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Danielle Christensen

Danielle is a features writer and editor for LDS Living. Previously, she served as web producer for Church News, where she managed its website and social media platforms. Danielle is a graduate of Brigham Young University in English and has been published with Deseret News, Church News, Y Magazine, and Spires Intercollegiate Arts and Literary Magazine.

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Fun
October 14, 2021 04:23 PM MDT
Mark Rober has always had a thing for pranks. From serving vinegar to his sister as a boy to making a contraption to access a friend’s Nintendo 64 in college, thinking outside the box seems to come naturally to him.
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October 06, 2021 02:22 PM MDT
FSY conferences have been on hold since 2020 due to the pandemic but are back on for next year. Here’s why the conference is so important for youth.
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Fun
October 01, 2021 03:13 PM MDT
Keeping track of all the members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve Apostles may be a challenge for many of us—but not for 18-month-old Oliver Austin.
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October 01, 2021 11:25 AM MDT
In 1961, the Church first began providing interpretation services for general conference in four languages. Now, general conference is available in 98 languages. For members of the Church around the world, that service can mean everything.
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September 30, 2021 12:32 PM MDT
For many Latter-day Saints, general conference is a time to sit back, relax, and listen to the speakers and the music. But for Elder Brook P. Hales, it’s something entirely different.
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September 21, 2021 04:16 PM MDT
From listening to her grandmother tell stories about the Prophet to teaching about his life for over three decades, Black has many reasons why she considers Joseph to be a phenomenal man.
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September 20, 2021 07:00 AM MDT
Of all the places 12-year-old Karin slept when the sun slipped beneath the horizon at night, the Oakland California Temple grounds were her favorite.
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September 16, 2021 04:11 PM MDT
This week, media and invited guests toured the Pocatello Idaho Temple prior to the public open house which begins on September 18.
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September 09, 2021 08:59 PM MDT
On Thursday, September 9, 2021, President Russell M. Nelson turned 97 years old, and in less than a year he will become the oldest General Authority in the Church’s history.
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September 02, 2021 04:24 PM MDT
In October 2018, it was my first general conference working for the Church News. As their web producer, I helped make talk summaries from the speakers go live in real time on our website. This could be both stressful and exciting—there are a lot of moving parts and long hours, but it was also rewarding being part of a dedicated team helping to make conference accessible to people everywhere.
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August 31, 2021 06:26 PM MDT
Bob Inama was an American soldier with a secret to keep.
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August 26, 2021 06:26 PM MDT
President Henry B. Eyring recently explained some of the ways that he hears the Savior, and how people like his mother have helped him connect with God.
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August 20, 2021 04:42 PM MDT
On August 12, the First Presidency urged members of the Church to “use . . . face masks in public meetings whenever social distancing is not possible,” as well as for individuals to be vaccinated.
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August 19, 2021 03:29 PM MDT
At BYU Education Week on Tuesday, August 17, Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf spoke to listeners about the differences and commonalities we have with one another.
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August 17, 2021 09:31 PM MDT
This week’s Come, Follow Me highlights familiar scriptures for members of the Church. Doctrine and Covenants 89, known as the Word of Wisdom, is only 21 verses long—but there’s a lot to unpack.
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August 17, 2021 07:51 PM MDT
Oneita Sumsion, age 90, has proven that it’s never too late to graduate.
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August 10, 2021 03:05 PM MDT
Jake Tesch kept having the thought that a song should be written for his niece Sarah Frei. A few months prior, Sarah had been hit by a drunk driver in a car accident on July 30, 2020, where she was paralyzed from the waist down.
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August 06, 2021 05:53 PM MDT
When former Utah governor Mike Leavitt got a phone call from the office of President Russell M. Nelson asking if they could meet, he of course automatically said yes.
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August 05, 2021 08:47 PM MDT
Sherilyn Clarke Stinson, the Church’s first female Commissioner of Family Services, often shares something with her clients about marriage.
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August 05, 2021 06:36 PM MDT
Fans of The Chosen wouldn’t know it by the footage of the Sermon on the Mount, but temperatures were freezing the day the cast and crew shot the scene.
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July 27, 2021 11:22 AM MDT
In a recent Church News video, Camille N. Johnson, Primary General President, reflects on her experience serving on executive councils in the Church.
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July 26, 2021 05:57 PM MDT
Disney princess culture has come under some scrutiny in recent years as studies have looked at the impact these idolized animated figures have had on children. And while the results are varied, researchers have come up with some fascinating conclusions that might influence movie choices for families in the future.
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July 23, 2021 05:27 PM MDT
Butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle—it’s a swimming medley that would be intimidating to some, but for Jarod Arroyo, it’s his bread and butter. And this week, he has the chance to prove it at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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July 22, 2021 03:09 PM MDT
From the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to stakes, wards, and families and individuals, council systems are an important part of how the Church functions. This month, the Church News is diving into the council system on all its levels and how revelation acts as a guide within that structure.
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