Living Faith

Sarah Jane Weaver: What I know now that I learned from a little girl on a high dive Each of us find ourselves at different times standing on the edge of a high dive. In those moments of discouragement, may we all look forward with faith and take a determined leap.
Years before her death, Katy Doak, right, attends a party with her friend, Elizabeth Weaver.
A look at the 90 year impact of 'Music and the Spoken Word' — the longest running continuous radio program On July 14, "Music and the Spoken Word" celebrated its 90th anniversary and its legacy as the longest running continuous national radio program in the U.S. Here's a look at the history of the broadcast and its impact over the last nine decades.
Conductor Mack Wilberg works with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Sunday, July 14, 2019, during a rehearsal for the 90th anniversary of "Music and the Spoken Word." The broadcast originally began in 1929, making "Music and the Spoken Word" the longest running continuously broadcast network program in the United States.
Music and the Spoken Word: What 90 years of the Tabernacle Choir's broadcast has brought to the world Music and the Spoken Word, which features the Tabernacle Choir, is celebrating its 90th year of broadcasting.
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir in the Salt Lake Tabernacle in 1929. The choir began broadcasting Music and the Spoken Word 90 years ago, making it the longest continuously broadcast network program in history.
'You can't fake love': An inside look at how refugees in Rome and Latter-day Saints are coming together in an extraordinary way The Friendship Center in Rome, Italy, provides an opportunity for refugees to take classes that promote self-reliance and to feel hope that 'things are going to get better.'
Somalian refugee Fardusa Osman attends intermediate Italian language class at St. Paul's Within the Walls Episcopal Church in Rome, Italy, on Thursday, March 7, 2019. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints partners with the Catholic church to help refugees.
BYU updates Honor Code website. Here's what you need to know On June 10, the Church-owned Brigham Young University updated its Honor Code website with additional resources and information regarding Honor Code Office procedures.
A campus sign at the entrance of Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
Professional counselor shares 5 tips to improve family relationships Mark D. Ogletree, a licensed professional counselor and BYU associate professor, shares 5 practical, gospel-centered principles on how to improve family relationships.
Mark D. Ogletree, a licensed professional counselor, shared applicable, gospel-centered advice for families in a recent series of presentations to BYU Alumni Chapters in Nebraska, California and Texas.
2 missionaries talk about returning home early and how loved ones can help Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and early returned missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints share advice for those who return home early and feel they don't belong when they get home.
Missionary returning home early
Music and the Spoken Word: In harmony with others There are many things in life that can be done alone. But then there are other things — some of the most beautiful — that simply can’t be done alone.
Wyoming Valley Barbershop Quartet singers, from the left; Steve Mansour, Ralph Gillespie. Ted Rebennack and Phil Brown, sing Valentines Day songs for residents at Village At Greenbriar Assisted living facility, in Dallas, Pa., Wednesday Feb.14, 2018. (Mark Moran/The Citizens' Voice via AP)
6 characteristics to help young women see leadership as a sacred responsibility As we study the Savior's pattern of leadership, through His example, we will be better able to help our young women succeed in their leadership responsibilities, writes the Young Women general presidency.
Young Women camp of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
How parents can help protect religious freedom in public schools A BYU Religious Freedom Annual Review conference reminds parents of their essential duty of educating and promoting religious freedoms in their local schools.
Attendees listen as Elder Patrick Kearon, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' Quorums of the Seventy, gives the keynote address at the Religious Freedom Annual Review at the BYU Conference Center in Provo on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
Watch this new YouTube series by the Church on overcoming pornography The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints published a new series of videos on YouTube about overcoming pornography.
President Dallin H. Oaks, first counselor in the First Presidency, speaks about overcoming pornography in a video published on YouTube by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on June 24, 2019.
Elder Taylor invites BYU-Hawaii graduates to walk with God Elder Brian K. Taylor, a General Authority Seventy, invites BYU-Hawaii graduates to not walk out of the door today without choosing to walk with God.
Elder Brian K. Taylor, a General Authority Seventy, walks with Brigham Young University-Hawaii President John S. Tanner and other faculty and staff at commencement on June 29, 2019.
Music and the Spoken Word: For those who 'added to the American story' Nathan Hale was a 21-year-old schoolteacher when the American Colonies went to war against the British in 1775. Inspired by the cause of independence, he joined the fight and gave his life for his country.
Boy Scout Troop 107 members Scott and Billy Ishmael, left and center, and Ray Stoner, right, carry a large American flag in the Brooks-Quinn Jones Elementary School Independence Day Parade on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Nacogdoches, Texas.
Tony Finau, Elders John Groberg and Vai Sikahema talk Church growth in Tonga and the power of missionary work worldwide Reflecting on the 66 years since he first arrived in Tonga, Elder John Groberg — along with Tony Finau and Elder Vai Sikahema — shares how the island nation is representative of the power missionary work has to change the world.
Elder John Groberg, right, of the Tonga Mission, joins Elder Thomas S. Monson, Elder Howard W. Hunter and their wives for a wagon ride in September 1968 in Tonga.
1 Latter-day Saint couple gives their perspective on what it's like being a medical missionary David and Elizabeth Blackwell of Highland, Utah, recently returned from their second mission together where they combined their life work and professional skills to serve the Lord and His missionary army.
Screen capture of Sister Blackwell in a video on
Music and the Spoken Word: Service can help heal one another's wounds When the body cannot readily respond to our best healing efforts, there is a balm that can provide peace of mind and hope of heart.
Annette Ferran with some of the coats they received as donations for her family's November 2018 service project. Ferran was diagnosed with terminal cancer in August 2018, with a life expectancy of 12 months. For the Ferran family, serving others in their time of trial is the perfect way to draw closer to the Lord and to take the focus off of their own worries.
How Latter-day Saint Charities and UNHCR have been bringing relief and comfort to refugees for nearly 30 years Honoring World Refugee Day, a new video highlights how the work of UNHCR and Latter-day Saint Charities has been impacting the lives of refugees, volunteers and communities around the world for almost three decades.
Sister Jean B. Bingham sits outside on Temple Square with Asifa Nadir, left, and Nadira Nadir, right, while being filmed by Lucian Perkins from USA for UNHCR on May 16, 2019. Sister Bingham has known the Nadir family, refugees from Afghanistan for nearly 15 years.
Music and the Spoken Word: Fathers don't have to be perfect to be good examples for their children Good fathers make a big difference in the lives of their children — bigger, in fact, than they might realize.
Nathan Miles, 3, gets new goggles from his dad, Todd Miles, as he gets ready to swim at the I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center swimming pool in Salt Lake City on Friday, May 31, 2019. 
Video: Watch Elder Gong share his apostolic testimony in new Church video Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles shared his testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ in a new video on June 12.
Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and his wife Sister Susan Gong share a smile prior to his speaking to a group of LDS Business College Students and staff a the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.
How an 8-year-old Latter-day Saint proves her faith runs more than skin deep Due to a medical skin condition, 8-year-old Latter-day Saint Hanna faces many obstacles. But despite her challenges, she has proven that her conditions do not define her and that her faith is more than skin deep.
Hanna Barrott, center, has a condition called lamellar ichthyosis. Despite life’s obstacles, Hanna has proven that her conditions do not define who she is and that her faith is much deeper than her skin.