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Letter written by Annie Schmidt shared by mother on Thanksgiving Day

On Thanksgiving Day, Michelle Schmidt, mother of Annie Schmidt, shared a letter her daughter, who recently passed away, wrote to her younger brothers when they entered high school. The letter was previously shared at Annie’s funeral service. After giving her brothers advice on the hierarchy of high school, Schmidt gave her brothers advice on how to be happy.

November 30, 2016 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


Let us pray correctly

"And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities." - Isaiah 64:7

November 28, 2016 | By Pastor A.F. Bradeen Columnist | Faith


Two Majorcan saints with very different origins

Throughout history, some great religious leaders — like the Buddha — were raised among the elites in great cities, while others, like Jesus Christ or Joseph Smith, have but humble origins. Obscure origins can neither predict nor prevent the ultimate manifestation of spiritual greatness. The lives of the two greatest Catholic teachers from the small island of Mallorca (Majorca) off the eastern coast of Spain, Junipero Serra (1713-1784) and Raymond Lull (1232-1315), exemplify this.

November 27, 2016 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Does God want you to give tithes?

Tithing has its rewards, but how much should you give? Should you give it all?

November 24, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


10 sayings you should never believe about marriage

According to a report from the Pew Research Center, there are a rising amount of people in America who never have and never will get married, although the reasons for that are unclear.

November 24, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


11 tips for when your spouse is obsessed with watching the big game

It’s that time for sports to dominate the American television landscape again.

November 23, 2016 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Thanksgiving is due

"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

November 21, 2016 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


Celebrate Thanksgiving first

The holiday season is in bloom. You cannot enter a store without seeing the decorations or hearing the music.

November 18, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Keep your eye on Heaven

Today, men seek for answers to questions of life, questions of death and questions of purpose.

November 17, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Why stained glass works in sacred and secular spaces

Stained glass windows are both permanent and ever-changing. They can’t be easily moved from their frame or rearranged, but shifting sunbeams affect what each new admirer sees.

November 15, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


5 ways to find peace when you are suffering

We all suffer for different reasons and at different times in our lives. Suffering is simply part of being human. Suffering allows the eyes to see and know the bitter from the sweet. It helps us appreciate the good things of life in a much deeper way. Still, suffering isn’t fun. During those difficult times we yearn to know peace. It is there. With just a little effort you can have peace during your times of suffering. Here are a few ideas that may be helpful.

November 14, 2016 | Gary and Joy Lundberg FamilyShare | Faith


'Hacksaw Ridge' sheds light on conflicting role of religious liberty today

A new film on one of America's most famous pacificists holds insights for present and future religious freedom debates, even though it's set in World War II. "Hacksaw Ridge," which is now in theaters, highlights how difficult it can be to resolve conflict between individual beliefs and social expectations.

November 13, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Catholics, white evangelicals were key to Trump's victory

The 2016 presidential election was unprecedented on many levels, and analysts predicted shake-ups in the voting habits of major demographic groups.

November 13, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Evidence of God's presence

I was reading something this morning in the scriptures that I had read many times before, but hadn't noticed a part of the details.

November 12, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Staying with God’s word

Today some say the "old way" of doing things will not work. They say everyone must be more willing to accept the ways of others.

November 12, 2016 | Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


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New Year's can reveal your personality

What does the New Year mean to you?

January 21, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The role religion played in Trump's inauguration

Donald Trump was sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States during a day of ceremony and services where faith played prominently.

January 21, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


6 religion-friendly films from Hollywood

It’s widely recognized that Hollywood is typically unsympathetic to religion. That may not always have been true — think, among many examples, of such films ...

January 21, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


What the weather tells us

We have been experiencing the strangest weather for January that I can remember. We did have the one cold snap that lasted a few days ...

January 20, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Relevance of God's word part 5

Over the past few weeks we have looked at the relevancy of God's word. Despite what some may think, it is just as needed ...

January 19, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Here are the two Bibles Trump will use to take the oath of office

We know which Bibles President-elect Donald Trump will use on Inauguration Day.

January 18, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


What pastors, professional athletes and other leaders can do to heal divides

Rev. Rob Schenck's quest to lead meaningful conversations on the issue of gun violence led him to a gun range. He figured that if ...

January 17, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Encourage good works

"And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of ...

January 16, 2017 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


Leadership changes at Baptist Joint Committee, but commitment to protect religious liberty remains

Baptists have long been the dominant Protestant faith in America. The church's more prominent forbears are credited with championing the ideal of religious freedom ...

January 15, 2017 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Not knowing when the call will come

In Matthew 24:42, Jesus reminds us to be prepared spiritually because we do not know what day or hour he will return back to ...

January 14, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Serve, accept being served

My recent surgery has made me quite uncomfortable in more ways than one. In the first place, like most men (or so I have been ...

January 13, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Once identified as atheist, Mark Zuckerberg says ‘I believe religion is very important’

Mark Zuckerberg just gave atheism a thumbs down.

January 13, 2017 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


Religious freedom advocates are divided over how to address LGBT rights

Major players in the ongoing battle over religious freedom and LGBT rights will meet at Yale University this weekend. They'll discuss the current state ...

January 13, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Relevance of God's word part 4

In continuing our thoughts on the relevancy of God's word, we need to see that God's word gives purpose to this life and ...

January 12, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Reset for the new year

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come."

January 09, 2017 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


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