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Latter-day Saint Ministering: “You don’t need anything? WATER you talking about?”

Do the people you minister to have emergency water storage? Here’s a few thoughts and ideas of how you can help!   As we approach the new ministering way of caring for each other as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we have been counseled to get to know the individuals […]

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11 Latter-day Saint quotes for Church members who love both science and religion

11 Latter-day Saint quotes for Church members who love both science and religion

“There is no conflict between science and religion. Conflict only arises from an incomplete knowledge of either science or religion, or both.”—President Russell M. Nelson “In my lifetime, there have been more scientific discoveries than in all the generations of men before. Chemistry has become of the very essence of our lives, and the greatest […]

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Practice and persistence: Primary general presidency discusses how to help children gain a testimony of the Book of Mormon

via LDS Church News; by Primary General Presidency and Board— Nephi wrote, “For my soul delighteth in the scriptures, and my heart pondereth them, and writeth them for the learning and profit of my children” (2 Nephi 4:15). What can a child know from reading the Book of Mormon? As a parent or grandparent what […]

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Mormon Insomniac: Could faith be a literal physical force?

Late night musings: Could faith be a literal physical force?

When you can’t sleep and you’re a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, your mind drifts to interesting places… A mustard seed of faith When the Lord says, “if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it […]

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Would people still laugh if “The Book of Mormon” musical was “The Book of Koran?”: Guest opinion

via The Oregonian; by Allen Alley— — Allen Alley of Lake Oswego is former chairman of the Oregon Republican Party and a former candidate for governor of Oregon. I had the opportunity to attend the musical, “The Book of Mormon” in Portland. On the surface, it was one of the most dynamic, entertaining, hilarious, magnificently […]

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Latter-day Saints in Zimbabwe rejoice to hear the Prophet (Videos)

Latter-day Saints in Zimbabwe rejoice to hear the Prophet (Videos)

Zimbabwe Mormon Newsroom posted a number of videos on Facebook of members expressing their testimonies and feelings about the Prophet and President of the the Church visiting Zimbabwe—                 \      

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‘Dowry is not the Lord’s way’: In Kenya, President Nelson says tithing breaks poverty cycle

via Deseret News; by Tad Walch— NAIROBI, Kenya — To listen Monday to an LDS Church president’s voice in person for the first time, East African Mormons traveled hundreds of miles in dust-covered buses, bouncing and swaying over dirt roads, broken streets and omnipresent speedbumps that keep speeds under 50 mph. They received a message […]

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Kenya—’A Blessed Land’

President Russell M. Nelson soon will be visiting Kenya during his global ministry tour. Here are a few quotes about Kenya from apostles over the years— “We acknowledge this as a blessed land.”—President James E. Faust, when dedicating Kenya in October 1991. “There isn’t the slightest doubt in my mind that the time will come […]

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Five Questions You Can Ask Instead Of 'How Are You'

Five Questions You Can Ask Instead Of ‘How Are You?’

Latter-day Array view: This article was designed as business/life skills advice, and we think it’s awesome ministering advice too! via Forbes—   Today we want to offer a makeover to the standard question, “How are you?” We ask this question with such regularity that most of us pick from a standard set of responses, with very […]

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Mormon Insomniac

Musing about last round picks

Your mind gets a little quirky when you’re the only one awake in the middle of the night. You need something to distract you, but not something so serious that it wakes you up even more. You need Mormon Insomniac. When someone is prompted to befriend someone or do a kind deed, do you ever […]

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I Will Not Leave You Comfortless- How Christ Brought Hope in the Face of Tragedy

I Will Not Leave You Comfortless: How Christ Brought Hope in the Face of Tragedy

via Aggieland Mormons—     Thirteen years ago, when I was 17, my mom and I were driving on I-15 in Utah, and we were in a terrible car accident. Only the two of us were in the car. On the other side of the freeway, a 16-year-old boy was driving a pickup truck when a tire […]

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You Know You're Getting Older When These 10 Things Happen at Church

You Know You’re Getting Older When These 10 Things Happen at Church

via LDS Living; by Emily Watts— We have lived in the same ward practically our whole married life (38 years), and although I have to acknowledge it chronologically, it’s still hard for me to accept the fact that we are one of the “older couples” now. I just don’t feel that much different! But there […]

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Healing the Wounds of Racism blog post by Darius Gray and lds.org blog

Healing the Wounds of Racism

lds.org blog post by Darius Gray— Talking with one another about physical ailments such as colds, the flu, broken bones, and sprained joints can help us learn how to find healing. However, we also benefit when we address the challenges of incorrect thoughts and attitudes, including words and actions that harm others as well as […]

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Latter-day Saint Thesaurus: Perfect

In the Church, we seem to easily comprehend that Christ was “perfect”; but we are sometimes confused when we consider the commandment “be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father … in heaven is perfect.”Here are some synonyms for perfect via thesaurus.com, and some clarifying quotes via general conference. Synonyms for “perfect” include: finished, spotless, […]

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When Joseph Fielding Smith wasn't 'called' to be an apostle

When Joseph Fielding Smith wasn’t ‘called’ to be an apostle

Joseph Fielding Smith actually wasn’t ever technically “called” to be an apostle in the tradition way we think of it now. Back in 1910, when the President of the Church and other apostles had discovered the Lord’s will and decided on a new apostle, they simply sustained him in general conference, and that was the […]

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LDS Mexico News

In Mexico: Elder Andersen visits earthquake survivors; 122 year-old woman joins the Church

In the news in Mexico— Kevin Doman who is Mission President of the México Tuxtla Gutiérrez Mission, shared pictures on Facebook of a recent baptism. He thinks it may be the oldest person to be baptized, but says they’re checking on it. The Church’s Newsroom reported in February on part of Elder Andersen’s 10 day […]

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The tender mercy of 2 tornadoes

Although the main characters in this story weren’t Mormon, we thought our LDS readers would enjoy it. The incredible timing of events sounds like a perfect example of a tender mercy of the Lord. I testify that the tender mercies of the Lord are real and that they do not occur randomly or merely by […]

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Just for New Converts-- 3 stories from Apostles of when the Lord corrected them

Just for New Converts: 3 stories from Apostles of when the Lord corrected them

The Lord corrects us when needed. As a new convert, if you haven’t learned this already in your life, you will as you strive to grow and learn under the tutelage of the Lord. Sometimes this correction comes when you already have an inkling that you’ve made a misstep. Other times you might think you’re […]

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3 stories from President Monson’s childhood to give you hope when your kid misbehaves

We’re putting this in the “Just for Recent Converts” section because most LDS members who’ve been around a long time know these stories. There’s just something about a story of misbehavior from a prophet’s childhood that sticks in one’s memory. It sure gives modern LDS parents hope to know that an apostle was once a […]

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Elder Soares habla de nuestro Salvador—6 citas inspiradoras

“[L]a Primera Presidencia y los Doce Apóstoles son … profetas, videntes y reveladores. Ellos representan al Señor Jesucristo y tienen el derecho de declarar Su disposición y voluntad según les sea revelada. Testifico que hay seguridad al seguir su consejo. El Señor los está inspirando a hacer hincapié en fortalecer nuestra fe en el Padre […]

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