New Year

January 04, 2021 08:32 PM MST
Editor’s note: “This week from the pulpit” highlights recent messages from General Authorities, General Officers, and leaders of the Church.
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January 04, 2021 12:00 PM MST
A new year means a fresh start and a fresh perspective. Refresh and emphasize your family's priorities with a new faith-centered art piece to display on the walls of your home.
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December 30, 2020 12:00 PM MST
This excerpt originally ran on LDS Living in December 2019.
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Fun
By  LDS Living
November 05, 2020 01:00 PM MST
In a few short weeks, you'll be sipping sparkling cider and counting down to midnight and a new year will be here! These calendars will help you plan out your 2022—plus the images inside are stunning!
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By  LDS Living
December 28, 2019 11:00 AM MST
In 2020, we will start a new year of Come, Follow Me in the Book of Mormon. Whether your children are young or grown, make sure your family has everything you need to dive a little deeper and to learn a little more in your daily study.
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By  LDS Living
December 26, 2019 10:08 PM MST
Many of us commute long distances to work each day, or simply need something to do while running errands in the car or working around the house. Regardless of how busy you are, audiobooks are a great way to inspire and uplift, without worry about finding time to sit and focus on reading. Check out these 20 great audiobooks available from Deseret Book—and listen to all of them for free when you start your 30-day trial of Bookshelf PLUS+.
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By  LDS Living
December 26, 2019 11:07 AM MST
Did you get a new phone or tablet for Christmas? Check out these awesome deals on eBooks you'll want to download right away! Included are some of our favorite novels by Latter-day Saint authors, books that will strengthen your faith, and many great books from the apostles.
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January 10, 2019 02:18 PM MST
“Dad, can I be ordained a deacon right after midnight?” my 11-year-old, Koleson, asked me from the backseat.
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January 04, 2019 02:59 PM MST
A new year, a new page in the book of our lives; and the first steps we take, the first things we see or choose to do, can have special meaning for us, both in the moment and in the days ahead.
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January 03, 2019 04:21 PM MST
Each year, as we reflect back on what we did—and didn’t—accomplish, we seem to get this fire to accomplish everything imaginable in the New Year. Lose weight, save money, study the scriptures, write in a journal, see old friends. By February, we’re burnt out and regretting that long list on the fridge. By March, the list gets lost somewhere behind children’s artwork and coupons from the mail. Then the rest of the year passes all too quickly, and we find ourselves starting all over again.
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January 02, 2019 01:40 PM MST
I’ve often been accused of burying the lede for the sake of sugar-coated storytelling and creativity. Maybe I can get it right — at least once.
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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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December 31, 2018 01:21 PM MST
Though he has been the prophet for less than a year, President Nelson has already issued some amazing invitations and statements that can make fantastic New Year's resolutions for you and your family to help you come closer to the Savior this year. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
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December 25, 2018 10:06 PM MST
Throughout his service in the Church, President Nelson's teachings have brought hope, direction, and a deeper commitment to the Savior. Here are a few uplifting teachings that will inspire you as you prepare for a new year, excerpted from the new book Teachings of Russell M. Nelson.
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January 10, 2018 06:33 PM MST
There are countless stories and jokes about abandoned New Year’s resolutions, perhaps because the experience is so universal. When it comes to self-improvement, it seems that “the spirit is indeed willing but the flesh is weak” (Matthew 26:41). So how do we overcome weakness to fulfill our goals? Allow me to share with you five keys which have helped my clients, myself, and others to follow through. (“Writing down your goals” is a given, so you won’t see it below).
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December 30, 2017 04:00 PM MST
The following is an excerpt from a talk given by Elder Holland at a BYU devotional in 2009 entitled "The Best Is Yet to Come."
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December 30, 2017 03:00 PM MST
Have a son, daughter, brother, sister, niece, nephew, grandchild, cousin, grandparent, aunt, uncle, friend, or someone else you know who is out on a mission?
