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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: How do you do date night?

Anytime either one of us has had a particularly hard day, or when we come home from a date, or really just to say, “I love you,” it’s chocolate chip cookies. Read more »

July 11, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: 'America’s best idea'

Magnificent places like Yellowstone — and America’s other national parks — inspire awe and reverence. They take us back to a time when very little separated us from nature. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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This Is the Place park offers more than Mormon heritage

One of the greatest but little-known stories about Utah history is now a big part of This Is the Place Heritage Park. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Book review: ‘Love at First Note’ delightfully blends music with romance

When a classical violinist meets a popular YouTube pianist, their hearts and music collide. "Love at First Note" by Jenny Proctor is a sensational novel about sacrificing for family, following... Read more »

July 10, 2016

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Edification requires give and take

The way we speak matters as much as what we say. The posture we take toward the other person and that he or she takes toward us can either facilitate or constrain the Spirit of truth. Read more »

July 10, 2016

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LDS author who lost battle with cancer shows love conquers cancer in final book 'See You in the Morning'

In her final work, "See You in the Morning," Pamela S. Williams displays the power that love wields even in the face of cancer. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Worldwide indexing event July 15-17

FamilySearch will host its annual Worldwide Indexing Event on July 15-17. Read more »

July 9, 2016

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Mormon missionaries to remain in Russia despite new law restricting missionary work

The LDS Church is studying the impact of a new Russian law that restricts missionary work outside of churches and requires permits for missionaries, but the faith's missionaries will remain in... Read more »

July 8, 2016

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LDS Church's chief lawyer says not all religious freedoms should be defended the same

Elder Lance B. Wickman, the general counsel for the LDS Church, said Thursday that believers have to prioritize religious freedoms, defending those at the innermost core of importance and... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Applause for choir and orchestra long and loud on European tour; proceeds in Vienna go to charity

LDS Church News

A sold-out concert July 2 at the prestigious Musikverein in Vienna capped the first week of a 20-day tour of western Europe by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square. Read more »

July 7, 2016

Defending the Faith: 'Transformed by the renewing of your mind'

We're all inevitably affected by our cultural and social environment. Such influences can be spiritually dangerous, though, so it's wise to be aware of rival worldviews and, where necessary, to be... Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Edgehill Ward celebrates 80th anniversary with reunion Aug. 20-21

The Edgehill Ward, organized in Salt Lake City in 1936, will celebrate its 80th anniversary with a reunion Aug. 20-21. Read more »

July 7, 2016

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Elder Wickman, UVU's Matt Holland to speak at BYU religious freedom conference

How can you protect religious freedom? A BYU conference this week will provide tips for talking about it effectively, identify the political and legal trends, and help with understanding media... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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Picturing history: Newel and Elizabeth Whitney home, Kirtland, Ohio

The extant home of Newel and Elizabeth Whitney is the site where Joseph and Emma Smith first stayed following their move to Kirtland, Ohio. Several sections of the Doctrine and Covenants were... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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New Harmony: Are you a reliable witness for your life?

In matters of faith, where a pulpit is a witness stand and people constantly share and bear testimony, being a reliable witness is all. Religious souls rise or fall on their authenticity. Read more »

July 6, 2016

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What's new: 'Change Your Words, Change Your World' by Eric Richards shares power of words

Using a variety of analogies and stories, Eric Richards, an LDS Church educator, gives an inspiring fireside on audio CD about how the power of our words can affect others. "The key to other... Read more »

July 6, 2016

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LDS Church announces open house, dedication dates for Sapporo Japan Temple

The Sapporo Japan Temple will be the third LDS temple in Japan and is set to be dedicated on Sunday, Aug. 21. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Digitizing books by the dozens

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has developed a sophisticated system for digitizing and storing books and other historical items that makes information available to those who are... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Erin Stewart: Does God have a plan for your life?

Why I believe "everything will work out," maybe just not on this earth. Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Former KSL news anchor, BYU alum balances life as stay-at-home, working mom

Jennifer Stagg used to spend her nights covering the top story of the day, now she finds herself in the everyday trenches of motherhood. Although she no longer is on the 10 o'clock news, she has... Read more »

July 5, 2016

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Elder Neil L. Andersen throws out first pitch at Dodger Stadium

LDS Church News

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Doger Stadiumin Los Angeles July 1. Read more »

July 4, 2016

Meet LDS surfer Jordy Collins, one of the sport's rising young stars

Jordy Collins, a 17-year-old from California, has become one of the country's rising young surfers. Read more »

July 3, 2016

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German audiences give raucous applause to choir, orchestra

Just under a week into their Western European tour, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have performed concerts in Berlin and Nuremburg — and folks on tour are still... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Book review: 'Loving Leah' is a journey through war-torn historical America

When Mormon Leah Donaldson gets a job as a governess to two children whose mother has died and father is away at war, she isn't ready for the love she feels for them, or the trouble that awaits her... Read more »

July 3, 2016

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Remembering President Boyd K. Packer 1 year after his death

One year has passed since the death of President Boyd K. Packer on July 3, 2015. President Packer was serving as president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Music and the Spoken Word: 'God bless America'

“God Bless America” became an unofficial national anthem of the United States almost from the moment Kate Smith sang it on the radio in 1938. Read more »

