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‘The decision to receive the endowment is personal’: Read these temple-specific updates to the Church General Handbook

by Emily Abel | January 12, 2021

Choosing when to receive the endowment is an important and personal decision in the lives of Latter-day Sai...

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The doors we walk through (A reflection on 2020)

by Emily Abel | January 11, 2021 | Makes You Think

We saw a lot of doors close in 2020—the doors to our homes, our churches, our schools. And as the mon...

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Her ancestors experienced a miracle during the Spanish flu pandemic, and finding their story was her miracle

by Emily Abel | January 6, 2021 | Makes You Think

Many Latter-day Saints attend the temple to find reprieve from the fear and anxiety life can sometimes brin...

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4 Hebrew translations that help us see the Savior more clearly in the Book of Mormon

by Emily Abel, adapted from the "Sunday on Monday" Study Group | December 9, 2020 | Lesson Helps

This article originally ran in the November/December 2020  issue of LDS Living magazine. She is known ...

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10 profound blessings Latter-day Saints have been promised if they will forgive

by Emily Abel | October 27, 2020 | Makes You Think Lesson Helps

This story originally ran on  LDS Living  in July 2019.  The principle of forgiveness can be...

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How a gospel podcast changed my perspective on dating during 2020

by Emily Abel | August 25, 2020

When I tuned in to an episode of the Sunday on Monday podcast, the last thing I was expecting to hear was d...

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A love beyond borders: The touching story of how a Latter-day Saint Australian ballet dancer fell in love and then proposed on national TV

by Emily Abel | August 22, 2020 | Fun

Kirstie Stevens of Queensland, Australia, had perhaps the best surprise of her life when her boyfriend, Jak...

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‘Together we will overcome this difficult time’: President Nelson and other Church leaders reflect on the past to find hope for the future

by Emily Abel | August 21, 2020 | Makes You Think

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

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'We didn't think we'd ever see them again': After 15 years, missionaries and mission presidents reconnect in miraculous Zoom reunion

by Emily Abel | August 20, 2020 | Makes You Think

Walking away from my mission president in the Richmond, Virginia, airport was a tearful experience. I had c...

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5 quotes from 'Jesus the Christ' every Latter-day Saint should know

by Emily Abel | August 19, 2020 | Makes You Think

This article originally ran on  LDS Living in August 2019.  Jesus the Christ   is one of the...