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The Surprising Way This Family Rang in the New Year After the Church's Ordination Age Changes

by Jason F. Wright | January 10, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

“Dad, can I be ordained a deacon right after midnight?” my 11-year-old, Koleson, asked me from the backseat...

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One, Simple Resolution for 2019 That Will Make You Happier and More Realistic

by Jason F. Wright | January 2, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

I’ve often been accused of burying the lede for the sake of sugar-coated storytelling and creativity. Maybe...

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The Eternal Truth Failing the 7th Grade Taught Me About God and Failure

by Jason F. Wright | December 29, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

A seventh-grade student sat at his desk fearing the absolute worst. It was Friday, June 8, 1984. It was als...

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What a Small Evergreen Branch in a Jail Taught Me About the Savior's Love

by Jason F. Wright | December 24, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Editor's note: This article originally ran in December 2016. The young man mentioned in this article passed...

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Unexpected Angels: How 3 Latter-day Saint Teens Provided Food and Christmas for Seniors in Their Community

by Jason F. Wright and Oakli Van Meter | December 24, 2018 | Mormon Life

Amy Jukes was sitting at the family dinner table wondering and worrying aloud who could tackle a local “Sil...

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Latter-day Saint 13-Year-Old Helps Light the World at Local Animal Shelter

by Jason F. Wright | December 20, 2018 | Mormon Life

Kensley Dalton has always wanted to #lighttheworld. This Christmas season, the eighth-grader and Beehive pr...

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The Prompting That Helped One Teen Realize “It’s Never Too Late to Get Back on the Right Path"

by Jason F. Wright | December 14, 2018 | Mormon Life

I serve as a bishop in Woodstock, Virginia, and working with youth is easily the highlight of the calling. ...

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Making Christ Your Most Important Appointment of the Day

by Jason F. Wright | December 4, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Look closely at this photo I took this morning. In the window you’ll see a woman at my dining room table. S...

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A Knock on the Door That Changed the Life of a Recovering Alcoholic and Inactive Latter-day Saint

by Jason F. Wright | December 1, 2018 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

It’s not a movie plot, though it sure sounds like one. During World War II, John “Clele” Fletcher was told ...

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The Thanksgiving This Latter-day Saint Decided to Turn Himself in to Jail

by Jason F. Wright | November 17, 2018 | Mormon Life

The following  story was originally published on Jason F. Wright's blog in 2015  and has been rep...