Inspiration

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By  Emily Abel
November 17, 2021 04:09 PM MST
Missionaries are getting impressively high tech these days. These videos from a mission in New York could easily pass as pro.
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In the midst of a tragedy, Bryant witnesses a miracle as he listens to a prompting that leads him to help his neighbor escape a wildfire. Still haven’t subscribed to LDS Living on YouTube? ► https://www.youtube.com/user/LDSLivin... CONNECT WITH LDS LIVING Web: www.ldsiving.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LDSLiving/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ldsliving/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LDSLivingMag Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ldsliving/ WANT EVEN MORE? BofM365: https://www.instagram.com/bofm365/ CTR: https://www.instagram.com/ctr.life/ ABOUT LDS Living gives expression to what it means to live as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By sharing practical information and seeking out the best things in Latter-Day Saint culture, we hope to empower our readers to make the most of the joys and challenges of life and enjoy their unique heritage to its fullest. We provide articles that inspire and uplift our readers with endless ideas, featuring articles online and in print on issues real-life Latter-day Saints are dealing with, recipes, self-help, parenting and relationship advice, behind-the-scenes looks, and in-depth coverage of a wide variety of topics important to Latter-day Saints.
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When 21-year-old Edward Dube walked into a Latter-day Saint chapel for the first time, he felt so out of place he almost walked right back out. He not only stayed but found himself bearing a simple testimony to the congregation. What happened after the meeting set him on a course that led not only to baptism, but to service as a missionary, stake president, mission president, and now as a General Authority Seventy. Still haven’t subscribed to LDS Living on YouTube? ► http://youtube.com/user/LDSLivingVideos CONNECT WITH LDS LIVING Web: www.ldsiving.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LDSLiving/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ldsliving/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LDSLivingMag Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ldsliving/
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What does it mean to be "all in" the gospel of Jesus Christ? That's the question we've been exploring on the All In podcast since October 2018. This collection of excerpts from the podcast and new insights on a variety of topics will help you explore the question yourself and define what being "all in" means to you. Preorder "All In: Exploring What It Means to Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ" and use the code ALLIN6 to save 15% https://deseretbook.com/auto_add/?coupon_code=allin6&url=/p/all-in?variant_id=194703-paperback Still haven’t subscribed to LDS Living on YouTube? ► http://youtube.com/user/LDSLivingVideos CONNECT WITH LDS LIVING Web: www.ldsiving.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LDSLiving/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ldsliving/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LDSLivingMag Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ldsliving/
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Lisa and Scott O'Neil had similar faith but different religions when they married 23 years ago, but they vowed to work together as a team through it all. Here's how their commitment to having a "house of faith" eventually led Scott to choose to become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through baptism nearly two decades after their wedding. Hear more of Scott's conversion and testimony in this episode of the ALL IN podcast: http://bit.ly/2J22cWO Still haven’t subscribed to LDS Living on YouTube? ► https://www.youtube.com/user/LDSLivin... CONNECT WITH LDS LIVING Web: www.ldsiving.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LDSLiving/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ldsliving/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LDSLivingMag Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ldsliving/ WANT EVEN MORE? BofM365: https://www.instagram.com/bofm365/ Brightly Beams: https://www.instagram.com/brightly.beams/ ABOUT LDS Living gives expression to what it means to live as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By sharing practical information and seeking out the best things in Latter-Day Saint culture, we hope to empower our readers to make the most of the joys and challenges of life and enjoy their unique heritage to its fullest. We provide articles that inspire and uplift our readers with endless ideas, featuring articles online and in print on issues real-life Latter-day Saints are dealing with, recipes, self-help, parenting and relationship advice, behind-the-scenes looks, and in-depth coverage of a wide variety of topics important to Latter-day Saints.
