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Category Archives: More About Me

General Authority Clout and Correct Attribution

This is one of my pet peeves. Why is it that so many people post quotes on Facebook and Pinterest that are attributed to leaders of the LDS Church when these leaders were actually quoting someone else? If you are reading the Ensign or an address that is published on, you will see a […]

Why Is It Important To Study The Scriptures?

Studying the scriptures is important, and everyone would benefit from its practice. As we learned from Nephi’s experience of fetching the brass plates in Jerusalem, without the scriptures nations will perish (1 Nephi 4:13-17). We need scriptures to teach us the commandments. We need scriptures to teach us doctrine (2 Timothy 3: 15, 16). The […]

Learning the Thirteen Articles of Faith

Trying to help the kids learn their Articles of Faith? The following links takes you to the music pages for each Article of Faith. To hear the music press the little “play” arrow icon in the top left column. If you want to hear the words sung too, click the little round space (radio […]

Obedience & Freedom… Quotes from Church Leaders

I have been pondering about freedom and obedience for a long time, so I welcomed the opportunity to do some research and learn some more about it for a sacrament meeting talk in my home ward, the Hickory Flat Ward of the Marietta Georgia East Stake. Here are some quotations from LDS Church leaders on the […]

An LDS Missionary Announcement

We are pleased to announce the calling of our son David Bryson to serve a full-time mission in the Colorado Denver South mission, entering the MTC on January 23rd, 2008. We are very happy for him. ~~Matia Bryson

Pumpkins and More Pumpkins

In keeping with the season of Halloween and Thanksgiving in the United States, I thought my readers might appreciate these pumpkin-themed pages from the Friend magazine. First, the October 1991 Friend has lots of pumpkin content including these recipes for pumpkin cookies and Jack-O-Lantern Salad. If you still do not have enough pumpkin recipes in […]

Remembering Christopher Columbus

Columbus Day is being observed in the United States today. There was a Christopher Columbus coloring page in the most recent issue of the Friend. I also recently came across this story in the 1992 Friend, Christopher Columbus, Inspired Seaman. Other items of interest: Creating the Friend Magazine Article gives some interesting background in how […]

Printing Pictures, Mazes and a Child’s Pedigree Chart

As I am going through the archives of the Friend magazine for the years 1992-3, I am finding many pictures that do not say “click here to view larger image.” To print these pictures I need to right click, select “save picture as” to save it to my hard drive first. Now for some […]

Be a Part of LDS FamilySearch Indexing

When I read this Ensign article about the new FamilySearch Indexing project, I seriously considered abandoning my indexing of the LDS Coloring Pages to participate in this worthy cause. Like temple work, the scope of this project is breathtaking. One wonders if it can be completed before the Second Coming. In brief, this project is […]

A Dragon Story in The Friend

This story, Rajinder’s Dragons by Vicki Blum,  caught my eye because I have always loved dragons in story and art, fantasy though they may be.  The subtitle for the story is the scripture “Ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints (Eph. 2:19).” Maybe you think this is not the kind of […]