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December 3, 2020

A Season for the Miraculous

God is a gift giver and a miracle worker. When we are a recipient of His profound gifts or wonders, time often stops and we feel the awe-inspiring sweetness of His Presence. I want to share three stirring stories where the Lord opened eyes and hearts to receive His special gifts at Christmas time.

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Eight Stunning Gifts of the Gospel You May Be Taking for Granted

In a correspondence, my curious friend said that he wanted to differentiate between the wrappings and the gifts of our Church—that he knew a lot about the “wrappings” of angels and gold plates and visions, but he wanted to know more specifically about the “gifts” of the actual doctrines that were restored. Here are eight gifts I discussed with him that you may not always take the time to sit back and recognize.

From the Heart: Meridian Authors Share Their Holiday Stories–Becky Douglas

While serving a mission in the Dominican Republic and in search of an opportunity for Christmas service, Becky stumbled upon an opportunity to serve her hair dresser that would have further reaching impact than she could ever have imagined.

The Latch on the Door was Broken

One of my favorite spreads in the new Nauvoo Diary is for the week of June 14-20, 2021. The main photo on the left side of that spread is a vertical image of the door in the Carthage Jail that led to the jailer’s bedroom where he had placed the four prisoners. The placement of the prisoners in this room by the jailer was an act of kindness, he feeling like they would be much more comfortable there. But the latch on the door was broken, which would make all the difference.



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Breaking News

Eight Stunning Gifts of the Gospel You May Be Taking for Granted

In a correspondence, my curious friend said that he wanted to differentiate between the wrappings and the gifts of our Church—that he knew a lot about the “wrappings” of angels and gold plates and visions, but he wanted to know more specifically about the “gifts” of the actual doctrines that were restored. Here are eight gifts I discussed with him that you may not always take the time to sit back and recognize.

From the Heart: Meridian Authors Share Their Holiday Stories–Becky Douglas

While serving a mission in the Dominican Republic and in search of an opportunity for Christmas service, Becky stumbled upon an opportunity to serve her hair dresser that would have further reaching impact than she could ever have imagined.

The Latch on the Door was Broken

One of my favorite spreads in the new Nauvoo Diary is for the week of June 14-20, 2021. The main photo on the left side of that spread is a vertical image of the door in the Carthage Jail that led to the jailer’s bedroom where he had placed the four prisoners. The placement of the prisoners in this room by the jailer was an act of kindness, he feeling like they would be much more comfortable there. But the latch on the door was broken, which would make all the difference.

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