July 2, 2016

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What's new: Gerald Lund's 'To Soar With Eagles' explores life in San Juan mission in southeastern Utah

Author Gerald N. Lund's "To Soar With Eagles" is the sequel to "Only the Brave," a two-volume historical fiction series based on the families that pioneered the San Juan mission in early... Read more »

July 2, 2016

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Turning 'houses into homes': At Home CEO Lee Bird discusses faith, values

CEO of At Home, Lewis “Lee” Bird, understands good values in business. In his three years with the company, he has successfully applied many policies that reflect his LDS beliefs. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Kroger features LDS sisters, Lindsey Stirling interviewed by ABC News

Last week on social media, LDS chefs and musicians were involved with national companies and news organizations. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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My prayer for two future sons-in-law

I am confident that every dad who’s ever had a daughter can relate to at least some of what I’ve been feeling lately. Pardon the cliché, but it feels like just yesterday that my... Read more »

July 1, 2016

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Elder D. Todd Christofferson speaks at Freedom Festival Patriotic Service: 'Religious Freedom — A Cherished Heritage to Defend'

LDS Church News

Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles spoke on America's heritage of religious freedom and the need to defend it at the Freedom Festival Patriotic Service on June 26. Read more »

June 30, 2016

'Please do not fear technology,' Elder David A. Bednar says at 2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents

LDS Church News

Speaking during the 2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents, Elder David A. Bednar emphasized: “Please do not fear technology. Please do not take counsel from your fears. Embrace these... Read more »

June 30, 2016

LDS optometrist brings focus to Fiji

A Latter-day Saint optometrist and his wife from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, hold free clinics in LDS meetinghouses, community halls, schools and other locations in Fiji — bringing the nation... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Ruby Girl: New website aims to give LDS young women a place to belong and recognize their worth

When Elaine Dalton heard Michelle Lehnardt’s vision for RubyGirl.org, she immediately voiced her support. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Defending the Faith: 2 ways of taking the gospel to others

How we model our beliefs may be more important than any words we ever say, although words, too, are essential to preaching the gospel. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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LDS Church History Museum’s new online art exhibit titled 'Exceedingly Valiant for Courage'

A new online exhibit titled “Exceedingly Valiant for Courage” was recently launched by the Church History Museum of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints . Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Ken Niumatalolo's gratitude continues nearly 2 years after 'Meet the Mormons'

Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo's life has not been the same since he and his family were featured in the LDS Church-produced film "Meet the Mormons." Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Mormon Helping Hands volunteer shares experience following West Virginia flooding

Meet Sonya. She’s a nurse. She helps people for a living. She was on her way to work on Thursday when floods hit her hometown of White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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What's new: 'To Become Like God' shares how people can be more than they think

"To Become Like God" gives insight and clarity to the doctrine that man has great potential. Andrew Skinner helps readers see their true potential in mortality. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: How to get happiness at a bargain rate

Sure, you can buy happiness. The problem is, most of us try to buy it in the wrong places. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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LDS singer/songwriter Nik Day releases original 'Miracle' album

LDS singer/songwriter Nik Day's "Miracles" album was released on June 3. The seven origianl songs on his new album are about having a personal relationship with God, he said. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Picturing history: Kirtland Temple, a divine mandate

The Kirtland Temple is a structure of great historical significance to those interested in Latter-day Saint history. Owned and maintained by Community of Christ, it is a must see when visiting the... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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BYU Olympian teaches optimism, overcoming trials in TEDxTalk (+video)

Kate Hansen is a student at Brigham Young University who competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics. In a TEDxTalk, she shares how her challenges helped her become a better Olympian. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Long PBS piece calls Mormon welfare system huge, impressive

The PBS show "Religion & Ethics Newsweekly" highlighted the LDS Church's welfare system this week in a seven-minute report, providing details about the breadth of the program and describing its... Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Twila Van Leer: Technology makes writing, publishing an ancestor's story easier

Writing a book about an ancestor has never been easier. Technology has made it simple to self-publish even when you want copies only for family. Of course, once you have decided to undertake the... Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Wright Words: 8 summertime activities under $8

What if long car trips, cross-country adventures or expensive excursions aren’t on the summertime agenda? Read more »

June 28, 2016

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The story of WIlliam Pitt and the Nauvoo Brass Band, who played as the Saints mourned Joseph and Hyrum Smith's deaths

William Pitt's band was a vital part of the culture of Nauvoo, and played during the viewing of Joseph and Hyrum Smith after the martyrdom — then added to the richness and strength of the... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Book review: 'The Assassination of Joseph Smith' shines thought-provoking light on final years of Prophet's life

In "The Assassination of Joseph Smith: Innocent Blood on the Banner of Liberty," author Ryan C. Jenkins gives a thought-provoking account of the slain Prophet's life from Oct. 31, 1838, until his... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Never on Sunday: BYU won't compete on the Sabbath Day, regardless of the consequences

For decades, BYU has fought for the right to compete at the highest levels of college athletics while upholding its longstanding commitment to keep the Sabbath Day holy by not competing on Sundays. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents: 'Teach Repentance and Baptize Converts'

LDS Church News

Every member of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and other Church leaders participated in the 2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents, addressing the theme "Teach Repentance... Read more »

June 25, 2016

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