The Pilgrims’ Miracles in Context: a comparison of the settlements in Jamestown and Plymouth

Several years ago around Thanksgiving time, I became acquainted with a hymn about the Pilgrims called “O God, Beneath Thy Guiding Hand.” Now, I thought I knew about the pilgrims. I knew about Squanto fertilizing maize with fishes and other quaint anecdotes of early American life. However, the solemn tone of this hymn surprised me…

The Purpose of Life

I’ve​ ​spent​ ​a​ ​good​ ​deal​ ​time ​thinking​ ​that​ ​God​ ​had​ ​my​ ​life​ ​mapped​ ​out​ ​for​ ​me,​ ​and​ ​that​ ​if​ ​I​ ​was faithful​ ​He​ ​would​ ​tell​ ​me​ ​where​ ​to​ ​go​ ​and​ ​what​ ​to​ ​do.​ ​There​ ​is​ ​a​ ​certain​ ​amount​ ​of​ ​truth​ ​to​ ​that,​ ​but it​ ​can​ ​be​ ​a​ ​paralyzing​ ​and​ ​disappointing​ ​way​ ​to​ ​live.​ ​It​ ​can​…

How to — A Guide to Digital Note-Taking with LDS.org Account Notes

Like we discussed in our previous blog, there are four kinds of notes that can be saved in Gospel Library and LDS.org accounts—Bookmarks, Highlights, Journal Entries, and Links. Here we provide a deeper description of how these notes are made. How to Use Bookmarks Bookmarks work a little bit differently on the app compared to LDS.org. On…