Miracles

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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November 26, 2020 12:00 PM MST
In this week's episode of This Is the Gospel, Jeff says he only knew three things about his grandfather George growing up. One, he was born in the former Yugoslavia in a country that is now called Montenegro. Two, George was raised in Worland, Wyoming. Three, he had changed his last name from Mijušković to Marks. That was all. Any other attempt to get any information regarding family history from his grandfather led to a command to, "Shish." But after a chance encounter on a humanitarian aid trip to Haiti, Jeff slowly began finding breadcrumbs that led to his Mijušković line. And so after a killer deal on airfare, Jeff found himself in his family's homeland armed with a letter written in Montenegrin and an unquenchable desire to discover his own family history.
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February 04, 2020 05:46 PM MST
On this week's episode of This Is the Gospel, Mark is devastated when he loses his scriptures on his mission, but how they come back to him is nothing short of a miracle. Finding the lost set of scriptures not only helps Mark find his way back to the gospel but aids the reconciliation of two brothers.
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December 29, 2019 10:24 PM MST
This past year has been full of both miracles and heartbreak for Latter-day Saints. And yet through the ups and downs, Church members have held resiliently to their faith and found support in their Savior, Jesus Christ. Here are the top 10 stories about Church members LDS Living has published in 2019. Take a moment to look through some of them and find yourself inspired and motivated to have a little more faith in 2020.
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December 18, 2019 09:43 AM MST
The following story originally ran on LDS Living in 2017.
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November 27, 2019 09:00 AM MST
The following story originally ran on LDS Living in 2016 but is being shared again to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the dedication of the Laie Hawaii Temple on November 27 through 30, 1919.
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November 11, 2019 10:45 PM MST
When you hear the words family history, do you go into a coma? Believe me, until a few years ago, I could have matched my coma with yours any day.
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October 31, 2019 01:28 PM MDT
“Why don’t you take the bigger helmet, Dad,” Jake Johnson said before leaving the shop. Those were the last words 10-year-old Jake said to his dad before the accident. Jake’s words would be the first of many miracles the family has seen that helped save his father’s life that day.
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October 22, 2019 08:39 AM MDT
This is the first in a series of articles from Sister Wendy Watson Nelson's new book, The Heavens Are Open.Check back next week for more powerful insights.
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October 15, 2019 12:19 PM MDT
At 6:45 a.m. on Nov. 14, 1985, President Gordon B. Hinckley, chairman of the Executive Committee of the BYU Board of Trustees, received an urgent phone call from BYU President Jeffrey R. Holland.
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October 14, 2019 08:00 AM MDT
Over a month ago, Latter-day Saint Kaden Laga went missing in the Bitterroot Mountains of Idaho and Montana. Five days later, he safely returned home to his family, including his wife and soon-to-be son. Though Kaden is grateful for his return, he shared that being found alive wasn’t the biggest miracle from this experience.
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September 20, 2019 10:17 PM MDT
The following article previously ran on LDS Living last year and is being shared as part of an article series that will highlight the life and teachings of President Russell M. Nelson. Beginning at his birthday week and leading up to general conference, LDS Living will focus on the insights and life lessons we can learn from the Lord's prophet on the earth today.
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September 14, 2019 01:00 PM MDT
At 2:49 pm on January 13, 2019, I got the call no parent wants to receive. It was the bishop’s wife: “Your daughter has been in an accident.” My daughter Erynn, barely 18, was in a car with three other girls, all members of the Laurel class presidency. On their way to welcome a new girl to the ward, the car she was riding in pulled out of the neighborhood and was struck by an oncoming truck, causing injuries to all four girls. Arriving at the scene before paramedics, I was relieved to see them still seated in the car with their eyes open, despite looking very shaken. Unfortunately, my relief was short-lived. Although she appeared unharmed, Erynn would not respond to questions or commands. At the hospital, we were informed that she had a massive compressive skull fracture and bleeding on the brain. She would require immediate surgery.
