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Our Mormon Wordles are created from original LDS texts and the wordle tool at Wordle.net.

The process for creating wordles described below can be used to create wordles for any purpose, however we will explain it using the setting of making advanced wordles or enhanced wordles of LDS documents.

Anyone can just grab some relevant texts from the Gospel Library on LDS.org library, throw it in Wordle.net and get a wordle out the other side. We take many additional steps, use several other software packages and processes to arrive at the Mormon Wordles posted on this site.

We will be describing our process more in the future, but offer the tips below at the present. Read More→

To get the most out of one of our Mormon Wordles, you need to be familiar with the original text before your view them. If its been a while since you read it, follow the link if we provide one, or you can find the original text for most of them in the Gospel Library on LDS.org, or in your own scriptures.

At first just take in the artistic impression of the whole piece. The font size used for each word is dependent on their relative frequency (relative number of times they were used) in the text. Your eyes will be quickly drawn to the larger words which were emphasized by the author. Often there will be some words in larger fonts you do not recall being used that prominently. You might later ponder on those words and how they might enhance your understanding of the text.

Your eyes will then begin to run around the artwork to certain words. You will begin to recall their use in the original document. Now you will begin to see and form some associations between some of these words that may not have been apparent from your previous reading of the text. You will begin to recall certain passages or sections of the text dealing with those words or with words similar to them. Just enjoy the colors and the experience.

We are certainly not promoting any new doctrines based on word locations or associations formed by your use of Mormon Wordles, but they do allow us to explore and experience documents in a different way than just reading them. We see them somewhat as being a photograph of the words used by the author. Just as religious paintings help us explore scriptural events, Moron Wordles provide another means of experiencing the Book of Mormon, Bible, hymns, General Conference talks, the Family Proclamation, and other LDS documents. Read More→

Hold on a Little Longer
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Ensign First Presidency Message – January 2010

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

President Uchtdorf’s message was the first Mormon Wordle we created. I was fascinated by the display as I picked out the words of his message. He told us of the great blessings and of the great challenges of the Saints in Kirtland Ohio during the era of the dedication of the Kirtland Temple. Even those outside the temple saw and heard spiritual manifestations upon the Temple during the dedication.

A few months after the Kirtland Temple dedication the Saints faced widespread financial difficulties, persecution, an influx of immigrants with few possessions, and other hardships. Although they had just experienced tremendous spiritual blessings, some lost faith and drifted away.

President Uchtorf challenges us to be like the faithful Saints in Kirtland that held on to the Gospel. He urges us to “Hold on a little Longer”, to remember the Lord loves us, and that he will sustain us if we endure in faith to the end.

I thought it was a great message and an interesting departure from the traditional “Endure to the End” talk. If we keep “Holding on a Little Longer” we will endure to the end, but its a nice new take on an old, but very important message. For many Saints currently facing economic trials and other challenges, “Hold on a Little Longer” is a do-able, less overwhelming short term goal than “Enduring to the End”.

We Mormon Wordled his presentation and even used a piece of it as the header image of Mormon Wordles dot Com.

Hold-on-a-Little-Longer message wordle

Hold-on-a-Little-Longer message wordle


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One of the better known Chapters of the Book of Mormon due to its placement at the front, it is here that we first learn of Lehi, Sariah, and their son Nephi. They leave Jerusalem based on Lehi’s dream of its destruction. Before leaving, Lehi went forth among the people prophesying of the things he had heard and and seen, but they mocked him.

1st Nephi Chapter 1 wordle - sand version

1st Nephi Chapter 1 wordle – sand version

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This well known D&C missionary section was given through the Prophet Joseph Smith to his father Joseph Smith, Sr. in 1829. Verses 1 and 4 really ring out with enthusiasm.

Verse 1 – Now behold, a marvelous work is about to come forth among the children of men.

Verse 4 – For behold, the field is white and ready to harvest; and lo, he that thrusteth in his sickle with his might, the same layeth up in store that he perisheth not, but bringeth salvation to his soul.

Elder Joseph Fielding Smith once said these seven verses contain sufficient counsel and instruction for a lifetime of study. He told us it was a revelation to each member of the Church, especially those holding the Priesthood. Then he went on to say no elder was qualified to teach in the Church or to carry the message of Salvation to the world “until he has absorbed, in part a least, this heaven-sent instruction.” (Church History and Modern Revelation 1:35).

As this is one of the scriptures prospective missionaries learn, we tried to match some of that enthusiasm in our Mormon Wordle of Doctrine and Covenants Section 4. We ran it through our normal Mormon Wordle processes, then embossed it, and hit it with a some colored light.

Doctrine & Covenants: Section 4 wordle

Doctrine & Covenants: Section 4 wordle

The text and wordle above were originally on our Mormon Wordles dot Com site, but were moved here in early 2017.


