By Kent Larsen
Internet: Personal and Small Business, Literature Websites
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- The number of personal and small business websites run
by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints seems to be
growing rapidly, and this week's new websites demonstrate their prevalence.
The new websites include a massage and doula business, a wedding invitation
business, a filtering software business and a floral business, in addition
to a few personal web pages. Also new this week are a couple of literature
resources, including one that specifically focuses on Mormon literature.
Among the businesses, the nicest design comes from LDSfilter.com, which
sells filtering software meant to screen pornography websites while using
the Internet. Also nice is Rebecca's Sunnybrook Flowers, which includes
floral arrangements for weddings and other occasions. However, the site
doesn't have photos of its arrangements catalog available yet.
The literature sites include Suite101.com's Mormon (LDS) Literature page,
which includes a few articles on Mormon literature in addition to discussion
boards and links. However, the site misses much of the Mormon literature
material available elsewhere. While it doesn't specifically aim at Mormons,
Katharsis.org provides more detailed links and resources for writers.
Newly Listed Mormon Websites:
Amber's Natural Health and Healing Website
Website covering LDS Church member's massage and doula business. Gives basic
information on natural health and healing, including doula services,
massage, complimentary health care and energy work, natural family planning,
healthy eating and living, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and more.
Celebrations Invitations and More
Midlothian, Virginia LDS Church-member's 20-year-old business selling
wedding invitations. Includes links to wedding invitation catalogs, and some
Attractive personal page for Mesa, Arizona-based LDS Church member. Includes
pages about children, Moab, Utah, Alpine, a picture gallery, ancestry and
links to other sites.
Writer's support website run by LDS Church member Rachel Anne Lister.
Includes submitted fiction and poetry, as well as sections on journaling,
writing aids, workshops and critique circles. Includes a long list of links
to useful writing sites. An attractive and nicely-organized site.
Website for filtering software meant to filter Internet webpages for
Yahoo!Groups discussion list for Latter-day Saint (Mormon) Massage
Therapists. Covers professional discussion of massage therapy from a LDS
perspective and of other natural therapies, natural healing, body work, or
Nomrom.com: Another Backwards Mormon...
Umbrela site that includes site for LDS Pocket PC resources. Also includes
personal sites for Andrew Lewis, Curtis Gibb and a wedding album for Heidi
J. Fisher and Michael G. Gehmlich. The Pocket PC resource page includes
software for syncing the LDS Church's MIS data to MS Outlook, and links to
sources for LDS palm resources.
Rebecca's Sunnybrook Flowers &More
Attractive site for Tuscon-based LDS Church-member's floral business.
In Search of Ancient Cumorah
Website for video produced by LDS Church members Dave Asay and Randy Mellor
that attempts to describe the locations of Book of Mormon geographical
locations. The video places the Hill Cumorah at the Hill Vigia, near
Santiago Tuxtla in Veracruz state, Mexico. It includes interviews with LDS
archaeologist Dr. Bruce Warren and LDS Scholar Dr. Joseph L. Allen.
Suite 101: Mormon (LDS) Literature
Site about Mormon Literature using about.com-like Suite101.com. Includes
links to Internet sites on Mormon Literature and general Mormon sites,
articles about Mormon Literature and discussion boards. While not as heavily
promoted as about.com, suite101.com is nicer, not as heavily coded and its
subjects are better organized.