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The heartwarming and surprising twist to a Christmas prison visit

This is the story of how a tiny evergreen branch reminded me that God lives, that he loves us and that miracles are real.

December 30, 2016 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


Relevance of God's word part 2

Last week we began a discussion of the relevancy of God's word. We saw how that sin is still a problem in our world, just as it was when the Bible was penned. As long as sin remains, God's word is relevant.

December 29, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


As the season of giving ends, individuals and families consider how to make a difference year round

Like many parents, Nicole Burleigh looked for ways to incorporate charitable giving into her family's Christmas festivities. She and her husband and two kids shopped for presents for foster families and collected money for sick veterans.

December 28, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Joy to the world today, rest of the year

Christmas is the most joyful time of the year; a time when people are the most happy, most pleasant, most loving and most caring.

December 26, 2016 | By Dr. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


For first time in nearly 40 years, Hanukkah and Christmas Eve are on the same day

The Jewish festival of Hanukkah begins on the same night every year: the 25th of Kislev. However, since the traditional Jewish calendar is based on lunar months of either 29 or 30 days, that means that the holiday can fall anywhere from Nov. 27 to Dec. 26 in terms of the solar, secular Gregorian calendar used today in the West. This year, though, for the first time in nearly four decades, Hanukkah commences on Christmas Eve.

December 26, 2016 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Witnessing with the peace of Christ

Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of a Savior; he is Christ the Lord.

December 24, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Love as Christ did

Today is our 37th wedding anniversary. Back in 1979, three days before Christmas we were married.

December 23, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler | Faith


The relevance of God's word

The one prominent characteristic of the day is change. Over the past 100 years, so many things have come into existence, lived up their usefulness and are now considered obsolete.

December 22, 2016 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Is Christmas still a religious holiday?

Christmas is more than just a religious holiday.

December 22, 2016 | Herb Scribner DeseretNews.com Web Team | Faith


Idaho couple dies how they lived — together

Larry and Sharon Corsini began their 54-year love affair in 1962 at a movie theater in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Sharon was selling tickets when the handsome Larry, a Massachusetts transplant, caught her eye and her heart. They were married that same year.

December 22, 2016 | Jason Wright Deseret News | Faith


Game review: 3 games fit for families from Calliope Games

Calliope Games is a family-run company that publishes games that are of excellent quality, fun, affordable (all three games are under $40) and easy to learn. Three new games in their Titan series offer tons of fun for families: Hive Mind, Menu Masters and Running with the Bulls.

December 20, 2016 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Faith


Give the gift of Christ, who keeps on giving

"And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold and frankincense and myrrh." - Matthew 2:11

December 19, 2016 | By Pastor Richard D. Hayes Columnist | Faith


Why the Catholic Church sometimes turns to science to investigate miracles

Dr. Jacalyn Duffin helped pave the way for the first Canadian-born Catholic saint. All she needed was a microscope, meticulous notes and some uninterrupted lab time.

December 19, 2016 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Build your Christmas traditions

Most families have traditions, some that have been passed down from generation to generation, while others start fresh with them.

December 17, 2016 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Jesus is worth facing problems

What do you get the man who has everything? We often deal with that question during this season.

December 16, 2016 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


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What counts as a church? Supreme Court pension case asks important question

A Supreme Court case about retirement benefits could hold surprising consequences for America's religious communities. In parsing the legal language, justices may need to ...

March 29, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Living a balanced life

On this blessed Sunday, I would like to share something the Lord placed on my heart that has been a tremendous blessing to our church ...

March 27, 2017 | By Pastor Larry S. Murray Columnist | Faith


Why religious freedom is important to both Dems and Republicans in Gorsuch hearings

Republicans and Democrats had competing motives for bringing up religious freedom during last week's confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee ...

March 27, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


How to raise a compassionate child

We all want to raise children who show compassion and kindness to others, but sometimes we expect too much, too soon. It’s natural that ...

March 26, 2017 | Karen Banes FamilyShare | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: A choice we make

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

March 26, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Deny yourself not just during Lent

During the season of Lent, the time between Ash Wednesday and Easter, many people choose to deny themselves of something that they enjoy.

March 25, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Battling for the title of Tiniest Church in America

This past week I spent way too much time online trying to track down the tiniest church in the country. America has dozens that claim ...

March 25, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


Change to follow God

If a person desires to be close to God there has to be some changes made in his or her life. Many people get caught ...

March 23, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Designing a life

Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.

March 21, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Religious outreach at the State Department in flux under Trump administration

Religion has played an increasing role in U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy over the last 15 years, but its status at the State Department ...

March 21, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Fight to keep your focus on God

My brothers and sisters, life is filled with distraction designed to get and keep believers off their game.

March 20, 2017 | By Pastor Debra 'Dee' Dyer Columnist | Faith


Religions that survived because of historical military conquests

Most modern believers see the success and spread of their religion as the result of spiritual activities such as preaching and conversion. And this is ...

March 20, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Finding the right eternal life

As I was scanning across some headlines on the Internet I noticed a phrase that caught my attention. The writer said, "While nobody has cracked ...

March 18, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


How a church transforms immigrants and immigrants transform a church

For Catholic immigrants new to the United States, church is the only place that feels like home for a while.

March 18, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Know the main thing about faith

We've been wondering what happened to winter this year. It seems a bit of it has tried to sneak in on us this week ...

March 17, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler | Faith


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