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Scripture Study Made Awesome: Over 100 Scripture Study Methods

2013-06-11

Have you ever had times when scripture study was tedious, boring, or non-existent? Most of us have. But you’re in luck. Those days are over. In Scripture Study Made Awesome, released TODAY, you’ll find an original list of over 100 fun, interesting, and creative ways to study the scriptures, with encouragement to help you begin a life-long habit of enjoyable daily study of the word of God. You now have more resources than ever before to discover the study methods that will work best for you in your individual situation. Starting today, your personal and family scripture study will forever be awesome. You can order it online through Cedar Fort, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and soon it should be available in Seagull Book and Deseret Book. Please tell everyone you know about this. Pass the word, Facebook it, pin it, forward it, let’s get the word out and help everyone have a great scripture study experience every day! Tweet…

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Does Sin with Repentance Make You Stronger?

2013-05-27 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 4s

Here are the two awesome quotes from the show: Spencer W. Kimball: “Another error into which some transgressors fall, because of the availability of God’s forgiveness, is the illusion that they are somehow stronger for having committed sin and then lived through the period of repentance. This simply is not true. That man who resists temptation and lives without sin is far better off than the man who has fallen, no matter how repentant the latter may be. The reformed transgressor, it is true, may be more understanding of one who falls into the same sin, and to that extent perhaps more helpful in the latter’s regeneration. But his sin and repentance have certainly not made him stronger than the consistently righteous person.” Spencer W. Kimball, The Miracle of Forgiveness (1969), 357 C.S. Lewis: “A silly idea is current that good people do not know what temptation means. This is an obvious lie. Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is… You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. A man who gives in to temptation after five minutes simply does not know what it would have been like an hour later. That is why bad people, in one sense, know very little about badness — they have lived a sheltered life by always giving in. We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it: and Christ, [...]…

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1 Nephi 7: Audio Scriptures for Kids

2013-05-20 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 5s

Nephi’s the man. If my siblings bound me in the desert in hopes the wild animals would kill me, I’d be a little upset. But not only did Nephi get delivered by the Lord, but he forgave his brothers. I want to be like Nephi. Tweet…

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Kickstarter Project

2013-05-01

Let me start by telling you the story behind the audio scriptures for kids that I’ve been posting. I love the Book of Mormon. And I love audio books. The first time I listened to the Book of Mormon on cassette tape (yeah, I’m that old), it was a life changing experience. It totally opened my eyes to the scriptures and helped me develop a love for the Lord like I’d never experienced before. The characters, places, and stories came to life, and I could see and hear them in my mind vividly. What’s Wrong? So you can imagine my disappointment when I pop in the Book of Mormon CD for my kids, and they lose interest within seconds. I mean, okay, so they’re all under seven years old, and I was like fourteen when I first listened—but still. My wife, Jenni, and I have audio scriptures playing in our house all the time, but one day I was reading the scriptures out loud to my kids the way I sometimes do secretly: Loud, with animated narration and passion, as if I was in a Shakespeare competition. By the time I finished an entire chapter, they were still sitting there, listening. That had never happened before. Then they started asking questions and talking about the story. That had only ever happened in my pre-child-raising imagination. That got me really thinking. Aren’t there any audio scriptures out there for kids that read like that? I searched everywhere, but I couldn’t find [...]…

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1 Nephi 6: Audio Scriptures for Kids

2013-04-01 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 1s

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1 Nephi 5: Audio Scriptures for Kids

2013-03-29 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 4s

I don’t think Sariah’s complaints were the same kind as Laman and Lemuel’s. L&L were always complaining for selfish reasons, while Sariah’s worries were centered in her love for her children. Just a thought. Tweet…

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1 Nephi 4: Audio Scriptures for Kids

2013-03-24 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 6s

I think this was a big test for Nephi to see if he was really willing to do what the Lord commanded him, maybe even the hardest thing he ever did in his whole life. Can you imagine? But he did it. He proved to the Lord and to himself that he would keep the commandments no matter the consequences. I want to be more like Nephi. Tweet…

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1 Nephi 3: Audio Scriptures for Kids

2013-03-16 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 5s

This time your kids get to help Nephi and his brothers get to Jerusalem to get the plates. After listening to the chapter, click on the maze to get a PDF you can print out for them to solve.  Tweet…

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1 Nephi 2: Audio Scriptures for Kids

