Peace

By  Emily Abel
October 05, 2021 11:24 AM MDT
What do scriptures teach about living in an age of conflict? How are Latter-day Saints called to be peacemakers? We sat down with scholar Patrick Q. Mason to discuss what his latest book, "Proclaim Peace," says about these questions.
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March 10, 2021 08:32 PM MST
In LDS Living’s latest 5-minute Fireside, two musicians take the floor to share a message about the Savior in both word and song. Chad and Ben Truman, singer-songwriters known as the Truman Brothers, tell how difficult it was for their family when their aunt passed away from brain cancer, just two months before the birth of her first granddaughter, and amid a worldwide pandemic that prevented many traditional forms grieving. Chad says that experience and other trials in the past year, have brought a line from Doctrine and Covenants 122:7 to his mind often:
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January 20, 2021 01:00 PM MST
This excerpt adapted from Be Not Troubled originally appeared in the January/February issue of LDS Living.
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By  LDS Living
August 17, 2020 07:07 PM MDT
If you’ve followed LDS Living content through the pandemic, chances are you’ve heard of “Deseret Book Live!” These short videos feature Deseret Book authors and artists with the goal of bringing you uplifting content during these times.
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February 05, 2020 12:00 PM MST
Peace can come to all who earnestly seek the Prince of Peace. His is the sweet and saving message our missionaries take throughout the world. They preach the gospel of Jesus Christ as restored by Him through the Prophet Joseph Smith. Missionaries teach these life-changing words of the Lord: “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
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Elder Richard G. Scott once shared: “Many voices from the world in which we live tell us we should live at a frantic pace. There is always more to do and more to accomplish. Yet deep inside each of us is a need to have a place of refuge where peace and serenity prevail, a place where we can reset, regroup, and reenergize to prepare for future pressures.”
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January 03, 2020 02:17 PM MST
Sometimes as Latter-day Saints and human beings, we have so much to do that we forget to take time to be. Elder Holland has said, "As King Benjamin cautioned his people, it is not intended that we run faster than we have strength and all things should be done in order (see Mosiah 4:27).” But despite that, I know that many of you run very fast and that your energy and emotional supply sometimes registers close to empty."
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November 28, 2019 10:00 PM MST
The earliest story recorded in the Book of Mormon is about a prophet named Mahonri, better known as the brother of Jared. As told in the book of Ether, he was directed by God to gather his family and friends and set sail towards a new land, leaving wicked Babel behind. But rather than teaching the brother of Jared how to build a ship like fellow Book of Mormon prophet Nephi built, Heavenly Father taught the brother of Jared and his people (the Jaredites) how to build barges. These barges were round, sightless, steerless, and rudderless. Nevertheless, with some special help from the Lord, the Jaredites built them and headed out to sea.
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November 20, 2019 11:12 AM MST
Editor’s note: This article originally ran in November 2019.
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By  LDS Living
October 21, 2019 03:42 PM MDT
Editor's note: The following story is about the Columbine High School shooting on April 20, 1999, and unavoidably discusses the events that occurred that day. Please read with discretion.
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By  Emily Abel
August 06, 2019 09:00 AM MDT
January 23, 2019—the day Kyle Dory of Laramie, Wyoming, eagerly looked forward to entering the missionary training center.
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By  LDS Living
June 13, 2019 11:59 AM MDT
As part of the Church's Special Witnesses of Christ series, Elder Gerrit W. Gong and Elder Ulisses S. Soares share their testimonies of God's love, covenant belonging, loving one another, temples, and peace.
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By  LDS Living
March 28, 2019 06:18 PM MDT
"I invite you to watch this video of the experience I once shared about how the Christlike love of a friend helped one man overcome overwhelming grief in the wake of the death of his son," Elder Holland shared on Facebook.
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March 08, 2019 10:46 PM MST
This week's FHE lesson topic comes from the Come, Follow Me reading in Matthew 10-12, Mark 2, and Luke 7 and 11. Check out this week's Come, Follow Me study ideas on LDS Living for additional resources and suggestions.
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February 25, 2019 04:28 PM MST
Thanks to Meridian Magazine for making us aware of this video.
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January 10, 2019 10:59 PM MST
This story originally appeared in the January/February 2019 issue of LDS Living magazine.
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December 28, 2018 10:22 PM MST
Conference Talk
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December 10, 2018 09:54 AM MST
Though born in Jerusalem a short distance from where the Savior—already whipped, bruised, and tortured—was executed on a cross, Sahar Qumsiyeh grew up in Bethlehem—the land of Jesus Christ's birth. But the sunbaked streets that Qumsiyeh knew held little reminiscence of biblical starlit skies and angelic choirs.
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By  LDS Living
December 06, 2018 08:06 PM MST
Latter-day Saint musicians The Bonner Family and Working with Lemons recently partnered to create the perfect music video "Peace in Christ," and it's impacting lives.
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November 03, 2018 03:00 PM MDT
This article is the second in a series about Alan Alderman. To read more about how Alderman found hope after his diagnosis and his plans to row across the Atlantic to raise money for ALS research, check out this article.
