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Maurine Proctor

Meet Author Maurine Proctor

Maurine Jensen Proctor is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Meridian Magazine.  With her husband, Scot, she has written several photographic books including Witness of the Light, a Photographic Journey in the Footsteps of the American Prophet, Joseph Smith; Source of the Light, A Witness and Testimony of Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of All; Light from the Dust, A Photographic Exploration into the Ancient World of the Book of Mormon; The Gathering, Mormon Pioneers on the Trail to Zion. Maurine and Scot have edited The Revised and Enhanced History of Joseph Smith by His Mother,  and The Autobiography of Parley P. Pratt, Revised and Enhanced Edition.  She has written several other books, films and television series including Families are Forever that played on the VISN network.  She wrote the Spoken Word for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for 15 years and the You and Your World weekly radio broadcast that was heard on 350 radio stations across the U.S.  She has taught Institute of Religion classes for several years and taken people on tours to sacred sites all over the world.  Maurine is the mother of 11 children and the grandmother of 15.

Author's Published Articles
2014-09-05

Why are there suddenly so many more missionaries from Zimbabwe? This is the remarkable story about what three women did to hast...

2014-08-28

Latter-day Saints fighting Ebola in Liberia are making progress by sleeping in their cars, traveling long distances and exposin...

2014-08-25

The edginess is palpable here in Israel just now. We feel it everywhere. This place that we call second home is tense, and most...

2014-08-21

The Ebola virus is spreading in West Africa in one of the largest outbreaks in history. LDS missionaries have all been evacuat...

2014-06-25

The Church has found an innovative new way to reach out to the youth on Facebook. ...

2014-06-18

The media narrative is that Kate Kelly and John Dehlin are victims and martyrs of the Church. That is an inaccurate story....

2014-06-13

It is central to our gospel understanding that both mother & father are indispensable in a family. Neither mom nor dad can be r...

2014-06-12

My father was a presence, someone to be reckoned with, impossible to ignore, a standard of integrity, absolutely to be counted ...

2014-06-03

Have you ever heard a voice in your head that nags you? Or felt the invisible scowl of someone inside that is constantly evalu...

2014-06-03

Have you ever heard a voice in your head that nags you? Or felt the invisible scowl of someone inside that is constantly evalu...

2014-04-28

A recent find from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem has special significance to Latter-day Saints. Formerly unknown seal brings i...

2014-04-01

As the Children of Israel trudged across the Sinai desert, they were acting out an archetypical pattern that is repeated again ...

2014-03-24

How could it possibly be OK to make a non-negotiable demand of the prophet?...

2014-03-14

To those pressing for female ordination: Does the prophet speak for the Lord and receive continuous revelation to guide the Chu...

2014-02-14

In 2013 Meridian readers put in a well in Mbele, a Kenyan village, where people were subsisting on one lean meal because they h...

2014-02-05

Being in touch with extended family is easier than you think....

2014-02-05

Utah’s right to define marriage in a way the citizens believe is in the best interest of children and society is defended in ...

2014-01-27

Do big law firms find it just too toxic to defend marriage? ...

2014-01-23

All eyes are on Utah to see how we will respond to same-sex marriage being imposed on us. Do citizens care that we have been ve...

2014-01-21

He was ready for the Olympics until the Spirit directed something different....

2014-01-14

This a directive that we will consult often in the future as we negotiate a world that will become stickier for those who hold ...

2014-01-13

If you believe that marriage between a man and a woman is critical to the happiness and well-being of our nation, sign this pet...

2013-12-23

In an arrogant move, one district judge trampled the constitution of Utah, ignored the clear will of thousands of voters and im...

2013-12-06

The United States has begun to say "there's no room for Him at this inn."...

2013-11-27

A moment of humiliation witnessed by thousands cause me to reflect of what I'm truly grateful for. ...

2013-11-22

In her new book, Sheri Dew is not afraid to ask hard questions and give illuminating answers. This book returns to core doctrin...

2013-11-13

Mormonism plays a special role in reconciling the quarrel between science and religion. ...

2013-11-11

Jesus Christ teaches by example the way to pray with real intent and confidence....

