Latter-day Saint Life

By  Emily Abel
August 15, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
As I tried to come to terms with the unfairness of Holley’s short and difficult life, I found peace as the Spirit showed me the lasting spiritual blessing that she and others with debilitating long-term health struggles provide for the people around them.
8 Min Read
August 12, 2022 04:14 PM MDT
Projects like the 1950 US Census have less to do with data and more to do with people. When we gather, we do good.
3 Min Read
August 09, 2022 04:00 PM MDT
Conversion is a process we continue to experience each and every day as we center our lives on the gospel of Jesus Christ and make His teachings a part of who we are.
4 Min Read
August 09, 2022 10:18 AM MDT
This week’s issue of People magazine includes a heartwarming story of one family truly exemplifying the Savior’s admonition to “love one another.”
1 Min Read
August 08, 2022 04:22 PM MDT
Today we celebrate the life and legacy of author and historian David McCullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Here are four times MCullough spoke to Latter-day Saints.
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August 08, 2022 12:48 PM MDT
You may have been surprised to discover that the calendar lists the book of Psalms for our “Come, Follow Me” study for the next three weeks. Here are some interesting facts you might not have known about this book of scripture.
7 Min Read
August 08, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
As members of the Church, we have been given a noble birthright and have been set apart to help gather scattered Israel and build the kingdom of God on the earth. But what exactly does that mean?
6 Min Read
August 05, 2022 10:00 AM MDT
One of the greatest principles the Church teaches us is to be more self-reliant, which includes increasing our education in all areas of life.
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Dr. Richard Elliott, principal organist for The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square, recently played on three separate organs he uniquely compared to a Lamborghini, a Bentley, and a Rolls Royce.
1 Min Read
August 03, 2022 12:00 PM MDT
On the one year anniversary of her Olympic silver medal in Tokyo, MyKayla Skinner reflects on her gymnastics journey, her testimony, and her mission now.
1 Min Read
August 03, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
Eleven-year-old Sophie Moonshower is passionate about the theater. She and her mother, Sharon, often attend local theater productions, and Sophie’s enthusiasm for live performance, song, and dance often warms the hearts of those in attendance.
4 Min Read
August 02, 2022 12:00 PM MDT
Take a look and see if any of these names or terms surprise you.
1 Min Read
August 01, 2022 12:53 PM MDT
Finau has now captured three PGA Tour Titles in just under a year, and in a video interview after his latest victory, Finau got emotional dedicating the win to his son.
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July 31, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
Maybe you recently sat down to read a chapter of the Old Testament and wondered how on earth it applies to you. But don’t give up—first, you might want to try out this way of approaching your scripture study.
7 Min Read
July 28, 2022 12:40 PM MDT
Lachlan Mackay was anticipating a variety of responses when he and his uncle, Daniel Larsen, released a new daguerreotype last week that they believe is Joseph Smith after keeping it a secret for two years.
1 Min Read
July 28, 2022 05:00 AM MDT
“I thought that miracles were things that God did out of the blue. But it also seems there are times when the miracle is a combination of His efforts and ours.”
8 Min Read
July 27, 2022 08:03 AM MDT
“Some [patriarchs] may see the words ... and some may hear them. Others may just have impressions and feelings as to what they should say.”
6 Min Read
July 26, 2022 02:52 PM MDT
Fire crews used special precautions to minimize water damage after a fire broke out at the temple overnight.
1 Min Read
July 25, 2022 02:00 PM MDT
As members of the Church, we strive to maintain the spirit of Christ in our homes. We adorn the walls of our homes with art and decor that reflects who we are and what we believe.
1 Min Read
July 22, 2022 02:02 PM MDT
Instead of approaching missionary work by telling others that they need the Church, we can let them know that “the Church needs you.”
6 Min Read
July 21, 2022 12:00 PM MDT
One man is adding a recovered addict, a mental health hero, and an LBGTQ+ mediator to his list of pioneers to honor this year.
11 Min Read
July 19, 2022 12:27 PM MDT
“Sometimes we too must turn and walk away from the future we expected and worked for.”
4 Min Read
July 15, 2022 05:00 AM MDT
The missionaries who left a pamphlet with nine women in a sewing circle in Bergen, Norway, couldn't have imagined its reach.
5 Min Read
July 14, 2022 10:41 AM MDT
Did you know as recently as 1997, nearly 10,000 people made the 1,000 mile journey over 93 days on foot across the pioneer trail?
1 Min Read
July 13, 2022 12:00 PM MDT
When over 90 missionaries were reassigned to the Smiths’ mission, Sister Smith interviewed them about the role of a mission president’s wife.
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“I call it my Jesus Christ wheelchair,” says recently crowned world champ Max Kulati.
1 Min Read
July 11, 2022 12:15 PM MDT
Yeah Samaké—the father of three, BYU grad, and convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—announced his candidacy last month.
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July 07, 2022 03:02 PM MDT
What I thought would be a terrible burden turned into a beautiful blessing and an even greater lesson.
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July 07, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
In a world rife with conflict, being a peacemaker is becoming more and more rare. But bringing peace to others is one of the best and easiest ways we can be the Lord’s disciples. Here are 3 of our favorite quotes from Church leaders on how to be more of a peacemaker in your home, your ward, your community, and your nation.
1 Min Read
July 05, 2022 09:16 AM MDT
We did everything right, but God didn’t spare my husband. Now, when I hear of others’ miracles, I’m learning to respond with faith.