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December 29, 2017 02:00 PM MST
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By  LDS Living
January 31, 2017 05:00 AM MST
Can you believe we're already a month into 2017?! How are your New Year's resolutions holding up? Whether you're in need of some motivation to keep up the good work or some encouragement to get back on track, take a look at these 7 quotes to help you achieve your goals this year.
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January 14, 2017 03:00 PM MST
Once a new year starts, one inevitable thing happens. People start obsessing about goals and resolutions. But with this tendency toward self-improvement, we need to be careful of one very dangerous reality: comparing ourselves to others.
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January 13, 2017 05:38 PM MST
Sometimes we can get so caught up in what needs to get done, in accomplishing tasks and feeling productive, that we forget this simple lesson from President Uchtdorf.
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January 06, 2017 01:00 PM MST
The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to evaluate where our testimony of the gospel is and how to improve spiritually throughout the year.
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January 05, 2017 12:00 PM MST
When it comes to goals, I am the queen.
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January 04, 2017 04:57 PM MST
Before you finish making your New Year's resolutions, you might want to take a look at these insights from our Church leaders.
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By  LDS Living
January 03, 2017 01:51 PM MST
As a new year begins, many Latter-day Saints are contemplating what worthy goals to strive for not only for this year but for many years to come.
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December 27, 2016 02:04 PM MST
There are many reasons to be excited for 2017, and one of those reasons is that we will be studying President Gordon B. Hinckley in our Relief Societies and Elders Quorums. As 2016 comes to a close and the new year begins, learn from President Hinckley the unfailing power of optimism.
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Fun
By  LDS Living
December 21, 2016 12:41 PM MST
Looking for something new to read? We've rounded up the top books from 2016 by LDS authors. Grab a blanket and settle in with the unbelievably miraculous tale based on a true story,The Orphan Keeper, or a new thrilling novel by New York Times best-selling author, Christ Stewart.
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By  LDS Living
December 19, 2016 12:39 PM MST
Kick off the new year with some great reads, including these top books from 2016. Below you'll find books by LDS authors that will strengthen your faith and wise counsel from our apostles and leaders.
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By  LDS Living
November 17, 2016 06:13 PM MST
Although the lights at Temple Square are reason enough to visit every Christmas season, Temple Square released a list of concerts and performances to help you get in the Christmas spirit.
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January 29, 2016 10:13 PM MST
It's the end of January, and my son is furiously trying to finish his science fair project at the last minute despite my warnings (pleadings!) weeks early to finish it early “or you’ll be sorry.” The end of term occurred just days before and I had the pleasure of listening to not one, but two teenagers give me passionate speeches ranging from “The teacher must not have entered the grade in right,” to “Don’t worry, I’ve got it covered, and I won’t really learn unless I handle this on my own,” and my personal favorite speech: “Grades don’t really matter because it’s really about the learning process.” (I keep telling my kids that I WAS a jr. high and sr. high teacher. I know their tricks and I know students, and 9 out of 10 times, I’m going to be on the teacher’s side. Sorry.)
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January 20, 2016 07:59 PM MST
Don't give up now! No matter your goals, whether set at the New Year or something longer term than that, these incredible quotes will give you the motivation you need to stick to them!
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January 11, 2016 10:00 PM MST
January 1st brings the promise of a new year and a new you. During the first week of January, gyms are packed with people, weight-loss ads flood the media, and desserts are avoided like the plague. But when the calendar flips to February, old habits can start to creep in and before you know it, you are off track. So, how can you keep the excitement of your weight-loss journey alive for longer than a month?
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January 08, 2016 10:48 PM MST
Was “lose weight” one of your New Years' Resolutions? Losing weight can be tough, especially when you have to make family dinners that everyone will eat. Here are 14 recipes from 400 Calories or Less with Our Best Bites to help you feed the family and lose the weight. The best part? The nutritional information is already calculated for you.
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January 01, 2016 07:10 PM MST
Latter-day Saints are full of New Year's resolutions to draw closer to God, but are we approaching our faithful goals the wrong way? Read on to find out how to succeed in your 2016 faith goals!
