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Paige Sommer

Paige Sommer is a content specialist, writer, and video producer for Deseret Book. She has a MFA in creative writing. If you want to be best friends, talk with her about books, creative writing, Italy (where she served her mission), or her five children and four stepchildren.

June 18, 2024 07:08 AM MDT
This faith-based approach to tech use in the home changes screen time from a battle to a productive conversation and helps everyone become more self-aware about using technology wisely.
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June 10, 2024 10:44 AM MDT
A child sitting in front of the television may seem still and calm. However, we all know, from watching TV ourselves, that this kind of physical inactivity isn’t the same as what Elder David A. Bednar said is “a higher and holier dimension of stillness.”
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June 05, 2024 02:16 PM MDT
Check out these helpful study tips and book recommendations to deepen personal learning about temple worship, our covenants, and the temple garment.
1 Min Read
May 30, 2024 01:02 PM MDT
Applying three ideas to our temple worship can expand our personal understanding of sacred things, bring us closer to Christ, and turn the temple into what author Melinda Brown calls, “our happiness project.”
2 Min Read
May 16, 2024 05:14 AM MDT
A recent episode of the “Magnify” podcast inspired me with some easy ways to show up with more love in everyday circumstances.
3 Min Read
May 01, 2024 08:06 PM MDT
Looking for conversation topics to help build relationships? These quotes and questions could lead to meaningful discussions around loving each other better.
9 Min Read
April 23, 2024 10:39 AM MDT
“When the Lord knows He can trust you, He both opens doors for you, and He helps you open doors.”
2 Min Read
March 27, 2024 10:50 AM MDT
The first witness of the resurrected Savior was Mary Magdalene, and she gives us a powerful example of what discipleship means.
4 Min Read
March 19, 2024 12:20 PM MDT
Not sure how to help your returned missionary adjust to life post-mission? These ideas will help both of you.
6 Min Read
March 08, 2024 12:21 PM MST
Even if it seems that an interaction with a loved one or stranger doesn’t matter, we shouldn’t be disheartened.
6 Min Read
February 16, 2024 10:57 AM MST
Kerry Muhlestein once met Harrison Ford and joked with him about the nickname.
8 Min Read
January 26, 2024 05:16 PM MST
Even when we’re motivated to move forward with a goal or project, there can be times when we feel stuck. Following these steps can help.
6 Min Read
January 05, 2024 08:41 AM MST
We might look at others as a preeminent gospel scholar or master scriptorian, but each of us is our own expert in gospel learning and scripture study.
5 Min Read
December 22, 2023 07:00 AM MST
Learn how Christmas lights help people in Canada, Italy, Mexico, Brazil, Japan, and Vermont feel closer to the Savior.
6 Min Read
December 18, 2023 09:09 AM MST
Use your own nativity set as a prop to go along with scriptures and short messages about the different Nativity figures.
11 Min Read
December 13, 2023 02:55 PM MST
What non-traditional ornament do you hang on your Christmas tree that reminds you of Christ? We can find reminders of the Savior’s mercy and love in every good thing, even Christmas ornaments.
3 Min Read
November 20, 2023 07:15 AM MST
When we study and understand the miracles of Jesus on a more personal level, we can see miracles in our own lives, and the lives of others, more clearly and often.
3 Min Read
November 02, 2023 03:53 PM MDT
Young adults and a YSA stake president weigh in to help you have more positive, joyful interactions with your young adults this holiday season.
12 Min Read
October 26, 2023 06:00 AM MDT
Gratitude can help us feel more peaceful, grow closer as a family, and hold onto a celestial perspective.
8 Min Read
October 17, 2023 07:00 AM MDT
“Whatever your level of comfort in singing, you can find joy, peace, and have a closer relationship with God by using your voice to worship through song.”
4 Min Read
October 02, 2023 08:00 AM MDT
“For me personally, my study has focused on the doctrines and principles, the invitations to act, and the promised blessings taught in the messages.”
3 Min Read
September 25, 2023 11:41 AM MDT
Creating a video life story of your loved one is easier than you think with this simple process and questionnaire.
4 Min Read
September 25, 2023 09:52 AM MDT
"Some might feel embarrassed or unworthy because they have searching questions regarding the gospel, but they needn’t feel that way. Asking questions isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a precursor of growth.” —Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf
3 Min Read
September 19, 2023 06:00 AM MDT
“Without the guiding direction of leaders who can see around corners, it can be difficult if not impossible to find our way through this mortal probation back Home to our heavenly parents.” Sheri Dew
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