President Dieter F. Uchtdorf visited refugee camps in Athens, Greece.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
FamilySearch will host its annual Worldwide Indexing Event on July 15-17. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The Edgehill Ward, organized in Salt Lake City in 1936, will celebrate its 80th anniversary with a reunion Aug. 20-21. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The Sapporo Japan Temple will be the third LDS temple in Japan and is set to be dedicated on Sunday, Aug. 21. Read more »
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 »
Why I believe "everything will work out," maybe just not on this earth. Read more »
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 »
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 »
Jordy Collins, a 17-year-old from California, has become one of the country's rising young surfers. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
“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 »
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 »
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 »
Last week on social media, LDS chefs and musicians were involved with national companies and news organizations. Read more »
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 »
Elder D. Todd Christofferson speaks at Freedom Festival Patriotic Service: 'Religious Freedom — A Cherished Heritage to Defend'
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 »
'Please do not fear technology,' Elder David A. Bednar says at 2016 Seminar for New Mission Presidents
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 »
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 »
When Elaine Dalton heard Michelle Lehnardt’s vision for RubyGirl.org, she immediately voiced her support. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
"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 »
Sure, you can buy happiness. The problem is, most of us try to buy it in the wrong places. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
What if long car trips, cross-country adventures or expensive excursions aren’t on the summertime agenda? Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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The Mormon account of the origin of Satan avoids one of the major problems that face other, more traditional accounts. Read more »
Several LDS general authorities have written about their church history heroes and the gospel principles illustrated in their lives. Read more »
A little-known, interesting fact about the Donner Party is that at one point during their journey, they traveled with the same wagon train as former Missouri Gov. Lilburn W. Boggs. Read more »
Since he was 12 years old, Brandon Sulser has survived four near-death experiences: a brain injury, a broken neck, freezing to death and a head-on collision. Although his life story appears to be... Read more »
During a recent trip to Italy, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, and his wife, Sister Harriet R. Uchtdorf, visited the Rome Italy Temple site on July 17. Read more »
Utah resident Claire Crosby sang "When You Wish Upon a Star" to her dad before bed. Read more »
"By the Stars" is a World War II love story that lacks suspense and drama but reminds readers everyone has a story to tell. Read more »
"The Spider and the Sparrow" is a luxuriously historical tale of espionage in France and Germany during World War I. Readers will appreciate the tragic yet hopeful look at the horrors of war as... Read more »
Less than an hour north of the Swedish capital, Stockholm, is a small city that has played a remarkable role in history since pagan times. Read more »
If you could talk to some of those men, women and children, they would probably tell you that they didn’t always feel strong, brave and sturdy. Read more »
These five Utah communities date back to when the Mormon Pioneers came to the state, but their histories might not be what you expect. Read more »
Over 5,000 children gathered on July 23 for the annual Union Pacific Youth Parade as part of the Days of ’47 celebration. Stakes from around the state were invited to participate in one of... Read more »
The date July 24 may not hold meaning for some, but to Utahns, it marks an important celebration of pioneer heritage and family traditions. Read more »
We all add to the history of the time and place where accident or design destined us to live out our lives. Indulge me while I wallow in a bit of nostalgia about my own place in history. Read more »
Several years ago, I was hired to lead a trip to Peru. The trip was organized by a group travel company and was expertly executed in every way, with the exception of the in-over-his-head host. Read more »
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