Maddie Tolk

Maddie is a content specialist for LDS Living. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from Harvard and has published and edited content for the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, Macmillan Learning, HarvardX, Utah Valley University, and Adobe. Maddie enjoys reading, playing the violin and piano, and watching musicals.

July 12, 2024 02:53 PM MDT
We may not always receive physical healing during difficult medical trials, but the Savior can bless our souls with an “active healing power.”
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July 11, 2024 10:24 AM MDT
Reflecting on specific questions during a temple endowment session can help you prepare to receive personalized direction from the Spirit.
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June 26, 2024 05:15 PM MDT
For how well-loved this famous hymn is, many people don’t know these inspiring, interesting facts about its history.
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June 25, 2024 04:06 PM MDT
Many of us inadvertently oversimplify Moroni 10:3–5 in these three ways.
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June 24, 2024 11:57 AM MDT
Time and again, President Nelson has experienced the power of the Book of Mormon when sharing this passage with guests around the globe.
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June 21, 2024 07:16 AM MDT
When I listened to the hymn performed in Spanish, I discovered an interesting lyric translation.
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June 14, 2024 08:45 AM MDT
The past few years have been busy for former NFL and Notre Dame star Manti Te’o, but he says that his family is his top priority.
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June 11, 2024 02:40 PM MDT
This activity includes all ages, requires minimal prep, and creates lasting family memories.
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June 07, 2024 11:54 AM MDT
Author Rebecca Connolly hasn’t found her own love story yet, but here’s how she remains a believer in “the hope of the happily ever after.”
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June 06, 2024 10:54 AM MDT
These definitions help us appreciate the beautiful hymn even more.
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May 31, 2024 02:06 PM MDT
“Sometimes we assume that if younger people feel that sense of conflict, it must be a sign of them not being spiritually serious or being entirely wrongheaded or misinformed. And that’s just not true.”
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May 30, 2024 05:41 PM MDT
Already, Church members and leaders are finding joy in the new hymnbook. Here are a few reasons why.
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May 23, 2024 01:24 PM MDT
Author Taylor Ricks Mele hesitated at first, but she felt compelled to write about her experience moving forward from a divorce.
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May 22, 2024 01:34 PM MDT
“I was recently studying how to feel more peace in the temple, and I came across an idea that sparked an encouraging realization.”
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May 22, 2024 08:56 AM MDT
When her oldest daughter Claire started high school, Stephanie Nielson gave her a mirror along with this quote to keep in her backpack.
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May 17, 2024 01:53 PM MDT
Olympics-bound runner Clayton Young and his wife, Ashley, recently spoke about how they aim for true excellence.
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May 16, 2024 01:27 PM MDT
“In all of those moments of grief that come back, I feel God is there to catch me in them—over and over again.” —Jenedy Paige
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May 06, 2024 04:08 PM MDT
From missions to marriage, young adulthood involves big decisions. Elder and Sister Godoy recently shared their tips for navigating this crucial time.
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May 03, 2024 10:08 AM MDT
Lament—which is different than murmuring—is just as crucial to a covenant relationship with God as faith, praise, and gratitude.
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May 02, 2024 06:32 AM MDT
How can we invite the Holy Ghost to always be with us? Here are three ideas from Elder Bednar.
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April 26, 2024 11:23 AM MDT
Challenges like depression can make it difficult to feel joy, but Elder Uchtdorf shared some comforting (and easy!) suggestions.
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April 18, 2024 01:59 PM MDT
These 10 moments from the Book of Mormon reveal beautiful insights about temple covenants.
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April 12, 2024 06:44 AM MDT
In an episode of the “All In” podcast that originally aired on March 9, 2022, Sister Ardeth Kapp shared insights from her 67+ years of marriage.
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April 10, 2024 08:00 AM MDT
Artist Chrisanne Serafin recently created a stunning painting of the master of the vineyard from Jacob 5 inspired by her Mexican ancestry.
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