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These posts focus on general conference, other writings and talks by Church leaders, and biographies of our modern apostles.

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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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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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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Dear New Apostles

Dear New Apostles

Although this collection of quotes directly refers to the experience of being a new apostle, we all can learn from them as we discover new callings in our own lives.  Dear New Apostles, You have just been called to be an Apostle of Jesus Christ. Perhaps it was a complete surprise, like it was for […]

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General Conference quotes on education and lifelong learning

Looking for great LDS quotes and inspiring memes about education and lifelong learning? Look no further— “He who invades the domain of knowledge must approach it as Moses came to the burning bush; he stands on holy ground; he would acquire things sacred. We must come to this quest of truth—in all regions of human […]

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Magnify your calling, but don’t set it on fire

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are familiar with the expression “magnify your calling,” but we don’t always fully understand what that means. Here’s some clarification from Church leaders on the topic— Magnification in our world is so useful. It allows us to continue reading books, directions, medications, and menus long […]

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Inactive members, ‘do not contact’ requests, and persistence

This post is the first of the series “Roads back to the straight and narrow” that focus on the different ways inactive or less active members come back to the fold, and the things active members can sometimes do to help. Let’s gain wisdom from a few stories and quotes from general conference on one […]

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43 general conference quotes that perfectly exemplify showing gratitude for the service of Church members

Let us follow the example of our dear apostles who stand in general conference and say “thank you” to Church members for leading, for teaching, and for being helpers in building up the Kingdom of God. Share one of these quotes today with someone you are thankful for in your ward or stake! We certainly spend […]

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President Howard W. Hunter and the shortest general conference talk ever

One very helpful tip my husband taught me is to be flexible when teaching a class or giving a talk. Be prepared which segment you’re going to sacrifice if you don’t have enough time to get through the whole talk or lesson. Also be prepared with something extra to add if you whip through your […]

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34 Inspiring Quotes from 17 General Relief Society Presidents

This post was originally published in 2016, but we’ve updated it to include Sister Jean B. Bingham, our current General Relief Society President! Come enjoy 34 great quotes with lovely memes from the 17 incredible women who have served as president. Emma Hale Smith   First General President of the Relief Society, 1842–1844 “We are […]

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9 thoughts on recreation, leisure, and fun from general conference

Recreation and fun are part of our religion. “In all of living have much of fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.”—Gordon B. Hinckley “Wholesome recreation is part of our religion, and a change of pace is necessary, and even its anticipation can lift the spirit.”—Ezra Taft Benson “Happiness in family […]

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Words of the Apostles: The Seasons of Life

In general conference meetings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the seasons are often a metaphor for the natural flow of our lives. It’s  a promise that just as winter always gives way to spring, so do periods of trial and sorrow give way to a warmer hope and blessings. True that […]

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22 Powerful General Conference Quotes for When No One Likes You

Almost everyone has times when they feel like people just don’t like them. It can feel like it’s a few people, but it can also feel like no one likes us. Sometimes we feel rejected out in the world because of our beliefs. Sometimes it happens at Church, where we should feel safe. Sometimes we […]

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5 General Conference quotes about Satan

The existence of Satan and the reality of evil are not the most uplifting subjects. It’s so unappealing and harsh that it’s tempting to think they aren’t real. A poll from 2007 indicated that while 86% of Americans believed in God, only 70% believed in the devil (gallup.com). It’s part of the Church of Jesus […]

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General Conference Quotes on Traditions, Cultural Practices, and the Gospel Culture

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a missionary church. 296,800 new converts joined the Church worldwide in 2014. Many traditions and cultural practices are in keeping with gospel doctrine, but every convert, no matter which state or country they call home, gives up some traditions and makes cultural changes when they join […]

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14 Nobel Laureates Who Were Quoted in Conference

These distinctive writers, statesmen, scientists, and liberators all at one point were awarded a Nobel Prize for their achievements in peace, medicine, physics, or literature. They also have had their pearls of wisdom quoted at general conference, which is a feat less well publicized, but still an honorable mention to add to their accolades. Mahatma […]

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Quotes and Memes from the Conference Classic ‘Beware of Pride’ by President Benson

Have you ever read President Ezra Taft Benson’s powerful conference talk on pride? It’s without question a conference classic. President Gordon B. Hinckley delivered this talk on President Benson’s behalf in the April 1989 General Conference. I’ve included most of the talk below, interspersed with memes. “Pride is a very misunderstood sin, and many are […]

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