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Picturing history: Thompson, Ohio

A convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Leman Copley owned over 700 acres of land that was then in Thompson. These images show land that Copley owned, including the cemetery... Read more »

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New Harmony: Exploring my Yuletide tribal ties

As many know, the cold, high country of northern Arizona is a hotbed of Mormon history. I was there Sunday, looking to attend an LDS Christmas program. And I had options galore. I mentally tossed a dart at a map and it landed on... Read more »

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More than miracles: New books highlight miraculous events during Jesus’ ministry, New Testament

BYU associate professors Eric Huntsman and Alonzo Gaskill are the authors of recent books that focus on different aspects of miracles and that have been released in advance of the New Testament... Read more »

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What's new: 'American Temples' shares photos of LDS temples across US

At a turning point in his career, wedding photographer Scott Jarvie decided to live on the road for one year and photograph 70 temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the... Read more »

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Creators of 'Saratov Approach' to release second 'religious thriller' about LDS missionaries

In April, the makers of "The Saratov Approach" will release a second film featuring missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in what director Garrett Batty calls another... Read more »

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Taking steps with a purpose

Using the analogy of my new Fitbit, our trials, challenges, opportunities and relationships take on new meaning and literally change our attitude when we have purpose to our steps and lives. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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Book review: 'The Christmas Code' is a tightly woven, plot-twisting novella

Utahn and Mormon author Ed J. Pinegar weaves a tightly laced novella that shares an example of how even a small kind deed or compliment can reverberate to help others. Read more »

Dec. 22, 2014

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LDS Church clarifies position on nondiscrimination legislation

The LDS Church said Sunday that it has not changed its position on legislation to protect gays from discrimination in housing and employment. Such legislation needs to include religious liberty... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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Christmas I Remember Best: 'All this, and the Gospel, too;' Christmas with Ezra Taft and Flora Benson

Second of seven winners this year in the Deseret News' annual "Christmas I Remember Best" writing contest. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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Book review: 'Born to the Virgin Mary' looks at birth of the Savior

In the booklet "Born to the Virgin Mary," David J. Ridges focuses on Jesus Christ, his relationship with his mortal mother Mary and the miraculous events surrounding his birth. Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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LDS World: Jesus Christ is the solution

An unplanned WWI truce demonstrates the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ to bring peace to a world torn by strife and hatred. Soliders' letters detail a Christmas where the Spirit of Christ... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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RootsTech Innovator Summit speakers announced

Nathan Furr, a professor of innovation and entrepreneurship at Brigham Young University, a visiting scholar at INSEAD and ESSEC and an author, will be the featured speaker at the RootsTech... Read more »

Dec. 21, 2014

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'American Idol' alum Brooke White creates album to fight child sex trafficking

When singer-songwriter and former “American Idol” contestant Brooke White was approached by Foundation Entertainment with an offer to donate to a charity of her choice, she found the... Read more »

Dec. 20, 2014

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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 »

Dec. 20, 2014

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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 »

Dec. 20, 2014

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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 »

Dec. 19, 2014

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BYU-Hawaii commencement: No escalator to heaven

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“Everything worth doing, and everything worth becoming and accomplishing, takes work — plain old-fashioned work,” said Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy... Read more »

Dec. 19, 2014

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 »

Dec. 19, 2014

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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 »

Dec. 18, 2014

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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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