September/October 2018 Issue

Feature Stories:

"Faith to Find Annie" (Pg. 26)

By Katie Lambert

"I thought she was with you." On October 19, 2016, those six words turned the Schmidts' world upside down as they learned that their daughter Annie was missing. But despite the sorrow and tragedy that followed, the Schmidts found miracles and love in unexpected places.


"What the Salt Lake Temple Might Have Looked Like'" (Pg. 40)

By Jannalee Sandau

From its first design to its dedication 40 years later, the Salt Lake Temple has experienced its fair share of adjustments. Here's a look back at some of the features planned for this beloved and iconic temple in its early stages.


Other Stories:

"When Desire Drowns Out Revelation" (Pg. 18)

By Gerald N. Lund, adapted from Why Isn't God Answering Me?

There are three aspects of the process of revelation. We might call these the three R's of revelation. First, we must receive revelation. Second, we must recognize revelation for what it is when it does come. Third, we must respond to that revelation if we expect to receive more.


"What Members with Food Allergies Want Their Ward Members to Know" (Pg. 53) 

By Lisa Ann Thomson

Latter-day Saints and refreshments go together like, well, cookies and milk. But what do you do if a ward member is allergic to those yummy treats and snacks?


"6 Ways to Improve Your Temple Experience" (Pg. 58)

By Arianna Rees

Going to the temple is one of the greatest ways to find refuge from the world, but sometimes, if we're not careful, we can bring the world inside the temple with us.


Home Cooking

"Copycat Cooking" (Pg. 69)  

By Six Sisters' Stuff

Why go out to eat when you can make a delicious meal yourself? Here are some recipes to bring your favorite restaurant dishes into your own kitchen.


Just Asking

Just Asking: Adam S. Miller  (Pg. 75)

Adam S. Miller is a professor of philosophy, prolific writer, and father of three. Throughout his career and authorship of several books, including Letters to a Young Mormon and An Early Resurrection: Life in Christ before you Die, Miller has interwoven philosophy with faith. We recently had the chance to ask him for some insights.