2013-03-08 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 5s

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1 Nephi 1: Audio Scriptures for Kids

2013-03-06 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 5s

This is the first chapter of my audio scriptures intended for kids. Most of the audio scriptures out there are great… for adults. I hope with this version, kids will enjoy listening to the scriptures, too. The chapter is word-for-word straight from the book, but dramatized, with some sound effects and music. I’ll create more such chapters based on demand, so be sure to let me know if your kids like it!     Tweet…

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Reading Scriptures with Kids

2013-03-03

Reading scriptures with kids doesn’t have to be a chore, it can be fun, both for the kids and the parents. Here are some simple things you can do, as a parent, to help your little ones listen (at least for a short time): Use an animated voice Offer explanations often Ask questions they know they answers to, and praise them when they’re right Relate the verses to things they understand Use different voices for different characters Have fun! For more fun ideas, pre-order my book, Scripture Study Made Awesome, coming out June 2013 Tweet…

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Could it REALLY be That Simple?

2013-02-08 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 6s

Moroni was the man. You want to know if something is good or bad? He gave it to us straight–undiluted. He said, “Dude, knowing right from wrong is stinkin’ simple. Plain as day” (paraphrasing). Ahem. Okay, so he really said, It is given unto you to judge, that ye may know good from evil; and the way to judge is as plain, that ye may know with a perfect knowledge, as the daylight is from the dark night. Meh, basically the same thing. But is it really that simple? Plain as day? What about when your friends at school take the Lord’s name in vain? Is that right? “Well,” you might respond, “it’s not right for me to take His name in vain, but it’s my friends. I can’t control what they say. ‘Judge not,’ remember? That’s what Jesus said!” Touché. Jesus did say that. And you’re right. You don’t need to treat your friends like scum, or heathens, or kickable garden gnomes… That would go against the Lord’s teaching to love one another. But if you’re going to quote Jesus, at least quote Him all the way. If you look at the inspired translation of that verse, we see that what He really said was, “Judge not unrighteously, but judge righteous judgement.” But what about saying it yourself, just a little, to show your friends that you really are sincerely not judging them? “It’s not like I say it at home!” you might say. “I don’t even really like saying it–it’s just for [...]…

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My Testimony

2013-01-07 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 14s

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Once there was an AWESOME Snowman

2012-12-16

Time-lapse snowman building. What better way to spend an afternoon with the kids? The music is called, “Figure Eights and Slipscapades,” by Chas, and is available at http://chashathaway.com/music/newagepiano-albumofhope-christmas Tweet…

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What to Look For in a Date: Top Five List

2012-12-03 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 6s

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Gratitude: The Seed of Righteous Desire

2012-11-18 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 4s

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Am I Ready for Steady Dating?

2012-11-11 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 3s

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Getting Dumped

2012-11-03 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 8s

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As They Could Be

2012-10-14 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 3s

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Fail

2012-09-30 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 14s

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Build On the Foundation of Christ: Helaman 5:12

2012-09-17

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Toenails and the Influence of Media

2012-09-09 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 3s

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LDS and Evolution

2012-08-26 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 13s

The views expressed in this video are solely my responsibility, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. But I try my best to express what I understand to be the church’s position in the matter. And all the goofiness? Yeah, that’s mine too. Tweet…

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The Best LDS Android Apps

2012-08-05 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 8s

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Family Friendly Nonviolent Games for Computer

2012-07-21 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 9s

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Kids Say the Awesomest Things

2012-07-15 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 13s

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How to Date a Friend

2012-07-09 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 5s

“But we’re such good friends, and if I ask her out, and she doesn’t like me that way, won’t it get all awkward between us and ruin our friendship?” Tweet…

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MORE Awesome Scripture Study for Kids

2012-07-01 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 5s

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Awesome Scripture Study for Kids

2012-06-25 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 5s

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Day Off for Fathers Day

2012-06-17

Sorry, no video today. It’s father’s day, so I’m taking the day off to go visit my Dad. I love you, Dad! Tweet…

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Raising Creative Kids

2012-06-09 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 6s

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How to Dance the Charleston Lindy Whatever Hop

2012-06-03

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The Second Coming of Jesus Christ – A New Perspective

2012-05-27 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 5s

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Optimism

2012-05-20 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 5s

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How to Ask a Guy Out

2012-05-12 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 5s

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Ten Journal-Keeping Ideas

2012-05-06 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 5s

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Why Do Mormons Only Marry Mormons?

