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The War Goes On - Ensign April 2017. Anyone who follows international news will agree that we live in a time of “wars and rumors of wars” (D&C 45:26).

The War Goes On - Ensign April 2017

Fortunately, everyone on earth is a war veteran. We have been battling the hosts of evil in an ongoing war that began in the premortal sphere before we were born. Because we had not yet received physical bodies, we fought the War in Heaven without swords, guns, or bombs. Censorship and Writing for Young Adults - PEN America. When I was 14 I was an outstandingly mediocre student but a voracious reader and a determined wannabe writer.

Censorship and Writing for Young Adults - PEN America

I read many “How To” creative writing guides and even crow-barred some money out of my father to be able to attend a local creative writing night class. And the advice I kept hearing, what seemed to be the golden rule was “write about what you know.” Although I may have broken that rule many times over the years, for the following few minutes I believe I’ll stick to it pretty closely. I write for children and teenagers—this is my perspective on censorship from within the world of kids’ books. I’d like to start by reading a letter I received a couple of years ago— Bliss the pain scale. Sample from On Being a Photographer. Bill Jay: When we were discussing some definitions you remarked that photography’s core characteristic was to show what something looked like.

Sample from On Being a Photographer

I think this is an important point because many young photographers seem fascinated with the medium yet have no idea what to photograph. David Hurn: That’s true. The fundamental issue is one of emphasis: you are not a photographer because you are interested in photography. BJ: Explain what you mean. 24 Hilarious Puns That Only English Nerds Will Understand. The Candle of the Lord - Ensign Jan. 1983. The Candle of the Lord I have chosen, after much thought, to speak as though your missionaries, your elders and sisters, were here in your place, and to present thoughts more fitted to them, the beginners, the inexperienced, than to you.

The Candle of the Lord - Ensign Jan. 1983

Asbjørnsen and Moe: "East of the Sun and West of the Moon" Once upon a time there was a poor peasant who had so many children that he did not have enough of either food or clothing to give them.

Asbjørnsen and Moe: "East of the Sun and West of the Moon"

Pretty children they all were, but the prettiest was the youngest daughter, who was so lovely there was no end to her loveliness. One day -- it was on a Thursday evening late in the fall -- the weather was wild and rough outside, and it was cruelly dark. The rain was falling and the wind blowing, until the walls of the cottage shook. Beauty and the Beast: Folktales of Type 425C. Folktales of Aarne-Thompson-Uther type 425C translated and/or edited by D.

Beauty and the Beast: Folktales of Type 425C

L. Ashliman © 1998-2016 Contents Links open in new windows. Return to D. Beauty and the Beast. Water Spirit Legends 1. Edited by D.

Water Spirit Legends 1

L. Ashliman © 1997-2011 Contents. Clemens Brentano: Gedichte von Clemens Brentano. 48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry.

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48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry. Wm. Hazlitt - "On The Pleasure Of Hating" (c.1826). “Remember Lot’s Wife”: Faith Is for the Future. You all look so good.

“Remember Lot’s Wife”: Faith Is for the Future

Sister Holland walked in and said, “I think I’m going to cry.” You have to understand: Give yourselves 20 or 30 years—then you’ll know how we feel coming back here. We love this campus. We’re thrilled to be with you on it, and we love you personally with all our hearts. You have had, will have, and now have better university presidents than I was, but you’ll never have one who loves you and loves this university more than I do. We are grateful to President and Sister Samuelson for their kindness and their leadership at this university. Shakespeare's Sonnets. Comitatus & Interlacing. Comitatus and Interlacing *Information from an online discussion by John Hendrix Comitatus is the basic idea that everyone protects the king at all costs even if it means a warrior giving up his own life.

Comitatus & Interlacing

If a king is killed, the warriors must avenge the death of the king or they can no longer serve as warriors for the next king. It is an idea that coexists with the interlacing theme. You will see the comitatus theme all through Beowulf and all of the Anglo-Saxon poetry. Anglo-Saxons.net : The Wanderer. Love - Ensign Nov. 1989. My beloved brothers and sisters, since this is my first opportunity to address you since the call to this new assignment, I want you to know how grateful I am for the privilege of serving the Lord and dedicating my life to the building of the kingdom.

Love - Ensign Nov. 1989

There is no single word that better characterizes the life and mission of the Savior than the word love. The Savior’s mission was begun out of love which the Father had for His children. In John we read, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16.) Thus, the greatest mission in the history of the world was ordained and begun because of the love of our kind and caring Eternal Father. A Minor Bird by Robert Frost. Holy Sonnets: Batter my heart, three-person'd God by John Donne. Poetry 180 - The Grammar Lesson. The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction. John W. Gamel. The Elegant EyeAlaska Quarterly Review Volume 6, Nos. 1 & 2, P. 55 Accepted for Best American Essays 2010 They aren’t what most people think they are.

Human eyes, touted as ethereal objects by poets and novelists throughout history, are nothing more than white spheres, somewhat larger than your average marble, covered by a leather-like tissue known as sclera and filled with nature’s facsimile of Jell-O. Paris Review – Writers, Quotes, Biography, Interviews, Artists.

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming. It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members’ interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. Invictus by William Ernest Henley. Comfort and Hope. “I recognize that, on occasion, some of our most fervent prayers may seem to go unanswered. We wonder, ‘Why?’ TONIGHT I CAN WRITE BY PABLO NERUDA. Diagnosing and Treating the Ophelia Syndrome. By Thomas G. Hans Christian Andersen: The Phoenix Bird. By N the Garden of Paradise, beneath the Tree of Knowledge, bloomed a rose bush. Late Bloomers. Ben Fountain was an associate in the real-estate practice at the Dallas offices of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, just a few years out of law school, when he decided he wanted to write fiction.

The only thing Fountain had ever published was a law-review article. His literary training consisted of a handful of creative-writing classes in college. Not Waving but Drowning by Stevie Smith : Poem Guide : Learning Lab. Overcoming Those Differences of Opinion - Ensign Jan. 1987. A formula for finding unity in marriage. Marriage and the Great Plan of Happiness - Ensign May 1995. Making the Marriage Decision - Ensign Apr. 2010. How faith helped these young adults overcome fear and make the choice to marry. For many young adults, making the marriage decision is straightforward and simple.

For others, it’s not so easy. As children of what has been called the “divorce revolution,” today’s young adults have seen the consequences of failed marriages. Current social trends toward delaying and even avoiding marriage further complicate the matter. Some young adults become overly concerned with finding the right person, waiting for the perfect timing, or feeling fully prepared to commit for eternity. Despite these challenges, Church leaders have affirmed the command to marry and have assured young adults that eternal marriage is not only possible but also desirable.

"...Line Upon Line, Precept Upon Precept..."  2 Nephi 28:30. Agency or Inspiration? - New Era Jan. 1975 - new-era. My wife and I were having a serious discussion recently in which we were counting our many blessings. Hanging Out, Hooking Up, and Celestial Marriage.