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We often don't realize how many miracles occur behind the scenes during the temple building process. Hear the touching story of Elder Vai Sikahema (formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles NFL team) who was able to play a key role in a miracle that helped make the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Temple possible. Still haven’t subscribed to LDS Living on YouTube? ► https://www.youtube.com/user/LDSLivin... CONNECT WITH LDS LIVING Web: www.ldsiving.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LDSLiving/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ldsliving/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LDSLivingMag Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ldsliving/ WANT EVEN MORE? BofM365: https://www.instagram.com/bofm365/ Brightly Beams: https://www.instagram.com/brightly.beams/ ABOUT LDS Living gives expression to what it means to live as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. By sharing practical information and seeking out the best things in Latter-Day Saint culture, we hope to empower our readers to make the most of the joys and challenges of life and enjoy their unique heritage to its fullest. We provide articles that inspire and uplift our readers with endless ideas, featuring articles online and in print on issues real-life Latter-day Saints are dealing with, recipes, self-help, parenting and relationship advice, behind-the-scenes looks, and in-depth coverage of a wide variety of topics important to Latter-day Saints.
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By  LDS Living
January 31, 2020 12:00 PM MST
Over the years, the Church has released numerous inspirational videos on a myriad of topics, ranging from overcoming addiction to living with mental illness and most everything in between. These inspired messages are meant to uplift and help individuals persevere through the many challenges and hardships of life.
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By  LDS Living
November 04, 2019 05:00 PM MST
Latter-day Saint Cliff Devries is the head diving coach at Rochester Institute of Technology. For nearly a quarter of a century, Devries has been partially paralyzed. Twenty-four years ago, Devries underwent an intensive surgery to remove a 6-inch-long tumor at the base of his brain stem, a procedure that left the right side of his body paralyzed. Yet in 2018, Devries participated in a simple birthday celebration that has been featured on ESPN. As Devries says in the video about this tradition, "From where I came from, it's magical. It's thrilling."
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October 10, 2019 12:00 PM MDT
From the time he was a little boy, President Henry B. Eyring's life has been guided by powerful moments of personal revelation. About seeing his wife for the first time, President Eyring shared in an address delivered at the Vatican, "I saw in the crowd a young woman. I had never seen her before, but the feeling came over me that she was the best person I had ever seen. That evening she walked into our church meeting in Cambridge. Another thought came to my mind with great power: 'If I could only be with her, I could become every good thing I ever wanted to be.'" That woman was Kathleen Johnson, and that inspiration changed the course of President Eyring's life.
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By  LDS Living
September 18, 2019 05:49 PM MDT
The Church has changed the name of the Mormon Channel, a media channel that publishes inspirational videos and podcasts, to Latter-day Saints Channel.
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July 12, 2019 01:29 PM MDT
"Women have remarkable influence," President M. Russell Ballard recently posted on Instagram. "You sisters have been divinely endowed with a unique kind of discernment and strength that differs in some ways from the gifts our Heavenly Father gave His sons. These differences are intentional and eternal. They don’t make you better than a man, nor do they make you inferior to him. They just make you different—wonderfully, deliberately, everlastingly so."
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April 04, 2019 03:58 PM MDT
Brenda Walker, a caregiver in Danville, Virginia, had survived another exhausting day at work. Like most of us at the end of another long slog, Walker had just one thought: Walk in the front door and collapse.
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By  LDS Living
December 31, 2018 03:00 PM MST
With a new year, we often need new motivation. Maybe you're convinced this is the year you'll stop eating sugar altogether, or maybe you set a goal to continue doing daily acts of service. Many of us make goals, and all of us fall short at one point or another.
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November 30, 2018 08:33 PM MST
Conference Talk: For more information on this topic read "Ask, Seek, Knock," by Russell M. Nelson, Ensign, Nov 2009, 81-84.
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November 10, 2018 01:12 PM MST
In 1943, a World War II American transport ship, the SS Dorchester, was struck midship by a torpedo fired from a German submarine. Over 900 people — many young soldiers far from home for the first time in their lives — were on board. In the dead of night chaos ensued as the ship quickly began to sink and individuals rushed to find life jackets and lifeboats. Over 600 died that night while some 230 were rescued.
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By  Jon Cooper
October 15, 2018 11:49 AM MDT
Most of us were raised on stories of the prophets of God. We were told of their many strengths and taught to emulate their righteousness. Yet, just as they had strengths that we can learn from, it is also important to remember that every prophet had weaknesses that we can learn from, too. Moses, Nephi, and even Brigham Young; they all had them. Here are five prophets and the weaknesses that made them strong.