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December 31, 2015 11:55 AM MST
The beginning of a New Year gives each of us a chance to start anew and refocus our efforts, goals, and attitudes on bettering ourselves. Ten years ago I "celebrated" New Year's Eve in the Missionary Training Center. New Year's Day was a fast Sunday and the entire MTC met for a special sacrament meeting. Each talk given inspired me to commit more whole-heartedly to serving the Lord and doing the best I can. All these years later, I still review the notes from that session to regain insight and motivation. Here are five talks from general authorities to help renew our commitment in this New Year.
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December 31, 2015 03:38 AM MST
Many families use the new year as an opportunity to review accomplishments, rededicate ourselves, and set new goals. But children who consistently set and then fail at their goals become discouraged and less likely to continue setting new goals. So while you may want to keep your resolutions, it’s crucial that your children keep their resolutions.
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December 29, 2015 08:18 PM MST
Want some ideas for New Year's resolutions you can actually keep? Check out these practical mommy goals that will have you focusing on what matters most and help you stick to them throughout the year.
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December 29, 2015 03:17 PM MST
The following is an excerpt from a talk given by Elder Holland at a BYU devotional in 2009 entitled "The Best Is Yet to Come."
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December 28, 2015 09:49 AM MST
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December 23, 2015 05:05 AM MST
We were somewhere in between Barstow, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada, heading back from a long weekend in California. To me this was one of the least appealing parts of the drive, with only a sprawling, desolate brown desert and some random Alien Jerky billboards to look at. We had piled in a car for one of our many road trip adventures and had spent the weekend discussing everything from English literature to politics, fashion to humanitarian aid, and teaching to running biomechanics (I had to throw that topic in!).
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January 28, 2015 07:29 PM MST
New Years is an exciting opportunity to start fresh and set goals for yourself… but the reality is that old habits die hard.
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January 07, 2015 10:08 PM MST
Asian Pepper Pork
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January 05, 2015 05:15 PM MST
That may sound like an unusual combination, but an African charity recently asked the LDS Young Adult Stakes to gather shoes that it plans to sell in Africa. Officials there will use that money to build a well for a village currently without a clean water supply.
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January 02, 2015 04:49 AM MST
January, the first month of the calendar year, most likely takes its name from the ancient Roman deity Janus, who was believed to be the gatekeeper of heaven. More generally, he was the god of doors, gateways (including city gates) and boundaries, and thus of beginnings and transitions, as well as a patron deity of traveling, trading and shipping.
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January 02, 2015 04:47 AM MST
If there's one word I dislike more than the others, it might be 'resolutions'. Why? Because I make dozens of them every year and find myself looking at a checklist that's only a tenth of the way checked off by next New Year's. It's completely my fault, I know, but it's still super overwhelming to see how many things I've left undone at the end of the year. Again.
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December 31, 2013 05:00 PM MST
Following are highlights from some of the articles published in the Church News during 2013.
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January 06, 2012 03:22 PM MST
1. If you can’t lose weight no matter what you do, what should you have your doctor check?
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January 04, 2012 05:29 PM MST
I love reading all the New Year’s resolutions, which range from spiritual to whimsical, as I traverse the blogosphere. They motivate me to try to do better, to be better. Let some of these likewise inspire you. Spiritual: Let President Thomas S. Monson guide your goals as spotlighted by these bloggers. First find “Help for New Year's Resolutions,” which includes a great quote from President Monson, and then click in to learn about President Monson’s ABCs that can help you make some spiritual “New Year’s Resolutions.”
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January 03, 2012 10:00 PM MST
Purpose: Setting goals and establishing resolutions is the number one way people begin the New Year. The most important aspect is to plan according to what you really want to accomplish in realistic time frames. You can plan for one long-term goal(s), something to focus on throughout the year and you can also do smaller, short-term goals to work on for a few months at a time, or even shorter. The most important aspect is “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” This lesson is to help jump-start individuals and families to set goals to for the New Year.
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