Heber J. Grant got things done. In fact, he got things done that people told him could not be done. His vocabulary did not include words like can’t or quit or impossible.
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As America celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which guaranteed voting rights for women, there is another, older anniversary that is unique to Utah and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Women in Utah began voting 150 years ago, the very first to vote in the modern nation.
Today, if you will come along, I will give you a virtual tour that will focus on prophets and temples. At the end I will ask you: Which president served the longest? Which the shortest? During which president’s tenure were the most temples dedicated? Which three prophets doubled the number of temples? How do you feel about the future of temple building in the Church?
You probably remember the bravery of Mary Rollins and her sister Caroline, who hid in the corn field to save pieces of the manuscript to the Book of Commandments from a mob. What you may not know is the stunning experience she had with the prophet that became a building block of such a bravely-born testimony.
A new six-episode podcast series from the editors of The Joseph Smith Papers analyzes Joseph Smith’s first encounter with Deity — an event that occurred 200 years ago this spring.
Nothing was particularly auspicious about the birth of Joseph Smith, nor would anyone have noted anything special about his family. Still, as obscure, backwoods, and freezing as this birth was, the Lord sent in disguise there the mighty head of the dispensation of the fulness of times.
According to the premier economic historian, 1820 marks the year the world changed.