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The Thanksgiving I Decided to Turn Myself in to Jail

by Jason F. Wright | Mormon Life

On Thanksgiving night in 2008, Taylor Richards of Sandy, Utah sat in his dark car a few miles from his pare...


Temple Square Releases List of Christmas and New Year's Eve Performances for 2016

by LDS Living Staff | From the Church Fun Mormon Life

Although the lights at Temple Square are reason enough to visit every Christmas season, Temple Square relea...


Annie Schmidt's Final Song Released & Her Funeral Arrangements Announced

by LDS Living | Mormon Life

The Schmidt family announced funeral services for Annie Schmidt, who died in a hiking accident on October 1...


President Monson in a Lei + Unique General Authority Connections to the Polynesian Cultural Center

by Jannalee Rosner | Fun

When Thomas S. Monson was called to the Quorum of the Twelve in October of 1963, one of the first assignmen...


Annie Schmidt's Brother Shares the Song He & Annie Were Working on When She Died, "Why Do You Have to Go?"

by Danielle B. Wagner | Videos Mormon Life

"Before my sister Annie left on her LDS mission a few years ago, we wrote a song together about her leaving...


When President Jimmy Carter Offered a Prayer in the Tabernacle

by Deseret News | Mormon Life

Utah has hosted a variety of presidents from President Ulysses S. Grant to President John F. Kennedy. But t...


The Ultimate Donny Osmond Quiz

by Jenny Spencer | Humor Fun

Donny Osmond has been making the rounds in Mormondom for years—and proving to the world that Mormons really...


When an Apostle Gave a Controversial Dedicatory Prayer Over Jerusalem & What It Means to Us Today

by Jannalee Rosner | Mormon Life

Today marks a unique 175th anniversary in Church history. On October 24, 1841, Elder Orson Hyde traveled to...


Jon Schmidt's Family Shares Their Faith After Search for Daughter Suspended Sunday

by Danielle B. Wagner | Mormon Life

“I don’t think she’s still alive. I don’t think she’s survived,” Michelle Schmidt, mother of the missing hi...


The Unexpected Story Behind One of the Most Popular LDS Hymns

by Katharine Lyon | Fun Makes You Think Mormon Life

Easily one of the most-sung hymns at general conference, “We Thank Thee, O God, for a Prophet” is a familia...