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Why Does Family History Matter?

Family history is at times associated with tedious work and flat stories. It requires lots of research and dedication. Is it worth it? The answer is yes. Studying your family history is worth it for many reasons. There are lessons to learn, heritage to be realized, health associations, and salvation to be earned. If your family history is hard to find, for reasons …

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The Angels Among Us

There are angels among us. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland said, “From the beginning down through the dispensations, God has used angels as His emissaries in conveying love and concern for His children…Usually such beings are not seen. Sometimes they are. But seen or unseen they are always near. Sometimes their assignments are very grand and have significance for the whole world.” …

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Your Daily Dose of LDS Inspiration! – June 21, 2016

Scripture “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.” – Matthew 5:7 Quote “Because we all depend on the mercy of God, how can we deny to others any measure of the grace we so desperately desire for ourselves? My beloved brothers and sisters, should we not forgive as we wish to be forgiven?” – President Dieter F. Uchtdorf Video Meme …

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A Letter to Heavenly Father on Father’s Day

A Letter to Heavenly Father on Father's Day

Dear Heavenly Father, You are all that a daughter or son needs. You are kind. You are merciful. You demand respect, but acknowledge weakness. You sacrifice for us, and even your Son was given to make up for our shortcomings. We may be confused at times, but you have a plan for all of us. It is a plan of …

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What’s So Golden about J. Golden Kimball?

What's So Golden about J. Golden Kimball?

Today is the birthday of J. Golden Kimball, one of the most colorful characters in Mormon history. Even as a Seventy and the son of a Prophet, he wasn’t perfect and everybody knew it. What’s so golden about that? Well, the blunt statements and humorous punches J. Golden was known for made him more relatable to his many eager listeners. Even today …

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6 Things to Thank Your Dad For

Dads around the world are different. However, there is at least one thing they have in common: they deserve our thanks for a countless number of things. Here are six things we should thank our faithful father-figures for. Respect Dads tend to be the ‘bad cop’ in the family and with that comes a lesson of respect. You learn to respect …

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Having Faith When Things Don’t Go as Planned

I have faith that I will be healed. I have faith that I will be quickly delivered through my trial. I have faith that I will not lose my loved one. I have faith that whatever comes my way will surely pass. It is great and wonderful, even easy at times, to have faith that things will go the way you want …

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: LDS Temple Artist, Chad Hawkins, Part 2

In the past, popular LDS artist Chad Hawkins wrote a book on the first 100 temples of the Church. Knowing that people loved it, and seeing that the church was hitting a milestone with 150 temples, he decided to update his first book by re-writing the early chapters with updates and adding on 50 new chapters for each new temple. He …

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6 Great Ideas for an LDS Wedding Reception

Along with spring comes proposals and weddings. Girls hope for a ‘ring by spring’ and reception centers quickly get booked up. It is wedding season and for LDS brides and grooms it’s a time to get a little creative. Many look for a few ways to spruce up their reception, especially when faced with our own cultural norms. We know …

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Why Mormons Are So Happy

If you were to ask anyone about the Mormons, you’ll hear a lot of things. Chances are, you’ll get questions in return. One of the most common, however, may surprise you: Why do Mormons seem to be so happy all of the time? I do not know all the answers to that question, but I have heard stories. And I know …

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