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Book review: ‘Prophetic Events of The Last Days’ is a compelling overview of second coming calamities

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “PROPHETIC EVENTS OF THE LAST DAYS: Understanding the Signs of the Second Coming,” by Richard L. Judd, Covenant Communications, $8.99, 96 pages (nf) The calamities of the last days and the triumphant Second Coming of Jesus Christ are topics of intense […]

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Book review: ‘Book of Mormon Family Reader’ promotes simple, regular family scripture study

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “THE BOOK OF MORMON READER,” by Tyler McKellar, illustrated by Dan Burr, Deseret Book, $24.99, 292 pages (nf) In “The Book of Mormon Family Reader,” editor Tyler McKellar and illustrator Dan Burr create deeper interest and meaning in family scripture study […]

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Music and the Spoken Word: When George Washington said, ‘Don’t be afraid’

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Editor’s note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast. This will be given Feb. 18, 2018. In the middle of a frigid, snowy night in 1799, George Washington woke his wife […]

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Book review: Janice Kapp Perry’s ‘Book of Mormon Heroes’ is a fun way for young children to learn about scriptures

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “BOOK OF MORMON HEROES: 5-Minute Bedtime Stories & Songs,” by Janice Kapp Perry, illustrated by Jared Beckstrand, Covenant Communications, $24.99, 55 pages (ages 3-9) “Book of Mormon Heroes: 5-Minute Bedtime Stories & Songs” is a wonderful way for children to learn […]

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Mitt Romney is running for Senate; here are the Mormons currently serving in Congress

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. When former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney ran for president in 2012, he ushered in what news organizations dubbed “The Mormon Moment.” While his recently announced Senate run may not attract the same attention as his run for the presidency, Romney, if […]

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Mormon mission president breaks neck in Australia

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — A Mormon mission president broke his neck Wednesday in a bicycle accident in Australia. “On Wednesday morning, Daniel J. Bingham, president of the Australia Sydney South Mission, was involved in a serious bicycle accident and suffered a […]

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Defending the Faith: On doing ‘the works of Abraham’

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Among the most valuable products of BYU’s former Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies, known as FARMS, was a massive collection of “Traditions about the Early Life of Abraham,” published in 2005 as part of its series of “Studies in […]

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New Harmony: Two 19th century books that upended Christianity

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. In the 19th century, two intensely spiritual souls in their 20s brought out books that reshaped Christianity. Both were rural folks, working in obscurity. Both struggled with spelling and grammar. Both would also die young, before seeing the breathtaking success of […]

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Picturing history: Neiafu, Vava’u, Tonga

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. In the 1800s, missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were first sent to Tonga from the Samoan Mission. Due to a lack of success, they were later withdrawn. Kenneth Mays A site near the present-day stake center […]

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Kearns speedskater Jerica Tandiman says Mormon faith, family helped her achieve Olympic dream

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Editor’s note: Deseret News reporter Amy Donaldson is in Pyeongchang, South Korea, covering the 2018 Winter Games. This is the ninth in a series of articles profiling Utahns competing in the Olympics. PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Jerica Tandiman may have followed […]

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San Diego Union-Tribune features Olympic skater’s late stepfather who served LDS mission

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. U.S. Olympic skater Chris Knierim and his wife, Alexa Scimeca Knierim, became bronze medalists in figure skating’s team competition in Gangneung, South Korea, on Feb. 11. Standing on the podium, Chris Knierim reflected on his late stepfather, Jeff Knierim, who also […]

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Mormon missionaries safe, secure in Tonga, Samoa in wake of Tropical Cyclone Gita

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — As residents in Tonga and Samoa survey the damage in the wake of Category 4 Cyclone Gita and its 145-mph winds, the LDS Church is reporting Monday that all of its missionaries are safe and accounted for. […]

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Montreal Gazette tells story of Utah birth mother reunited with daughter after 60 years

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Joanie Harrison, 81, thought she would never live long enough to know what happened to her daughter Kathy, whom she gave up for adoption in 1957 in hopes of offering her a better life. The Montreal Gazette recently featured the reuniting […]

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Music and the Spoken Word: To love courageously

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Editor’s note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast. This will be given Feb. 11, 2018. Have you ever thought of love as an act of courage? It often seems safer […]

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Book review: ‘Scripture Study Made Simple: The Old Testament’ shares text, insights

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “SCRIPTURE STUDY MADE SIMPLE: The Old Testament,” by Kerry Muhlestein, Covenant Communications, $34.99, 530 pages (nf) “Scripture Study Made Simple: The Old Testament,” by Kerry Muhlestein is scriptural text and commentary contained in one single volume. Muhlestein, a professor of Near […]

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Jerry Earl Johnston: Anne Lamott leaves ’em smiling in the aisles

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. The Christian folk band, Traveling Mercies introduced me to Anne Lamott‘s wisdom book titled “Traveling Merices.” What are the odds of that? Well, pretty good actually, since the band took its name from the book. Penguin Random House “Traveling Mercies” is […]

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Mormon Women for Ethical Government release statement regarding abuse of women

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. On Thursday, Mormon Women for Ethical Government released the following statement “with regard to the silencing, denigration and abuse of women”: “As Mormon Women for Ethical Government, we assert without equivocation that the silencing, denigration, and abuse of women are heinous […]

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After 4 heart transplants, Mormon family refuses to ask ‘Why me?’

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Valentine’s Day 2018 will mark the five-year anniversary of 14-year-old Lindsey Bingham’s heart transplant, a heart she waited eight months for while being sustained by a Berlin Heart, a miniature, external pump. But that’s just one part of the miraculous story […]

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LDS climber recovers from 100-foot fall, prepares to serve mission

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. It’s not every day someone can suffer a 100-foot fall and be rock climbing again less than six months later. “There’s a reason it wasn’t my time. The biggest thing I’ve realized is that I have a purpose here now,” Brig […]

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Defending the Faith: National Geographic discovery of Mayan ruins not proof, but very interesting

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are excited about an exclusive National Geographic article that appeared online at news.nationalgeographic.com on Feb. 1, 2018, by Tom Clynes, titled, “Laser Scans Reveal Maya ‘Megalopolis’ Below Guatemalan Jungle: A […]

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The Weeds’ story is one of many stories of LGBT Latter-day Saints that continue to be written

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — Five years ago, Lolly Weed wrote a blog post about how she fell in love with a gay man. She didn’t anticipate that the blog would go viral or that she and her husband, Josh, would become […]

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Five Mormon athletes will compete in the 2018 Pyeongchang Games

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Editor’s note: This article was updated Feb. 7 with the freestyle skier representing Ireland. SALT LAKE CITY — At least five members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will compete in February’s 2018 Pyeongchang Games. The short list […]

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How one LDS dad gave family home evening an electronic face-lift with a new app

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Pleasant Grove resident Rylan Evans sits down with his wife and four kids for family home evening on a Monday night. It’s his 8-year-old’s turn to plan FHE, this time on the First Vision. In less than a minute the child […]

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Arianne Brown: Reclaiming my place in the family years after my sister’s suicide

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. As I ran past the LDS Church’s Payson Utah Temple on an early Thursday morning, I was happy. The soft, yet vibrant glow of the temple lights that contrasted the night sky was stunning, and the epic blue moon that was […]