Kelly Newman

May 23, 2020 11:30 AM MDT
Years ago, our family had the opportunity to visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, DC. If you haven’t had that opportunity yet—take it. It’s likely something you will never forget. Overlooking the city, this marble sarcophagus has these words inscribed on the back:
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September 21, 2019 12:35 PM MDT
Early one morning, I woke up and quickly asked my wife, “What day is it?”
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April 08, 2019 08:00 PM MDT
“I’ve got something really important to talk to you about,” said our missionary in Brazil last Monday on our video call.
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May 23, 2018 09:19 AM MDT
Following the victory at the battle of Gettysburg, General George Meade decided not to pursue the defeated Confederate army led by Robert E. Lee. He thought his men were too tired. He likely could have ended the Civil War. When President Abraham Lincoln heard of this, he was furious. He immediately penned a three-page, scathing letter to General Meade. His disappointment, anger, and frustration with the general is strongly evident throughout. Lincoln wrote, “He was within your easy grasp, and to have closed upon him would . . . have ended the war. As it is, the war will be prolonged indefinitely.” This letter was found among Abraham Lincoln’s personal belongings following his death. Neatly folded and placed in an envelope, on the front was written: “To Gen. Meade, never sent, or signed”[1].
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April 16, 2018 09:34 AM MDT
“The name of Jesus Christ,” the text message read. It was the topic I received from the bishopric member in the ward that I was assigned to speak to that Sunday as a member of the high council. I thought, “That’s a pretty vague topic.” I began to ponder what exactly I may speak about to that ward on Sunday. However, not really anything came to my mind throughout the week.
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