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October 12, 2018 09:26 AM MDT
I have a distinct memory of sitting in a junior high school math class, tearing a piece of paper from my binder, and scribbling a note for my friend who sat a few desks in front of me to see if he had plans for the weekend. I folded the note as small as I could, waited for a time when the teacher wasn’t looking, then passed it forward. Over the course of 45 minutes of stealth, the two of us resolved to meet at the bike racks after school and decide what to do next. Today, I can press a button on my watch, speak a message, and have it sent to someone halfway across the world in a matter of seconds. Technology has absolutely transformed the way we communicate and interact with each other.
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By  LDS Living
September 13, 2018 12:45 PM MDT
"In the end what defines you is how you react, are the decisions that you make," Elizabeth Smart says in a new video that gained over 2.5 million views in 12 hours. "So I hope that whatever you are faced with, whatever you deal with, you just remember that you are who you decide to be. You are captain of your destiny. You are the one who decides who you are."
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Fun
By  LDS Living
September 07, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
Grab a bowl of popcorn and gather your family to watch one of these nine family-friendly films that will not only make you laugh but are packed with powerful gospel lessons applicable to all ages.
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August 10, 2018 09:01 AM MDT
This change in how we minister allows us to really focus on the individual and personal needs of the sisters we are stewards over. But how can we know what their needs are? I posed this question during the recent Relief Society class discussion. A sister raised her hand high before I had even finished speaking. “Ask her,” she said plainly.
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July 12, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
A family tragedy would lead this LDS housewife down an unexpected path—one that would bring hope and healing to thousands of people half a world away.
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By  LDS Living
July 11, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
For more uplifting quotes and daily inspiration, be sure to follow @ctr.life on Instagram.
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By  LDS Living
July 04, 2018 12:48 PM MDT
Shortly after arriving in Vietnam as an Air Force pilot, Larry Chesley looked around at the other airmen in his unit, his eyes stopping on a young man. “And the Spirit said, ‘He’s not coming home.’ And I dismissed it and I looked around the room and my eyes stopped on another man, and the Spirit said, ‘He’s not coming home.’
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By  LDS Living
June 11, 2018 01:51 PM MDT
Lexi Walker's latest original song, "Tiny Voice," inspires listeners to share their unique voices and talents, even if they are not perfect. The lyrics of the song also speak of a "tiny" and "humble" voice that can easily be drowned out by the chaos of the world if we don't take time to listen—a powerful lesson we can apply to our understanding of the Holy Ghost.
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By  LDS Living
May 31, 2018 03:20 PM MDT
Mormon Channel recently released a new music video, "Did you think to pray?" featuring artists in Mongolia. Check it out:
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By  LDS Living
May 24, 2018 05:18 PM MDT
"My husband called me on the phone and he said, 'Our son has died.' I didn't immediately start to cry. I just kept saying, 'I don't know what to do,'" a new Church video begins.
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April 04, 2018 09:34 AM MDT
As one preparing to be a mom and as a friend and family member to many new moms, I'm currently standing right in the wind channel of parenting advice. Everyone I meet is eager to tell me just what being a mom entails, and I've come to the realization that no matter how much I read, ask, or prepare, I will never know what its like to be a new mom until I'm actually there.
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By  LDS Living
March 05, 2018 03:04 PM MST
Getting ready to serve a mission? We asked our Facebook readers what words of advice they had for future missionaries, and we got some great responses from former missionaries, converts, and even current investigators. Here are just a few of the great comments we received:
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February 28, 2018 03:49 PM MST
“Courage is not always a roar. It’s the quiet voice saying, I will try again tomorrow.” That quote embodies the life and will of one LDS father, Cory Nilsson.