2013-11-01

A response to the article entitled "Are You a Liberal Mormon?"...

2013-10-31

'Ender's Game,' the long-anticipated film based on the popular sci-fi novel, comes out this weekend. Why Orson Scott Card can't...

2013-10-04

Here's what troubles me about your choice....

2013-10-04

Ann Romney says food is irrelevant. What really matters is what it makes happen around the table....

2013-09-12

The Good Doctor told me he'd do the operation as a free gift. I hadn't known I was that sick....

2013-09-10

We are veterans of a war with Satan and his goal for us has always been captivity and bondage....

2013-09-06

Of any religious founder, no ones origins, letters, journals, notes and history have been documented like Joseph Smith’s have...

2013-07-09

The election is less than three weeks away--and a Mormon could be the president of Mali. As it turns out, even a presidential ...

2013-07-08

A week and a half after the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage decisions, we are still sorting through the ashes and finding out h...

2013-06-28

Speaking up for marriage can be dangerous--even if you are only 13 years old....

2013-06-19

If you live in Utah, you are invited to a big celebration of marriage....

2013-05-01

Yeah Samake is not only on track to be elected the next president of Mali at the July 7 election, but if his bid his successful...

2013-04-30

What does it mean to us as we struggle in this life to know that behind it all there is a plan of salvation? ...

2013-03-26

Gifts of the Spirit are among the signs that "follow them that believe." Eager to receive such gifts, many early members of the...

2013-03-04

Ten year-old Mitchell Jones, who died Saturday morning, was a boy who belonged to thousands because his parents had told his st...

2013-02-27

A Latter-day Saint running for president of Mali finds himself in the midst of an international crisis as al Qaeda terrorizes ...

2013-02-26

Because the worth of a soul is great in the eyes of God, missionary work really matters....

2013-02-19

Oliver Cowdery gives us a little-known account of what happened the night Joseph prayed and Moroni came....

2013-01-29

Even the best among us with our imperfections and shortcomings are cut off from the presence of God. But through the gift of th...

2013-01-11

It is a rare, almost unheard of thing, for the mother of a significant historical figure to give us details of his life from he...

2013-01-09

Why was Sen. Mike Lee one of only 8 senators who refused to sign the fiscal cliff bill?...

2013-01-03

It’s been nearly open season to say whatever vile, critical or false thing you want about Mitt Romney and get away with it sa...

2013-01-02

This year we learned that Mormons are cool, that voters who say they won't vote for a Mormon will, that Mormon moments live on,...

2012-12-20

Robert Bork, one of the Constitution's and the culture war's great champions died yesterday. In this interview Meridian did wit...

2012-12-18

Cactus Jack wrote "A Time of Forgiving" to show that everyone is capable of being redeemed--even when we don't think so....

2012-12-17

The hard-won fight for religious liberty in America is portrayed in a new PBS documentary by LDS filmmaker, Lee Groberg. This ...

2012-12-07

A new website by the LDS Church gives a clear message: No one should be more loving towards those with same-sex attraction, tha...

2012-11-27

The "I'm a Mormon" campaign has been a refreshing, new way to do missionary work. ...

2012-11-14

Last March, only days from the election in Mali and with prospects looking very bright for winning president, Yeah Samake watch...

2012-11-12

If a religious organization can be mandated to act in a way that is contrary to its teaching, the religion itself is weakened, ...

2012-11-06

The scenes of horror and violence, culminating in the sickening escalation of atrocities by Lamanties and Nephites in the 9th c...

2012-10-31

Touted for days as a surprise, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has announced that it will have its own YouTube channel that will ta...

2012-10-29

Senator Orrin Hatch talked with Meridian about the importance of this election, saying we stand at a critical crossroads....

2012-10-06

Not since the statement about the rebuilding of the Nauvoo Temple has the LDS membership responded with such noticeable gasps t...

2012-09-19

We are raising a generation of young Americans who have a sketchy knowledge of our constitution to the point it is a national s...

2012-09-19

Chick-Fil-A has allowed itself to be bullied in Chicago....

