Feature Stories

October 11, 2021 01:24 PM MDT
Stereotypical Latter-day Saint foods like Jell-O and funeral potatoes have become somewhat of a cliché, but photographic artist Daniel George has turned these traditional dishes into amazing works of art.
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By  Emily Abel
September 30, 2021 04:00 PM MDT
Published in 1899, the first Church handbook was small enough to fit in a shirt pocket. The world has changed greatly since then, and so has the handbook.
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September 30, 2021 01:56 PM MDT
Loss changes us—even if we’ve known a particular loss is coming, the actuality of it can be difficult and jarring. Our grief experience can start out with feelings of devastation, but when we allow grief into our lives, it invites healing and can lead to healthy and positive life shifts, including deeper empathy for ourselves and others.
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September 28, 2021 04:13 PM MDT
"The roles of both the mind and the heart in personal revelation are crucial, and no simple formulas or recommended action steps can guide us through this rigorous spiritual process."
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September 24, 2021 08:03 AM MDT
Join your favorite authors and artists to prepare your family and receive guidance and inspiration during general conference plus get special new discounts at Deseret Book every day!
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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 20, 2021 06:00 AM MDT
Take a look back at the messages from April general conference as we get ready for another uplifting weekend soon.
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September 15, 2021 03:30 PM MDT
Just weeks before his death, Joseph Smith taught a sweeping sermon that has widely been considered his most important ever. One Jewish scholar has even described it as “one of the truly remarkable sermons ever preached in America.”1
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September 15, 2021 10:24 AM MDT
While some of us lounged in beach chairs and armchairs this summer, Latter-day Saints across the globe toiled to make a difference for those around them. Here are a few of the most poignant projects.
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September 10, 2021 05:23 PM MDT
The date 9/11 has come to symbolize catastrophe and mourning for the entire American nation. But long before 2001, September 11 was a remorseful date in Latter-day Saint history.
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By  Emily Abel
September 08, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
As smoke and ash billowed up from what had become a tomb for more than 2,700 people, a man named Allen Kay sat in his office on Fifth Avenue in New York City and pulled out a 3-by-5-inch index card.
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September 03, 2021 08:00 PM MDT
In the Sunday morning session of April 2021 general conference, President Nelson issued a direction invitation with a powerful promise:
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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 03, 2021 10:36 AM MDT
Editor’s note: The following excerpt comes from a book about special witnesses of Jesus Christ.
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August 02, 2021 10:54 AM MDT
So far in Tokyo, four Latter-day Saints have each won a medal: one gold, one silver, and two bronze. Learn more about them and their stories below.
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July 29, 2021 09:12 AM MDT
For all you history buffs and trivia nerds out there, here's your master list. And for all you non-Jeopardy competitors, keep an eye out for a few names you might just recognize.
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By  Emily Abel
July 28, 2021 04:13 PM MDT
“Excuse me, are you someone I can share a testimony with? I feel I really need to,” a woman’s voice behind me quietly said.
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By  Emily Abel
July 28, 2021 02:51 PM MDT
Sam found himself in a hospital room not as the doctor, but as a distressed husband, anxiously awaiting updates on his wife’s condition. And in the midst of that traumatic role reversal, he fell into a moral crisis.
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By  Emily Abel
July 27, 2021 02:59 PM MDT
Five years ago, two Latter-day Saint Tongan toddlers stole the hearts of thousands when this adorable photo of them went viral.
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July 26, 2021 03:51 PM MDT
When George Nelson first saw the musical The Book of Mormon on Broadway, “It hurt my heart,” he told The Salt Lake Tribune.
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July 26, 2021 01:43 PM MDT
Athletes from around the globe are getting ready to compete in the dream of a lifetime in Tokyo over the coming weeks, and among them are a handful of Latter-day Saints.
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July 26, 2021 08:38 AM MDT
S. Michael Wilcox has one memory of his father prior to his parents’ divorce: he is very young and sits atop his father’s shoulder in an amusement park.
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By  Emily Abel
July 24, 2021 09:32 AM MDT
Benjamin Pachev hit the ground running after his mission—literally.
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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 03:11 PM MDT
Athletes from around the globe are getting ready for the experience of a lifetime over the coming weeks—competing in the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Here are just a few examples of these incredible athletes sharing their beliefs with the world.
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July 21, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
Lisa Valentine Clark was working in San Francisco when she got a call from her husband that brought on the first panic attack she had ever experienced.
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July 20, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
Ginny Burton has lived two very different lives in her 48 years, and the world can’t stop talking about it.
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July 14, 2021 05:44 PM MDT
Walter Rane selects a paintbrush from a tin can. The thin wooden tool fits in his hand so naturally it seems to be an extension of his fingers.
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June 30, 2021 02:14 PM MDT
What happens when you put a sports legend on the golf course with a German pilot? Apparently jokes, gospel discussion, and mutual respect. And that’s exactly what happened last weekend when retired professional golfer Gary Player played a round of golf with Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles on the Red Ledges Golf Course in Heber, Utah.
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May 12, 2021 01:00 PM MDT
On November 14, 2019, MyKayla Skinner Harmer achieved a goal she has dreamed of since she was a little girl sitting in Primary. It was a goal she has worked toward her entire life.
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May 07, 2021 11:00 AM MDT
Newly called General Authority Seventy Elder Clark G. Gilbert still remembers the first time he received a testimony of the restored Church.
