Oh shizz!! This week's #MCM goes to the OG of modern polygamy @josephsmithjunior and the time he got BUSTED with the 16 year old maid by Emma 🙀👉🏻👌🏻🙀. Who knew that him being a raging PEDO🐻 would lead to the banging lifestyle I enjoyed 👨👧👧. Uhhh, an angel.....with a....sword, yeah a flaming sword.....told me to get with all these little girls? 🔥🗡🔥😇 🤷🏼♂️ Next time you meet a 14 year old girl just know that's what the homie smith was after 😻😻 good thing he wasn't around now, he would get arrested all the time and probably lynched by an angry mob.....oh wait.🙊🙊🙊🙊🙊 Source: Former apostle William McLellin: "Again I told her (Emma) I heard that one night she missed Joseph and Fannie Alger. She went to the barn and saw him and Fanny in the barn together alone. She looked through the crack and saw the transaction!! She told me this story too was verily true." Ann Eliza Webb (future plural wife of Brigham Young): "It was with a shocked surprise that the people heard that sister Emma had turned Fanny out of the house in the night...it was felt that she (Emma) certainly must have had some very good reason for her action. By degrees it became whispered about that Joseph's love for his adopted daughter was by no means a paternal affection, and his wife, discovering the fact, at once took measures to place the girl beyond his reach." Chauncey Webb (Ann's father): "Emma was furious, and drove the girl, who was unable to conceal the consequences of her celestial relation with the prophet, out of her house." Benjamin Johnson: "I was afterwards told by Warren Parrish that he himself and Oliver Cowdery did know that Joseph had Fanny Alger as a wife for they were spied upon and found together." #lds#ldsblogger#ldsmissionary#ldsquotes#ldsconf#mormon#mormongirls#mormons#mormonism#becauseofhim#utah#byu#byui#byubound#byugrad#byucougars#byutiful
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“In this last dispensation of the gospel, many pioneers lost their lives and made the ultimate sacrifice to keep their faith.
Today we are not likely to be asked to make such a big sacrifice as giving up our lives, but we can see many examples of Saints who make painful sacrifices to keep their faith and testimonies alive. Maybe it is more difficult to make the small sacrifices in our daily lives. For instance, it could be regarded as a small sacrifice to keep the Sabbath day holy, to read the scriptures daily, or to pay our tithing. But these sacrifices cannot be easily made unless we have the mind and the determination to make the sacrifices that are needed to be able to keep those commandments.” ‘Pioneers Approaching the Salt Lake Valley’ by Clark Kelley Price #Pioneers#PioneerDay#170YearsAgo#Sacrifice#ElderKo#SacrificeIsAJoyAndABlessing#April2005#LDSConf#WhatWillYpuSacrifice#LDS#Mormon
Today I ran the half marathon at the @deseretnewsmarathon
At this event, I learned two important principles.
1) The most amazing people running half marathons are not the ones who finish first, but the ones who few see at the end of the race.
As of late, I've decided during races to not begin until I am one of the last people at the starting line. I do this, to witness the amazing heart, determination, and endurance of individuals who don't let a physical obstacle get in the way of their success. Whether it be a skeletal deficiency, limbs lost, or challenges with their weight, these incredible people don't take no for an answer. Their body screams "no, please stop", but their mind says "keep moving forward, we will stop when I say so!"
2) Almost 6 years ago I started my journey to physical and spiritual health.
I was 270 lbs. I wore 2XL shirts and had a 46 inch waist. I drank soda all the time and $5 pizzas were a way of life.
Looking back and seeing the old me, reflecting on the pain and challenges I went through, my testimony is stronger than ever that "by small and simple things are great things brought to pass" (Alma 37:6).
Anyone can do what I did. Anyone can lose 90 lbs. The question is not whether someone can, but whether they have the desire to keep moving forward. Not stopping until they've reached their goal. I wasn't born with a certain "gift", and I have no special set of skills to lean on. I just didn't quit.
To those out there reading this post. You can do whatever you set your mind too. The world is your oyster. The key to success is perseverance. You've got this! Good luck. 👍🙌😊
What are the pillars of your faith? (Not the pillars of your doctrine or theology, but the very fibers and strands of your confidence in God, Jesus, the Holy Ghost, and Their restored doctrine!) What soul-deep memories anchor you to God? Are they written down? Do you ponder them frequently to find deeper meaning?
"And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith." Doctrine and Covenants 88:118
Summer is the best time to improve ourselves. We have time to better ourselves, strengthen relationships, work hard, and increase our knowledge! What a beautiful promise Elder Holland reminds us of! #motivationalmonday#ldsconf