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Do Latter-day Saints Believe in Ghosts?

Do Latter-day Saints Believe in Ghosts?

Humans have always been fascinated with the idea of ghosts in some form or another. While many interpretations and beliefs exist about ghosts, most understand ghosts to be some sort of otherworldly apparition of a deceased person appearing to the living. From spooky seances and cute costumes made out of sheets to nightmarish images found in horror movies, ghosts have …

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When Your Trials Don’t Refine, But Destroy You

When Your Trials Don't Refine, But Destroy You

Two years ago, a traumatic loss occurred in my life. Based on both the circumstances and the timing, it felt “focused on areas of our lives and parts of our souls with which we seem least able to cope,” as Elder Paul V. Johnson once described. I did what I could to work through my grief. I prayed and studied. …

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How to More Fully Participate in God’s Great & Marvelous Work

How to More Fully Participate in God’s Great & Marvelous Work

Throughout time, prophets have looked forward to our day. Isaiah prophesied that God would “proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder.” Jesus Christ, when visiting the people of ancient America, affirmed in testimony that the Book of Mormon would come forth and Israel gathered. He said in 3 Nephi 21:9, “For …

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Here’s What It’s Like Working in the Temple During COVID-19

How to Watch the Provo City Center Temple Cultural Celebration Live Online

The closure of temples hit me hard. It wasn’t just the ability to be in the temple and to participate in the sacred work therein. It was the loss of a stable, important part of my life. I’ve worked in the Provo City Center Temple since it opened in the spring of 2016. That’s every Saturday (give or take a …

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How to “Be of Good Cheer” During Difficult Times

How to Be of Good Cheer During Difficult Times

Throughout the scriptures, followers of Jesus Christ have been invited to “be of good cheer.” Paul received this invitation when he was smitten and imprisoned by wicked men. And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome. – Acts 23:11  Believers …

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What Would You Consecrate For Just One Person?

What Would You Consecrate For Just One Person?

In tearful testimonies, both public and private, I’ve often heard some iteration of the following phrase: Jesus Christ would have died just for you.  While this popular saying isn’t necessarily based on scripture, it represents the idea that our Savior is full of immense love. He understands the divine worth of every single soul. It also speaks to His willingness …

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5 Ways to “Remember the Lord” in All You Do

Article Image Courtesy of Kate Lee In this week’s Come, Follow Me study, we learn about the importance of remembering the Lord in everything that we do. In Helaman 12, we’re taught about the unfortunate consequences of pride when we forget the Lord and focus entirely on our own efforts. Although the Lord wants us to trust and be confident …

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