2012-09-05

We live in a world where people often break their promises, and so we may be tempted to look at all promises as pie crust-easil...

2012-08-31

In a patriotic and heartfelt night, Mitt Romney accepted the nomination to be the Republican candidate for President....

2012-08-29

With poise and warmth, Ann Romney demonstrated at the Republican National Convention, why she is her husband's most trusted adv...

2012-08-28

President H. B. Lee taught, "Sometimes we get the notion that if it is written in a book, it makes it more true than if it is s...

2012-08-24

Rock Center with Brian Williams became the first network television show to feature a prime time hour on what it means to be Mo...

2012-08-22

What the religious Romney is really like at church intrigues the national press. The Washington Post took the time to find out...

2012-07-11

You feel utterly helpless before the power of a raging inferno heading toward your home....

2012-07-10

The story of the Zoramites who cast the poor out of their synagogues brings up a knotty question. Who on this earth is most ble...

2012-07-03

“If you had wanted to perpetuate a fraud upon the world,” said Elder Jensen, “you wouldn’t have done it by keeping a re...

2012-06-19

The response of the natural man is to destroy an enemy, but these chapters in Alma teach us something profound about God's way ...

2012-06-15

We do not enter this world as blank books upon which our experiences here are written. Instead, we come with personality, incli...

2012-06-13

Celebrated author, Harvard Business School professor and Latter-day Saint, Clayton Christensen has written a new best-seller ab...

2012-06-07

Growth starts at the core of our being; it is not just a new set of actions we can don like a new set of clothes. That is why G...

2012-06-04

Make no mistake about it. Those who would like to shrink religious freedom and marginalize churches are on the move, and now fa...

2012-06-01

Religious persecution is not normally a movie topic, but in this new movie, it is riveting....

2012-05-31

The threats to religious freedom are unprecedented. Things we never thought we’d have to fight for, we have to fight for....

2012-05-30

Elder L. Whitney Clayton met last week with other national faith leaders, who are joining to protect imperiled religious freedo...

2012-05-24

It is open-ended, demands initiative, and you may not have seen it at work....

2012-05-22

The change in how the Nephites reckoned time from being ruled by kings to choosing their own judges indicates how the voice of ...

2012-05-18

A new study by the Brookings Institute flies in the face of everything we’ve heard about how Mitt Romney’s religion will be...

2012-05-15

As he grew up he believed that his name was Jeremiah Joseph Smith Morgan. But the “Smith” wasn’t actually a part of his n...

2012-05-15

When you have taught all your child is willing to hear, when what you say falls on deaf ears, sometimes the Lord is the only pl...

2012-05-11

In these chapters of Mosiah we can recognize ourselves in the experiences of two groups of people who suffer and toil at the ha...

2012-05-10

If ever there were a profile in courage, it is the prophet Abinadi, testifying boldly before the court of King Noah with its el...

2012-05-09

Because I knew the story behind the scenes, I saw a miracle unfold in Kansas City at the Youth Cultural Celebration....

2012-05-02

Students at Lone Peak High School felt it wasn’t fair that they had a great education, food to eat and nice homes, while chil...

2012-05-01

When a Joseph Smith languished in Liberty Jail, while the Saints were being driven from Missouri, he may not have known that a ...

2012-04-24

The movement patterns of the Nephites from the Land of the First Inheritance will look surprisingly familiar to the patterns of...

2012-04-23

With the world suddenly interested in all things Mormon, what could have been an over-looked study by the University of Pennsyl...

2012-04-18

How do we become a son or daughter of Jesus Christ? We begin by seeking to understand who God is....

2012-04-17

Like it or not, the Church is in the public eye as never before. Will this Mormon moment last?...

2012-04-10

In this modern era when we are so carefully taught to build up the self-esteem of others, we must wonder what purpose King Benj...

2012-03-06

In these chapters, which comprise Nephi's farewell, we sense his fervent love for his people. And because he has such love and ...

2012-02-06

West Ridge Academy has been helping troubled teens for 45 years. ...

2012-01-20

What do Latter-day Saints make of this first ever national survey on who Mormons are and our place in society?...