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April 20, 2021 09:38 PM MDT
Jordan Ricks Hanks was my college roommate my senior year at BYU. She is also one of the most upbeat, positive people on the planet.
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April 20, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
As my social work program came to a close, I remember a distinct moment walking across campus to the Marriott Center for a Tuesday devotional. I realized that BYU had become my home and that I wasn’t ready to leave.
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April 13, 2021 07:54 PM MDT
On June 9, 1842, Joseph visited the Relief Society and spoke again of their purpose: “The Society is not only to relieve the poor, but to save souls.”
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April 09, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
Editor's note: Our bi-weekly Friday column, “Found in the footnotes,” explores some of the footnotes from remarks given by General Authorities and General Officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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April 06, 2021 08:07 PM MDT
During the Sunday afternoon session of general conference, President Russell M. Nelson announced 20 temples to be built in locations around the world. President Nelson said we are building now for the future.
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April 05, 2021 06:31 PM MDT
Another general conference came and went this past weekend, but many of the messages we heard will remain with us. We celebrated Easter by hearing testimonies of Jesus Christ from speakers who represented every populated continent on earth. We celebrated together as temples were announced around the world. And we heard calls for kindness that will hopefully influence how we engage with others moving forward.
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April 01, 2021 04:32 PM MDT
In a video message released on Palm Sunday, President Russell M. Nelson issued an invitation to encourage people everywhere to focus on Jesus Christ this Easter. Included in his video was an invitation to watch the Church’s Easter Sunday general conference.
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March 31, 2021 12:59 PM MDT
Editor's note: This article was updated on April 5, 2021, to include the 20 temples announced in April 2021 general conference.
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March 26, 2021 12:45 PM MDT
Editor's note: Our bi-weekly Friday column, “Found in the footnotes,” explores some of the footnotes from remarks given by General Authorities and General Officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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By  Emily Abel
March 26, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
Editor's note: This article is part of a new LDS Living series, “This may be one of the best talks you've never heard,” highlighting talks you may have missed through the years.
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March 25, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
My dear grandmother recently passed away just a few days shy of her 100th birthday. My father tells the story of speaking with her many years ago, not long after he married my mother.
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March 24, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
Ryan Blubaugh said he felt like a kid going to Disneyland the week of Christmas: in just one day, he would be baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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By  Emily Abel
March 22, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
After agreeing to speak in sacrament meeting, I flipped through my study journals from the past year looking for inspiration. As I did, I was surprised to see that most of my spiritual impressions were pointing me toward one central message:
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By  Emily Abel
March 19, 2021 06:20 PM MDT
Editor’s note: “We asked, you answered” highlights memorable responses to discussion questions posed on LDS Living’s social media accounts. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram to contribute.
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By  Emily Abel
March 19, 2021 02:25 PM MDT
We are blessed to often see prophets behind the pulpit, but how about behind the piano? In recent years, President Russell M. Nelson has shared at least three piano performances with the Church—and not all of the songs were hymns.
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March 19, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
James Lawrence has a goal: conquer 100 full-distance triathlons in 100 consecutive days.
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March 18, 2021 03:15 PM MDT
A few weeks ago, I walked into Deseret Book and was overwhelmed to see a large poster declaring “You are Loved” displayed proudly over two books by gay authors. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who has struggled to find resources, hope, and visibility within my community, this was a visual representation that brighter days are ahead.
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March 17, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
One hot afternoon, I was on a hill overlooking the border between Syria and Israel. As we walked down the hill, we talked about how some Latter-day Saints de-emphasize the importance of Christ’s Crucifixion.
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March 16, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
My husband Carlos joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico, together with his family, when he was nine years old.
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March 12, 2021 09:43 PM MST
I’ll be honest, I’m not sure how the connection between heaven and earth works, but I’m hoping that somehow you can read this letter.
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March 12, 2021 01:00 PM MST
Editor's note: Our bi-weekly Friday column, “Found in the footnotes,” explores some of the footnotes from remarks given by General Authorities and General Officers of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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March 11, 2021 01:00 PM MST
Editor’s Note: Shelly Johnson-Choong is a social worker and therapist who specializes in helping women who experience infertility. She has also experienced infertility in her own life. In the following letter, she shares some of her personal experiences on this topic and gives insight on how to cope when unable to bear children.
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March 09, 2021 01:00 PM MST
Pandemics perplex. Long after the anxiety has receded, the suffering has subsided, and the dead have been buried, troubling questions remain. Epidemic disease often seems to strike indiscriminately, taking the young and the old, the healthy and the vulnerable, men and women, the righteous and the wicked.
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March 05, 2021 03:30 PM MST
Editor's Note: The views, information, or opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author. Readers should consider each unique situation. This content is not meant to be a substitute for individual, professional advice.
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March 04, 2021 07:30 PM MST
Many of this year's Come, Follow Me lessons could be considered history lessons as much as they are teachings of gospel principles. This week's lesson on the founding of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 6, 1830, is no exception.
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March 04, 2021 02:32 PM MST
Youth often choose prominent persons as role models, never really expecting to meet them. I chose such a role model when I was in my teens. His name was Dallin H. Oaks.
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March 03, 2021 01:31 PM MST
In 2021, Family Discovery Day looked different. The in-person audience for Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s and Sister Patricia Holland’s remarks was small but included those who are most important to the Hollands—their own children.
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