President Monson has asked young LDS college students to make participation in institute a priority.
Matthew Palmer was described by his family as a daddy's boy, gifted pianist and someone who devoted his life to service. While serving an LDS mission, Palmer tragically died at 19. His body was... Read more »
The Saints remained in Clay County for several years, during which time several new counties were created. One of those, Caldwell, was designated as a so-called Mormon county. Most of the Saints... Read more »
I never intended to run a marathon. But running has a way of tricking you into doing things you never thought possible. Read more »
Families have lots of personalities and dynamics. But using the uniqueness of each person can create a strong family with all the ingredients needed for success, presenter Merrilee Boyack said at a... Read more »
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' growing missionary program now includes 20,000 women whose predecessors are the subject of a video released Monday on the Mormon Newsroom website. Read more »
If your life had to be summed up before God and man in three words, if your friends and family gathered tomorrow to plant and fertilize your legacy, what three words would they use? Read more »
A "wandering Mormon," Henry Wells Jackson was the only Utah casualty of the Civil War. He was also also among the first to pan for gold in California, one of the members of the Mormon Battalion and... Read more »
Elder Spencer J. Condie, an emeritus general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, gave a keynote address at Southern Virginia University’s 18th annual Education... Read more »
My man keeps lying, I don't think I can handle it. Any advice? Read more »
"Saturday's Warrior," the popular 1970's LDS musical by Doug Stewart and Lex de Azevedo, returned to the stage in a "bigger, better and more beautiful" 40th anniversary show in Arizona June 26. Read more »
Alex Van Dyke reflects on his two-year mission during his homecoming address in this week's Mission Daze comic, which takes a humorous look at the lives of Mormon missionaries. Read more »
The author questions a prompting to perform a random act of kindness. Does she heed the prompting before it is too late? Read more »
A delightful, warm and thoroughly splendid story of a woman who loved and married the fictional Sherlock Holmes. Based on "memoirs" left behind by Elisabeth Sunderland Holmes, these stories are... Read more »
In a Mormon Channel conversation, President Russell Osguthorpe, Brad Wilcox and Stacie Duce discuss solutions to several "Come, Follow Me" misconceptions. Read more »
This year marks the 170th anniversary of the martyrdom of Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum. Friends and enemies of the LDS Church responded in different ways to the martyrdom, and later... Read more »
In a joint statement Saturday, the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church said priesthood blessings are equally available to men and women, and that all service has... Read more »
Shannon Fielding has always found wedding festivities romantic and thrilling. This becomes more so when the bride’s fortune-telling aunt tells Shannon that before her 30th year she will meet... Read more »
The Gilbert Williams Field Stake Young Men’s encampment near Greer, Arizona, was evacuated Thursday, two days before its scheduled end. It was concluded after lunch when a leader saw smoke on... Read more »
When Joseph Smith rode to his death in Carthage, many of the Saints, on seeing him or bidding him farewell, had premonitions of what he was about to suffer, and that he would never return to... Read more »
With the spotlight squarely on Jabari Parker on the day of the NBA draft, Alex Thompson explores the topic of Mormon athletes who serve or choose not to serve missions in the New York Times. Read more »
Two very different men caught glimpses of the Earth as it appears from space, and they drew two very different messages from what they saw. Read more »
This month, FamilySearch reached the milestone of publishing its 1 billionth image of historic records online. What rich nugget of information might you find among 1 billion searchable images? Read more »
Treion Muller shares some realities of parenting in his latest book, "Reality Parenting: As Not Seen on TV." Read more »
In November 1846, the Mormon Battalion marched through Guadalupe Canyon or Pass near the border of Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico. Read more »
Some say life isn't all fun and games. For Al Waller, a husband, father, LDS convert and CEO of Out of the Box Publishing Co., life is just that. Read more »
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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 »
"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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
This high-schooler wants to go to school out of state but is struggling to get parental approval and asks Angela for advice. Read more »
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 »
The complexity of the world that surrounds us argues loudly for the existence of a Creator. Read more »
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 »
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 »
The executive director of the LDS Missionary Department says the number of missionaries will reach 88,000 before the surge begins to decline. He also said missions are as much as 20 times safer for... Read more »
For the Book of Mormon's Jared, family history is a breeze. Read more »
Patriotism surged for me and my daughters after a visit to a South Salt Lake apartment complex where refugees arrive regularly. Read more »
Applications to join the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are available through Aug. 15. Read more »
Physical resistance helps individuals develop physical strength. Just as individuals benefit from physical resistance, they benefit from spiritual resistance because it helps them build greater... Read more »
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 »
Recently returned missionary David Archuleta released a video Thursday expressing his gratitude for all who participated in his live video chat that was broadcast on the LDS Youth Facebook page. Read more »
Charlotte North Carolina South Stake President Ladd Hall received the 14th annual American Diabetes Association Father of the Year Award last month. Read more »
“Seeds of Faith: Conversion Stories from Early Church History” by Dan Barker proves to be a historical gem. Read more »
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