9 LDS picture books highlight reverence, scripture stories and the Holy Ghost

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. These nine books for young children share about the Holy Ghost, people in the scriptures and reverence. *** “THE HOLY GHOST IS MY FRIEND,” by Catherine Christensen, illustrated by Rebecca Sorge, Cedar Fort, $14.99 Cedar Fort “The Holy Ghost is My […]

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Yale Daily News blog post shares one student’s perspective of Mormon peers

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. First-year Yale student Shayna Elliot had an unforgettable experience when she sat down with a group of Mormon students for Sunday dinner last week. In her blog post “The Mormon You Know,” published on Friday by Yale Daily News, Elliot described […]

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‘Living proof that the Lord likes to work with the simple and weak’: Former MLB pitcher talks call to serve as LDS mission president

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — Only four years after starting in Game 7 of the World Series and one year of retirement, former MLB pitcher Jeremy Guthrie is stepping to the mound in a new game. The 38-year-old Guthrie and his wife […]

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‘Living proof that the Lord likes to work with the simple and weak’: Former MLB pitcher talks call to serve as LDS mission president

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — Only four years after starting in Game 7 of the World Series and one year of retirement, former MLB pitcher Jeremy Guthrie is stepping to the mound in a new game. The 38-year-old Guthrie and his wife […]

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New ‘Meet the Mormons’ vignette illustrates life ‘crafted’ by aerobatics, cancer

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. It took 14 years and four days for airshow pilot Danny Sorensen to build an airplane from scratch. “This whole time that I thought I had been crafting this airplane, Heavenly Father had been crafting me,” Danny says in the new […]

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Defending the Faith: Father Serra and the California missions

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Editor’s note: A version of this column has been previously published by Meridian Magazine. The oldest historic buildings along the Pacific shore of the United States are the 21 (mostly 18th-century) California missions. Established as remote colonial outposts of a Spanish […]

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5 fascinating facts about the Council of Fifty

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. The Council of Fifty was a secret organization founded by the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1844. The previously inaccessible records — or minutes — kept by the group remained a source of much speculation until they were made public in 2016. […]

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Defending the Faith: Are there any good reasons to believe?

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Nearly a month ago, during the inaugural broadcast of the Interpreter Foundation’s weekly radio program (online at interpreterfoundation.org/the-interpreter-radio-show/), a caller reported that many in his circle were renouncing their faith. He sadly declared that, among his acquaintances, the church is suffering […]

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By study and faith: How LDS institutes provide intellectual answers for ‘doubting’ millennials

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Hundreds of students pass through the Salt Lake University Institute of Religion each day and frequently they do so without the bribe of free food. These students come hungering for knowledge. In the information age, answers should be easily accessible to […]

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From World Series Game 7 to mission president: Former MLB pitcher Jeremy Guthrie called to serve

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — Only four years after starting in Game 7 of the World Series and one year of retirement, former MLB pitcher Jeremy Guthrie is stepping to the mound in a new game. The 38-year-old Guthrie and his wife […]

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Reservations for Jordan River Temple open house begin Feb. 12

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Ticket reservations for the open house of the Jordan River Utah Temple will be available beginning Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, at 10 a.m. MST. The open house will be held March 17 to April 28, 2018, and reservations can be made […]

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Brooke Romney: What makes honest friendship in a world of social media?

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Being honest is hard, but being honest about important things is the hardest. I’m not talking about the once every six months bare your soul Instagram post about struggling with perfectionism, the funny story about your “naughty” child, or the tell-all […]

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What one Catholic writer would ask Pope Francis about Mormon missionary work

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — The next time Brian Grim meets Pope Francis, he hopes to ask one question about Mormons. “How different do you think the world would be if every Catholic young person aspired to serve a two-year mission like […]

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LDS members can send referrals, collaborate directly with missionaries from their phones

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and missionaries can work together more effectively, thanks to a new feature on LDS Tools and LDS.org. Members can now send referrals on their phones directly to missionaries and participate in […]

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New Mormon.org videos introduce basic LDS beliefs in 60 seconds

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Mormon.org released seven new one-minute videos on Tuesday about topics such as parenting, family prayer and basic beliefs of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In one of the videos, members of the LDS Church from various […]

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New Harmony: Advancing years can mean advancing perspective

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Since the installation of a new First Presidency for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, people have been getting out their calculators and adding machines and coming up with all sorts of observations about the age of our leaders. […]

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Picturing history: The Platte River, Nebraska

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. The city of North Platte, Nebraska, is the site where the North Platte and South Platte rivers merge and become the Platte River. It then flows east for just over 300 miles to its confluence with the Missouri River near Plattsmouth, […]

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Utahn Keala Settle from ‘Greatest Showman’ a SUU alumna, father works at BYU

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Keala Settle, more widely known as the bearded lady, Lettie Lutz, in “The Greatest Showman,” is closer to home than Utah fans of the hit film might realize. The Spectrum recently reported on Settle’s theater involvement at Southern Utah University and […]

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Sen. Jeff Flake honors Elder Von Keetch on the Senate floor

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., honored the life of Elder Von G. Keetch when he spoke on the Senate floor this morning. Elder Keetch, General Authority Seventy and Executive Director of Public Affairs Department for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day […]

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Slate features 82-year-old LDS man: ‘The greatest thing I ever did was marry my wife’

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Recently Posted Book review: ‘Mind Games’ is an intriguing story for the mystery lover … Music and the Spoken Word: When Albert Einsten gave a tip on ‘A calm and modest life’ … Helping Doubters in the L.D.S. Church   “…first doubt […]

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Despite ‘roller coaster ride,’ the Patriots’ Trevor Reilly hopes to be next Ute alumnus to win a Super Bowl

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — Try to follow the last year of Trevor Reilly’s NFL career and the string of events that led him to the Super Bowl: The former University of Utah linebacker was on the New England Patriots’ practice squad […]

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Book review: 2nd edition of ‘Pioneer Women of Arizona’ shares 200 stories

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “PIONEER WOMEN OF ARIZONA,” 2nd edition, edited by Roberta Flake Clayton, Catherine H. Ellis and David F. Boone, BYU Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book, $49.99, 960 pages (nf) Roberta Clayton Flake, who was a pioneer of the LDS Church, began […]

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LDS World: Eliza R. Snow shows resilience through Jesus Christ

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Resilience. Perhaps not a frequently used word, yet one fraught with meaning. For those who seek to become disciples of Christ, it is a defining characteristic of deity and of those divine, to which we aspire. The Oxford English dictionary defines […]

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Book review: ‘Knowing Why’ shares 137 evidences, commentary on first half of the Book of Mormon

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “KNOWING WHY: 137 Evidences That the Book of Mormon is True,” by John W. Welch, Neal Rappleye, Stephen O. Smooth, David J. Larsen and Taylor Halverson, Covenant Communications, $34.99, 380 pages (nf) Starting in January 2016, a web series of short […]