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How ordinary Latter-day Saints made an extraordinary impact on this woman's testimony of the gospel Sister Vicki G. Jackman, a member of the Young Women general board, shares the people who have served as her most influential teachers.
A scene from the Church's Bible videos depicts the Savior preaching His Sermon on the Mount to a group of people.
Music and the Spoken Word: Why we gather to give thanks Thanksgiving is a time of gathering. We gather together to enjoy a meal, to connect with loved ones, and to recognize and celebrate the good things in our lives.
President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863.
Elder Bowen shares 3 attributes that will help you be your best self Elder Shayne M. Bowen spoke to students at a BYU campus devotional on Tuesday, Nov. 13. In his address, Elder Bowen urged students to become their “best” selves by developing and personifying three key attributes.
Elder Shayne M. Bowen speaks to students on the BYU Provo campus at a devotional on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018.
From acorn to oak tree: How Elder Melvin J. Ballard's prophecy about the Church in South America continues to be fulfilled On July 4, 1926, as Elder Melvin J. Ballard spoke about the future of the Church in South America. “The work of the Lord will grow slowly for a time here just as an oak grows slowly from an acorn." Today there are 4 million members in South America.
Sister missionaries smile after meeting with President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lima, Peru on Oct. 20, 2018.
What Church members can look forward to in the 'Come Follow Me' 2019 home curriculum Since the Oct. 6 announcement, Church members around the globe have been anticipating the arrival of the new "Come Follow Me-For Individuals and Families" curriculum.
A study of the scriptures, supported by the new resource "Come, Follow Me — For Individuals and Families" is the suggested course of gospel study at home.
Music and the Spoken Word: How to face tragedy with courage and confidence Recent events remind us that bad things happen to good people. Too often, senseless tragedies wrench our souls — whether the victims live in our own community or on the other side of the world.
"Good Shepherd" is by Del Parsons.
Music and the Spoken Word: The 1 free gift we can all choose to have There’s one ability, one gift that every one of us can choose to have: happiness. It’s a gift we can literally give ourselves. So how do we access this free gift?
One woman felt unhappy when she looked at online posts about weddings, celebrations and vacations. But she realized how pointless it is to compare herself to others.
What the new Church website is doing to help victims of abuse The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published a new website on Oct. 25 aimed at providing help, healing and protection for victims of abuse and those who want to help prevent abuse.
Parents can protect and prepare their children by learning how to talk to them about abuse. Abuse.lds.org can help families begin these important discussions.
How Church News is removing 'LDS' from its web address, social platforms Following the counsel of President Russell M. Nelson in his Aug. 16 announcement about the importance of using the full name of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Church News has updated it's name and online presence.
Music and the Spoken Word: The greatest battle of life While there is solace in accepting things we cannot control, we also need to feel that there are some things we can control — that we determine, at least to some degree, the direction of our lives.
While there is solace in accepting things we cannot control, we also need to feel that there are some things we can control — that we determine, at least to some degree, the direction of our lives.
These new picture quotes from October 2018 general conference are perfect for your phone, tablet Did you know that lds.org has downloadable picture quotes designed for use as wallpapers and backgrounds on tablets and phones?
Downloadable picture quote from general conference available on lds.org.
Music and the Spoken Word: Let love rule the day We can love people even if we do not love their choices. After all, isn’t it more important — though perhaps more challenging — to love a person than to love words or actions?
Choreographer and director Jerome Robbins, left, and actress-singer Mary Martin, dressed in her Peter Pan oufit, fly through the air during a rehearsal for a television program in 1955.  (AP Photo)
Why Latter-day Saint women are participating in the social media fast and what they hope to gain from it During his October 2018 general women’s session address, President Russell M. Nelson issued four challenges to the women of the Church, one of which included taking a 10-day fast from social media.
Chrisie Allen's Facebook post.
See highlights from the Sunday afternoon session of October 2018 general conference In a general conference already hallmarked for the impactful announcement of the revised Sunday meeting schedule, the concluding session was also distinguished by historic news.
Attendees wave to general authorities after the Saturday afternoon session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
Here are 53 photos from Sunday morning session of general conference As he concluded the Sunday morning session of October 2018 general conference, resident Russell M. Nelson reemphasized the "course correction" of referring to the Church by its divinely given name: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Tyler Bond takes a selfie with family members before the Sunday morning session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints outside of the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.
See photos from the historic women's session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference Marking a historic moment in general conference history, the women’s session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference was held in the Saturday evening spot of conference weekend on Oct. 6.
Members of the Young Women choir from stakes in Pleasant Grove form hearts with their hands as President Russell M. Nelson leaves the general women's session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints held in the Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.
Take a look at these photos from the Saturday afternoon session of general conference Latter-day Saints around the world raised their arms to the square to sustain the leaders of the Church during the Saturday afternoon session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference of the Church on Oct. 6.
Attendees leave the Conference Center after the Saturday afternoon session of the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.
See photos of the historic October 2018 Saturday morning session of general conference Within minutes of the first talk of the 188th Semiannual General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson greeted members of the Church tuning in throughout the world and announced historic changes to meetings in the Church.
during the 188th Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.
Music and the Spoken Word: Life lessons from 'Les Miserables' Don’t we all find ourselves in need of help that we don’t necessarily deserve? Aren’t we all beneficiaries of unearned favors? Certainly, everyone falls short and needs forgiveness.
