Plan ahead! It's always good to be in the know of where you want to be and what for.

Tis The Season!

According to the News Room for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: Here are most of the semi-local events for the rest of the year 2023!

The broadcast of the 2023 Church Music Festival of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Saturday, November 11, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, at the Tabernacle on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The event will be live-streamed and available later for on-demand viewing.

St. George Utah Temple. Open house runs through November 11. Rededication will be on December 10. Presiding officer not yet announced.

On Sunday, November 19, join other young adults ages 18-30, married or single, to view a worldwide devotional with Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Sister Mary Cook.

The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invites Latter-day Saints, their families, and friends to participate in the First Presidency’s annual Christmas devotional on Sunday, December 3, 2023, at 6 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. The devotional will include messages from Church leaders and music performed by The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.

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Orem Utah TempleOpen house runs October 27 through December 16, 2023. Dedication will be on January 21, 2024. Book a tour. Presiding officer not yet announced.

Bonus one!

Red Cliffs Utah TempleOpen house runs January 30 through March 2. Dedication will be on March 24, 2024, by President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Broadcasts to look forward to in 2024-

January 28: Worldwide Event for Youth: “I Am a Disciple of Jesus Christ”

February 4: Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults

February 29–March 2: RootsTech Family History Conference and Family Discovery Session

April 6–7: April 2024 General Conference

May 5: Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults

October 5–6: October 2024 General Conference

October 27: Worldwide Event for Youth

November 3Worldwide Devotional for Young Adults

December 8: First Presidency’s Christmas Devotional

And to be UBER prepared here is some additional Recorded Resources (and Religious Holidays)

Individuals, families and leaders also may wish to use any of the following recorded resources, which will be available on the dates noted. Some dates are still to be determined (TBD) and will be announced later.

January 26: Seminaries and Institutes Annual Broadcast

March 1: Temple and Family History Leadership Instruction

March 9: Friend to Friend for Children

March 31: Easter Sunday

June 18: CES Religious Educators Conference

June 20–23: Seminar for New Mission Leaders

July 19–20: Tabernacle Choir Summer Concert

August 10: Youth Music and Arts Festival

September 14: Friend to Friend for Children

November TBD: Seminaries and Institutes Annual Broadcast

November TBD:  Luz de Las Naciones

November 16: Church Music Festival from Temple Square

December 12–14: Tabernacle Choir Christmas Concert at Temple Square

December 25: Christmas Day

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How Well Are Utahns Doing At Life? Interesting Results!

'Doing well at life' is a pretty personal thing, right? We all have our own ideas of what success looks like. In Utah 'Keeping up with the Joneses' is still very much a thing. It's important to note that not everyone in Utah behaves this way, and the desire to maintain a certain image or façade can vary from person to person.

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Info I read on "Utah ranked first among states with the highest rates of happiness, in a new WalletHub study... Out of a total possible score of 100 points, Utah scored 69.79 points, followed by Hawaii at 66.42, Maryland at 64.62, Minnesota at 62.82, New Jersey at 61.98, Connecticut at 60.68, and California at 60.53."

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Utah came in 1st ahead of Hawaii!!! But what about our perfectionist complex? Perfection is not attainable nor is it attractive. No really! People actually relate to and form bonds better with people who willingly try and fail and don't pretend they have zero imperfections. Pheeew! That's a relief. I have plenty of imperfections that I don't want to bother hiding. 


Some people may feel the need to maintain appearances due to external factors like the need to impress employers, colleagues, or social circles. But those that can break away from this way of thinking can still thrive in Utah.

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Here are some simple questions to ask yourself, to gauge if you are 'Doing Well in Life':

  1.  Are you breathing?
  2. Do you have a roof over your head?
  3. Have you eaten today?
  4. Do you have clean water available to you?
  5. Do you have clothes to wear?
  6. Do you have somewhere to bathe?
  7. Do you wish well on others?
  8. Does anyone care for you?
  9. Do you forgive others?
  10. Do you smile at others?

You don't have to have all of these things. If you have more than 5, you are doing better than half of the world, and that is totally insane to try and comprehend. If you have most of these, try to spread the good that you can.

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Here are some signs that you're doing okay in both your personal and professional life:

Feeling Happy and Fulfilled:

  • Do you wake up in the morning excited about what the day holds?
  • Do your family and friends bring joy and support into your life?
  • How's your emotional and mental well-being?

Nailing Your Goals:

  • Have you set some goals that actually matter to you?
  • Are you making progress, even if it's little by little?
  • Have you achieved some of those goals and felt that sense of accomplishment?

Financial Peace:

  • Are you financially stable, not constantly over-extended on credit or buying things you don't NEED?
  • Do you have a budget or some financial plan going on?
  • Can you enjoy some of life's simple pleasures without feeling the need to constantly buy something?

Remember, success is a personal journey. What matters most is that you're content and working toward the things that mean the most to you.

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