Prophet sculpting: What would it be like to be the artist "Sculpting the Prophet"? Learn about the man behind the bust of President Thomas S. Monson in this newest Mormon Messages video and how Blair Buswell has used his talent throughout his life. Plus learn the delightful thing President Monson said and did upon seeing his likeness for the first time.

Digital scrapbooking: Once again, it’s time for the LDS Blog Train where digital scrapbook bloggers offer their digital designs for free. This month's theme: “Faith in God.” Click in to find 15 different downloadable scrapbook kits. Enjoy!

Mission picture: This post of “Florida Orlando Mission Sisters Doing Service” is my pick for a picture of the week. So awesome.

Shannon Hale: Shannon Hale is following up her Newbery Honor awardwinning book “Princess Academy” with a sequel. And she offers to her blog readers a chance to read the “Unpublished Prologue for Palace of Stone.”

Here’s a taste: “In summer on Mount Eskel, the sky was a hot blue and seemed to come down lower, hanging there, just a breath away. Sunlight poured through the open window and the cracks of the rock walls. It pooled on the tabletop and in the palms of Miri’s hands. She held the sunlight. She breathed in the warmth. In summer, she could not remember what it felt like to be cold.” Click in for more.

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