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LDS Church initiative encourages people of all faiths to serve others this Christmas

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched its Christmas initiative with the video "LIGHTtheWORLD." The initiative begins Dec. 1 with a worldwide day of service and encourages people everywhere to give service daily in the 25 days leading to Christmas. YouTubers like Stuart Edge, What’s Inside and Shonduras will all join in on the campaign by releasing videos in conjunction with the initiative.

November 30, 2016 | Noelle Baldwin Deseret News | Faith


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


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Have mercy on me

"Wherefore as the Holy Ghost saith, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts…" (Hebrews 3:7-8).

February 13, 2017 | By Elder W. Pilkington Columnist | Faith


God's call to live FAT

The other day I came out of my office after hearing a profound testimony concerning being fat. There were several ladies working in our backpack ...

February 11, 2017 | By Pastor Steve Lane New Beginnings Community Church | Faith


Religion and romance: How finding spiritual compatibility can strengthen a relationship

Imagine a new couple out on a Valentine's Day date. The young man and woman are both nervous, but the candlelit restaurant has created ...

February 11, 2017 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Faith


Are we zealous for the Lord?

The Apostle Paul wrote, "For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant ...

February 09, 2017 | By Minister Riley Nelson Richmond Hill Church of Christ | Faith


Don't fade away from God

Hurricane Matthew hit back in October. Recently I spoke to a friend whose home just began to leak. There is no doubt that the cause ...

February 09, 2017 | By Pastor Brad Butler Pembroke First Baptist Church | Faith


Anne Frank and the value of a single life

This past week, I visited the famed Anne Frank house in Amsterdam, the secret annex where 13-year-old Anne and her family hid for more than ...

February 07, 2017 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret News | Faith


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