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Why I Went To The Temple 100 Times Last Year

Why I Went To The Temple 100 Times Last Year

When I was setting my new years resolutions last year I decided, “I want to go to the temple 52 times this year!” Once a week, I thought that is a goal I could manage. And it would help me to follow the advice I had received when I returned from my mission earlier that year. My mission president told …

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Did Jesus Visit Russia After His Resurrection?

Did Jesus Visit Russia After His Resurrection?

It was in front of me and I could only stare and mumble, “Thank you.” Hardly the grateful gesture I wanted to give to the Russian Orthodox priest proudly standing before after he’d given me his gift. In May, 1992 this rather large Russian Orthodox priest gave me that gift of a phonograph record commemorating the 1,000th year of baptism …

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16 Faith Strengthening Quotes From The Prophets & Apostles

16 Faith Strengthening Quotes From The Prophets & Apostles

Faith is the basic building block of our spiritual life, a strong faith in Jesus Christ is vital to our survival as disciples of Jesus Christ. The first step to a strong faith in Jesus Christ is “planting” the seed of faith. (Alma 32:36) Many of us grew up sing the song “Faith” which contains this line. “Faith is like …

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Organize Yourselves: Using D&C 88 to Start Your Year Off Right

Organize Yourselves: Using D&C 88 to Start Your Year Off Right

Given in late 1832 and early 1833, the revelations comprising Doctrine and Covenants 88 were declared to be a message of peace to the Saints. Included was a commandment to build a temple in Kirtland; the verse is well-known among Latter-day Saints. Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, …

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A Simple Solution to Complicated Problems

With tears in her eyes, Emily looked at Brent. His words turned her world upside down. Feelings of betrayal and hurt consumed her. Ten years of marriage were suddenly interrupted by her husband’s unfaithfulness. Her eyes flooded with tears. She couldn’t help but wonder a million questions like “what do we do now?” “what do I say?” and “what about …

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What Would You Say to the Son of Laban?

What Would You Say to the Son of Laban?

Something unusual happened to me last Sunday. Our high councilman’s wife spoke and she knocked it out of the park. It was, hands down, one of the best talks I’ve heard in a long time. She began gruesomely. Imagine she said, we were out for a run in the morning and we notice something strange in the street. Upon closer …

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Sisters in Sobriety: Never Walk Alone in Addiction Recovery Again

Sisters in Sobriety: Never Walk Alone in Addiction Recovery Again

As I have reflected on the complicated illness of addiction, I have come to see that the difference between someone who succeeds in recovery and someone who doesn’t has a lot to do with the support that individual has.   Just as the disease itself is a progressive one, so is the process of healing.  When the change of heart, …

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Meet Brandi Walton: Convert & Daughter of Lesbian Parents

Brandi Walton recently caught attention in and out of of the Latter-day Saint community when she shared her feelings about the recent changes in Church policy regarding children living in same-sex households. Brandi’s mother and father divorced when she was one, and at the age of three, her mother started dating women. Brandi’s personal experience growing up in a family …

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6 Inspiring LDS Stories Centered on Military Service

6 Inspiring LDS Stories From Military Service

On Veterans Day, and in similar celebrations held around the world, we honor those who have served and those who continue to serve in the Armed Forces. Many LDS members around the world have fought for the freedom of their countries, including apostles and prophets. Enjoy these inspiring stories about those who have served and what it taught them about …

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