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The real reason you love listening to sad Christmas songs

It’s almost Christmas, and you may find yourself standing in line, trying to grab that last gift or two.

December 21, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


7 things you should never say to someone who’s lost a loved one

I’ll never forget the night I lost my dad. It was a couple weeks before Christmas—the tree was decorated, the lights were draped over kitchen cupboards, and a stocking hung by his bed.

December 21, 2015 | Kayla Lemmon FamilyShare | Faith


Virgin Mary called world's most powerful woman as popularity of name continues to fall

Mary, mother of Jesus, is the subject of many Christian worship services this holiday season, as congregations prepare to celebrate Christmas. She can also be found on most newsstands, after being named the world's most powerful woman by National Geographic.

December 21, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


When you can't forgive

There may be times when others inflict so much hurt on you or your family that you simply can't find it in your heart to forgive them. What if these people hurt you on purpose? Your soul fills with a sadness that turns to anger. You may nurse a grudge or even spend time plotting ways to get even. You see the act of forgiveness as somehow letting the other person off the hook.

December 20, 2015 | Susan Swann FamilyShare | Faith


7 tips for curating historical family documents

There is more to preserving your family’s history than tossing it into a cardboard box and handing it down to the next generation. Without context and “curation” — the careful gathering, sifting, selection and preservation that takes place in any worthwhile collection — your family’s history can be lost to confusion or apathy as easily as it can succumb to dust or mold.

December 20, 2015 | Tom and Alison Taylor Deseret News | Faith


What is really important for our faith?

This week, I saw a report on what Jesus really looked like. Forensic scientists have worked with archaeologists to try to get a better idea of what he really looked like, compared to the most famous portraits we have today.

December 19, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God is with us at all times

Tomorrow is the last day of school for the year for most. I wonder who is more excited - the students or the teachers? I have an idea. Eight more days and Christmas is here. Can't wait.

December 18, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Heaven's blessing from God, part 1

God had given to man his word so man can know how to please God. Some find that a difficult thing to comprehend, but there is a Supreme Being, God, who created everything, including man.

December 17, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


How churches can accommodate members with disabilities

Most worship services led by Pastor Don Geller border on chaos. During a recent baptism, formal prayers competed with an impromptu performance of “Jingle Bells” by two little girls and intermittent shouts from a 12-year-old boy for parishioners’ attention.

December 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Will Pentagon permanently lift its ban on beards worn for religious reasons?

A Sikh Army captain reported to work this week without a clean shave, thanks to a recently granted, although temporary, religious accommodation.

December 17, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


No easy fixes to improving labor market's weakest link

The 2008 recession pushed former restaurant cook Rusty Boehles out of the workforce. Since then, various opportunities cropped up as the economy recovered, but the pay was low relative to what he used to earn, or the hours were sparse. In his mid-30s, he currently works odd jobs and lives with a friend to get by.

December 16, 2015 | Kevin Dobbs Deseret News | Faith


9 simple ways to invite Christ into your Christmas

Christmas is a holiday to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

December 16, 2015 | Alyssa White FamilyShare | Faith


Is your Christmas missing its 'Merry'?

Christmas is supposed to be a season of cheer, happiness, giving, magic and joy. The decorative lights, holiday concerts, neighbor gifts, aromas of baking and the excitement and thrill in children's eyes should be enough to fill you with holiday cheer.

December 16, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


1 in 4 American Muslim doctors feel discriminated against

This week has been filled with a number of different reports on anti-Muslim rhetoric, most of which have been spurred by presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who called for a shutdown of Muslims entering the United States.

December 16, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Peace on Earth is not assured

Christmas is probably the most celebrated holiday of the year. Billions of people set aside normal routines. For an entire month, our lives are transformed into decorating, parties, shopping, school programs, special services and more. It's interesting that the unassuming birth of one child transforms our lives like this.

December 15, 2015 | By Pastor Israel Aaron Cowart Columnist | Faith


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Music and the Spoken Word: Bring them in

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

July 22, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


A lasting impression of Christ

I remember very well a time in my life when there was an extreme weather event that impacted the lives of people in several states.

July 22, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The summer of discontent

Is it hot enough for you? Yeah, I know. What a question.

July 21, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Trust in God, not man part 3

God has given man his word and it must be the thing upon which one bases his or her religious beliefs.

July 20, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Is there a religious way to get angry?

The Rev. Elaine Ellis Thomas spent a recent Saturday singing, chanting and marching through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia, with several hundred of her neighbors ...

July 20, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


When God issues a recall, respond

Recalls, it seems they've become the norm for vehicles. Many have received notifications to immediately schedule appointments for a specific part to be re-evaluated ...

July 17, 2017 | By Pastor Kathy Paige Columnist | Faith


Why God hasn't healed you (yet)

I was on a church mission trip in Guatemala when I got sick. Most of us thought it had to do something to do with ...

July 17, 2017 | Emily Brady FamilyShare | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: The myth of fairness

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

July 17, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Have a passion to be with God

What does it mean to have a passion for God?

July 15, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Two new coffee studies spark questions: Here's what you need to know

Two studies published by the Annals of Internal Medicine this week suggest that coffee consumption has been “associated with reduced risk for death.”

July 15, 2017 | Morgan Jones Deseret News | Faith


Finding forgiveness is easy with God

Well, hello there. Did you miss me? I was on vacation last week.

July 14, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Trust in God, not man part 2

Last week we studied how man will be judged by God's word, therefore one has to determine what he or she is going to ...

July 13, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Support for churches holds steady, but partisan divides persist

Six in 10 Americans (59 percent) say churches and religious organizations have a positive effect on the way things are going in the country, but ...

July 13, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


How faith groups help expose the 'hidden figure of crime'

Bomb threats have been known to empty entire office buildings, shut down schools or bring dozens of police officers to a scene. But in some ...

July 13, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Unplugging and plugging in

I was slow to the smartphone party. My phone had always been for conversation and an occasional text. Then I got my first iPhone, and ...

July 12, 2017 | Brooke Romney Deseret News | Faith


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