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3 Interesting Facts About the Vision of the Redemption of the Dead

3 Interesting Facts About the Vision of the Redemption of the Dead

President Joseph F. Smith received a profound revelation about the redemption of the dead during the last month of his life. Learn more about the context behind this revelation and what it can teach us about seeking the Lord. The Basics The vision was received on October 3, 1918. He shared what had seen with his son, Joseph Fielding Smith, …

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Nick and Jordan Applegate – A Mixed-Orientation Couple In The Church Of Jesus Christ

Nick and Jordan Applegate - A Mixed-Orientation Couple In The Church Of Jesus Christ

Nick and Jordan Applegate Nick and Jordan Applegate live in a little apartment not far from Brigham Young University. Jordan will start the BYU Pathways program in January studying Communications and Nick is studying Information Systems. They both enjoy music, spending time together, and they are proud parents to a brand-new baby boy. But just like any relationship, theirs has …

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Examples Of Gratitude From The Book Of Mormon

Examples Of Gratitude From The Book Of Mormon

“In every thing give thanks.” Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year. We meet together with friends and family. We go out and serve. And it is a great time to show our gratitude to the Lord for all he has given us. As you count your many blessings this Thanksgiving, here are a few examples of gratitude from the …

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Living the Gospel When It’s Hard

Living the Gospel When It's Hard

A few years ago, my family underwent a number of intense life changes—a move, a new baby, a new state. They were positive changes, but at the end of it, I found myself in a new place with little sleep and little support system. It was too much. I circled the drain and fell into a deep and severe depression. …

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Does God Have A Political Party?

Does God Have A Political Party?

A few weeks ago I drove through Orem and a bumper sticker caught my attention. Displayed prominently on the car next to me, it proclaimed that God hated a certain political party. I chuckled for a moment, then wondered. Obviously, God doesn’t hate anybody. But is there any political party that God supports more than another? After a few days …

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Power From The Past: The Faith Of An Ancestor

How the Faith of an Ancestor Can Bless Us Today

A Vision Of The Prophet In May of 1848, John Davidson Burt had a vision of the prophet Joseph Smith. He had gone that day to listen to missionaries who had arrived in his town of Clackmannan, Scotland. “There,” he wrote in his journal, “for the first time in my natural life, I heard the true and everlasting Gospel proclaimed.” …

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What The Church of Jesus Christ Has Said About Halloween

What The Church of Jesus Christ Has Said About Halloween

Halloween can be an interesting time for Latter-day Saints. Due to the nature of the holiday, a lot of people wonder what they can and can’t do. What kind of parties can wards have? What kind of movies can we watch? Is it okay to let my kids dress as a witch or wear a mask? While there are no …

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Lessons I Learned As An MTC Teacher During COVID-19

I worked as a teacher at the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo, Utah, from July 2019 through February 2021. I taught Russian, doctrine, and teaching skills. Working with the missionaries was an awesome and uplifting job.  However, halfway through my time as an MTC teacher, the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and things went a little crazy. Here are a few …

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A Quick History of the Name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

A Quick History on the Name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

When the resurrected Christ visited the inhabitants of the ancient Americas, the people asked Him what they should call themselves. “Lord, we will that thou wouldst tell us the name whereby we shall call this church; for there are disputations among the people concerning this matter,” asked His disciples. The Savior’s response was clear. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, …

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What is Scrupulosity & How Do You Manage It?

What is Scrupulosity & How Do You Manage It?

While the battle against perfectionism seems to have become a common discussion for Latter-day Saints, scrupulosity remains unknown and untreated. By understanding more about scrupulosity we can work towards managing it and finding peace in Christ. What is scrupulosity? Scrupulosity is a form of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) that specifically involves obsessions relating to religious or moral purity. Those with scrupulosity …

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