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August 10, 2019 02:00 PM MDT
In December 1989, combat associated with a military coup in the Philippines came dangerously close to destroying the Manila Philippines Temple. As the coup erupted, heavy fighting took place at Camp Aguinaldo, a military base neighboring the temple grounds. The small Filipino staff still inside the temple complex at the time could hear confusion closing in as rebel troops attacked the government loyalists at Camp Aguinaldo, dropping bombs and firing rockets. On the second day of fighting, rebel soldiers breached the temple gates and occupied the grounds. Members throughout the Philippines prayed that the temple might somehow be spared.
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July 27, 2019 09:05 AM MDT
As I watch the fledgling faith of my children grow, it is hard to teach the parallel truths that miracles and signs and wonders are real, that we should pray in faith for the desires of our hearts, and that sometimes (most times?) we may not get what we asked for.
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July 18, 2019 04:21 PM MDT
On December 14, 2012, Alissa and Robbie Parker received a heartwrenching phone call—a shooting had happened at their daughter's elementary school, Sandy Hook. The nightmare of that day's events is still fresh in the Parkers's minds, but along with the horrors, the two recall many miracles that came into their lives the months and years after.
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July 02, 2019 04:00 PM MDT
For eight years, Chris believed his son would never speak a word.
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July 01, 2019 12:18 PM MDT
"All the miracles along the way, all the people that jumped in, all the things that went right that could've gone wrong. It's incredibly faith confirming, faith increasing, and the hard part, as I've mentioned, the struggle right now is, 'Why am I so lucky?'" Scott Robinson said.
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June 19, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
We begin with the unnamed, unknown persons in this story—the crowd. If modern Middle Eastern towns are a gauge, the crowd that followed Jesus was likely made up of men and, perhaps, a few boys who had squeezed in among the adults. If women or girls were present, we expect that they did not join the throng. Instead, typically, they hung back. This observation alone underscores the bravery and determination of the woman, unnamed in the accounts, who pushed her way into the clump of male bodies and reached out for Jesus’s clothing to gain relief.
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June 18, 2019 09:22 AM MDT
The following content previously ran on LDS Living in 2017.
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April 12, 2019 02:00 PM MDT
The following has been published in full with permission from Nate Checketts.
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March 30, 2019 12:01 PM MDT
Every day we are surrounded by miracles, but sometimes we don't see them. The more we look for God’s hand in our lives, the more likely we are to recognize it!
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March 29, 2019 02:44 PM MDT
This article is republished with permission from Book of Mormon Central. For more inspiring and instructive content on the Book of Mormon visit Book of Mormon Central, subscribe to our mailing list, see our YouTube videos, and follow us on Facebook.
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March 28, 2019 02:08 PM MDT
Jesus Christ's miraculous feeding of the multitude can deepen our understanding of the Atonement as well as our appreciation for how our Savior nourishes us daily through blessings and the sacrament. Daniel Smith from Messages of Christ explains more about this remarkable miracle in his latest video:
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December 24, 2018 07:17 PM MST
Editor's note: This article originally ran in December 2016. The young man mentioned in this article passed away this year. We are sharing this story again in his memory.
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December 14, 2018 02:00 PM MST
A few years ago, we discovered that our son, John, felt the wise men needed to up their transportation game.
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December 13, 2018 01:21 PM MST
Despite all these challenges, I had the most ideal childhood that I could have imagined, thanks to my family. My parents, my greatest blessing from God, were always there for me, providing encouragement and understanding whenever I needed it most.
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December 01, 2018 04:56 PM MST
Ralph Flores was waiting to deplane a flight in San Francisco when he saw a man struggling to get his luggage off the rack. As he went to help him, the stranger warmly and excitedly greeted him. Ralph had never seen this man before, but the man insisted he knew him, saying, “I never forget a face. I met you in Fairbanks, Alaska.”
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November 17, 2018 03:00 PM MST
I’m normally the one who jokes around and finds the humor during difficult situations. But recently I experienced a challenge in which I did very little laughing and a whole lot of weeping. I was hospitalized twice in one month with a systemic staph infection. The staph lodged itself in my backside, which prevented me from moving much. Man, talk about pain in the bum!
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November 12, 2018 10:00 PM MST
Jerald Simon doesn’t remember anything from the first eight years of his life. His baptism, the birth of his four siblings, family vacations, learning to play the piano, childhood games and friends—all of these milestones are erased from his consciousness, marked in his mind only by a vast blankness.
