David Butler

David Butler's greatest love is people. He had adopted as a life motto: "Stuff no mattah, people mattah." His favorite people are his wife, Jenny, and their six darling children. Some of his other loves include good food, spontaneous adventures, Christmas morning, and the sea. David co-hosts the popular YouTube scripture study channel Don't Miss This with Emily Belle Freeman and is the author of many religious books, including Ites: An Illustrated Guide to the People in the Book of Mormon; The Peter Potential; and Almighty: How the Most Powerful Being in the Universe Is Also Your Loving Father. Follow him on Instagram @mrdavebutler.

December 06, 2022 01:24 PM MST
You may see the participants in the Christmas story in a new way as you read these tender insights.
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December 02, 2020 02:09 PM MST
Editor's note: This article was adapted from a video series called “Christ-Centered Christmas Celebration,” based on the book Celebrating a Christ-Centered Christmas. For more insight and family interaction with your countdown, you can watch the five-minute videos that correspond with each day, which can be found at "Keep Your Christmas Focused on Christ With These New Advent Videos by Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler."This article originally appeared in the November/December 2020issue of LDS Living magazine and features photos of a brand-new companion nativity set.
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October 28, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Parley P. Pratt once taught, “The gift of the Holy Ghost ... quickens all the intellectual faculties, increases, enlarges, expands and purifies all the natural passions and affections. ... It inspires, develops, cultivates and matures all the fine-toned sympathies, joys, tastes, kindred feelings, and affections of our nature. It inspires virtue, kindness, goodness, tenderness, gentleness, and charity. It develops beauty of person, form and features. It tends to health, vigor, animation, and social feeling. It invigorates all the faculties of the physical and intellectual man. It strengthens, and gives tone to the nerves. In short, it is, as it were, marrow to the bone, joy to the heart, light to the eyes, music to the ears, and life to the whole being.”1
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October 14, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
The October pick for LDS Living Book Club is Spirit by David Butler. Follow the LDS Living Book Club Instagram for more insights with the author.
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December 10, 2019 07:45 PM MST
After finding his lost toddler, David Butler had a profound realization: “I had no right to be that mad at Jack for wandering off. It is in his DNA. It is actually in all of our DNA.”
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July 08, 2019 02:56 PM MDT
One night while I was putting one of my sons to bed, he looked up at me after he was all tucked in and asked, “Dad, are there Legos in heaven?”
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April 18, 2019 09:47 AM MDT
Through the regular pattern of sacrament meeting, I feel like I get a chance to symbolically relive the first Easter weekend.
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April 15, 2019 09:15 AM MDT
This week’s Come, Follow Me lesson focuses on Easter. Below is a family home evening plan that can be used along with the suggestions in the Come, Follow Me manual to help families focus on the message of Christ’s resurrection. Also, don't miss a great week of Easter videos from our friends Emily Freeman and David Butler! The videos will be posted on LDS Living every day leading up to Easter. You can find them here.
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