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Emma’s Role in the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon

Emma's Role in the the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon

“As the individual who was with Joseph from the beginning to the end of the translation process and who provided him with immeasurable assistance in various ways, Emma Smith was arguably more intimately involved in the coming forth of the Book of Mormon than any individual besides Joseph,” wrote scholars Amy Easton-Flake and Rachel Cope in their paper, A Multiplicity …

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How to Study Church History When It May Be Difficult

How to Study Church History When It May Be Difficult

A study of the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can be inspiring and faith-fulfilling. To have living witnesses of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is truly priceless. However, studying our history also requires us to face decisions, practices, and attitudes that are at odds with our moral and cultural systems today. It’s …

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How to Discover the Work God’s Called You To Do

How to Discover the Work God's Called You To Do

When the Angel Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith on September 21, 1823, he told the yet-to-be-prophet that “God had a work for me to do.” Just as Joseph was called of God to labor in the Lord’s vineyard, so are we. It is one of the greatest opportunities and privileges we have to serve alongside Jesus Christ in bringing to …

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10 LDS Quotes About Joseph Smith’s First Vision

10 LDS Quotes About the Joseph Smith's First Vision

In the spring of 1820, Joseph Smith said a prayer that would change the course of history. He beheld a vision of God, the Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ. This sacred moment ushered in the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. These 10 LDS quotes about the First Vision are great for personal study, for use in talks, …

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3 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Empower Women at Church

3 Ridiculously Easy Ways to Empower Women at Church

Elder James E. Talmadge once said, “The world’s greatest champion of woman and womanhood is Jesus the Christ.” This is most certainly true! However, not all women have felt empowered by church culture. How can we bring our doctrine and culture into harmony with one another when it comes to honoring and empowering women? Here are three ideas that are …

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Why Our Service Needs to Move Beyond Social Media

Why Our Service Needs to Move Beyond Social Media

Social media can be a powerful way to connect with others, especially during a pandemic, but has it hindered our ability to offer meaningful service? The answer will be different for everyone, but it’s something we should consider. What was meant to be a starting point has become an end for many of us. Instead of using social media and …

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How to Let Your Trials Drive You Towards Your Promised Land

How to Let Your Trials Drive You Towards Your Promised Land

In the Book of Mormon, the brother of Jared and his people face a long and harrowing journey. The Lord has promised He will deliver them safely to a new land, the promised land. However, as we take a closer look at their experience, we discover it was the ferocious winds and waves that propelled them and steered them to …

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What 16 Shining Stones Teach Us About God’s Miracles

What 16 Shining Stones Teach Us About God's Miracles

The brother of Jared and his family have a problem. About to embark on a difficult journey across the ocean in barge-like ships, they realize they don’t have a way to light the vessels. The brother of Jared is a faithful man who has received revelation on how to build the ships. So, he turns again to God. He prays, …

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