Arianna Rees

August 31, 2019 03:00 PM MDT
If there's one group of people the Savior had a problem with, it would probably be the Pharisees. Christ calls the Pharisees fools, serpents, and vipers, and at one point even says that they are "full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanliness" (Matthew 23:27). At every point in the Savior’s earthly ministry, there always seemed to be a Pharisee lurking about, trying to trip Him up or make Him look foolish. Is it any wonder that they frustrated Him so much?
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January 15, 2019 10:52 PM MST
This article recently appeared in the September/October 2018 issue of LDS Living magazine.
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December 28, 2018 03:10 PM MST
If I had to pick the most universal and painful human experience, I’d probably say heartbreak. It’s something all of us understand, as it comes in many forms and degrees throughout our lives. There’s the heartbreak of divorce or a hard breakup, the heartbreak of losing a loved one or watching a loved one make wrong choices, the heartbreak of seeing our families hurting, or the heartbreak of our lives going in a direction we never wanted them to.
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March 27, 2018 06:00 PM MDT
It was easy to go to sacrament meeting, look around at the congregation, and pick out the families that had it all together. The parents were always dressed to the nines in their Sunday best. They would never have a child who didn’t show up to church, never have a son skip Sunday school, or a daughter who threatened to run away.
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May 15, 2017 09:11 AM MDT
I have a confession to make—sometimes being a member of the Church makes me feel very uncomfortable. When I stand to bear my testimony, I feel a bit embarrassed. When I’m scheduling appointments with my visiting teaching sisters, I sometimes secretly hope that they’ll cancel or postpone. Missionary experiences? I don’t often pray for them, and if I do, I pray that I’ll see them coming a few days ahead of time so I can prepare.
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October 08, 2014 03:37 PM MDT
1. Elder Ballard's nickname in college was "the bishop." When Elder Ballard was attending the University of Utah, he was known by his fraternity brothers as "the bishop." He got his nickname in part because his friends knew that he would live true to his standards and beliefs, no matter what happened.
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September 29, 2014 01:05 PM MDT
It happens unexpectedly.
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September 19, 2014 02:27 PM MDT
Regular and first-time runners can race for a good cause in the upcoming 3rd annual Saints and Sinners Half Marathon and Team Marathon on September 27th. The race, which will wind its way downhill from Boulder City, Nevada into Lake Mead National Park, was created to raise funds for youth who are planning on serving missions, but might not have sufficient funds to pay for them. One hundred percent of each registration fee goes to those missionaries in need.
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September 17, 2014 02:55 PM MDT
Mothers of missionaries and future missionaries have the opportunity to learn about what their son or daughter will experience in the mission field, make friends, and prepare themselves to be a supportive mission parent at an upcoming Retreat for Missionary Moms on October 25th. The event, organized by three missionary moms, will be held in the University of Las Vegas Ballroom in Las Vegas, Nevada and feature keynote speakers like Travis Tuttle, one of the missionaries who inspired the Saratov Approach, singer Janice Kapp Perry, and The Nashville Tribute Band.
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