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October 19, 2018 03:25 PM MDT
“So many things could have gone wrong and everything went right,” Lane Stevenson says about his baby girl's unexpected delivery. “We’re so grateful she arrived safe and sound. It’s still hard to believe she’s here but everything went the best it possibly could have for our little miracle baby.”
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October 18, 2018 09:00 AM MDT
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article addresses the atrocity of child sex slavery—one of the fastest growing and most lucrative criminal industries in the world today. While we have made every effort to avoid graphic language, this article might be disturbing for some readers. In 2014, on a balmy February afternoon in the poverty-stricken country of Haiti, Timothy Ballard was thrown to the ground and handcuffed by local law enforcement. Lifting his head from the asphalt, he watched as the woman who just sold him two young children—a brother and sister ages 2 and 3—for $15,000 apiece was hauled away by police.
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September 27, 2018 12:48 PM MDT
I close my eyes and focus on soaking up the warmth of the sun. It is halftime, and I am exactly where I most love to be: on the sideline, cheering on my girls and their coach. This is my joy.
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September 07, 2018 02:00 PM MDT
On April 17, 2018, August Carlson made his way down the escalator of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Bentonville, Arkansas.
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September 01, 2018 01:05 PM MDT
Each temple has stories about its unique construction plans and opposition faced along the way. Accompanying these stories are miracles that manifest the Lord's own way of making sure everything pieces together for His holy temples. Here are six inspiring examples.
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August 31, 2018 05:03 PM MDT
I was coming back from a trip to the Grand Canyon with my dad and grandpa, and we stopped at a service station to get some gas and to stretch our legs. Grandpa was getting pretty old, and his eyes were very bad. He went into the station, and when he came back he tripped and fell against a metal sign standing near the door. The frame of the sign gashed through his right arm, cutting it deeply. I tried to stop the bleeding while we rushed him to the hospital.
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August 21, 2018 09:02 AM MDT
We are taught from primary that with faith, miracles can happen.
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August 06, 2018 04:56 PM MDT
“The Lord uses different forms of trials to help build us,” said Sister Sheri Gordon, the Relief Society President of the Sundial Ward, “I know that these families who have lost [so much] will have hard times, but they don’t seem to be bitter toward the Lord. They feel that people care about them and they feel that the Lord cares about them as an extension of what other people have been willing to do for them.”
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July 23, 2018 05:02 PM MDT
Visitors walking near the Assembly Hall at Temple Square will likely see the golden statue featuring two seagulls, wings spread and perched atop a granite column standing 30 feet tall.
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By  LDS Living
July 18, 2018 09:30 AM MDT
Although his recorded words are few, the prophet Elijah is among the most prominent in the Old Testament. He ministered in the Northern Kingdom of Israel in a time when the people had almost entirely turned to idol worship (about 900 B.C.). Through his priesthood power and his faith, Elijah was able to perform many mighty works. Here are 15 miracles associated with this great prophet.
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June 28, 2018 02:03 PM MDT
"I want you to know there are angels from across the veil that are with us as well," Sister Jones said. "I have a feeling there are a lot of family members and friends of yours that are very, very aware of what you're doing, the sacrifice you're making to create this wonderful, faith-promoting experience."
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June 15, 2018 09:05 AM MDT
What would you do if your family situation was abusive? As an 11-year-old living in Vietnam, Don Skanchy made the decision to run away. He had no idea that that single decision would lead him a half a world away and back or if he would ever see his family again.
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By  Linda Lund
June 12, 2018 03:19 PM MDT
This following story was excerpted from Elder Gerald Lund's book, Divine Signatures, and shares an incredible account of a miracle his youngest brother, Michael R. Lund, experienced from the perspective of his wife, Linda.
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June 06, 2018 08:00 PM MDT
While the Lord’s power to miraculously heal physical infirmities is experienced by thousands, sometimes we or our loved ones are not physically healed. We have faith, we pray with real intent, we humble ourselves, we seek priesthood blessings, we place names on temple rolls, but the malady remains. We wonder: “Why didn’t the healing blessing work? Did I not have enough faith? Does God not love me as he loves others he has healed? Have I done something wrong?” I have asked myself similar questions in some of the unhealed physical problems I have personally experienced or seen loved ones endure. Why does he sometimes not heal?
