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May 23, 2018

My Beautiful Black Mama and the 40th Anniversary of the Revelation on Priesthood

Annie Mae studied and embraced The Book of Mormon and the LDS faith and was baptized by my mission companion, Michael Bruce Smith, in 1991. Annie Mae Denton, at some point, transitioned from “Sister Denton” to “Mama” for me in the same subtle way that I passed from “Elder Marks” to “Marks” to “my fair-skinned boy” to “son” for her. Here are some of the remarkable lessons she taught me.

Breaking News

What the Media Missed in their Coverage of the LDS-Boy Scouts Split

When the LDS Church announced its split with the Boy Scouts of America on the evening of May 8, the media reporting and pundit reaction was predictable in many ways, but both commentators and reporters missed some important points.

Lessons from the Restoration: It Started as a Little Sin

Even the brightest lights in the kingdom may flicker and dim over certain matters. A small dishonesty in business to get a little gain seems insignificant. But sins have a way of spreading like cancer, from one part of a life to another, until the entire spirit is affected. Such is the case with William Law, once a Counselor to the prophet, Joseph Smith.

More than half of Mormon missionaries transfer out of Nicaragua due to unrest

The LDS Church is transferring 169 of its 327 missionaries in Nicaragua to other countries due to political unrest, including anti-government protests that have led to dozens of deaths.

Breaking News

What the Media Missed in their Coverage of the LDS-Boy Scouts Split

When the LDS Church announced its split with the Boy Scouts of America on the evening of May 8, the media reporting and pundit reaction was predictable in many ways, but both commentators and reporters missed some important points.

Lessons from the Restoration: It Started as a Little Sin

Even the brightest lights in the kingdom may flicker and dim over certain matters. A small dishonesty in business to get a little gain seems insignificant. But sins have a way of spreading like cancer, from one part of a life to another, until the entire spirit is affected. Such is the case with William Law, once a Counselor to the prophet, Joseph Smith.

More than half of Mormon missionaries transfer out of Nicaragua due to unrest

The LDS Church is transferring 169 of its 327 missionaries in Nicaragua to other countries due to political unrest, including anti-government protests that have led to dozens of deaths.

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