Kate Ensign-Lewis

Fun
November 24, 2018 11:02 AM MST
Children love to perform the Nativity, but sometimes they can lose interest faster than we would like. Check out these kid-friendly Nativity scripts to help keep things short and sweet.
2 Min Read
July 07, 2018 12:15 PM MDT
I can remember when I heard my very first Mormon myth. I was 8 years old, and one of my older sisters came to me and said, “Guess what? Steve Martin is a Mormon!"
6 Min Read
June 20, 2018 04:00 PM MDT
Three Nephites. Bigfoot. President Spencer W. Kimball as a model for Yoda. Alice Cooper as a Mormon.
6 Min Read
December 18, 2016 10:00 PM MST
I've come to the following conclusion: Christmas on Sunday is a double whammy of awesomeness.
3 Min Read
February 17, 2015 09:07 AM MST
On March 17 the Relief Society celebrates its 173rd birthday, making it one of the world’s oldest women’s organizations. It is also the world’s largest women’s organization, with over six million sisters in 170 countries. As part of your annual celebration in your ward or branch, try some of these ideas to help strengthen bonds between Relief Society sisters.
4 Min Read
April 01, 2014 04:03 PM MDT
Mable Firstap was driving between Ohio and Pennsylvania when she spotted three clean-cut men walking on the side of the road.“They just had a glow about them, so I didn’t mind stopping to see if they needed help,” said Firstap. “When I did, I saw that they were each carrying a Book of Mormon.”
3 Min Read
December 21, 2013 05:58 AM MST
Now is an era of fascination with polygamy in American culture. This arguably started with the notorious HBO series Big Love; currently several reality shows depict polygamy, like Sister Wives and, more recently, My Five Wives. If America weren't oddly fascinated with it, these shows wouldn't keep getting picked up. (Aside from popular culture, polygamy is also in the news. Just a week ago, Federal Judge Clark Waddoups of Utah ruled part of Utah's polygamy law unconstitutional.)
4 Min Read
December 18, 2013 05:43 AM MST
The largest category here––classics––is at the bottom and does not have explanations, since most people are familiar with the movies. And please add any of your favorites that I've missed in the comments below!
4 Min Read
December 10, 2013 05:37 AM MST
We all want to be good member missionaries, and usually we can answer questions about our religion without too much difficulty. But occasionally a particularly difficult question comes up. Thankfully, the Church is providing valuable resources and very recently released new topic pages to help with these challenging questions at the "Gospel Topics" section of LDS.org.
4 Min Read
November 29, 2013 05:14 AM MST
Last year my toddler’s chubby hands reached out to hang his first ornament ever. I stood on the sidelines with a camera, ready to shoot what was sure to be a memorable picture of him and his dad at the Christmas tree.
2 Min Read
October 04, 2013 04:56 AM MDT
General Conference is one of my favorite times of the year. The season is changing, and along with these beautiful changes, we get to hear from our prophets. I'm hard-pressed to think of another time during the year that I feel more reinvigorated and energized to press forward.
4 Min Read
July 12, 2013 02:44 PM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has updated its dress code for male missionaries.
1 Min Read
May 30, 2013 04:52 AM MDT
This is my second time 'round the pregnancy cycle (check out my first stab at pregnancy fashion) . . . and this time I'm chasing a busy toddler boy. AND I'm going to be pregnant through the long, hot summer. My priority is comfort.
2 Min Read
March 28, 2013 04:58 AM MDT
General Conference is one of my favorite times of the year. The season is changing, and along with these beautiful changes, we get to hear from our prophets. I'm hard-pressed to think of another time during the year that I feel more reinvigorated and energized to press forward.
4 Min Read
March 28, 2013 04:13 AM MDT
10 Games Great for Any Activity
2 Min Read
March 21, 2013 04:18 AM MDT
It can be hard for kids to see Easter as anything but colorful eggs and chocolate bunnies. But parents are increasingly making an effort to include the true meaning of Easter in their season of celebrations: Jesus Christ's sacrifice for humankind. With these five ideas, incorporate object lessons and symbols to help engage your children in fun new traditions that focus on the true meaning of Easter.
2 Min Read
February 21, 2013 05:17 AM MST
Good for the sweet tooth and for the soul.
1 Min Read
February 07, 2013 05:12 AM MST
(1) Lovebug Cookies
1 Min Read
January 17, 2013 05:24 AM MST
The celebrities we see in magazines and on the big screen are probably the last people we should emulate, but if you watch closely, sometimes their choice of dress can surprise you - in a good way. Last Sunday was the Golden Globes, and colder temperatures meant that, while these celebrities aren't often muses of modesty, they favored warmth over skin and showed some beautiful, modestly inspired gowns. (Note: not all of these are perfectly modest according to LDS standards, but I think they can still certainly provide inspiration for LDS women who wish to be fashionable and modest.)
1 Min Read
January 03, 2013 05:03 AM MST
I might go so far as to say we are especially a treat culture. I think it has something to do with drinking neither alcohol nor coffee and we want some other way to dress up or round out a meal. I mean, think of all the calories we save by not having those drinks. (Which then I promptly tend to blow on a chocolate dessert of my choosing.)
2 Min Read
October 18, 2012 04:05 AM MDT
If you're a pianist and a member of the LDS Church, chances are you (like me) have been asked to play the organ at some point. Most of you have probably pointed out that the instruments are different, said that you couldn't, and gone on your merry way.
3 Min Read
October 10, 2012 04:05 AM MDT
When President Thomas S. Monson stood at the pulpit on Saturday morning and began to talk about missionary service and the age variability in different countries, my husband turned to me and said, mouth slightly agape, "They're going to change the minimum missionary age." Moments later, we saw that he was right when President Monson said young men could serve at 18. My initial thought: What a blessing this would be to so many young men.
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October 04, 2012 04:04 AM MDT
Harry Reid (Mormonism’s most famous Democrat) recently asserted that Mitt Romney (our most famous Republican) is not the face of Mormonism. When we ran the article last Tuesday, many of our readers responded. And as usually happens in comments that imply taking a side, things got a little heated.
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August 15, 2012 04:05 AM MDT
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has approved and adopted new tithing slips for worldwide distribution to Church membership.
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