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Some of My Favorite Photos of Gordon B. Hinckley

Some of My Favorite Photos of Gordon B. Hinckley

We were privileged to follow President Gordon B. Hinckley to various parts of the world, to get to know him and to photograph him.  Since we are studying the teachings of President Hinckley this year, I thought it would be nice to share some of my favorite pictures I took of him and say a little bit about him.   …

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13 Signs You’ve Finally Grown Up

13 Signs You’ve Finally Grown Up

We all know that acting like a grownup is not exactly tied to chronology. You can be old and act sophomoric or young and carry great wisdom. One thing is certain. We want to grow up. We have a sense that life is better and happier for real grownups. For most of us, though, happy maturity is a process and …

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Is Social Media Bringing You Down?

Is Social Media Bringing You Down?

By Maurine Proctor for Meridian Magazine Social media has utterly changed our world, and like splitting the atom, its power cuts both ways. So we won’t be bombarded by letters defending social media, let us admit right up front for many it’s been a boon. People are connecting with old friends they haven’t seen in years, they stay in touch …

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Remembering the Man Who Carved the Nauvoo Temple Oxen

Remembering the Man Who Carved the Nauvoo Temple Oxen

When my mom passed away on July 21, 2011, the Church magazine “The Friend” happened to be running a story about John Carling, 1800 – 1855, who Brigham Young had asked to carve the pattern for the 12 oxen that held up the font in the Nauvoo Temple. At Mom’s burial in the Fillmore cemetery, one of her granddaughters had …

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On Losing Our Daughter

On Losing Our Daughter

Written by Maurine Proctor, co-founder of Meridian Magazine I was stringing lights this weekend until the family room looked aglow and thinking of our daughter, Melissa. Some years ago we didn’t think she would be coming home for Christmas, but on Christmas Eve, much to our surprise, the doorbell rang and there she stood on the front porch, the glow …

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5 Awesome LDS Websites You Really Need to Know About

5 Awesome LDS Websites You Really Need to Know About

For members of the Church, it can be hard to hear the positive voices in a world full of negativity, confusion, and noise. While there are many websites seeking to share goodness, of which LDS Daily is just one, it can be hard to hear about them. Since we’re involved in working with many wonderful influencers, we’ve put together a …

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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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