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Anthem: Temple Idaho

By: Ardis E. Parshall - November 25, 2014

Anthem: Temple Idaho

By Anton J.T. Sorensen, Bountiful

Shiloh’s knocking at the portals
Oh ye saints of Idaho,
Bringing feast of pentecostal
Well of living waters flow.
Fill your lamps with oil of gladness,
Dress thyself in robes of white,
Love sweet joy dispel thy sadness
In the gospel’s holy light.

Holy Shiloh blest Redeemer,
By our living faith we will
Bring to pass soul’s exaltation
In Thy temple on the hill.
We will open wide the portals,
Let the prisoners go free,
Bring to them sweet joy immortal
Through the blessed priesthood key.

With great hope and expectation
We shall hail that glorious day
When in spirit jubilation
We stand by this mortal clay.
By a host of friends be greeted
Who are dressed in robes of white,
For whom prison doors receded
Through the blessed gospel light.

There behold the living flowers
From the seed we sowed in tears;
Fruitage from the golden hours
through our earth life’s happy years.
May our souls in exclamation
Heaven’s pearls like dew distill,
Bring to pass soul’s exaltation
In God’s temple on the hill.

CHORUS

Sing hosanna ever praising
God the Father and the Son,
Sing hosanna ever praising
God the Father and the Son.

(1942)

Newsies’ Sunday School, 1914

By: Ardis E. Parshall - November 25, 2014

Newsboys attending a Sunday School class in Provo, held for boys who had to work during normal Sunday School hours.

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“Cottage Meeting Outline” for Missionaries, 1951: Discussion No. 2

By: Ardis E. Parshall - November 25, 2014

Discussion No. 2

External Evidences of Truthfulness
of the Book of Mormon

1. Discuss archaeological discoveries and their harmony with Book of Mormon, “Seven Claims of the Book of Mormon.” Chapter 3.

2. Discuss the harmony of religious beliefs of natives with the story of Christ related in Book of Mormon. “Seven Claims of the Book of Mormon,” Chapter 5.

3. Read the testimonies of the witnesses and discuss – with Joseph there were twelve in all. Eccl. 4:12 shows that three witnesses are not easily disposed of. What about twelve, none of whom ever denied his testimony?

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Mulek of Zarahemla: Chapter 4

By: Ardis E. Parshall - November 24, 2014

From the Improvement Era, 1948 —

Mulek of Zarahemla

By J.N. Washburn

Previous Installment

Chapter 4

Synopsis: Mulek loved Zarahemla, the city where his forefathers ruled, although he could not help dwelling frequently on the strange events that had changed the country from a kingdom to a republic, ruled now by judges. Mulek mocked the priests of the church and thought of the rebel Amalickiah, a man of tremendous powers and winning manners, who had caused a rupture in the country. Moroni, young chief captain of the armies of the Nephites, had taken his own cloak and made it into a banner, naming it the Title of Liberty, and calling on all to rise to its defense. Mulek found himself consumed with jealousy. Before he could join with Amalickiah, he received a note from Sarah to come to her home. There she drugged him so that he would be kept from the folly of joining in the rebellion. Amalickiah, now king of the Lamanites, raged and swore a great oath against Moroni, who went everywhere, encouraging, instructing, pleading with the people. Moroni strengthened fortresses, repaired walls, built cities, and recruited soldiers. At first Mulek followed Moroni, trying to win adulation by supporting Moroni’s projects. Always in the back of his mind there rankled the thought of what Sarah had done, how she had belittled him in the sight of the servants. Even though she had saved him from public censure, he must find some way to humble her and win back his prestige.

Dissembling masterfully, Mulek continued to see Sarah, treating her with all his old deference and tenderness, taking care to let her feel that nothing had come between them. Sarah wisely refrained from mention of the part she had played in keeping him from his engagement with the conspirators.

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“I Take Up My Pen”: Deseret Industries, 1944

By: Ardis E. Parshall - November 24, 2014

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Guest Post: Stored Wheat

By: Keith Irwin - November 24, 2014

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A bit of background: Mormons have long been counseled to store food in anticipation of some time when they may need it — unemployment, emergencies, etc. In earlier times the counsel was for a longer term — a year’s supply — with emphasis on storing wheat. I always thought that last emphasis was with the influence of Utah and Idaho wheat farmers but that’s another story. We also joke about having to move hundreds of pounds of that stuff every time someone moves. (Mormons are also famous for loading and unloading U-Haul trucks.)

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In Our Ward: Lesson 43: The Shepherds of Israel

By: Ardis E. Parshall - November 23, 2014

Thanks to Ben Spackman and Jana Reiss for ideas incorporated into this lesson plan.

Lesson 43: The Shepherds of Israel

Ezekiel 18, 34, 37

Purpose: to encourage class members to fulfill their responsibilities as “shepherds of Israel”

Scripture Discussion and Application

1. The shepherds of Israel
2. Repentance and forgiveness
3. Ezekiel’s vision of the valley of bones
4. The stick of Judah and the stick of Joseph

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Saturday Remix, 1920

By: Ardis E. Parshall - November 22, 2014

And what were readers of the Church magazines laughing about in 1920? Read all about it —

It All Depends

Willie: “Pa, how long does a fish grow in a year?”

Pa: “It all depends, Willie, who is telling the fish story.”

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Mulek of Zarahemla: Chapter 3

By: Ardis E. Parshall - November 21, 2014

From the Improvement Era, 1948 —

Mulek of Zarahemla

By J.N. Washburn

Previous Installment

Chapter 3

Synopsis: Mulek and his servant, Omer, were hunting when Mulek was rushed by a raging boar and his leg severely injured before Omer could kill the wounded animal. He thought of the strange perversity of fate that had put him who was entitled to be a ruler of the region in an inferior position. He loved Zarahemla. As he entered the city, he was amused to note that one of the priests, Shiblon, brother of Helaman, chief high priest over the church, was addressing a crowd. Mulek could not resist mocking him, asking whether he was indeed a prophet. Shiblon answered: “Thou hast asked whether I am a prophet, I will tell thee. If it be god’s will, thou shalt know this thing when thou goest without friends to applaud, without resources for wickedness, sick in body and soul, humbled to the dust.” Mulek shrugged his shoulders and limped away, thinking of Amalickiah, a man of tremendous powers and winning manners who was stirring up widespread interest in a reform of government. Moroni, young chief captain of the armies of the Nephites, had taken his own cloak and made it into a banner, calling it the Title of Liberty, and calling on all to rise to its defense. Mulek found himself consumed with jealousy. Before he could join with Amalickiah, he received a note from Sarah, who had him drugged so that he would be kept from the folly of joining in the rebellion.

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When Soda Was a Health Food

By: Ardis E. Parshall - November 21, 2014

From the Improvement Era, 1949 —

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