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BYU-Hawaii commencement: No escalator to heaven

Elder Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy spoke during BYU-Hawaii’s commencement on Dec. 13.

Book review: 'Candy Canes and Christmastime' offers brief respite from holiday stress

Linda Hoffman Kimball curates short Christmas meditations by LDS women, ranging from silly to sacred. Read more »

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In Our Lovely Deseret: In the world but not of the world — one of the Savior's gifts

The world overwhelms us with enticements, but the Lord holds out the sweet assurance of true gifts if we will forsake the world and follow him. Read more »

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Once paralyzed, Mormon missionary heading back to field

Joey Cottrell, 19, will likely be heading back to the LDS mission field after suffering from a rare disease called Guillain-barre syndrome. Read more »

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Christmas without Jesus

Christmas is about Jesus. But not always. More now than ever before, it seems, Christmas is not about Jesus. Our society is celebrating Christmas without Jesus. Read more »

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LDS Church to create new missions in Utah and Washington in 2015

New LDS missions and mission president assignments effective next July began to leak this week and caused a stir. The Utah Provo Mission will split to create a mission in Orem. A Washington mission... Read more »

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Defending the Faith: A modern witness to the baby born in Bethlehem

As it should be, Joseph Smith's birthday on Dec. 23 is far overshadowed by celebrations of Christmas. But he remains enormously important, not least because his life and mission confirm the truth... Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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'A light on the hill': Las Vegas Nevada Temple reaches 25-year milestone

It's been 25 years since LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Las Vegas Nevada Temple. Read more »

Dec. 18, 2014

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How would LDS be affected by renewed US-Cuba relations?

President Barack Obama's announcement Wednesday about normalizing relations with Cuba led LDS Church members to think about the possibility of missionary work in that country, where the faith has... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Little Lamb: A babe in white linen on white stone

Last year, I began to feel that I should attempt a Nativity painting. This of course was a very daunting idea, but I figured the best place to start was with research. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Wright Words: 'Christmas Jars' movement celebrates 10 years and millions of dollars

Based on the number of books in print, the stories submitted to the website, and the average amount per jar ($200), the Christmas Jars movement has given away nearly $15,000,000 in spare change. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Picturing history: San Pedro River, Cochise County, Arizona

In December 1846, the Mormon Battalion was journeying west along the United States-Mexico border. Journals say that on Dec. 9, 1846, they reached the San Pedro River flowing north out of Sonora (in... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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From the Homefront: Coming to the throne of grace

Christmas is a season of grace, a time to reckon with ourselves and with others, boldly forgiving, boldly asking forgiveness and remembering that the Giver of good gifts made it all possible. Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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What's new: 'The Oakland Temple: Portal to Eternity' shares the history of the Bay Area's Temple Hill

In conjunction with the Oakland Temple's 50th anniversary, Deseret Book has published "The Oakland Temple: Portal to Eternity," a beautiful hard-bound book worthy of space on the bookshelf of any... Read more »

Dec. 17, 2014

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Two LDS temples will be closing for extensive renovations

Two LDS temples are scheduled to close for over a year starting in 2015, for renovations. The Freiberg Germany Temple is scheduled to close on Feb. 9, 2015 through May 2016. And the Idaho Falls... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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'Did great-grandpa know Joseph Smith?' New website helps build connections to early LDS history

A new website lets people see whether their ancestors interacted with Joseph Smith by combining the databases of FamilySearch and the Joseph Smith Papers Project. Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014

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Ask Angela: LDS bridal showers are out of control

Have you found yourself at a bridal shower that feels a little "sleazy?" Here's some advice! Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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LDS young man makes lasting impression on the court, in the mission field

There were 6.7 seconds remaining on the game clock when McKay Gregson of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, checked in at the scorer’s table. With such a short amount of time left in the game, his... Read more »

Dec. 15, 2014

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Battleship Missouri association honors LDS volunteers

The nonprofit USS Missouri Memorial Association honored Mormon missionaries and local members on Dec. 5 for donating approximately 27,000 man-hours of service to the famous battleship over the past... Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert features Muppets, return of Fontana

Santino Fontana and nine "Sesame Street" Muppets were guest artists for this year's annual Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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Comic: Santa and the bishop

This comic reflects the busy life of these two jolly saints! Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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Tickets available for Tabernacle Choir, orchestra’s summer 2015 tour

Tickets are available for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square’s five-city tour of the Atlantic Coast, including Maryland, New York and Massachusetts, next summer. Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014

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Concert review: Mormon Tabernacle Choir, 'Sesame Street' deliver engaging, fun Christmas performance

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Christmas concert featuring the "Sesame Street" Muppets and Santino Fontana delivered the meaning of Christmas in an engaging, fun way for adults and children to enjoy. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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The real 12 days of Christmas and why April 6 is a religiously significant date

Our ideas about the 12 days of Christmas may be innocuously incorrect. The 12 days of Christmas begin on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, and end on Jan. 6 and there is some significance to those dates. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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Hamblin & Peterson: Who were the 'wise men'?

Many questions remain unanswered about the wise men associated with the birth of Jesus Christ — including whether there were three of them. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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Video of world's largest live Nativity featuring David Archuleta, Piano Guys, other YouTube stars released

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A YouTube video was released Friday morning on The Piano Guys' Facebook page featuring a musical collaboration between several artists and footage from the world's largest Nativity. Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014

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