Ellie leaning against a brick wall.

Ellie Smith

LDS Living Writing and Editing Intern

Ellie Smith is from Boise, Idaho, (that's BOY-see, not boy-ZEE) and graduated from BYU with a BA in English and a minor in editing. She is always down for an adventure and has traveled to England, Iceland, Italy, France, and Spain. As an aspiring chef, Ellie loves trying new recipes and visiting unique local eateries. At the end of the day, she likes to settle down with a good book and a box of Ferrero Rocher.

January 05, 2024 06:32 AM MST
“If we’re going to make progress in life, it’s all about asking questions. ... Our Heavenly Father wants us to keep on learning and progressing.”
3 Min Read
January 03, 2024 01:48 PM MST
While living in Russia and struggling to find purpose, Morgan Choi couldn’t shake the thought of a children’s book about the Book of Mormon.
4 Min Read
December 19, 2023 02:45 PM MST
We asked our "Magnify" podcast contributors which word was on their hearts and minds this season. While their words varied, there was a common theme.
1 Min Read
December 18, 2023 09:56 AM MST
2023 was an incredible year for the All In podcast. See the highlights here.
1 Min Read
December 12, 2023 07:30 AM MST
This week on the “All In” podcast, artist Greg Olsen talked about how the idea of Santa Claus can support the mission of Christ.
2 Min Read
December 07, 2023 04:52 PM MST
“I just love the holidays and these Giving Machines, to me, they’re just such a fun way to teach our children and ourselves,” Osmond said.
1 Min Read
December 07, 2023 07:00 AM MST
Ariana and Briana Mendez share a lot of things as twins, but they never anticipated finding and sharing a belief in the restored gospel.
5 Min Read
December 06, 2023 02:46 PM MST
Out in the tiny town of Fredericksburg, Texas, far away from the bustle of bigger cities, something magical happens each December.
5 Min Read
December 01, 2023 07:00 AM MST
We won’t necessarily have everything figured out with our faith just because its Christmas—and that’s okay.
3 Min Read
November 29, 2023 07:00 AM MST
We all strive to listen to the Spirit during general conference and find the messages meant for us. But for Levi Heperi, the truly transformative experiences come later.
2 Min Read
Fun
November 28, 2023 08:00 AM MST
It's time to let the silver bells ring-a-ling and the jingle bells rock with some fresh new carols to add to your favorites.
2 Min Read
Fun
November 27, 2023 12:01 PM MST
Commercial days like Black Friday and even Cyber Monday receive a fair amount of attention, but Giving Tuesday is all about thinking of others and making the world a better place.
4 Min Read
November 21, 2023 12:14 PM MST
“I promise these blessings and express my love for you,” President Nelson said at the end of a video shared as part of Sunday's devotional.
1 Min Read
November 20, 2023 02:43 PM MST
Did you know the founders of Kneaders are Latter-day Saints? In their first cookbook, they share stories motivated by their faith—including letting their kitchen be the destination of a terminally ill child's Make-A-Wish.
5 Min Read
November 17, 2023 03:24 PM MST
Ashley Hatch shares how she overcome the sharp disappointment of not being included on the US Women’s National Soccer Team World Cup roster.
3 Min Read
November 17, 2023 12:45 PM MST
Brandon Mull, critically acclaimed author of the “Fablehaven” series, recently teamed up with his sister-in-law Cherie Mull, a professional baker, to create a fantastical cookbook that brings food from the “Fablehaven” series to life.
2 Min Read
Fun
November 16, 2023 10:33 AM MST
Even those who love Christmas music will want to stop and dance to this new Thanksgiving anthem.
1 Min Read
November 08, 2023 01:37 PM MST
Sy’s son Zachary was killed in an act of random violence. With the Savior by her side, Sy fought the decades-long battle to forgive his killer and find joy in her life once more.
4 Min Read
November 07, 2023 01:09 PM MST
One commenter said, “Maybe God [isn’t] half bad if He gave us this.” And another added, “I just don’t [know] what’s more grateful, my spirit or my ears.”
2 Min Read
November 03, 2023 07:36 AM MDT
Here are ideas for inexpensive ward gifts to help show the love this Christmas.
1 Min Read
November 01, 2023 02:06 PM MDT
No matter who you minister to, we’ve come up with dozens of great gift ideas that will fit every budget and personality!
5 Min Read
October 30, 2023 10:45 AM MDT
Shiegrid Hernandez shares how this vibrant holiday can teach gospel truths in fun, approachable ways.
5 Min Read
October 27, 2023 07:00 AM MDT
It might seem early, but now is the time to start gathering things for your missionary’s Christmas package to ensure that their gifts are mailed out in time and arrive before December 25.
1 Min Read
October 26, 2023 04:52 PM MDT
“I don't want to try to compartmentalize my spiritual life from everything else. It’s all part of who I am,” McKay Coppins, writer for The Atlantic.
3 Min Read