Preston Yates stars as Javert, left, and Kyle Olsen as Jean Valjean in Hale Centre Theatre's “Les Misérables.”
Church releases new section on Gospel Library app with content created by — and for — young adults Latter-day Saint young adults can now find new content created for young adults by young adults each week in the Church's Gospel Library app. A new section, known as YA Weekly, will be updated each week with content available in 20-plus languages.
A screenshot of the new YA Weekly found in the Gospel Library app.
Here's what watching general conference is like for Church members around the world Church members living in New Zealand, India and hurricane-impacted North Carolina respond to the question, "What is general conference like where you live?"
People walk past the Salt Lake Temple on the way to the Conference Center before the Saturday morning session of the LDS Church’s 187th Semiannual General Conference in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017.
Music and the Spoken Word: What a CEO of IBM taught about the value of good thinking No one would dispute the value of good thinking, but sometimes we’re so busy doing that we don’t take time to stop and think and learn.
This undated photo provided by International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) shows Watson, powered by IBM POWER7, is a work-load optimized system that can answer questions posed in natural language over a nearly unlimited range of knowledge.(AP Photo/IBM Corporation)
10 simple ways to create a sense of belonging for children and adults with disabilities Dr. Erik Carter, the Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Special Education at Vanderbilt University was a guest lecturer at Brigham Young University on Feb. 8.
Dr. Erik Carter of Vanderbilt University speaks during the 14th Annual Marjorie Pay Hinckley Lecture at Brigham Young University, held in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center on Feb. 8.
These 2 sister missionaries got special permission to join the Hurricane Florence cleanup. Here's why A day spent clearing out trees and debris from storm-battered yard doubles as a sacred moment to serve.
Sister Alicia Jones, left, and Sister Dawna Herr jumped at an opportunity to join a Sept. 22, 2018, cleanup project in waterlogged Wilmington, North Carolina, prior to their Sept. 26 missionary release date.
New Church website takes a different approach to helping Latter-day Saints heal from effects of pornography use The Church’s new Addressing Pornography website offers a helpful and hopeful approach for Latter-day Saints wanting protection, help and healing from pornography use.
A new Church web site, addressingpornography.lds.org, represents a new way of talking about pornography and addresses the particular needs of parents and spouses of pornography users.
Here's everything you need to know about the new doctrinal mastery initiative A deeper look at the impact doctrinal mastery has made on seminary students worldwide.
Students read to each other during an LDS seminary class at West High School in Salt Lake City on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.
Church video 'Choose to Stay' offers hope for those considering suicide A new video released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides a personal perspective of a young man grappling with thoughts of suicide, and the hope that comes when he decides to stay.
Screenshot from the new video released by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints regarding suicide prevention.
What I know now that I didn't know before the Nauvoo Face to Face This month I visited historic Nauvoo, Illinois. It was an emotional experience for me to think about the early Latter-day Saints who lived there — to walk where they walked and see what they saw.
From the foot of the Nauvoo Illinois Temple, a worldwide "Face to Face" broadcast focuses on the history of the Church on Sept. 9, 2018. Participating were Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and Church historians Kate Holbrook and Matt Grow.
The extraordinary response to President Hinckley's request at the Nauvoo temple dedication In the closing moments of dedication of the Nauvoo Illinois Temple in 2002, President Gordon B. Hinckley asked those present to walk down the Trail of Hope to the landing on the Mississippi River, from which early Saints departed Nauvoo.
The Nauvoo Illinois Temple photographed from across the Mississippi River in Iowa June 26, 2002.
Music and the Spoken Word: Finding the light at the end of the tunnel We’ve all heard the expression “light at the end of the tunnel.” But to anyone who has ever been completely engulfed in darkness, it’s more than just a nice saying.
Lights inside a dark road tunnel
Camps, outdoor activities still a part of Church's new youth and child activities Camping and other outdoor activities will still be part of the new resources designed to help girls and boys of the Church, according to an email from the Church sent to ward and stake leaders on Sept. 21.
After an announcement in May 2018 that changes to child and youth activities were coming, the Church has clarified in a Sept. 21, 2018, email that there would still be camping and other outdoor activities in the new resources to be released in 2020.
Watch the new music video that reimagines 'I am a Child of God' The Powerhouse music group The Bonner Family takes the phrase "I am a child of God" to a whole new level with this inspiring music video created in correlation with the upcoming film release "Jane and Emma."
Screenshot of The Bonner Family's "Child of God" music video found on YouTube.
How BYU-Idaho President Henry J. Eyring evaluates doubts about the Church Who does President Henry J. Eyring turn to when he begins to question the Church? One might think the BYU-Idaho president would immediately call his father, President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency.
Students walk out of the BYU-Idaho Center in Rexburg, Idaho, following the first devotional of Fall semester on Sept. 18, 2018.
Music and the Spoken Word: Mindfulness and living in the present We may find that moments stay in our hearts a little longer if we’re less concerned with how they’ll look on camera — or on a social media post.
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'You are not spiritually tone deaf': 3 ways to help recognize, follow inspiration BYU President Kevin J Worthen shares three points of how a person can increase his or her ability to receive and recognize revelation.
Find out who will be speaking at BYU devotionals this fall Each semester, students at Church-owned schools gather nearly every week to hear an inspiring message from Church leaders, experts and faculty.
Those in attendance listen as Sister Joy D. Jones, Primary general president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, speaks during BYU Education Week in Provo on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018.