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The Heavenly Sign Heber C. Kimball Saw the Night Joseph Smith Received the Golden Plates

by Matthew B. Brown, adapted from "Prophecies: Signs of the Times, Second Coming, Millennium" | June 15, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

On a most significant night, a final sign was seen in the heavens by Heber C. Kimball and other individuals...

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What Happened to Joseph and Emma Smith's Children?

by Jannalee Sandau | June 15, 2019 | Makes You Think

This article previously ran on  LDS Living  in October 2015. Of the many hardships, Joseph Smith ...

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The Woman Who Held the Paris Branch Together During World War II

by Geneva Bates Pincock | May 27, 2019 | Makes You Think

Eveline Marie Charlet Kleinert was born at Pully, Vaud, Switzerland, on February 9, 1878, the daughter of M...

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How the Length of Missions Has Changed Over Time

by Jannalee Sandau | May 21, 2019 | Mormon Life

When 21-year-old Samuel Smith was called as the first missionary in 1830 , there was no anticipated mission...

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Black Pioneer Jane Manning James' Sacred Experience with Seer Stones and Temple Robes

by Quincy D. Newell, adapted from "Your Sister in the Gospel" | May 18, 2019 | Makes You Think Mormon Life

Jane Elizabeth Manning was born in Connecticut in about 1820. Her mother had been enslaved, but she was ema...

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An Approachable Joseph: Little-Known Stories That Will Help You Relate to the Prophet

by Emily Abel | May 13, 2019 | From the Church Makes You Think

God once told Joseph Smith that his name would be “had for good and evil” in the world. We often see the fu...

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Uniting East and West: Latter-day Saints and the Transcontinental Railroad

by Fred E. Woods | May 10, 2019 | Makes You Think

When the coast-to-coast telegraph was completed in Salt Lake City in October 1861, Brigham Young sent a cle...

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The Indomitable Faith of Mary Fielding Smith (+ How Hyrum's Martyrdom Changed Her Forever)

by Glenn Rawson | May 6, 2019 | Makes You Think

Mary Fielding Smith grew up a farmer’s daughter. Born in Honidon, Bedfordshire, England, on July 21, 1801, ...

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6 Church Sites to Visit on Your Disneyland Trip This Summer

by Preston Lee | April 25, 2019 | Fun Mormon Life

Last fall, my wife and I took our three kids on our first official family Disneyland trip. It was magical. ...

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When the Salt Lake Tabernacle Had an Arrow Painted on Its Roof

by Jannalee Sandau | April 22, 2019 | Fun

Whether snow is melting down the slick sides of the Salt Lake Tabernacle roof or sunshine is reflecting bli...