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Book review: ‘Double Eagle Double Cross’ solves old family mystery

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “DOUBLE EAGLE DOUBLE CROSS,” by M.R. Durbin, Covenant Communcations, $16.99, 247 pages (f) “Double Eagle Double Cross” by M. R. Durbin is a mystery set on the Oregon coast, where a century-old family treasure reconnects Charley Sawyer and Makanaakua “Mac” Nixhoni […]

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What’s new: ‘The Holy Invitation’ offers temple insights

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “THE HOLY INVITATION: Understanding Your Sacred Temple Endowment,” by Anthony Sweat, Deseret Book, $9.99, 77 pages (nf) “The Holy Invitation: Understanding Your Sacred Temple Endowment,” by Anthony Sweat is a concise and simple introduction to the temple endowment of The Church […]

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Music and the Spoken Word: Of resets and starting over

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 Jan. 21, 2018. Have you ever needed a reset — a chance to wipe the slate clean and […]

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Book review: Operatives work to uncover plot to kill protectors of government agents in ‘Safe House’

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “SAFE HOUSE,” by Traci Hunter Abramson, Covenant Communications, $16.99, 293 pages (f) In “Safe House,” the next book in the Guardian series, Traci Hunter Abramson introduces familiar and new characters under different and dangerous circumstances. A group of people code-named the […]

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Hamilton New Zealand Temple to close in July 2018 for extensive renovations

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. HAMILTON, New Zealand — The LDS Church’s Hamilton New Zealand Temple will be closed beginning July 2018 for extensive renovation, including a seismology upgrade, Mormon Newsroom reported Friday. Announced by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day […]

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Mormon Mentions: Apostles sustain new church leadership, Mormon Channel releases video on divorce

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Highlighting this week’s Mormon Mentions, members of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared their thoughts on Facebook after the recent change in church leadership. President Russell M. Nelson declared his devotion to God and Jesus Christ […]

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The Atlantic explains why Sen. Jeff Flake quoted an obscure LDS hymn on the Senate floor

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., closed his speech to the Senate on Wednesday by quoting the LDS hymn “Oh Say, What is Truth.” The Atlantic’s McKay Coppins sat down with him to find out why. Both are members of The Church of […]

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: Finding answers and inspiration when I focus on the positive, feeling the Spirit

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. My heart has been hurting. Over the last few weeks, I’ve made a conscious effort to redouble my efforts as a mother, setting personal goals such a waking up before my kids, spending one-on-one time with each of them during the […]

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Hamblin & Peterson: The African legend of Sundiata and the spread of Islam

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. The most famous king of medieval West Africa was Sundiata Keita (r. 1217-1255), founder of the kingdom of Mali. At its height, that empire ruled over large portions of modern Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea and Burkina Faso. While Sundiata is a […]

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Why a North Ogden mayor and Mormon father is leaving home to serve his country — again

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. North Ogden Mayor and U.S. Army Maj. Brent Taylor talked about his desire to join the military with his wife, Jennie, on their first date. Three days after their engagement, Brent said, he walked into the recruiting office and signed up […]

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Defending the Faith: Somewhere, William Paley is smiling

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. No version of the “design argument” for God’s existence is more famous than a passage from the Rev. William Paley’s 1802 book “Natural Theology”: “In crossing a heath suppose I pitched my foot against a stone, and were asked how the […]

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Remembering when ‘friend’ meant more than a sidekick

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. During one of his grim moments in the valley of the shadow of death, the Prophet Joseph Smith wrote to his wife: “Oh my affectionate Emma. I want you to remember that I am a true and faithful friend to you […]

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New Harmony: Remembering when ‘friend’ meant more than a sidekick

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. During one of his grim moments in the valley of the shadow of death, the Prophet Joseph Smith wrote to his wife: “Oh my affectionate Emma. I want you to remember that I am a true and faithful friend to you […]

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Picturing history: Burial site of William Smith, brother of the Prophet

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Lucy Mack Smith bore 11 children, eight sons and three daughters. Two sons died in infancy, six of her sons lived to adulthood, but only one, William, lived to old age. William was born at Royalton, Vermont, on March 13, 1811, […]

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Elder Marlin K. Jensen: President Nelson is ‘superbly prepared for the destiny that is now his’

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Taking the measure of the man in the case of President Russell M. Nelson is not easy. A man of his capacities laboring diligently for more than 93 years can produce an amazing body of work and become an exceptional human […]

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UTubers: ‘Studio C’ takes on Disney, The Piano Gal covers ‘The Greatest Showman’

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. BYUtv’s “Studio C” stars show their ability to impersonate iconic Disney characters in this week’s UTubers. This week’s edition also features covers by The Piano Gal and an unlikely appearance from a BYU research team. In the latest “Studio C” spoof, […]

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A look back at 14 of our favorite stories about President Russell M. Nelson

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. President Russell M. Nelson was introduced as the 17th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday, Jan. 16. During his 33 years as an apostle, President Nelson has touched the lives of many while carrying out […]

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Book review: ‘Embracing the Law’ adds context and meaning to Doctrine and Covenants 42

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “EMBRACING THE LAW: Reading Doctrine and Covenants 42,” edited by Jeremiah John and Joseph M. Spencer, Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, $15.95, 140 pages (nf) In 1831, the Lord instructed Joseph Smith, “Go to the Ohio and there I […]

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Music and the Spoken Word: The light and love of freedom

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 Jan. 14, 2018. Frank Capra was a movie director during the golden age of Hollywood decades ago. He […]

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President Nelson to speak to LDS Church members, hold press conference on Tuesday

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — President Russell M. Nelson, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will broadcast a live message to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Mountain Standard Time. That […]

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President Russell M. Nelson to introduce new LDS Church leadership in live broadcast Tuesday

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — In an unprecedented move, President Russell M. Nelson, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will introduce the new leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Tuesday during a live broadcast at […]

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Book review: ‘The Council of Fifty’ essays share insights to minutes from early LDS Church meetings

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “THE COUNCIL OF FIFTY: What the Records Reveal about Mormon History,” edited by Matthew J. Grow and R. Eric Smith, BYU Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book, $21.99, 201 pages (nf) “The Council of Fifty: What the Records Reveal about Mormon […]

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12 memorable moments from President Monson’s funeral

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — President Thomas S. Monson’s funeral was held Jan. 12 at the Conference Center. The following are some memorable moments from the funeral services. ‘He tried his best’ Sister Ann M. Dibb, President Monson’s daughter, said although he […]

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‘A wonderful tribute’: Funeral-goers and Boy Scouts express love for President Monson

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — The music, thoughtful tributes and tender accounts of one-on-one service were among what stood out most to those attending Friday’s funeral of LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson at the Conference Center. “It was a wonderful tribute […]