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February 08, 2018 03:54 PM MST
Whether or not you’ve heard of Mitch Davis, you’ve probably heard of his film—the only missionary film you’ll see with Disney’s logo, The Other Side of Heaven. What most people may not realize, however, is that there are many miracles and events that fueled the creation of that beloved retelling of Elder John H. Groberg’s mission experience. Miracles that the family hopes will inspire others through their new film, The Stray, now available on DVD at Deseret Book stores and on deseretbook.com.
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By  LDS Living
January 18, 2018 05:23 PM MST
In a new "His Grace" Mormon Channel video, Meggan discusses the pressures she felt within her family and Church culture to make her marriage work, even when everything was falling apart. But then, when divorce became inevitable, she found a way to find healing through our Savior.
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January 10, 2018 10:14 PM MST
TED Talks have become increasingly popular over the past few years, sharing new, powerful, or unique ideas in short video segments. TED speakers come from all walks of life, and locally sponsored TEDx conferences appear in cities and college campuses all over the country.
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January 10, 2018 10:00 PM MST
In prayer, you can practice remembering God in one of two ways. You can practice by remembering what you were saying or you can practice by remembering to listen. The first way is important, the second way is imperative.
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January 03, 2018 01:56 PM MST
The Church tweeted this heartwarming video honoring the life and legacy of President Thomas S. Monson. We are grateful for our beloved prophet and his life of compassion, service, and dedication. We will miss him.
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By  LDS Living
January 03, 2018 01:47 PM MST
As we honor our beloved President Monson in the wake of his passing on Tuesday January 2, 2018, here's a look at the counsel he offered in 223 general conference addresses he gave throughout his life.
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By  LDS Living
November 07, 2017 01:47 PM MST
Last month, Mormon Channel continued its series Gospel Solutions for Families and hosted a discussion with host Amy Iverson, Elder Tad R. Callister, and Dina Alexander. The three met to discuss how parents can better prepare their children to stand up in the world and strengthen ties as families.
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September 09, 2017 12:00 PM MDT
Whether you're single, dating, or married, this advice from Al Fox Carraway and her husband, Ben, is something you should know. Check out this excerpt from their book Cheers to Eternity:
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September 08, 2017 09:24 AM MDT
Over the years, apostles, general auxiliary leaders, and general authorities have shared countless stories and examples of valuable lessons they've learned from their parents or taught to their own children. Here are a few of our favorite stories and the inspiring parental advice each of them share.
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June 19, 2017 11:00 AM MDT
Life sometimes feels like being in a riptide, those powerful currents that run underneath the ocean. If you're in one and you try to swim directly to shore, the riptide will drag you back out to sea. As you continue to try to make forward progress, it will sap your strength. Many people have died trying to make it to the shore in a riptide. The key to surviving is to swim parallel to the beach until you find a safe area where there is no riptide.
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By  LDS Living
June 16, 2017 04:44 PM MDT
Timothy Ballard didn't want to work in human trafficking. As a CIA agent, he'd been trained to fight terrorism. But then his boss requested that he help form a child crimes unit. Tim refused. “I told him no,” he recalls. “It’s the one thing I wouldn’t do. It’s the worst possible thing anyone can see. Who knows how that would affect you?”
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June 07, 2017 11:00 AM MDT
Mental illnesses and emotional disorders can be difficult to understand, especially for children who are still learning to identify and understand their emotions. How can parents and leaders help their children to become resilient and learn to cope with difficult emotional issues?
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June 02, 2017 07:25 PM MDT
Recently VICE News featured an LDS couple and their courage in “bucking stereotypes” and cultural norms as the husband, Robert Wood, pursues his passion by creating $5,000 violins in a converted tool shed in his backyard.
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By  LDS Living
June 01, 2017 03:00 PM MDT
Singer-songwriter Madilyn Paige recently performed on the Mormon Channel Studio video series and shared a beautiful message about gaining confidence, finding your true self despite insecurities, and strengthening your relationship with God. She performed her inspiring single "Irreplaceable" and the hymn "Nearer My God to Thee."
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By  LDS Living
May 03, 2017 02:49 PM MDT
A powerful new video by the Mormon Channel, based on Elder Wilford W. Andersen's general conference talk "The Music of the Gospel," shares the story of a Native American medicine man. Accompanied by beautiful imagery and analogies to Native American culture, this video shows how the Holy Ghost is the only one who can instill the beauty and reality of the Gospel into our soul.
