Apparently some people spent a lot of time over Thanksgiving blogging. Me, I focused on eating, shopping, and reading. Here are links and comments on a few of the posts that caught my eye as I slogged through my Google Reader queue this morning.
At NCT, Matt recounts a Thanksgiving trip to the temple with "the girl, Jon, some other girl, and the brother of Jon." It ends with a moving experience in the temple. It is mercifully short as personal stories go. I can't explain why I enjoyed the post.
Nitsav at FPR posted "Is the King James a good translation?" Nitsav's short answer: "No with an if, Yes with a but ..." [My short answer would be, "No, not really."] The short discussion of problems with the KJV should motivate you to get a different translation for your personal Sunday School study of the Old Testament next year. The Harper-Collins Study Bible or the NIV Study Bible are good options. I bought a fake-leather copy of the NIV Study Bible that looks just like the large-print LDS Bible -- very handy for church on Sunday. Bonus points to any reader who can define the mysterious acronym OTFTW. Is it from Dan Brown's new book?
Steve P's list of evolution books (for Christmas gifts). Buy one for the CES teacher in your life and help save the next generation of LDS youth from the train wreck called Young Earth Creationism. I've read about five of the books on the list, which is probably enough. They all say pretty much the same thing, but some say it better than others.