’t…. Continue reading…

“Force Yourself to Operate on Faith” – an Interview with Granite Flats’ Writer John Christian Plummer

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I finished Granite Flats season 3 and was hungry for more. I felt like season 3 was where the show really matured. It’s pacing was just a little faster—something I’d said was needed all along. It all just seemed a little sharper, quicker, and more gripping. I asked some questions on a Facebook post from the… Continue reading…

New Online Tithing Payment System Confirmed by The Church!

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We don’t usually do “breaking news” type articles. In this case we’ll make an exception. A month ago I posted a screenshot and some information about a new way to pay your tithing through your LDS.org account. It’s in “invite-only-beta” status and only 1 stake (as far as we know) was using it. Though I… Continue reading…

Enhance Scripture Study with the Scripture Citation Index

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This is post #3 of 4 in the series “Enhance Your Scripture Study” General Conference is our twice-yearly connection with modern revelation and offers us marvelous insights into the gospel. LDS.org has a great interface to access these talks at LDS.org/general-conference but today I want to show a lesser known method for finding General Conference… Continue reading…

Personal Growth Hacking: Track Your Christlike Attributes

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Learning the hard way I recently discussed a personal accountability failure that resulted in me gaining weight. In the indelible words of President Monson: When performance is measured, performance improves. When performance is measured and reported, the rate of improvement accelerates. Three months after re-learning this lesson, I’m seeing the kind of trend I want in my weight…. Continue reading…

Pay Your Tithing Online with LDS.org – Coming Soon!

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A friend told me that the Church is piloting a new LDS.org-based online payment site in their stake. This source heard it announced in church, then logged into his LDS.org account to check it out. He/she captured the below screenshot and graciously passed it on to me. It should make it easy to pay tithing, fast offerings,… Continue reading…

You Need A Budget for Your Family Finances

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YNAB stands for “You Need a Budget.” This should be an obvious goal for most Latter-day Saints, as we’re encouraged by the Church to make sure we have, and stick to, a budget. The YNAB software, plus their free training, helps turn your budget into a system, rather than just a mere goal. Goals often… Continue reading…

Create New Year’s Systems, Not Goals

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It’s that time of year again: the end of the old year, and the beginning of the new. It’s a time of renewed motivation, effort, and focus. It’s a time to reflect and review the past year and get excited about the possibilities of the upcoming year. For me it’s a time of learning and optimism…. Continue reading…