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How the Plan of Salvation is Like a Cookie Recipe

How the Plan of Salvation is Like a Cookie Recipe

Chances are when you hear the word cookie, something delicious and delectable comes to mind. It may be your great-grandmother’s favorite recipe or that picture perfect pin on Pinterest. Whatever you imagined, there is a surprising lesson we can learn about God’s plan of happiness from something as simple as a cookie. The Plan of Salvation The Plan of Salvation, …

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Inspired Questions God May Be Asking You

Inspired Questions God May Be Asking You

Perhaps it is simply part of our inquisitive nature. Or it may be a symbol of our struggle to fully rely on God. No matter the reason, most would agree: we ask God a lot of questions. Some questions are useful explorations into our faith and future; others are cries of desperation and confusion. While God and Jesus Christ cares about …

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What the Scriptures Say About Unrequited Love

What the Scriptures Say About Unrequited Love

Loving someone who does not love you back can cause exquisite pain. In the midst of such times, it may feel impossible to untangle your emotions and find peace. It can be especially hard as you strive to embody the gospel principles of charity and hope while also respecting someone’s agency, purifying your own motivations, and submitting to God’s will. …

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Remembering the Man Who Carved the Nauvoo Temple Oxen

Remembering the Man Who Carved the Nauvoo Temple Oxen

When my mom passed away on July 21, 2011, the Church magazine “The Friend” happened to be running a story about John Carling, 1800 – 1855, who Brigham Young had asked to carve the pattern for the 12 oxen that held up the font in the Nauvoo Temple. At Mom’s burial in the Fillmore cemetery, one of her granddaughters had …

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Why Peter Had to Leave His Boat

Why Peter Had to Leave His Boat

Whether you are religious or not, there’s no denying that there are countless life learning lessons that we can find in the Bible. Lessons that can be applied to our lives and spirituality. However, if we look a little deeper and search, we can find deep, enriching lessons applicable to us right now in our current situation. I served a …

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Is This The Real Lesson Behind the Women’s March?

An LDS Daily reader, Megan, originally wrote this on her personal blog. As a family we’ve been reading the Chronicles of Narnia. This week we came across a theme we’ve come across before. It’s a message with a lesson we could all use. At different points in different books of the series, we find Aslan (the Great Lion, who represents …

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I’m a Pro-Life Mormon Woman…This Is #WhyIMarch

I'm a Pro-Life Mormon Woman...This Is #WhyIMarch

This post was originally published on the personal blog of Tiana Chambers. As we were walking out of the metro to join the rally before this weekend’s Women’s March on Washington, I commented to my friends wondering how many people would be protesting the March. One of my friends was baffled as she asked, “Wait, do you really think people …

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New Video Series Features Mormons Affected by Suicide

New Video Series Features Mormons Affected by Suicide

Touched By Suicide is a series of interviews by LDSDaily.com featuring members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have been affected by suicide.   Through the series, you’ll meet Kaitlyn, Kevin, Shane, Heidi, and Jason. They all come from different walks of life. Kaitlyn is a domestic abuse survivor. Jason is an award-winning pianist. Shane has …

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25 Things To Say & NOT to Say To A Loved One Leaving the Church

25 Things To Say & NOT to Say To A Loved One Leaving the Church

Dr. Julie de Azevedo-Hanks, a popular blogger, author, and online mental health influencer, recently wrote a blog post for By Common Consent discussing personal agency and how to react when a loved one tells you they are leaving the Church. Rather than being a missionary opportunity, such times are actually moments to display respect and kindness. We’ve put the first …

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