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What the 9 women in the General Presidencies had to say about their role in the priesthood

by Emily Abel | July 9, 2020

During the women’s session of the October 2019 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson made this po...


Why I believe in a God that gives us flowers

by Emily Abel | July 9, 2020 | Makes You Think

A bouquet of flowers has never been a practical gift. We cut down something beautiful, put it in a vase of ...


‘All Are Alike unto God’: Calling artists for the Church’s 12th International Art Competition

by Emily Abel | July 8, 2020

Does the phrase “All are alike unto God” stir something inside you? Do you enjoy expressing thoughts and em...


My 4 unexpected takeaways from a digital fireside with Brother Brad Wilcox and Sister Michelle Craig

by Emily Abel | July 7, 2020 | Makes You Think

After enjoying thoughts from Brother Brad Wilcox and Sister Michelle Craig on freedom, I almost stopped the...


How a run honoring Parley P. Pratt's 1839 jailbreak became a Missouri community's First Amendment celebration

by Emily Abel | July 4, 2020

On July 4, 1839, Parley P. Pratt broke out of the Columbia, Missouri, jail and ran for freedom. Pratt, who ...


'Let us trust our youth!': Church leaders discuss how to empower and unite youth during isolation

by Emily Abel | July 3, 2020

Editor's note: " This week from the pulpit " highlights recent messages by General Authorities and General ...


Watch: Peter Hollens and BYU Vocal Point's stunning cover of 'When You Believe'

by Emily Abel | July 2, 2020 | Fun

YouTube star Peter Hollens and BYU Vocal Point teamed up once again to create an inspiring new music video....


Elder Andersen warns that persistence is needed to achieve unity in callings

by Emily Abel | July 1, 2020 | From the Church

In the 2020 Mission Leadership Seminar, Elder Neil L. Andersen taught how important unity in missionary wor...


President Cordon: 3 keys of retention missionaries need to remember

by Emily Abel | June 30, 2020 | Makes You Think

At the 2020 Mission Leadership Seminar, President Bonnie H. Cordon, Young Women General President, spoke ab...


New #HearHim video from Elder Gong: 'You and I are never truly isolated'

by Emily Abel | June 29, 2020

In continuation of the #HearHim video series, Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles tes...