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Jannalee Sandau

Jannalee worked as a writer and editor at LDS Living for seven years before hanging up her press badge and starting the journey of stay-at-home motherhood. While at LDS Living, she particularly enjoyed diving into the past and writing articles about little-known Church history stories or the Salt Lake Temple, though she wrote about a variety of topics. Today, you can find her happily organizing and reorganizing her house, scrap booking, reading books to her sons, or still writing an occasional freelance article.

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June 29, 2022 10:00 AM MDT
Latter-day Saints are familiar with the Tabernacle’s iconic domed roof. But did you know that it didn’t always look that way?
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June 26, 2022 02:04 PM MDT
Joseph and Hyrum’s martyrdom made headlines all across the country—with most sources condemned the act as murder and a scandal.
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June 17, 2022 09:30 AM MDT
Whether your teen is headed to the school scene, the MTC, or the world of the working, use this list of 10 important skills to make sure they're adequately prepared to fly solo. 
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May 27, 2022 11:00 AM MDT
Though perhaps not as prolific or well known as Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi has shared many pieces of counsel that can also be applied to a gospel setting.
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April 15, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
Here is a look at some of the interesting things we have learned from "Saints, vol. 2" as we anticipate the release of the next volume.
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March 25, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
Did you know that general conference was once held outside the US, and April 2020 was not the first time the public was not invited to attend?
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February 23, 2022 11:05 AM MST
I was amazed at the efforts to truly tailor this event to children. Here are a few things that impressed me as a mother about the most recent Friend to Friend.
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February 16, 2022 10:06 AM MST
With the push for at-home gospel learning, more and more gospel resources are being released for our little ones.
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February 16, 2022 09:08 AM MST
As I pulled out the kid-sized table and chair and tried to convince my almost-2-year-old to sit down before the Friend to Friend event, I wasn’t sure how things were going to go.
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February 09, 2022 01:50 PM MST
It’s been 175 years since the Mormon Battalion was formed, but only in the past year have historians discovered exactly who served with this historic group.
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February 08, 2022 09:00 AM MST
Names are an important part of our existence. We use them every day, in all of our communications with others. But a precious few have actually been given their earthly names by God himself. Here are a few of those, as found in the scriptures:
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January 11, 2022 09:00 AM MST
When we take the time to understand the deep historic and religious significance behind it, the Hosanna Shout becomes less unusual and more sacred.
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November 24, 2021 09:35 AM MST
As the seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, we all remind ourselves to focus a little more on the things that we are blessed with in our lives.
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November 15, 2021 01:58 PM MST
Tucked in the November issue of the Liahona were some exciting changes to temple recommends. Here is a closer look about how these important cards have changed over the years.
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October 07, 2021 10:00 AM MDT
Have you ever listened to a song over and over, and one day you suddenly realize that the words you always sing at the top of your lungs are not the right ones? Primary children sure have! Check out some of the funniest misheard Primary song lyrics.
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June 10, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
As Latter-day Saints began gathering in Utah, the need for meetinghouses and other facilities quickly grew. Before the more standard style and floor plan of current meetinghouses, many early meetinghouses started as small one-room log structures that were replaced and expanded as the wards grew. But what happens when those buildings are replaced by larger facilities?
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April 30, 2021 12:00 PM MDT
Many of the stories about this beloved temple are familiar, but here are some lesser-known but just as inspiring stories about the original and present-day Nauvoo temples.
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January 11, 2021 03:40 PM MST
Start off the new year with a look at the life of Latter-day Saint animator and director Don Bluth.
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December 25, 2020 12:00 PM MST
Here is what some famous guest artists had to say about their experience performing with The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square at Christmastime.
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December 03, 2020 07:06 PM MST
“I Know That My Redeemer Lives” might not be what comes to mind when you think of Christmas music. But as a beautiful new video put out by the Church reminds us, if Christmas is all about Christ, then perhaps this is one of the most fitting songs we could listen to at this time of year.
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December 03, 2020 02:56 PM MST
Editor's note: "Scenes from Saints" is a series of articles highlighting interesting facts from Saints volume 2. This is the fifth article in the series.
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November 26, 2020 12:14 PM MST
Editor's note: "Scenes from Saints" is a series of articles highlighting interesting facts from Saints volume 2. This is the fourth article in the series.
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November 25, 2020 10:34 PM MST
Before President Russell M. Nelson’s challenge to turn social media into our own gratitude journals, there were dozens of lists online of things to be grateful for in the year 2020. Since his invitation, millions of ideas have been added by those using #GiveThanks. But there are a few spiritual things that I think we have become more grateful for this year, as we have either relied on them more or had to do without them. Everyone’s list will look a little different depending on personal circumstances, but here are a few things that I think many of us have come to appreciate more than ever this year (in no particular order).
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November 19, 2020 11:11 AM MST
Editor's note: "Scenes from Saints" is a series of articles highlighting interesting facts from the second volume of Saints. This is the third article in the series.Part one shares facts about the building of the St. George, Logan, and Salt Lake temples,and part two shares facts about early missionary work. Articles will be posted weekly during November and December 2020. You can purchase both volumes ofSaintsthrough Deseret Bookor read and listen to the volumes on the Gospel Library app under the “Restoration and Church History” section.
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