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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 […]

Twila Van Leer: Growing up in Farmington’s old rock mill

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. The old rock mill in Farmington is hard to find these days. It is tucked away in the foothills, surrounded now by lovely, comfortable homes. Over the years, it has been called many things — grist mill, power generation plant, farm, […]

Four Mormon athletes will compete in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympic Games

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — At least four members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will compete in February’s 2018 Pyeongchang Games. The short list of LDS athletes, all competing for Team USA, includes Chris Fogt, of Alpine; Taylor […]

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Undetermined future for LDS Church’s Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors’ Center

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — On the heels of last week’s announced closing of two LDS Church temple visitors centers, the long-term future of a third — the Mesa Arizona Temple Visitors’ Center — is now uncertain. The visitors’ center will close […]

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LDS stake president killed by carbon monoxide remembered by loved ones as a friend to all

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. James Baird, president of the Washington, D.C., Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died last week after accidental carbon monoxide poisoning in his home. In the days since his death, Baird’s impact has been felt throughout the […]

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Eagles’ coach and players credit their faith after Super Bowl win

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — Moments after Philadelphia’s 41-33 Super Bowl victory over New England, Eagles’ head coach Doug Pederson began his postgame remarks by expressing his Christian faith. “I can only give the praise to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ […]

Three reasons why former BYU guard Jordan Chatman is loving his experience at Boston College

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. BOSTON — Jordan Chatman is where he was meant to be. After returning from his Mormon mission in the Far East, the 6-foot-5 basketball player from Washington graduated in only two years from Brigham Young University and transferred to Boston College, […]

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What’s new: Hank Smith gives teens the tools to go from good to great in ‘The Essence of Greatness’

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “THE ESSENCE OF GREATNESS,” by Hank Smith, Covenant Communications, $11.99, 60 minutes In educator Hank Smith’s new audio CD presentation “The Essence of Greatness,” he borrows a concept (for which he gives credit) from business researcher James Collins, the author of […]

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Music and the Spoken Word: The lessons of the mismatched shoes

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. 4, 2018. All of us like to succeed at what we do — and we especially like […]

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Mormon Mentions: Al Fox Carraway releases video, James The Mormon celebrates Black History Month

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Al Fox Carraway’s new video and James The Mormon’s posts on Black History Month are two of many things you’ll find in this week’s Mormon Mentions. Other mentions include Lindsey Stirling and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day […]