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Genesis Chapter 1
In the beginning …

This great bible chapter tells us of the creation of the earth, and of the creation of man, Adam and Eve. A similar account exists in Moses Chapter 2 in the Book of Mormon. We plan to wordle it in the future for comparison.

I especially like the creation of the animals, the great wales, winged fowl, cattle, creeping thing, beasts of the earth, fish of the sea and the fowls of the air. All those animals beginning to find their way around would have been wonderful to have seen.

Many in the world today no longer believe in creation. We need to stand by our faith and remember we are sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father, and were created in the image of God.

With water and light being abundant in the Genesis account of the creation, we elected to provide a Mormon Wordle reminiscent of the waters at creation.

Genesis Chapter 1 wordle

Genesis Chapter 1 wordle


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Faithful Friends
President Henry B. Eyring
First Presidency Message – July 2010

Elder Henry B. Eyring

Elder Henry B. Eyring

President Eyring points out the Savior calls those who have been faithful in their service to him “friends” (D&C 84). We can become his friend by serving others.

President Eyring tells us that over the next few days we will each have opportunities to be the Savior’s friend. If we are alert over the next few days, we will see others carrying heavy burdens, or have old friends called to mind we have not seen in years. We need to reach out to these people and lighten their burdens.

Our Savior will bless us to feel what they feel. As we serve them, our love for them will grow. That will give us courage to reach out again to others.

President Eyring also recounted how old friends had reached out to him in the past in his time of need across many miles and years when only Heavenly Father could have told them of his burdens.

Its a great feeling to reach out to old friends in their time of need, and soothing when they do the same for us. May we all follow his counsel and be especially alert this month for these opportunities to grow and to become the Savior’s friends.

A Mormon Wordle of his message is below:

wordle of President Eyring's message on Faithful Friends

wordle of President Eyring’s message on Faithful Friends

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“A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief” is one of the great LDS hymns. I learned to play it on the piano many years ago when I was alone one holiday season. It was originally written as a seven stanza poem titled, “The Stranger and His Friend” in 1826 by James Montgomery. Per the Church News (18 October 2008), the hymn was introduced to the Church by John Taylor who learned it as a missionary in England in 1840.

Well known as the favorite hymn of the Prophet Joseph Smith, John Taylor sang it to him twice the afternoon Joseph and Hyram were killed by a mob in a Carthage, Illinois jail.

When John Taylor became President of the Church, he commissioned Ebenezer Beesley to compose new music for the hymn as we now know it. In late 2008, the Church announced researchers had found the original, more upbeat tune sang to the Prophet Joseph by John Taylor.

We Mormon Wordled the hymn then post processed it a bit to get to the overall tones below. I think it does a nice job of catching the feel of the hymn.

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief wordle

A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief wordle


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General Conference Closing Remarks – April 2010

President Monson

President Monson

Once again, President Monson gave us a great uplifting closing message along with some guidance. He thanked those who participated in the conference, said he had seldom heard so good of sermons with so few words, reminded us the messages would be reprinted in the May issues of the Liahona and Ensign, and urged us to study, ponder, and apply those messages.

He used seaman’s terms to describe how the world around us, “seems to have slipped from its moorings of safety and drifted from the harbor of peace.” Similar to the previous closing address, he mentioned how permissiveness, immorality, pornography, dishonesty and a host of other ills cause many to be tossed about on the seas. President Monson urged us to look to the lighthouse of the Lord, thanked us for our prayers in his behalf and in behalf of the General Authorities, and invoked a blessing upon us that the messages and spirit of this conference might find an expression in all that we do.

Although the closing messages are usually pretty brief, I always look forward to them. This time I especially enjoyed his use of sea fairing terms which fit so well with the rescuing message that is being strongly promoted across the church. His choice of terms is especially relevant when you consider the rescue painting that is currently being used to help energize our rescuing efforts.

We wordled his closing message in similar format to that we used on his October 2009 Conference closing message to allow some comparisons to be made below.

Wordle of President Monson's closing remarks, April 2010 General Conference

Wordle of President Monson’s closing remarks, April 2010 General Conference


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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted a question on their official Facebook page, “What three words describe your faith as a Latter-day Saint?” on September 29, 2011.

The call for comments was already closed when we first learned of it from an October 4, 2011 post on LDS Media Talk by Larry Richman titled, Words That Describe Latter Day Saints. His post displays a word cloud (probably a wordle) of the responses that shows some very prominent single words including Love, Faith, Jesus, Hope, Family, Christ, Charity, and Truth, with several other responses in smaller fonts.

We started to wonder if the raw data might have more to offer and went over to Facebook and found the original post. The question, “What three words describe your faith as a Latter-day Saint?” received 577 responses.

Several members had trouble limiting themselves to three words, or to just one response. But the content of the responses was pretty interesting.

We noticed hundred of members (Mormons) chose to respond with phrases (like “Child of God” or “Faith, Hope & Charity”) instead of freestanding words like hope, forgiveness, Christ, Atonement. Read More→

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