Danielle B. Wagner

June 09, 2023 05:00 AM MDT
In 1967, Isaac Thomas walked onto the Missouri Valley College campus on fraternity pledge night. As one of only 32 black students at the school, he stood out starkly, but, being an outgoing young man fresh from an all-black high school, Thomas didn’t think anything of it. He had never come face to face with the violence and hatred racism breeds—until that night.
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May 01, 2023 02:02 PM MDT
Oftentimes in our anxiety to live God’s commandments, we focus on everything we should avoid to remain righteous.
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February 17, 2023 07:00 AM MST
Latter-day Saints have left a profound mark on history, and their influence has been felt around the world.
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April 11, 2022 09:30 AM MDT
Recently, I experimented with diving a little deeper into the Book of Mormon, reading, experiencing, and examining it in an entirely new way—through text analysis.
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February 23, 2022 11:20 AM MST
"I often emphasize the truth that you do not simply 'find' the marriage you hope to have. Rather, you create it," Elder David A. Bednar shared on Instagram.
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January 05, 2022 05:33 PM MST
“What are you going to teach your children?” President Nelson told Saints in Bolivia. “I would like to suggest you do what the Savior did.”
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December 07, 2021 10:00 AM MST
On December 7, 2016, Elder D. Todd Christofferson paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor.
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December 07, 2021 07:00 AM MST
The USS Missouri served as the place of final surrender in WWII and took her final mission to Pearl Harbor on the 50th anniversary of the attack.
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November 11, 2021 09:00 AM MST
During WWII, one American bomber pilot single-handedly saved the lives of 90 men by listening to the promptings of the Spirit. That pilot was my grandfather, Ronald S Beckstrom.
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November 11, 2021 07:00 AM MST
Many of our prophets and apostles have served in their respective country's military, including each member of our First Presidency. Here are powerful spiritual lessons these prophets and apostles learned during their military service.
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October 13, 2021 08:39 AM MDT
Halloween—that confusing mix of eeriness, morbidity, candy, trick-or-treating, and family fun. But the mixed reception of this holiday got us wondering, what has the Church officially said about Halloween?
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February 22, 2021 02:00 PM MST
Prophets and apostles have confirmed our Heavenly Mother's divine existence and mentioned Her divine attributes on multiple occasions.
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February 14, 2021 07:57 AM MST
During the Valentine’s season, everyone’s thoughts turn toward romance and love. But Elder Holland explained how we should love others, not just one day, but through every trial, struggle, and joyous moment in our lives.
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June 13, 2020 11:00 AM MDT
It’s tempting to think that any compliment to a woman is a good one. But many compliments carry undertones or emotional baggage that we may not even be aware of.
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June 03, 2020 09:00 AM MDT
“One of the reasons that food is so interesting to me intellectually is [that] you see people prioritizing their values when you see the way people prepare food and the way they eat,” says Kate Holbrook, managing historian of women’s history in the Church History Department and researcher of Latter-day Saint food traditions.
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February 03, 2020 05:59 PM MST
This story was originally published by LDS Living in May 2018.
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August 31, 2019 08:00 AM MDT
The wildfire that burned through Paradise, California, in 2018 was the most violent in the state's history. With the containment taking nearly two weeks, the blaze destroyed nearly 15,000 homes and took 86 lives.
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August 10, 2019 12:00 PM MDT
When world-renowned vocalist Sissel, best known for her stunning vocals in Titanic, stepped on the Conference Center stage for the 2019 Pioneer Day concert, her ethereal performance with the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra on Temple Square could be linked back to the efforts of one man: Erlend D. Peterson.
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July 18, 2019 04:21 PM MDT
On December 14, 2012, Alissa and Robbie Parker received a heartwrenching phone call—a shooting had happened at their daughter's elementary school, Sandy Hook. The nightmare of that day's events is still fresh in the Parkers's minds, but along with the horrors, the two recall many miracles that came into their lives the months and years after.
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July 17, 2019 03:19 PM MDT
In 2020, the Hill Cumorah Pageant will celebrate its 83rd and final year. This iconic religious event has attracted the attention of media outlets across the nation, from the New York Times to USA Today.
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July 14, 2019 10:14 PM MDT
A major power outage in New York darkened Times Square and led to the cancellation of dozens of Broadway shows, but while locals and tourists filed from performance halls into the blackened streets, those outside Carnegie Hall experienced something Yahoo! News characterized as "celestial."
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July 12, 2019 02:38 PM MDT
As Disney fans around the world prepare for The Lion King to hit theaters, we wanted to share some of the gospel lessons that make this story great.
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July 12, 2019 01:29 PM MDT
"Women have remarkable influence," President M. Russell Ballard recently posted on Instagram. "You sisters have been divinely endowed with a unique kind of discernment and strength that differs in some ways from the gifts our Heavenly Father gave His sons. These differences are intentional and eternal. They don’t make you better than a man, nor do they make you inferior to him. They just make you different—wonderfully, deliberately, everlastingly so."
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July 11, 2019 04:00 PM MDT
The heavens filled with streaming light, angelic visitors appearing at critical moments, divine beings stripping away the veil between us and the celestial in the most dramatic fashion—who wouldn't want a conversion story like Paul?
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