2012-04-29 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 5s

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Taking Kids Out of Sacrament Meeting

2012-04-22 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 4s

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Answering Tough Questions About the Gospel

2012-04-15 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 4s

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Easter Special Recipe: Nested Robin Eggs!

2012-04-06

Nested Robin Eggs Ingredients (for nests): 2 cups sugar 1/4 cup cocoa 1 stick butter 1/2 cup milk 1 cup peanut butter 1 tablespoon vanilla 3 cups oatmeal 1-2 cups fun cereal of your choice (optional) 1-2 cups coconut (optional) Any other fun stuff you want to stick in there Waxed paper Directions Mix sugar, [...]…

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Get a Babysitter? I think not!

2012-04-01 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 4s

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The Influence of Art: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. . . and the Pretty, too.

2012-03-25 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 3s

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Preparing for General Conference

2012-03-20 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 5s

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Choice and Akidability: Teaching Agency to Young Children

2012-03-11 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 7s

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How to Read Scriptures with Kids

2012-03-04 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 15s

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2012-02-26 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 5s

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Scripture Study: Self-Discovery Methods

2012-02-19 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 7s

The Six Ideas Discussed in this Episode Cross-Reference Your Patriarchal Blessing Do a Personality Profile on People in the Scriptures Do a Scriptural Character Personality Profile of Yourself Create a Top 10 Favorite Scriptures List Create a Top Most Challenging Scriptures List Com Up with a New Favorite Verse Tweet…

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How to Flirt (Appropriately): Valentine Special 4 of 4

2012-02-13 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 30s

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My Testimony

2012-02-06 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 22s

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Breaking Up: Valentines Special 3 of 4

2012-01-29 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 17s

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Dating Ideas: Valentines Special 2 of 4

2012-01-22 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 26s

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LDS Internet Dating: Valentines Special 1 of 4

2012-01-16 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 22s

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Do a Family History Interview with Your Spouse

2012-01-09 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 33s

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WHEN is Christ Coming? …Oh, and a bit about Mayan Calendars

2012-01-01 :: Chas Hathaway
Length: 18s

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Learning to Love Scripture Study

2011-11-28 :: Chas Hathaway

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Light and Truth… and Music

2009-10-12 :: Chas Hathaway

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Music & the Knowledge of Good and Evil

2009-09-17 :: Chas Hathaway

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Popopopopopular!

2009-08-15 :: Chas Hathaway

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Popcorn and Pop Music – uh… except no popcorn. Just Pop Music… and really long podcast titles

2009-08-10 :: Chas Hathaway

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The Flexing of Instincts

2009-07-31 :: Chas Hathaway

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Worship Through Music

2009-07-25 :: Chas Hathaway

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Engagment… er.. Engagement!

2009-05-16

Dating and Marriage Series Some Things we have Learned–Together, by Jeffrey R. and Patricia T. Holland Joseph F. Smith: “I want the young men of Zion to realize that this institution of marriage is not a man-made institution. It is of God. It …

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Go Fish

2009-05-09

Dating and Marriage Series “Of All Things,” New Era, Oct. 2004, 42 Be sure your courtship reflects the patterns you want in your eternal marriage. —President Spencer W. Kimball (1895–1985), “Live for the Future,” New Era, Nov. 2002, 12. A Prophet’s Love S…

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Who Ya Gunna Marry?

2009-05-01

Dating and Marriage Series So now that you’re deep in the dating game, how do you decide WHO to marry?  As mentioned again and again by prophets, this is likely the most important decision you will make in your life!  So how do you decide?  Leave yo…

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Hymns and the Spirit

0000-00-00 :: Chas Hathaway

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Hymnology

0000-00-00 :: Chas Hathaway

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The Parable of the Spoons

0000-00-00 :: Chas Hathaway

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What God Hath Joined Together

0000-00-00 :: Chas Hathaway

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Oneness in Marriage

0000-00-00 :: Chas Hathaway

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A Bunch of “Love”ly Quotes

0000-00-00 :: Chas Hathaway

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The Parable of the Treasure

0000-00-00 :: Chas Hathaway

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Special Episode: Interview with Engagees!

0000-00-00 :: Chas Hathaway

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Love, Love, Love!

0000-00-00 :: Chas Hathaway

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