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By  Emily Abel
July 01, 2022 09:00 AM MDT
“I had vivid daydreams of seeing my converts sealed as a family, serve as a bishop or Relief Society president, and overall just live a gospel happily ever after. But that wasn’t always the case.”
6 Min Read
June 30, 2022 02:00 PM MDT
It can be tricky to discern between the spirit and our own mind, but when spiritual promptings do come, the difference between action and inaction can be life-changing.
1 Min Read
June 30, 2022 12:00 PM MDT
My toddler makes it hard to have time for spiritual things, but a recent Instagram video helped me feel more confident in my role as a mother and how I’m spending my time.
4 Min Read
June 29, 2022 11:27 AM MDT
We don’t have lots of answers about the eternal destiny of our furry friends, but we can infer some things from scriptural and prophetic statements.
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By  Emily Abel
June 29, 2022 08:20 AM MDT
Here are several ways you can offer support to your missionary that don’t involve packing tape or long lines at the post office.
7 Min Read
June 28, 2022 09:01 AM MDT
Need a quick sweet treat for your Fourth of July party? Check out these delicious and beautiful patriotic desserts that would be perfect for Memorial Day, Flag Day, and any patriotic holiday.
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By  Emily Abel
June 27, 2022 12:15 PM MDT
“After a few years of hiding, my cover was blown when I, in full uniform, dropped a child off for school and saw another sister from the ward. The surprised look on her face didn’t help ease my anxiety.”
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June 27, 2022 10:17 AM MDT
No matter how often you make it to the temple, it's nice to have a special bag designated just for your temple clothing. Check out these stylish, smartly designed temple bags perfect for a sweetheart, friend, or even yourself!
1 Min Read
June 27, 2022 09:10 AM MDT
The word “anxiety” is mentioned only eight times in the Book of Mormon. Four of these times it is used by the prophet Jacob. Looking at his life, it makes sense that he probably experienced anxiety.
8 Min Read
June 27, 2022 09:05 AM MDT
During uncertain and turbulent times in our lives, we all could use a big dose of heavenly wisdom and inspiration.
1 Min Read
June 27, 2022 07:00 AM MDT
Here are some details leading up to Joseph Smith’s martyrdom that aren’t widely known.
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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.
5 Min Read
June 24, 2022 04:18 PM MDT
On this week’s episode of All In, Alissa Parker shared how she chose to respond in the wake of the horrific shooting that took the life of daughter ten years ago.
5 Min Read
June 23, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
We’d be willing to bet your next linger longer that most Latter-day Saints who go to YSA wards today have no idea how they came to be. Here’s a look at how they’ve evolved over the years.
16 Min Read
June 22, 2022 11:01 AM MDT
It’s not realistic to think your Nursery-aged child will sit still and listen intently for an entire Sacrament meeting. Here are a few ways to help them learn.
5 Min Read
June 21, 2022 11:00 AM MDT
If “I’m booorred” is an all-too-familiar phrase around your household these days, check out this fun summer schedule.
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June 21, 2022 10:00 AM MDT
This year marks the 110th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Here's a look at Latter-day Saint connections to that fateful voyage.
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By  Emily Abel
June 17, 2022 04:09 PM MDT
I hope these eight points help you see that while you reverently prepare to enter, you can also feel thrilled at this opportunity. Welcome to my pep rally for the temple.
12 Min Read
June 17, 2022 10:00 AM MDT
“Thanks to the gospel of Jesus Christ, I know I will see my father again. Families are forever,” President Oaks testified.
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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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June 16, 2022 01:15 PM MDT
Unbelievable images and videos are coming from Yellowstone National Park and southern Montana this week, as huge flooding tore away hillsides, roads, and even the foundations of homes.
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June 16, 2022 01:12 PM MDT
The internet is debating religion’s role in Disney fandom after a Reddit post from a “Disney adult” went viral.
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June 16, 2022 08:00 AM MDT
Service is one of the most powerful tools we have for showing compassion and love for others. It’s so universally needed and appreciated that “acts of service” is one of the five major love languages.
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June 15, 2022 05:00 AM MDT
When Lynette graduated from SVU, she was a four-time USCAA All-American, having led her team to the USCAA National Championship. This year, she led the SVU women's basketball team to its first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament.
4 Min Read
June 14, 2022 01:27 PM MDT
Plan ahead, be flexible, and be mindful of the places “where people can get out and explore the site and have their own sacred experiences.”
1 Min Read
June 14, 2022 09:28 AM MDT
When I was a junior in high school, I came under the influence of a brilliant English teacher. She was tough on her students, always insisting that they clearly and thoroughly defend any position they took.
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June 10, 2022 11:23 AM MDT
London called their long-distance friendship “a very slow, very patient conversation,” but one in which they’ve truly gotten to know each other, find commonalities, and share decades of personal stories.
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By  Emily Abel
June 09, 2022 10:23 AM MDT
This video of a family’s explosive cheering during Yale Law’s graduation ceremony might just make you cry.
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June 09, 2022 06:00 AM MDT
No one was more inclusive than Jesus Christ. He spent time with Apostles and sinners, fishermen and politicians, rich people and poor people, “good guys” and “bad guys,” his friends and his enemies.
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June 07, 2022 02:12 PM MDT
The building will be constructed where the Harris Fine Arts Center (HFAC) is currently located and will house academic, gallery, and performance spaces for three departments.
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