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This Brave Cancer Fighter Visited 100 Temples Before He Died

This Astonishing Cancer Fighter Visited 100 Temples Before He Died

Calvin Newby was determined to visit 100 temples constructed by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in his lifetime. The lofty goal was born when former president of the LDS Church Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley announced a plan of building the 100th temple by the end of the 20th century, according to his wife of 36 years, Joan …

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Forever Afton Strong: Remembering One Girl’s Fight for Life

Forever Afton Strong: Remembering One Girl's Fight for Life

Her mission was remission. But looking back, it is clear Afton Wallace’s mission encompassed so much more. From her diagnosis of Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer complete with “impressive” malignant tumors, to the moment she slipped quietly away into eternity on May 24, Afton inspired thousands to live life with vibrancy, faith, generosity, and true grit, a collection …

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An Honest Testimony from a Not So Typical Mormon

An Honest Testimony from a Not So Typical Mormon

My name is Nikki and I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I’ve been approached/emailed several times inquiring to if I had a blog and would I be interested in starting one. I have a personal one and I’ve shared it a few times, but it’s just that….personal. Allowing yourself, your opinions and …

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23 Things I Wish I Would’ve Known Before My Mission

My mission was different from what I thought it would be. I imagined I would knock on a door, the father of a family of six would answer, and the entire family would be baptized the following Saturday. Throngs of investigators would gather around the baptismal font and feel the Spirit and they would all be baptized the following week. I …

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School Bombing Survivor Converted after Priesthood Blessing

School Bombing Survivor Converted after Priesthood Blessing

On May 16, 1986, David Young and his wife, Doris, quietly and methodically took control of Cokeville Elementary. Ten-year-old Amy and her fellow fifth-graders were unknowingly drawn into the crisis when Doris Young came to the classroom and told them there was an emergency and everyone needed to gather in the first graders’ classroom. “I felt immediately uncomfortable,” Williams recalls. …

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Modesty Is For Men Too and We Need to Talk About It

Modesty Is For Men Too and We Need to Talk About It

By Blake Oakey of Millennial Mormons Modesty is an incredibly fascinating topic within Mormon culture. Discussions rage like wildfires across the internet and into our Relief Society and Sunday School lessons. This poignant idea of how to dress and act is deeply impressed into the minds of every young girl who enters the waters of baptism, and makes her way through Beehive, …

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What My Scriptures Taught Me About My Depression

What My Scriptures Taught Me About My Depression

By Rachel Morrow of Mormon Buzzz. “And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things …

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What Not to Say to Someone Who Has Been Hurt By Church

What Not to Say to Someone Who Has Been Hurt By Church

This article was originally posted by Jonathan Hollingsworth at Relevant Magazine.  Below is an excerpt. A few years ago, I had my first experience with spiritual abuse. Compelled to serve God in a radical way, I dropped out of college, gave away all my possessions and moved to Africa, only to be manipulated, controlled and taken advantage of by the …

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