2012-01-17

One of the most important things the Lord desires to communicate to us through our readings and studies in the Book of Mormon a...

2012-01-10

Even as Joseph of Egypt, his forebear, Lehi was a dreamer....

2012-01-03

That Laman and Lemuel had the worst attitudes of anyone who ever rode a camel into the desert is a given, but what at heart was...

2012-01-03

In 600 B.C., Jerusalem was flourishing, her bazaars laden with precious things from the farthest reaches of the ancient world, ...

2011-12-12

Another Latter-day Saint is running for the president of a nation—only the country in question isn’t the United States. It...

2011-12-05

The gifted violinist tells how she has learned to trust in the Lord....

2011-11-30

Meridian’s Christmas classic story comes with an invitation. Submit one of your favorite Christmas memories to Meridian for ...

2011-11-15

We study Revelation 1-3, 12....

2011-11-15

Why would our living anxiously grieve the Lord and why does he command us to “fear not.”...

2011-11-08

Are God’s tender mercies just for “once in awhile” or are they something we can count on?...

2011-10-04

Make no mistake about the Apostle Paul’s understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He knew about the era in which we live,...

2011-08-23

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2011-08-11

In ancient Egypt, a sacred embrace was the preparation for entrance into the presence of gods....

2011-08-05

Group steps up to become the defenders of Mormonism and a desire to shape the national conversation. ...

2011-07-25

Sometimes when you think you can't take much more, you learn there is just one more hill....

2011-07-20

Michael Otterson, head of Public Affairs for the Church, has put people on notice. Those who call the Church a "cult" should e...

2011-05-24

The glittering, golden Jerusalem that Christ and his disciples knew "with its 'imperial mantle of proud towers' was regarded as...

2011-05-17

How did you get in the door and become successful? students ask LDS Washington DC professionals in an event designed to give BY...

2011-04-19

President Ucthdorf told 850 Latter-day Saints and Washington DC leaders to never separate religion from personal conduct....

2011-04-12

This is additional commentary on lesson 16....

2011-03-30

“Making Joseph Smith’s papers available to the public demonstrates both our desire for transparency and our hope that other...

2011-02-15

One phrase is repeated so often in Matthew chapter 6, as Jesus continues the Sermon on the Mount, that it almost sounds like a ...

2011-02-01

Do college age kids still believe in lifelong sustainable love? In a nation-wide contest, they were challenged to make 3-minut...

2011-01-18

It is a compelling scene full of meaningful detail when a member of the Sanhedrin named Nicodemus, came to Christ by night....

2011-01-04

A baby cried in the stillness of a spring night in Bethlehem, and the world would never be the same....

2010-12-30

We have four such Gospels in our canonical New Testament that share this testimony of Christ. But just as four master painters...

2010-12-29

"Introduction to the Doctrine and Covenants" Introduction to the Doctrine and Covenants and Church History; D&C Section 1...

2010-12-14

Little did we know as we shivered in the cold that a stranger would change our lives forever. ...

2010-12-09

Devotees of the Narnia stories—and we are a loyal bunch—wonder if a movie can do justice to the books, particularly the und...

2010-12-07

Do you realize that the person who has the most influence in your life is you? What if you are feeding yourself skewed informat...

2010-11-29

Two national billboard companies that have started to accept ads from sexually-oriented businesses....

2010-11-09

Coming up empty after giving great effort and passionate engagement is not uncommon in life’s experience. The law of the harv...

2010-10-14

It has ever been that people hate what prophets say. They stone them, they burn them, they cast them into pits....

2010-10-11

If ever family history used to be tedious, those days are behind us....

2010-10-11

Sen. Lieberman pledges to stand by Latter-day Saints and affirms, “Do not indulge yourselves in the supposition that America ...

2010-09-30

Mormons scored the highest of all religious groups in their knowledge of Christianity and the Bible in a new study by the Pew F...

2010-09-28

“I’m just not myself today.” We say that when we feel vaguely disconnected from ourselves and our life, say it when we f...

2010-09-21

It is a secret we keep from each other beneath our bright surfaces. We don’t tell because we aren’t quite sure anyone else...

