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ValueSpeak: 'The forget-me-nots of the angels' on Memorial Day

It would be stretching things to suggest Memorial Day was Dad’s favorite holiday.

May 23, 2015 | Joe Walker Deseret News | Faith


Remember the One who gave us life

We are approaching Memorial Day weekend, and it is sneaking up on many of us. It is a bit of a quirk that Memorial Day does not follow the last Sunday of May this year. Nevertheless, we pause this weekend to remember.

May 22, 2015 | By Pastor Brad Butler First Baptist Church, Pembroke | Faith


President Obama to attend 'Solidarity Sabbath' service Friday evening

President Obama will be among worshippers Friday evening at a Washington, D.C., synagogue to mark "Solidarity Sabbath," in which Jews and others around the world will stand against anti-Semitism.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Muslim refugees risk life to flee Burma's persecution

Rohingya Muslim refugees from Burma — which now denies them citizenship — are risking their lives on the sea or in earthquake-ravaged Nepal to seek safety. The Rohingyas say they are victims of religious persecution.

May 22, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Technology for religion: good or bad?

"The Holy Words — it matters not how I got them, it's 'have I retained them?'"

May 22, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


Learn from past, let God lead you

As I've written before, Paul wrote, "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning that we through patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope" (Romans 15:4). The Old Testament serves as a lesson to all to see how God has dealt with man and how man has dealt with God.

May 21, 2015 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Skydiving grandmas? You'll want to hear their wise words



Grandmothers have lived quite a life being kids, teens, adults and raising children from birth to adulthood. Naturally, they may be willing to take more risks, but they also have wisdom to pass along.

May 19, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


Let grace of God be your destination

"The will of God will not take us where the grace of God cannot sustain us." Billy Graham said this best.

May 19, 2015 | By Anita L. Scurry Columnist | Faith


Pope Francis' Philly upcoming visit has homeowners renting rooms

Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the United States in September — his first as pontiff — is maxing out available lodging in Philadelphia, where he is due to celebrate an outdoor Mass attended by between 1.5 million and 2 million people.

May 19, 2015 | Mark A. Kellner Deseret News | Faith


Dying father gets early father-daughter wedding dance with his girls



Learning of a terminal diagnosis causes us to pause and focus on things that really matter in life. If you're a parent, you realize all the "firsts" you will miss in the life of your child — dates, school dances, graduations and weddings.

May 18, 2015 | Wendy Jessen FamilyShare | Faith


About half of atheist kids find religion later in life, report shows

The Pew Research Center released a report earlier this week that looked at the religious landscape of the United States.

May 18, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Faith


The difference between free speech and hate speech

The satirical minds behind the controversial French weekly Charlie Hebdo received a standing ovation on Tuesday as they accepted the PEN American Center’s Toni and James C Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award, despite protests claiming that the magazine "violates the acceptable."

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Faith


Visiting the Grand Mosque of Abu Dhabi

Contemporary media are filled with relentlessly negative news from the Middle East: murders, kidnappings, bombings, suicide attacks, torture, brutal executions, missile attacks, air and drone strikes, failed leaders and states, anarchy, hundreds of thousands dead in wars, millions displaced and widespread human suffering.

May 18, 2015 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Make sure every day is Mother's Day

Last weekend, people all across America celebrated Mother's Day. It is a time when children, husbands and churches found ways to show appreciation for what mothers do.

May 16, 2015 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Religion in America is changing, not dying, some observers say

Many of the initial reports on the Pew Research Center's study on America's changing religious landscape could leave the impression that religion is on the decline in the United States.

May 16, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Faith


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Seeing physically and spiritually

I recently had eye surgery. Actually I first had it nine years ago.

August 18, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Heaven is an eternal inheritance

An inheritance is something most people are familiar with, they have received something from a loved one who has died.

August 17, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Grammy Award-winning artist Lecrae offers prayers, hope for youths battling cancer

Grammy Award-winning artist Lecrae and singer Tori Kelly recently released a music video of “I’ll Find You,” a single written in support of youths ...

August 16, 2017 | Danielle Christensen Deseret News | Faith


'Take me when I'm gone to Forest Lawn'

When I was a lad, our family made just one trip to California. It was in the early 1960s. We drove down to see the ...

August 15, 2017 | Jerry Johnston Deseret News | Faith


No need to worry, just pray

When we think about all the things that are going on in our world today, we have a tendency to worry. We wonder what our ...

August 14, 2017 | By Dr. Alvin Jackson Columnist | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Don't believe everything you think

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

August 14, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


Keeping your promises to God

A few weeks ago I was out in my boat fishing with a couple of the grand kids.

August 12, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


God gives us natural urge to live

A few years back I was in the woods behind my home raking pine straw for my flowerbeds. I felt a burn on my leg ...

August 11, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


How churches will celebrate God during the solar eclipse

Father James Kurzynski will greet the solar eclipse later this month with deep Roman Catholic faith and telescopes equipped to study the sun. He plans ...

August 11, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Can we survive today's wickedness? Part 2

Mankind lives in a world of wickedness.

August 10, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Learn to let it go

"And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you."

August 10, 2017 | By Rev. DeRon Harper of Baconton Missionary Baptist Church | Faith


Two-year-old permanently brain damaged after nearly drowning in swimming pool … until a never-befor

Two-year-old Eden Carlson was supposed to be playing with her older siblings while her mom was in the shower, but she slipped away and wandered ...

August 10, 2017 | Lindsey Miller FamilyShare | Faith


Music and the Spoken Word: Small gestures of kindness

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

August 07, 2017 | Deseret Connect Deseret News | Faith


How chaplains master the art of listening

Chaplains spend thousands of hours perfecting skills that many people assume come naturally: sitting and listening. They become masters of the ministry of presence, bringing ...

August 07, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News special workflow | Faith


Don't be afraid to be carried

The other day, out of the corner of my eye, I saw someone get out of a vehicle and take a little girl out of ...

August 05, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


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