President Russell M. Nelson’s speech tonight in the same space in Detroit where Martin Luther King Jr. spoke and marched 56 years ago reflects the spirit of solidarity that has long been imbued in the work of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). So say Karen Boykin-Towns (NAACP Board of Directors vice chair) and Sister Sharon Eubank (first counselor in the general presidency of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) in a Sunday op-ed in The Detroit News.
More Nephi’s Bountiful Features
Could you redo a room in your home with items from Deseret Industries, $500, and five weeks? That’s the challenge the DI gave to four different households. Here are the results.
Why does Joseph Smith directly compare himself to Paul? What did he see in Paul’s experience that made him feel that the two held so much in common?
This 93-year-old couple has served 23 missions for the Church. Here’s how they created a ‘legacy of love’
Joyce Nixon, 93, recently sat down on the edge of her seat across from her husband, Reed Nixon, also 93 years old, in their home in Orem, Utah, to talk about some of their adventures over their last 72 years together. “I don’t know why you’d want to speak to us. We’re ordinary,” Joyce said. But in many ways, Reed and Joyce’s life together has been anything but common, starting with their journey to the altar and continuing on through their serving more than 23 missions worldwide.
Readers of the Book of Mormon have, since it was first published, been aware of the existence of allusions to, echoes of, or quotations of biblical passages scattered throughout its text. However, in addition to the more obvious biblical writings that could have been present on the plates of brass, there is also a considerable amount of language in the Book of Mormon that would seem to have originated after the time when Lehi left Jerusalem.
This part of the New Testament has always been difficult for me to understand. The language of Acts, though not quite as complicated as some of Paul’s letters later on, seems a bit trickier than the straightforward plainness of the four Gospels. And yet, I’ve found a few things that have helped me along the way.
MYTH: You wouldn’t buy a car until you had taken a test drive, and it is unwise to make a marriage commitment before you have lived together long enough to know if it will work. TRUTH: It is the commitment that will make a marriage work. Real security comes from promising and implementing complete allegiance, not from conditional, tentative try-it-and-see.