2010-09-14

Is there any more painful rattle in your soul than when you are waiting for rescue and it hasn’t come yet?...

2010-09-13

A new law in Winona County, Minnesota says county workers can't stay at hotels offering adult movies....

2010-09-03

Everybody's got an opinion about Glenn Beck--some about his LDS religion....

2010-08-31

Isn’t it fascinating how Satan always uses the same patterns to pry us loose from our devotion to God?...

2010-08-30

Glenn Beck calls for America to return to God at gigantic rally on National Mall....

2010-08-25

You know those signs you see when something is under construction that say “Pardon, Our Dust.” The new Meridian still ha...

2010-08-24

Admit it. When you run into some characters in scripture, who don’t act the way you know they should, you think that you wou...

2010-08-20

Disturbing questions are raised over Judge Walker’s ruling in the Prop 8 case in California....

2010-08-17

If there is a critical voice in your head, you have to wonder, whose voice is it?...

2010-06-18

No man stands so tall as in his loving daughter's eyes....

2010-06-08

Our idea that we are doing well, compared to what God wants us to become, is just a delusion. He has better plans for us....

2010-06-08

The events portrayed in these chapters of 1 Samuel stand as a series of contrasts — and like a diamond photographs more brill...

2010-05-31

I could imagine what someone was like who was swimming in self-pity. Ask them how they are doing and they begin to rehearse th...

2010-05-25

Our little notions of self-sufficiency and control are blasted in this journey called mortality. So how do we live with grace a...

2010-05-18

It is a quiet, but corroding kind of enmity to compare ourselves to others and always seek the answer, “Am I important?”...

2010-04-27

“America has been a remarkably good and strong culture,” Orson Scott Card said at the 26th Annual Gala dinner of the Washin...

2010-01-15

For those who don't love studying the Old Testament, this is the year to take the leap into what you may have thought were icy ...

2009-06-23

Most of us are quite certain that things could be better for us. We carry with us what poet Philip Larkin called, “A joyous s...

2009-06-08

Satan has been using the same old bag of tricks to discourage and dim us since before the world began. ...

2009-05-11

Satan always uses the same tricks. He is a mastermind of psychology who has perfected a few ploys and uses them again and again...

2009-04-27

In a world where it is getting harder to find a wholesome movie that all ages can enjoy, 'Bolt', Disney's new animated feature ...

2009-04-27

With today's cover, we are starting a new feature on Meridian, inviting our readers to see some of the film clips on YouTube ab...

2009-04-27

In a high energy, glitzy finale to the 7th season of "American Idol," the youngest of the finalists with the most powerful voic...

2009-04-27

For those who can't go to Narnia often enough, the the coming to the screen of the second film from his Chronicles of Narnia is...

2009-04-27

Six months ago nobody had heard of David Archuleta or Brooke White, but now, thanks to their soaring on "American Idol", the te...

2009-04-27

The PBS documentary on The Mormons may have perpetuated prejudices instead of bringing clarity....

2009-04-27

How do you convert the most beloved story of all time into a movie? Very carefully....

2009-04-27

A film reviewer says, "The end was met with spontaneous cheers and applause from the captivated attendees, myself included."...

2009-04-27

Meridian goes behind the scenes with Anne Hathaway, star of The Other Side of Heaven....

2009-04-27

Warren Buffet calls the story of Bill Child's determination to have RC Willey stay closed on Sunday, "a managerial story you wi...

2009-04-27

In a time when we are drowning in the news of corporate greed and irresponsibility, and general distrust of business, Bill Chil...

2009-04-27

Gary Lawrence says, " If we are too timid to challenge false doctrine and distortions, we deserve to be the most misunderstood ...

2009-04-27

Why don't people understand us? "What is our image as Mormons and why?" "If we have an opportunity to say only one thing about ...

2009-04-27

When a new book comes out in the six-volume Great and Terrible series by Chris Stewart, I can't resist putting everything aside...

2009-04-27

What's a Mormon mother doing writing vampire stories? Come and get the low-down on the hottest story in publishing and the aut...