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By  Zack Oates
October 26, 2018 08:20 AM MDT
If you knew that there was a possibility you would die in a year, what would you do?
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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 20, 2018 06:00 PM MDT
Elder Neal A. Maxwell was a beloved disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ. He served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles for 23 years, from 1981 to 2004. The spiritual power of his teachings and his example of faithful discipleship blessed and continue to bless in marvelous ways the members of the Savior’s restored Church and the people of the world.
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June 06, 2018 01:00 PM MDT
From the day my first child was born I loved and treasured being a mother. I felt great joy in nurturing, teaching, and loving God’s precious children, and I was grateful to be able to stay at home to care for my children.
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May 11, 2018 03:21 PM MDT
Working with a collaboration of Christan artists, Paul Cardall released music videos for a new Stone Angel album, Worth of Souls: Songs to Rescue & Restore Faith in Jesus Christ. Performed by over 10 contemporary Christian artists, the album features 13 beautiful songs to uplift and restore peace to troubled hearts.
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April 21, 2018 03:30 PM MDT
Let me share one example of a divine signature that has special significance for me personally. This was a tender mercy in the fullest sense of the word tender. My father, typical of many other men from his generation, did not express emotion openly very often. In all my growing-up years, I can never remember him telling me or any of my brothers and sisters that he loved us. We knew that he did, because he was a good father. He read stories to us almost every night. He taught us to work and how to be responsible.
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April 07, 2018 01:45 PM MDT
In the Bible, there is a story of two disciples who were discouraged and grieved. Their leader and exemplar and friend Jesus Christ had died and they thought he was gone forever. They were walking to a town called Emmaus when a stranger came up to them and they conversed and walked together. The stranger asked what troubled them, and they told them all about the horrific death of their beloved Jesus. The stranger quoted scripture and told them to not worry, that Jesus Christ would rise again. That stranger was Jesus Christ, but as it says in Luke 24:16, "Their eyes were holden that they should not know him."
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By  LDS Living
April 05, 2018 03:12 PM MDT
The SPARK Singers—which includes Noelle Bybee, a contestant from season 8 of The Voice—recently created a gorgeous song about the love and peace of the Savior, "Sinking Deep." Featuring images from "Reflections of Christ," this music video is one that will inspire and uplift.
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By  LDS Living
March 30, 2018 02:24 PM MDT
LDS YouTube phenom Claire Ryann Crosby is known for her appearances on Ellen and The Voice, but she is also known for sharing her faith through her music. On her YouTube channel, the family posted, "Happy Easter to all!! We’re so grateful that Christ could overcome death, sin, and afflictions of every kind so that we can find peace in this life no matter the challenges we face." Check out this beautiful video of Claire and her father, Dave, singing "Peace in Christ."
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March 20, 2018 09:17 AM MDT
Some of us devote our lives to doing everything the instruction book outlines and then consider good feelings our right. And then we are angry when peace does not accompany our accomplishment. We may become exhausted from the effort, and still we do not have a feeling of well-being. We feel we have done our part and have been cheated.
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By  LDS Living
March 02, 2018 08:34 PM MST
Written for the 2018 Mutual theme, "Peace in Christ" (D&C 19:23), this new music video by Wayne Burton features the voice of Seli Miller from the LDS group Elenyi. This song has been translated into seven different languages to be more accessible to Church members the world over.
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By  LDS Living
February 21, 2018 05:36 PM MST
After the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015, LDS artist Camille Nelson felt inspired to create a beautiful lullaby as a way to offer peace. "Any lullaby we hear always comforts. It always offers peace," Nelson says in a video below. "It was a way to offer peace not only to Paris but to all those affected by acts of terrorism throughout the world."
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January 15, 2018 10:00 PM MST
We often try to spiritually ground ourselves with daily prayer and scripture study. However, our commitment to these practices is sometimes irregular at best. During prayer, it’s natural for our minds to wander; when reading the scriptures, our attention often drifts to what we’re going to do next. Not surprisingly, it’s easy to feel spiritually empty and apathetic.
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January 12, 2018 10:08 PM MST
“Go home! You can’t enter Jerusalem! Go back!” the soldier at the checkpoint screamed at me. This soldier who had invaded my country was now telling me that I was denied access to the city of my birth. I tried to form angry words to respond to his unjust act but was halted by the words of the Savior echoing in my ear: “Love your enemies.”
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By  LDS Living
December 07, 2017 07:46 PM MST
"Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me" (D&C 19:23). What an amazing scripture to choose as the new Mutual theme for 2018.
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October 07, 2017 01:09 PM MDT
There's no doubt that the world is being plunged into dark, troubling, and chaotic times. With shootings, terrorist attacks, death, crime, negativity, and political uncertainty the focus of the media, it can feel at times as though there is no place to turn to find hope, that there is no place to find peace.
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By  LDS Living
August 24, 2017 04:48 PM MDT
The temple is a sacred place where even in the most chaotic and illogical times in our lives, we can find peace in doing the Lord's work on earth.
