The guidelines for sister missionaries â€” when it comes to what they wear during their 18 months teaching the gospel â€” suggest modest, simple clothing.
They say nothing about dowdy.
In fact, wearing clothes that feel good and look good can actually boost a woman’s spirits and help her be more successful.
â€œWe have a quote on the wall about how nice clothes and self-confidence go together,â€ Jenny Theobald said. â€œI believe that is absolutely true. When you feel good about yourself, itâ€™s easier to share yourself.â€
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When my kids use to get bored in sacrament meeting, they would play tic-tac-toe, hangman, doodle, or that game where you need to connect the dots and make little squares, even resort to reading scriptures!
Now all these things are available as apps on iPods / iPhones.Â So they have a little “Sunday” page on their device that has all of the things we will let them do during sacrament metting if they are bored.Â Our rule is, if you use to do it on paper, you can do it on your iPod.
I’m sure we’re not the only ones who do this.Â Any suggestions for good sacrament meeting apps?
I came across Romans 12:1 last night:
I beseechÂ you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present yourÂ bodies a livingÂ sacrifice, holy,Â acceptable unto God,Â which is your reasonableÂ service.
I thought this was an interesting request by Paul in comparison to the types ofÂ sacrificeÂ performedÂ prior to Jesus.
Certainly, the concept is not new to me. After all, consider Omni 1:26:
And now, my beloved brethren, I would that ye shouldÂ come unto Christ, who is the Holy One of Israel, and partake of his salvation, and the power of his redemption. Yea, come unto him, andÂ offer your whole souls as anÂ offering unto him, and continue inÂ fasting and praying, and endure to the end; and as the Lord liveth ye will be saved.
and 3 Ne 9:20:
And ye shall offer for aÂ sacrifice unto me a broken heart and a contrite spirit. And whoso cometh unto me with a broken heart and a contrite spirit, him will IÂ baptize with fire and with the Holy Ghost, even as the Lamanites, because of their faith in me at the time of their conversion, were baptized with fire and with the Holy Ghost, and they knew it not.
But Paulâ€™s wording of â€œa living sacrificeâ€ struck me. I had always interpreted Amalekiâ€™s wording to mean we should offer all we do as a sacrifice to God. On the other hand, Paulâ€™s wording seems to say to us that this sacrifice is a lifelong sacrifice, one that is always on the altar.
Dillon Heap, of the Kitchener 3rd (YSA) Branch, Kitchener Ontario Stake, a wide receiver and kick returner for the Golden Hawks, was honored with the President’s Award for most outstanding athletic male performance, the Luke Fusco Academic Athletic Achievement Award, and team MVP for football on April 5.
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