2009-04-27

Marriage is a journey. On that journey, we share everything with our spouse - our money, our space, our time, our hopes, our ve...

2009-04-27

her - become a mother. She describes why it mattered so much in a new book....

2009-04-27

As we navigate the internet, we live with the stark and unpleasant reality that there are hackers out there who are purposely c...

2009-04-27

When the earth trembled and tore Haiti to pieces, it was almost a physical metaphor for what has always been. Haiti has always ...

2009-04-27

"I have searched for years for an answer to the question, why do people decide to follow a leader?"...

2009-04-27

Everyone had given up on ten-year-old Josh Dennis, missing for five days, except one man....

2009-04-27

A recently donated red, white and blue wreath sits on the door of a home in Lithia Springs, Georgia and suddenly yellow ribbons...

2009-04-27

"The only real perils our future faces are the forces eroding the foundations of marriage and family. The Family manifesto is n...

2009-04-27

Please join us to stand up and be counted in the great causes of our time. We've formed a new organization "Family Leader Netwo...

2009-04-27

The media can't stop talking about Mitt Romney's religion. Will that put a damper on his presidential aspirations?...

2009-04-27

Mitt Romney gathered nearly 400 of his supporters into the Boston Convention Center on Monday for a unique National Call Day th...

2009-04-27

Yesterday, Mitt Romney returned to his roots in Michigan, where he was born, to make his formal announcement and declare his ca...

2009-04-27

Mitt Romney hit it out of the ballpark yesterday at the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas, as he...

2009-04-27

"If you want to understand America, you have to understand religion in America." A new survey shows some fading in religious af...

2009-04-27

Steve Studdert, who has been a White House advisor to three U.S. Presidents, says that ignorance is not bliss when it comes to ...

2009-04-27

How do we answer the misconception that Mormons aren't Christian? Elder Porter has a chance to do that in a prominent religiou...

2009-04-27

Six weeks ago we published a scorecard on the candidates' stands as to family values. Now, as we approach Election Day, less t...

2009-04-27

Whether we voted for him or not, Barack Obama is now our President. We tire of the mean-spiritedness that has been dividing our...

2009-04-27

The American Family Association annually creates their "naughty and nice" list, based on how the top retailers recognize Christ...

2009-04-27

A Harvard law professor told BYU students they have to engage in something both rewarding and frightening if Latter-day Saints ...

2009-04-27

With a sneer at small-town America and Judeo-Christian values, a New York Times editor wrote that George Bailey had a poor, mis...

2009-04-27

In Mitt Romney's new book he says America must reclaim its promise-which he says is not only possible, but necessary if America...

2009-04-27

Fox News commentator Glenn Beck elicits strong reactions from people, but never more so than this week on The Washington Post's...

2009-04-27

Six weeks ago Bronson Staker was pronounced dead when his rag doll body arrived at the hospital. Last week he chattered and pla...

2009-04-27

A noted graphic designer tells how he works by the Spirit and what he found in the Church archives that can help missionaries....

2009-04-27

The Soviet Union was opened to the gospel in a quiet and unlikely way....

2009-04-27

Ahmad S Corbitt represents the new pioneers of the Church, those who are the first trickle of what qwill ultimately become a fl...

2009-04-15

Once when I was teaching an institute class on the Book of Mormon, I lined up two scriptures and asked a question that I though...

2009-04-09

The aims of God and those of Satan are polar opposite in a way we sometimes don't perceive. ...

2009-04-07

"Seek Ye Earnestly the Best Gifts"...

2009-04-06

New apostle has this solace amidst his feelings of inadequacy: He as a witness that Jesus is the Christ....

2009-04-01

Our children are tested every day for their courage to be true. ...

2009-03-29

Marriage is a journey. On that journey, we share everything with our spouse — our money, our space, our time, our hopes, our ...

2009-03-29

Marriage is a journey. On that journey, we share everything with our spouse — our money, our space, our time, our hopes, our ...

2009-03-27

To live with the mental construct that God is always over our shoulder shaking his head in dismay at our weaknesses makes life ...