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May 29, 2018 01:47 PM MDT
The Ogden family of Meridian, Idaho, knows what it means to roll forward with faith. From following a prompting to bike over a thousand miles to pushing themselves beyond their comfort zones to share their story, they have raised over $100,000 for wheelchairs around the world in just over a year.
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May 07, 2018 04:16 PM MDT
After his brother fell nearly 30-feet, Samuel Crane says it's a miracle his bother was found and rescued.
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May 05, 2018 02:47 PM MDT
I was sixteen years of age when my father, my older brother, and I traveled to Yellowstone Park to see its sights for the first time. We camped for the night in a tent at Fishing Bridge, near the Yellowstone River. We had taken some fishing gear and were going to rise early to fish at the side of the river.
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May 01, 2018 05:18 PM MDT
In 1960, I was living near Hamburg in West Germany and was called to be the mission YMMIA president. Half of the members of our mission lived in East Germany, which necessitated having counterpart Young Men’s and Young Ladies’ presidents serving in the same capacity in East Germany. Because the Church members were scattered over a large area, we made a special effort to plan as many activities as possible that could be attended by all the youth of the mission. This presented some problems peculiar to our mission, since half the mission was in West Germany and West Berlin, and the other half was behind the Iron Curtain. It was impossible to hold any activities in the eastern sector, so we scheduled all of our programs in West Berlin so that the East Germans could also attend. They could easily board a subway in East Berlin, ride across the border into West Berlin and attend the meeting, then return to their homes without difficulty.
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April 30, 2018 01:30 PM MDT
“I feel his guidance a lot. I feel his love and care,” Arlene says about her husband who passed away in a car accident. “I will be with him again and I just feel so blessed that I’m still able to be here and have my great family.”
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One evening when I was serving as stake president in Manti, Utah, Brother Roscoe Eardley of Salt Lake City, a member of the Church Welfare Committee, stayed at our home. He related the following memorable story to us:
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April 24, 2018 12:20 PM MDT
During WWII, 17-year-old Albert Christman enlisted in the Marines, and after his service in the Pacific was awarded the Purple Heart.
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April 10, 2018 02:12 PM MDT
The barefoot five-year-old girl riding on her father's back tilted her head up at the expansive, black velvet sky that twinkled with bright stars. "Daddy, what's beyond Korea?" She inhaled the earthy scent of the surrounding farmland in dreamy wonder.
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April 09, 2018 04:04 PM MDT
"A medical marvel," that's what Cosmopolitan is calling Grace Parkinson, who is only 3 months old.
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By  Sara Baird
April 06, 2018 07:58 PM MDT
An LDS family has been gaining national attention for their five newest family members.
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March 29, 2018 05:21 PM MDT
We do not understand with perfect clarity the activities of those in Paradise, but I have wondered what Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob were doing during the reigns of Jeroboam and his appalling successors. We know they are Gods now (see D&C 132:37), but in those early years of apostasy, the view from above must have been heartrending.
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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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January 27, 2018 03:39 PM MST
On first read, Jesus’s first recorded miracle may seem a bit trivial. At a wedding feast in Cana of Galilee, the Lord turned dirty water into festive wine. In comparison to His later miracles that were deeply moving—cleansing leprosy, healing the blind, raising a young woman from death—this miracle, which seemingly achieved nothing more than to awe a few servants and further enliven a party, seems almost beneath Him.
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January 06, 2018 04:00 PM MST
At 13 years old I remember sitting in Sunday School with the girls and boys my age. I was in Glendale, Arizona, and my great aunt and uncle had brought me and my brother to sacrament meeting. The teacher asked us to define the priesthood, and my poor brother and I—with our Southern Baptist background—couldn’t actively participate. We heard words like “authority,” “blessing,” “prophet,” and we were hopelessly lost.
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December 28, 2017 09:54 AM MST
It's that time again. As we straddle the fence between 2017 and 2018 and look forward to the fresh possibilities of the next 12 months, let's take a moment to look back and savor those moments that touched our hearts and renewed our faith in 2017. As we review beloved Mormon moments from this year, we encourage you to reflect on touching events from your own life and use the gratitude and conviction that follows to catapult you into the new year.
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