Valerie Russell

Fun
September 24, 2021 09:50 AM MDT
“As fun and interesting as it is to follow the careers of professional athletes, perhaps some of us need to spend a little more time focusing on the players on the Lord’s team.”
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November 06, 2020 09:47 PM MST
“Throwing away a copy of the Book of Mormon seems like throwing away someone’s opportunity to grow closer to Jesus Christ, and I could not let that happen,” Sister Tuck said in an email interview with LDS Living. This is what led Sisters Kellie Tuck and Autumn Dickey, who are currently serving in the England Leeds Mission, to spend three days transforming a waterlogged copy of the Book of Mormon into a mosaic of Christ.
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November 06, 2020 03:06 PM MST
Editor’s note: “This week from the pulpit” highlights recent messages by General Authorities, General Officers, and leaders of the Church.
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November 05, 2020 10:04 PM MST
“If he got paid a million dollars, it would have only worked out to about 50 cents an hour,” a member of Richard C. Galbraith’s family said about Richard’s work on the Scripture Citation Index.
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November 04, 2020 04:13 PM MST
A recent articlefrom Church History by Brian Passantino and the Consultation Services team discusses an interesting change made to the Book of Mormon—the introduction of the subtitle “Another Testament of Jesus Christ.” Added in 1982, Church leaders explained that the subtitle helps clarify misconceptions. “The Book of Mormon has been misunderstood,” President Boyd K. Packer stated. “With the subtitle, it takes its place where it should be—beside the Old Testament and the New Testament.”
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November 04, 2020 11:00 AM MST
During October 2020 general conference, President Russell M. Nelson encouraged all to prepare spiritually and temporally for times ahead. He said:
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November 03, 2020 05:26 PM MST
Editor’s note: “Resources to follow Him” curates study resources, teachings, and thoughts to deepen your study of this week’s Come, Follow Me.
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November 03, 2020 05:15 PM MST
You might recognize Elder Peter M. Johnson from his October 2019 general conference talk, “Power to Overcome the Adversary.” Maybe you recognize Elder Johnson as the first African American General Authority Seventy, or you might know him as President Peter M. Johnson, president of the England Manchester Mission.
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October 30, 2020 05:50 PM MDT
Editor’s note: “This week from the pulpit” highlights recent messages by General Authorities, General Officers, and leaders of the Church.
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October 26, 2020 09:30 PM MDT
Chris and Katy Bush had already visited many different churches and were ready to give up their search for a religion that felt right. But in a new video from the Church, the Bush family shared how they learned about the restored gospel through remote means. Just about a week or two after crying out to God, Kenneth “KB” Boggs, a childhood friend of Chris’s, decided to reach out after many years. During their conversation, Boggs told Chris that he is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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October 23, 2020 01:35 PM MDT
Editor’s note: “This week from the pulpit” highlights recent messages by General Authorities, General Officers, and leaders of the Church.
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October 21, 2020 09:15 PM MDT
“Over my dead body are you tearing that house down.”
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October 20, 2020 07:14 PM MDT
Teaching and serving in the Church through virtual means is an exciting opportunity to reach out to others. But at the same time, virtual teaching presents unique challenges. The Church has put together severalideas and suggestions to ensure each virtual meeting is successful and filled with the Spirit.
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October 20, 2020 12:00 PM MDT
Lee Crawfurd was watching The Book of Mormon musical when something clicked—the full-time missionary program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints could be considered a “natural experiment.” Crawfurd is not a member of the Church. He is an economist who seeks to understand why some people are more interested in helping people in poor countries than others. Crawfurd, who has worked with a few members of the Church who served missions, recognized while watching the play that, unlike many international volunteers who choose where they will go, prospective missionaries face uncertainty. They could learn Swahili to serve in Africa or Portuguese to serve in Portugal or preach the gospel in their own language or own country. Prospective missionaries only know one thing for certain: they will go and do (see 1 Nephi 3:7).
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October 16, 2020 05:41 PM MDT
An ongoing series by The New York Times called “Those We’ve Lost” highlights people who have died due to the COVID-19 pandemic. One of these obituaries celebrates the life of Gary Pettus—former president of the Birmingham Alabama Temple and convert to the Church at age 27.
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October 16, 2020 05:09 PM MDT
Editor’s note: “This week from the pulpit” highlights recent messages by General Authorities, General Officers, and leaders of the Church.
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October 14, 2020 08:39 PM MDT
On October 14, 2020, Elder David A. Bednar participated in the G20 Interfaith Forum, a gathering of leaders from all over the world and of different faiths. Elder Bednar’s address focuses on why religion is essential in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The full text of his address is available at Church News.
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October 09, 2020 09:04 PM MDT
Retired Air Force Col. Gail S. Halvorsen, internationally known as the “Berlin Candy Bomber,” celebrates his 100th birthday tomorrow, October 10, 2020. After a century of life experience and service, he shared his gratitude and love for life in a recent article for Church News.
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October 09, 2020 04:27 PM MDT
Growing up, Jodi Orgill Brown felt unstoppable and ready to conquer the world. She completed a four-year degree in three years and built a life she loved with her family. But when Brown began having dizzy spells, frequent headaches, and immobilizing nausea, the life she knew came to a screeching halt.
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October 09, 2020 02:04 PM MDT
Editor’s note: “This week from the pulpit” highlights recent messages by General Authorities, General Officers, and leaders of the Church.
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October 08, 2020 03:48 PM MDT
Although there are current restrictions surrounding in-person temple worship, there is always more to learn about the temple and its associated symbols. Donald W. Parry’s insights may be just what you need to take your temple worship to the next level.
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October 06, 2020 04:26 PM MDT
Editor's note: “Resources to follow Him” curates study resources, teachings, and thoughts to deepen your study of this week's Come, Follow Me.
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October 06, 2020 04:15 PM MDT
Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and his son, Elder Matthew S. Holland of the Seventy, both shared remarks during the October 2020 general conference. But is this the first time two related individuals have spoken in the same conference?
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October 02, 2020 04:49 PM MDT
Editor’s note: “This week from the pulpit” highlights recent messages by General Authorities, General Officers, and leaders of the Church.
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