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August 14, 2017 04:52 PM MDT
"The world today, with all its problems, it needs you, the church you represent and your work," Michael Nobel said. "It needs you more than ever. Thank you, Elder Christofferson, and my sincere thanks to your organization for continuing your work."
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June 28, 2017 09:00 AM MDT
The following is adapted from Possibilities: Partnering with God to Become Your Best Selfby Kiersten Lortz.
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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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Nothing about me is typical. I’m not your average American white woman. Your average mother and wife. Your average student. Your average Mormon.
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April 22, 2017 12:51 PM MDT
*Note: There are many ways and programs to heal from addiction; this is just what worked for us, and we honor all paths to healing and ask for the same respect for our path.
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By  LDS Living
April 12, 2017 06:10 PM MDT
Jon Louis, a college student living in New Orleans, Louisiana, has found peace in his life through being grateful. His father passed away in the line of duty as a fireman when Louis was very young, but even though he has lived most his life without a father, Louis is grateful for the example his father set for him.
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By  LDS Living
April 12, 2017 05:18 PM MDT
When the Burnett’s son, Keith, was 3 years old, he was diagnosed with brain cancer and lived only for another 19 months before passing away.
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By  LDS Living
April 09, 2017 09:52 AM MDT
A couple days before the due date of her first baby boy, Kristin Sumbot had a headache and was running into walls. After an emergency C-section delivery, Sumbot received the news that she had a terminal brain tumor.
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March 30, 2017 08:30 PM MDT
Just in time for general conference the Church released their 2017 Easter video and a new initiative to celebrate the life, love, and resurrection of the Savior—"Prince of Peace."
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February 08, 2017 03:52 PM MST
"It started out with an email that my brother sent out over a year ago," LDS artist Nathan Pacheco says. The subject line of the email was: "Currently my favorite Christian rock song."
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January 31, 2017 01:54 PM MST
This article, published on Mormon Newsroom, is the first in a seven-part series on religious freedom around the world.
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January 22, 2017 10:00 PM MST
Peace can sometimes seem like an elusive concept. It’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of our day-to-day lives and feel overwhelmed with all the demands on our time. Between work, school, church callings, and our family and friends, it can be hard to find a good balance and to keep ourselves spiritually centered. We may feel like our lives are full of everything but peace.
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By  LDS Living
December 02, 2016 10:00 PM MST
In the First Presidency message for December 2016, President Henry B. Eyring shares a touching story of how a follower of Christ found peace and joy, even in difficult circumstances.
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November 09, 2016 01:45 PM MST
I recently stumbled upon a scripture while scrolling through my newsfeed, of all places. Amidst the political updates and arguments, The Millennial Star simply posted a scripture—one scripture that immediately caused the fears, the complaints, the bickering, and everything else I had just read or felt to melt away.
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October 09, 2016 09:01 AM MDT
A few years ago, I sent my daughter off to college at BYU with high hopes for her future. She was definitely active in the church when she left home, and she appeared willing to participate going forward. She seemed to love the gospel…enough. But when she transferred to another college a few years later, she simply never found her way to her new congregation. She quit attending church, and she didn’t seem to miss it.
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September 21, 2016 05:33 PM MDT
With so much tribulation and chaos in the world, we are often left wondering where we can go to bring peace into our lives. In his book, Way to Peace, Mark E. Petersen shares how Heavenly Father established His Church on the earth and the message of peace it brings to the world.
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September 19, 2016 08:23 PM MDT
Putting faith before fear isn’t always easy. As I heard about the bombings in the New York area today, I was reminded of a different experience I had while in New York City a year ago.
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August 26, 2016 09:00 AM MDT
Every day we are outwardly faced with things like natural disasters, political hostility, bitter violence, or financial troubles. Inside, we may be dealing with marital trouble, wayward children, or serious health issues.
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April 09, 2016 03:50 PM MDT
When LDS artist Nnamdi heard his brother had died, he never thought he could forgive the man who killed him or find peace again. Though younger, it was always his brother who supported him and who made his new life as an artist possible. But, through the Savior, Nnamdi came to find a deep and abiding peace.
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February 13, 2016 01:35 PM MST
We are so blessed to be learning from the life of President Howard W. Hunter this year in Priesthood and Relief Society. He's an extraordinary man whose life was filled with so many experiences and messages that can change our own.
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January 08, 2016 06:56 PM MST
After the rush of the holidays and in our desire to plunge right into our 2016 goals, we need to take a little time to stop and consider if what we are working for is really worth our time.
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December 04, 2015 07:17 PM MST
What a great message to remember this time of year and with all that has been going on in the world. Peace--deep, abiding, true peace--is a state we can attain, not something that just comes and goes.
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November 21, 2015 09:55 PM MST
The lyrics “Sleep in heavenly peace” from the Christmas hymn “Silent Night” have seemingly always reached deep into my soul. As a child I wanted to have the ability to feel heavenly peace, even when very hard physical challenges were part of my life. I found it, early on, in the Lord. Looking back, I realize how amazingly blessed I was to have physical issues that caused a whispering in my soul that there is ‘more to this journey’ and ‘more peace to be found’ even when others may not feel it.
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