Carol of the Other Sheep

A Nephite Christmas carol, commemorating the events described in 3 Nephi 1 and Helaman 14 Carol of the Other Sheep (Nephi’s Testament) Lyrics: Mormon, James F. Stoddard (3 Nephi 1, Helaman 14) Music: “Huron Carol” (or “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime”) See original carol tune here. For there were some who said,“The time was […]

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Christ-Centered Uplifting Christmas Traditions

My family knows I am one of the ‘crazies’ who plays Christmas music all year round and claims winter as the best season of the year—everything about it. The snow, the holidays, the decoration style, the colors. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and our entirely refurbished Christmas really are the highlight of the year! Frankly, I can completely […]

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Hanukkah: Filling our Homes with Light

Two thousand years ago, a small group of God-fearing Jews known as the Maccabees proved that might does not always make right—that the God of Israel is a God of Miracles.  Hanukkah—known to the world as the Festival of Lights, or in scripture as the Feast of Dedication—celebrates God’s victorious defeat over the Greek invasion. […]

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Returning Home for Thanksgiving

Written by: Malissa Cochran Every Thanksgiving, we take time to celebrate the Pilgrims, the Puritans, and other righteous Founders of America. God fulfilled His promise to bring the lost tribes of Israel back to their homeland. We are their descendants—we are Israelites. The covenants they kept and lived, and the blessings that were promised them […]

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Turn on the Lights for Shekinah!

Join us on October 31st for an evening when we will gather together to turn on the lights for Shekinah or Reformation Night. Join us for a potluck, sing-along, and much more! The word “Shekinah” comes from the Hebrew word meaning “God’s manifested glory” or “God’s presence.”Hebraic literature records that “Whenever ten are gathered for […]

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Passover

Last night the Sanpete County RTB group held their annual Passover gathering. This was a beautiful evening discussing the Bible story of the Exodus (presented by the Cumming family) with then a Passover meal. We then afterward sang songs and listened to the parallels (presented by Cory Schmidt) between Moses and Joseph Smith and the […]

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Sukkot replacement for Halloween

Contributor: Emily Dayley Its really nice to hear from some many others who dont celebrate Halloween. When we stopped celebrating Halloween, we replaced it with the Fall Feasts (or holidays) from the Bible. It has been such a a grand blessing for my family! The feast of tabernacles, or Sukkot started Sunday, and continues for […]

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Baby Jesus Christ and Joseph Smith Christmas Tradition

Contributor: Hannah Stoddard Our family was given the most BEAUTIFUL gift this Christmas from a neighbor in our ward. We don’t know this couple very well, but they knocked unexpectedly at our door and said that they were touched by my father’s testimony on Joseph Smith a little while ago. Since Joseph Smith’s birthday is […]

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