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Remembering the Exodus — both ancient and modern

Many have compared the trek of the Mormon pioneers to the exodus of ancient Israel, and not without justice.

Picturing history: David and Mary Ann Yearsley's Nauvoo home

The Yearsleys were relatively well off financially and very generous with their means. Their Nauvoo home is now owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and used for missionary... Read more »

July 16, 2014

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In the Whirled: High on a mountaintop

Like George Mallory, we may climb mountains "because they're there." Bred of part folly and part nerve, it is the mountain that changes us. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Tips for living: How to be a 'Mentally Tough Teen'

"Mentally Tough Teens" is full of tips to help teens be successful in their everyday lives. These tips will motivate, build confidence and give strength to overcome adversity. Read more »

July 16, 2014

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Mormon missionaries teach New Yorkers about family history using chalk-drawn trees (+video)

A chalk-drawn tree in Union Square grabbed the attention of passersby last month. Intrigued by the statement "find your family" written on the ground, many stopped to see what the message was about. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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LDS Church begins using a 3rd new temple film

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who worshipped at 30 of the more than 140 LDS temples this week saw a new instructional film, the third released in the past year. Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Wright Words: Why I said ‘no’ to 'Shark Tank'

My family first discovered ABC’s “Shark Tank” two seasons ago. We’d been fishing for shows we could watch together as a family and it didn’t take long before we were... Read more »

July 15, 2014

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Returned missionary son tackles mom during airport reunion (+video)

Susie Atwood experienced five consecutive years of sending children on LDS missions. When her last son returned, he tackled her to the ground in the airport out of excitement. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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FamilySearch indexing challenge set for July 20

FamilySearch is looking for 50,000 or more indexers and arbitrators to help set a record for the most volunteer indexing participants online in a single day. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Comic: 'Tweet is the Work'

A new approach to ending sacrament meeting on time in this comic that takes a humorous look at Mormon culture. Read more »

July 14, 2014

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Reader voices: My Book of Mormon precepts journal

The Prophet Joseph Smith said "a man would get nearer to God by abiding by its precepts, than by any other book" (see the Introduction to the Book of Mormon). Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Book review: 'Dead Wood and Rushing Water' explores unique LDS issues

In a series of personal essays, Boyd Jay Petersen delves into LDS faith, culture and family life in his book "Dead Wood and Rushing Water." Read more »

July 13, 2014

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Mormon Tabernacle Choir will be focus of new movie

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir announced Friday that it will be part of a feature-length movie that will tell the story of one woman's journey to join the world-famous choir. Read more »

July 12, 2014

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July events listed for the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center

Events at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in July include musical performances in Spanish and English and firesides. Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Book review: ‘Authoring the Old Testament’ is insightful and spiritually edifying

“Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis-Deuteronomy” focuses on who wrote the first five books in the Bible. Author David Bokovoy provides insightful evidences relating biblical... Read more »

July 12, 2014

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Videographer explains drone flight over D.C. Temple, expresses newfound appreciation for LDS Church

Tony Collins recently flew a drone over the Washington D.C. Temple, sharing a new perspective on the beloved building. Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Hundreds pray, fast for Utah boy burned over 40 percent of his body

On July 2, teenager Max Goddard was involved in an accident in his garage that has left him with third-degree burns on 30 percent of his body. Now a community has rallied around the young man by... Read more »

July 11, 2014

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Defending the Faith: FairMormon conference seeks to give reasons for the hope within us

The annual FairMormon Conference is the largest regular gathering anywhere devoted to defending the claims of the restored church of Jesus Christ. This year's conference will be in Provo on Aug. 7-8. Read more »

July 10, 2014

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Making the transition from seminary to institute

LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson has asked young LDS college students to make participation in institute a priority after graduating from seminary. Here is some information to assist in that... Read more »

July 10, 2014

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What's new: 'The Missionary Collection' by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square

The recently released “The Missionary Collection” takes four collections of music from the choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square that include music about Joseph Smith, the... Read more »

July 10, 2014

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LDS cartoonist finds reason to laugh at, celebrate Mormon culture

Arie Van De Graaf is a cartoonist who writes and draws "Mission Daze." The comic strip has been affiliated with deseretnews.com for two years, but now the print edition will include "Mission Daze"... Read more »

July 9, 2014

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BYU, BYU-Idaho landscape management students 'making the earth a more beautiful place'

The landscape management programs at BYU and BYU-Idaho are among the best in the nation. In 10 of the past 12 years, either BYU or BYU-I has won PLANET's "Student Career Days" competition. Students... Read more »

July 9, 2014

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New Harmony: What it means to magnify church callings

To borrow Paul's analogy, when it came to church callings, our patriarch was both the "head" of the body and one of the "toes." And in his heart, he saw both as vital, invigorating and worthy of... Read more »

July 9, 2014

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Wright Words: Former priest, pastor share their journey to Mormon faith

Randy Casto was a Lutheran pastor. His wife, Meredith, was an Episcopal priest. Today, thanks to a courageous member, they belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more »

July 8, 2014

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Picturing history: Thomas C. Sharp grave

A number of individuals played a significant role in planning and carrying out the final arrest and martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith. One of those was Thomas Coke Sharp of Warsaw, Illinois. Read more »

July 8, 2014

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LDS Church publishes new Web essay on Book of Abraham

"The veracity and value of the book of Abraham cannot be settled by scholarly debate concerning the book’s translation and historicity," a new LDS Church essay concludes. The essay is the... Read more »

July 8, 2014

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