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6 things you should never do if you want to be happy

It is said the great American president, Abraham Lincoln, once remarked, “Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” How profound a statement this adage still is! No doubt this man must have come in contact with people of many circumstances and situations. He met the rich and successful, some of whom never smiled. And he met the poor and ridiculed, whom--with all of their difficulties and misfortunes--smiled despite everything.

September 23, 2015 | donald roberts FamilyShare | Faith


Strive to be perfected in God-like agape love

There is an old song that comes to mind, and I am not sure I remember all the words correctly, but in essence it says, "What the world needs now is love, sweet love; no, not just for some, but for everyone."

September 22, 2015 | By Pastor Daisy P. Edwards Columnist | Faith


What Yom Kippur can teach non-Jews about forgiveness

For the past week, Jews across the country have been saying, "I'm sorry."

September 22, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Become something beautiful with God

In Romans 12, we are encouraged to be transformed.

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


Was it caution or Islamaphobia that resulted in arrest of Muslim teen?

The Islamic Association of North Texas and Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne don't fault school and law enforcement officials for the arrest and suspension this week of a Muslim teen who brought a homemade clock to school that was mistaken for a bomb.

September 19, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Get consistent with the Lord

I enjoy playing golf. I suppose it is my most-enjoyable hobby at this time in my life.

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


'90 Minutes in Heaven' and Christianity's complicated relationship to near-death experiences

Not all Christians are happy about the latest faith-based film to hit theaters.

September 18, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Jewish and Islamic holidays happening at the same time offer believers a chance to reflect

This fall is a unique time for both Muslim and Jewish believers, as the two religious groups will see two of their religious holidays occur at the same time, according to Jewish Journal.

September 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Lord's Supper is to be remembered

Sept. 11 is a date that will be remembered in the United States and around the world for many years. Eventually, it will only be something that young people will read about in their history books.

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


Do this today ... before you run out of tomorrows

How often do we put off something we need to do until tomorrow — a day that never seems to come?

September 17, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Does Apple's new News app have a faith problem?

Many iPhone users woke up Wednesday morning to find a new software update (iOS 9) waiting for them.

September 17, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


Upcoming canonization of Spanish priest in America sheds insight on sainthood

The anticipated canonization of Spanish priest Junípero Serra has generated months of debate over whether his missionary work among Native Americans in 18th century California makes him worthy or not to be a saint.

September 17, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


Kentucky clerk case driving wedge into conservative Christian camp

The case of a Kentucky county clerk who went to jail rather than issue marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples has not only galvanized pro and anti same-sex marriage camps but may have also created a divide among conservative Christians.

September 17, 2015 | Matthew Brown Deseret News | Faith


As High Holy Days near, some synagogues abandon 'pay-to-pray' tradition

Since the 1950s, the end of summer has signaled two things for American Jews: The advent of a worship period known as the High Holy Days, and making certain one has a reserved seat to worship during the most sacred period of the faith's annual calendar.

September 16, 2015 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Digital Seekers: Spiritual leaders see growth opportunity among tech's stressed workforce

Three years ago, Adam Smallcombe moved his wife and young children from their home just north of Sydney, Australia, 7,400 miles across the Pacific Ocean to a place they'd never been into a culture they didn't know.

September 16, 2015 | Mark Kellner Deseret News | Faith


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Music and the Spoken Word: 'A calm and modest life'

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

February 24, 2018 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Children can learn good traits

I know that little children watch what their parents or siblings do and try to mimic their actions. This can be good or bad according ...

February 24, 2018 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


The Bible gets a going-over by the 'toad people'

As many know, my interest in religion cuts a wide swath. If a Buddhist monk in Tibet has a little something to say, I want ...

February 24, 2018 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


As religious practice declines, religious charities scramble for resources

People of faith are taught to heed calls for help from their communities. In recent months, these calls have been piling up, according to clergy ...

February 24, 2018 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Society isn't always right

About 800 years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah served as a spokesman for God.

February 23, 2018 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Lessons in the story of Naaman

The Apostle Paul wrote that the things written before time were written for learning (Rom. 15:4). He was speaking of the Old Testament writings ...

February 22, 2018 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of God | Faith


What Billy Graham taught us about a healthy relationship between religion and politics

Famed evangelist Billy Graham drew evangelical Christians into the public square, helping these believers become the political force they are today.

February 22, 2018 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


African religions in the New World

The trans-Atlantic slave trade ranks among the greatest humanitarian disasters of history. Though slavery was a near-universal phenomenon throughout premodern history, the intensity and duration ...

February 18, 2018 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: 'Don't be afraid'

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

February 18, 2018 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Those who follow get baptized

Last Sunday, we baptized a husband and wife who recently decided to become followers of Jesus Christ.

February 17, 2018 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Game review: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Skull & Shackles is a complete adventure path

Ahoy there, Matie! Paizo Publishing has a treasure of a game with its second release in the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game series. Skull & Shackles has ...

February 17, 2018 | Ryan Morgenegg Deseret News | Faith


Are you being called to adopt?

I preached on a topic last Sunday that had never been my main point in over 35 years as a pastor.

February 16, 2018 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


'New hope' trumps temptation

Last week we noticed (from 1 Peter 1:3) that the Apostle Peter wrote to a people who needed strength and courage to endure persecution ...

February 15, 2018 | By Minister Riley Nelson New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Need something heartwarming? Hallmark's 'When Calls the Heart' is here for you

On Feb. 18, Hallmark Channel will give viewers a late Valentine’s Day gift in the form of the season five premiere of "When Calls ...

February 13, 2018 | Kurt Manwaring Deseret News | Faith


Standing together

There are a myriad of ideas depicting the purpose of the local church and no shortage of discontent when an individual's idea of that ...

February 12, 2018 | By Pastor Andrew Velez Columnist | Faith


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