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Three Letters that Mean So Much to Mormons

I got my first CTR ring for my 12th Christmas. This was a monumental event in my young manhood. I would be getting my first “real” CTR ring and receiving the Aaronic priesthood within a one month period. I was thrilled to finally be upgrading from my adjustable CTR ring that turned my finger green to a sterling silver CTR ring. …

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Please, Tell Your Laurels These Things

Please, Tell Your Laurels...

Originally posted by Emily, at her blog. I have to start this out with one incredibly vital point. I loved and adored every one of my Young Women’s leaders. This post is not an attack on their teachings or advice. I know they left parts of their hearts and souls on the table when they taught on Sunday. I am so thankful for …

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I’ll Never Forget the Moment I Thought God Was Dead

I’ll never forget the moment I thought God was dead. I was driving home from work, south on I-15 towards Provo, and trying not to cry. For months I’d been watching in bewilderment and horror as my relationship with God seemed to burn endlessly on until nothing but ash and soot remained. In the shock of it all, I couldn’t …

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When a Sister Missionary Was Hit by a Car

When a Sister Missionary Was Hit by a Car

The ultimate test that the Lord puts on a parent’s shoulder is that of sacrificing their child. For David and Melody Levine, their only daughter Kendal’s decision to serve a mission was something they were all excited about. However, Kendal’s mission would go far beyond a typical 18-month mission, it would change her life permanently when she was struck by …

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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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