2009-02-12

What's a Mormon mother doing writing vampire stories? Come and get the low-down on the hottest story in publishing and the aut...

2009-01-28

When a new book comes out in the six-volume Great and Terrible series by Chris Stewart, I can't resist putting everything aside...

2009-01-22

Gary Lawrence says, “ If we are too timid to challenge false doctrine and distortions, we deserve to be the most misunderstoo...

2009-01-14

Here's a tour of the new Draper Utah Temple with its towering spires sitting among the mountains of the Salt Lake valley....

2009-01-12

A temple open house gives the public-and the press-a rare opportunity to see who the Latter-day Saints really are, and when Eld...

2009-01-12

In conjunction with the Draper Temple Open House, the Church issued invitations to several national news outlets to come and se...

2009-01-10

A Remarkable Business Story...

2008-12-31

Every year Meridian picks our top ten Church stories of the year, which includes both stories about the Church and stories abou...

2008-12-15

Today marks the first of eight days of Christmas stories from Meridian to warm the season and read aloud to your family. "We we...

2008-12-04

Madeline Wirthlin Stover reminisces about her father and gives us insight into the man who said of his calling in the Twelve: ...

2008-12-03

The oldest living apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday night, at ...

2008-11-25

Troubles are not polite. They don't wait to take their turn, but often pile on you all at once. On this occasion, after a ser...

2008-10-13

Evil masks itself, tries to pretend it represents all that is intelligent, forward-thinking and enlightened. The Book of Mormo...

2008-08-10

We can be true and hopeful when prayers are answered and the crops come in, but what about when we kneel in need and seem to he...

2008-08-01

It is tempting to want God to be, in C.S. Lewis's words, a ?cosmic bellboy? or a ?senile old benevolent? whose highest aim is t...

2008-02-06

Whether reaching out to a tender heart in a bed of sickness or to an entire nation bereft of the full blessings of the gospel, ...

2008-01-28

Our beloved President Gordon B. Hinckley, who led The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through twelve years of globa...

2007-06-20

Missionaries in Washington D.C. have become known and trusted thanks to President Bill and Sister Sid Price's unique take on Ou...

2007-06-05

We started Meridian with a vision, that this magazine could be a gathering place for Saints from around the world - and today w...

2006-09-07

As President Hinckley stood outside the Sacramento Temple at the cornerstone ceremony in his all-white temple suit, he joked wh...

2005-05-27

A Photographic Essay of the San Antonio Temple A photographer knows that two times of day, there is magic light—just as the s...

2003-10-31

We can be true and hopeful when prayers are answered and the crops come in, but what about when we kneel in need and seem to he...

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It is easy, when reading scripture from the comfort of our armchairs, to feel quite superior to the Children of Israel as they ...

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"The Plan of Salvation"...


Author's Blog
July 25, 2014

Beginning this year, Meridian is teaming with CHOICE Humanitarian on a project to eliminate extreme poverty in a region of Nepa...

March 26, 2014

Political Commentator: LDS Church Should Brace for Exodus Political commentator, Damon Linker just wrote that both the LDS Chu...

February 25, 2014

In an outrageous move that undercuts the rule of law, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, told State Attorney Generals at their ...

November 19, 2013

I have been to Gettysburg many times. It is a solemn thing. To this day you can practically hear the cries of wounded and dyi...

July 31, 2013

This is a joyful picture and Meridian readers’ donations helped make it happen. I’ll explain. M’bele is a dusty, poverty...

July 11, 2013

So we are off for Africa tomorrow, going to an arid little village called M’bele, two hours north of Mombasa in Kenya.  ...

June 21, 2013

Scot and I decided long ago to vote for what we believe in with our presence. We believe in showing up to support the causes we...

June 21, 2013

Looking down at my phone today, some wi-fi choices popped up on the screen as we drove by houses and cars. One, pictured below,...

June 5, 2013

From Maurine and Scot Proctor We have run many articles about Yeah Samake in Meridian. He is the only Latter-day Saint in Mali...

May 30, 2013

Do you want to do something really fun Friday night, May 31st? If you live in the Salt Lake area, you can come and hear our son...