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Michael Otterson, former managing director of LDS Public Affairs, called to serve as president of the London England Temple

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Michael Otterson, 67, former managing director of the Public Affairs Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has accepted a call to serve as president of the London England Temple. Otterson, a native of Liverpool, England, was one […]

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Reader voices: Lessons from mother to daughter

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. My mother served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with my father. They were called to serve in the Michigan Flint Mission in 1982. They left at home 10 children and 57 grandchildren. My daughter was […]

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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: For the unglamorous mother

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “It’s just another day for me,” my sister-in-law said casually at a family dinner last week. “I don’t really think about what I want, but as a Relief Society president, I do think about what the sisters in our ward want. […]

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Mothers, a midwife and boxing lessons: LDS Church leaders share memories about their mothers, wives

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. When LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson was a boy, going to Sunday School on Mother’s Day meant handing each mother a small potted plant and listening as Melvin Watson, a blind member of the church, stood next to the piano […]

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UTubers: Teenage singer Lexi Walker performs ‘Let It Go’ in China

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. In 2014, singer Lexi Walker, then 11 years old, performed “Let It Go” with Alex Boye and One Voice Children’s Choir. A video of that performance has garnered over 78 million views. Lexi has since performed the song from Disney’s “Frozen” […]

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‘Matriarchs of the Messiah’ shares stories of women in Jesus Christ’s lineage

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Since the women of the Bible lived in a time when motherhood was their main purpose for living, they can offer insight into an annual celebration of womanhood, Mother’s Day, according to author Jo Ann Skousen. Skousen’s “Matriarchs of the Messiah: […]

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Defending the Faith: When Jesus purged the temple at Jerusalem

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. All three of the synoptic gospels (Matthew 21:12-13, Mark 11:15-17 and Luke 19:45-46) tell of the Savior’s “cleansing” of the temple at Jerusalem — the Latin term for the event (“purgatio templi”) is much more expressive — as does the gospel […]

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Tapping into the power of prayer: LDS Church leaders share principles of prayer

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. A statue of George Washington in a kneeling position, head bowed with hands clasped together in solemn prayer, once inspired LDS Church President Thomas S. Monson. “He is depicted not astride a charging horse nor overlooking a battlefield of glory, but […]

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What’s new: ‘To Mothers: Carrying the Torch of Faith and Family’ by Elder and Sister Holland celebrates motherhood

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “TO MOTHERS: Carrying the Torch of Faith and Family,” by Jeffrey R. Holland and Patricia T. Holland, Deseret Book, $15.99, 90 pages (nf) Mothers matter. Women matter. That is the message carried to readers in the new book “To Mothers: Carrying […]

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Catholics, LDS stand together on issues ‘good for America,’ archbishop says

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — The Most Rev. Joseph Kurtz, visiting Salt Lake City at the invitation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, says the two faiths “stand together on issues that are good for America.” The president of […]

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LDS general conference, Disneyland and Chelsie Hightower: The most-read stories of April 2016

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Live coverage of the 186th Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made for the most-read stories on DeseretNews.com during the month of April. General authorities and auxiliary leaders addressed church members during the General Women’s […]

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The Clean Cut: The Piano Guys take on ‘The Jungle Book’ at Chichén Itzá; 3rd music video filmed at World Wonder

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. A few years ago, The Piano Guys decided to film music videos at the New7Wonders of the World. On Tuesday, they checked off the third Wonder of the World on their list: Chichén Itzá. In a new YouTube video, The Piano […]

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The Clean Cut: The Piano Guys take on ‘The Jungle Book’ at Chichén Itzá

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. A few years ago, The Piano Guys decided to film music videos at the New7Wonders of the World. On Tuesday, they checked off the third Wonder of the World on their list: Chichén Itzá. In a new YouTube video, The Piano […]

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: All the world’s a staged (house)

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. In honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death last week, I decided to stage not a play but a house. My house. Putting a house on the market is truest theater, the kind even the great Bard would be proud […]

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Picturing history: Nauvoo Land and Records Office

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Parley and Partridge Streets in Nauvoo, Illinois, is the Land and Records Office. This facility, operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, allows one to find out “who lived […]

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LDS Church member appointed to US Commission on International Religious Freedom

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Sandra Jolley, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Nevada, was recently appointed to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. A Las Vegas resident, Jolley, who is a local church leader and advocate for women […]

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Twila Van Leer: Look before jumping into family history projects

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. My brother, Don Peck, and I had a great idea. As our contribution this year to family history, we would write a compact biography of William Gimbert Saunders, our great-great-grandfather on our father’s mother’s line. So I packed my bags and […]

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Twila Van Leer: Look before leaping into family history projects

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. My brother, Don Peck, and I had a great idea. As our contribution this year to family history, we would write a compact biography of William Gimbert Saunders, our great-great-grandfather on our father’s mother’s line. So I packed my bags and […]

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Erin Stewart: Putting the family council to work

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. Flatulence was the topic of the night at our most recent family council. Apparently the quality and quantity of said flatulence was bothering one member of our family enough that it became the big discussion of the night. By the end […]

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LDS leader speaks to young adults about different accounts of church founder's First Vision

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “The Restoration of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ in the latter days has been foreseen and predicted by prophets throughout history,” said Elder Richard J. Maynes of the Presidency of the Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ […]

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UTubers: LDS violinist Jenny Oaks Baker releases cover of ‘Nearer, My God, to Thee’

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. When Jenny Oaks Baker plays the violin, she says she feels God’s love, and in her latest music video, she plays a song about drawing closer to God. A YouTube video released Friday features Baker’s violin cover of “Nearer, My God, […]

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Elder Maynes speaks to LDS young adults about different accounts of Joseph Smith’s First Vision

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “The Restoration of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ in the latter days has been foreseen and predicted by prophets throughout history,” said Elder Richard J. Maynes of the Presidency of the Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ […]

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Many foretold Restoration, Elder Maynes tells young adults

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. “The Restoration of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ in the latter days has been foreseen and predicted by prophets throughout history,” said Elder Richard J. Maynes of the Presidency of the Seventy for The Church of Jesus Christ […]

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LDS leaders announce new teaching manual, teacher council meetings

This post is brought to you by Deseret News. View the original post here. SALT LAKE CITY — LDS leaders continued to implement an emphasis on improved church teaching and learning Sunday when they released a new manual for Sunday School and other teachers and announced a new program to provide monthly teacher training. Each […]