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April 27, 2017 10:36 PM MDT
BYU graduates received some rather unexpected advice from the president of the university Thursday, after which Elder Bradley D. Foster shared with them “a few secrets of life.”
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By  LDS Living
April 18, 2017 07:38 PM MDT
When 11-year-old Reese Oliveira's mom, Suzy Oliveira, first heard "I Know That My Savior Loves Me," she says she was deeply moved and knew that she and her daughter had to make a music video of the song.
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March 28, 2017 06:17 PM MDT
In a recent interview with the Mormon Channel "When Life Is Less Than Ideal," Sister Carole M. Stephens shared a surprising statistic:
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By  LDS Living
March 21, 2017 09:38 AM MDT
Today, just about everyone has their own personal smartphone. These can either be amazing resources for righteousness or demanding devices for distraction. To help us continually keep our focus on the good and educate our minds with the best things, apps like the following have been created for our benefit. If you want to feel uplifted throughout the day, or if you need a good resource to assist you in preparing a lesson, here is a list of apps that are helpful and will keep you engaged in righteous works.
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March 17, 2017 04:16 PM MDT
When confronted with an angry mob while missionaries were at her home in 1850, Marie Madeline Cordon stood up for what she believed and faced the mob head on.
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By  LDS Living
March 15, 2017 04:26 PM MDT
Mormon Channel released a video today as a part of their series "Gospel Solutions for Families" on how to talk to children about pornography. In the video, Sister Linda S. Reeves, second counselor in Relief Society general presidency, and Angie Cella, a marriage and family therapist who focuses on sex addiction and therapy, along with host Amy Iverson, talk about faith-based approaches to this difficult topic.
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March 09, 2017 02:31 PM MST
During his short life, Jett Cody Boseman traveled to 33 countries and 44 states inspiring others with his story. “He was just able to touch people’s hearts in a way that—we had so many incredible experiences that showed us the world is still good,” said his father, Cody Boseman.
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By  LDS Living
March 01, 2017 08:00 PM MST
During the first episode of the Mormon Channel’s new music series, Austi Stenson and Emily Erekson, who make up Aspartame Sunshine, performed a stunning version of "Our Savior's Love" and an original song, "South Dakota."
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By  LDS Living
February 27, 2017 02:06 PM MST
The few days leading up to departing for an LDS mission can be a whirling combination of excitement and nervousness as you leave behind your family and friends to serve the Lord.
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February 22, 2017 05:20 PM MST
I was baptized 10 years ago. During these 10 years, my journey has not been easy. But being baptized has made it easier. The gospel, the Church, and my membership in the Church have truly enriched my life.
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February 06, 2017 05:51 PM MST
Most of us have had those encounters with other members that leave us feeling miffed, to put it lightly.
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December 29, 2016 01:50 PM MST
"When the youth know that adults in their ward actually care about them, something marvelous happens. They rise to your expectations. They begin to sense their part in the whole picture and even improve their behavior."
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By  LDS Living
December 07, 2016 01:00 PM MST
In high school, Criscell learned she had cancer after collapsing at a cheerleading performance. After beating cancer with the help of her 8-year-old sister who donated bone marrow, Criscell learned she had breast cancer at 33.
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Fun
November 23, 2016 12:32 PM MST
Are you feeling the stress of Thanksgiving? Maybe you're trying to create the perfect meal or keep your family members entertained and out of trouble—or maybe you're already stressing about Christmas gifts—but as we all know, Thanksgiving is about more than just food.
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November 03, 2016 01:00 PM MDT
By age 22, Todd Sylvester felt like he hit rock bottom. In the grasp of an eight-year drug addiction, he lost his college basketball scholarship and everything else he had ever earned. He decided to take his own life. However, this was only the beginning of Todd's incredible story, as shown in the viral Mormon Message, "The Hope of God's Light."
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By  LDS Living
October 21, 2016 05:45 PM MDT
Is there a place for me? Do they really need me?
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