Deseret News Articles

I spend most of my days trying to meet deadlines and satisfy editors. Welcome to my personal archive of Deseret News articles. I write for the Features and Mormon Times sections of the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, Utah.

One of my most memorable moments ... interviewing Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the LDS Church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, with Elder Quentin L. Cook listening in. My heart was pounding.

One of my most memorable moments … interviewing Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the LDS Church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, with Elder Quentin L. Cook listening in. My heart was pounding.

I’m fortunate because most of my stories have an positive, upbeat or fun angle. I’m grateful for that because I’ve had too many opportunities to cover tragic accidents and horrific cases in the courtroom. Not every article link is posted here, but these are the articles of which I am most proud.

If you read any of these articles and have a good idea for a story, send me an email: ttoone(at)deseretnews(dot)com.

July 2017

July 17Sister Elaine Dalton champions ‘run to Zion’ at Ogden Pioneer Days Devotional

July 14Groundbreaking announced for Haiti’s first LDS temple

July 13Three apostles discuss significance, legacy of missionary work in British Isles

July 13Elder Holland and Elder Cook reflect on missionary service together in England

July 13Elders Ballard, Holland and Cook look back on missions and gospel legacy of British Isles

June 2017

June 28Timothy Ballard or Tim Ballard? The Operation Underground Railroad founder and the author are one and the same

June 14How one family celebrated Father’s Day after their father left

May 2017

May 2661 famous people buried in Utah

May 25 — ‘May you know that Ned still loves’: Letters from the front lines demonstrate compassion of LDS chaplains from World War II

May 22Journey with a journal: Utah couple retraces grandfather’s Alabama LDS mission one century later

May 16New Joseph Smith Papers volume reveals the prophet’s humanity

May 11Here’s how the LDS Church has responded to changes in Scouts regarding LGBT issues

May 10Timeline: A look at relationship between the LDS Church and Scouting

May 9How a feeling of family has kept the Ogden Valley ASL Branch together for one century

May 3Ogden congregation connects with police officers through prayers

May 1TC Christensen’s new film based on inspiring life of Utah teen who died from rare disease

April 2017

April 24Meet Greg Trimble, the California man behind the viral Mormon blog

April 20How one British man found his LDS faith in Australia and a new family in Utah

April 19LDS Church dedicates historic monument to late Apostle in New Zealand

April 17How one man is fighting cancer by serving refugees in Utah

April 10LDS Church to close 4 temples in Japan, Paraguay, Oklahoma and Tennessee for renovation

April 10Oral histories: Capturing the global Mormon story, one voice at a time

April 3Events surrounding world wars had significant impact on LDS Church and general conference

April 2Mormons rejoice at news of new temples in Utah, Idaho, Kenya, Philippines, Brazil

April 1New LDS general Relief Society presidency is unique

April 1Six new general authorities announced during the 187th Annual General Conference

March 2017

March 31From ‘Because of Him’ to the ‘Prince of Peace’: A look at the LDS Church’s 2017 Easter initiative

March 28How technology revolutionized family history work in recent decades

March 27Three BYU professors publish volume covering 100 events in LDS Church History

March 22What started out as a BYU devotional talk has become a new book on ‘grace’ for author Brad Wilcox

March 21LDS members assist in returning lost WWII flag to family of fallen Japanese soldier

March 20Despite tragedy, LDS family from Taiwan finds comfort in fellowship of Japanese members

March 17Remarkable lives of ‘everyday’ Relief Society sisters coming to light as LDS organization turns 175

February 2017

Feb. 27BYU-Hawaii prepares to close the door on a successful era of intercollegiate athletics

Feb. 22Two sisters at SUU, a walk-on at USU and other returned Mormon missionaries in college basketball, 2016-2017

Feb. 22What to know about LDS temple and family history work going forward from RootsTech

Feb. 15How Alex Haley and ‘Roots’ changed LeVar Burton’s life

Feb. 10LeVar Burton, genealogists, storytellers celebrate African Heritage Day at RootsTech

Feb. 10The BYU speech that inspired him to sing and 11 other facts about Nathan Pacheco

Feb. 10‘Property Brothers’ entertain RootsTech crowd with family photos, stories

Feb. 7 — Lucky Blue Smith makes film debut in ‘Love Everlasting,’ a movie about the meaning of true beauty

Feb. 1‘Property Brothers,’ ‘Cake Boss,’ BYU’s Kalani Sitake, LDS Church leaders headline RootsTech 2017

January 2017

Jan. 31Grandson of President Hinckley carrying on a temple-building legacy

Jan. 25Reflecting on 10 years of FamilySearch indexing and going forward

Jan. 23Famous Notre Dame football walk-on ‘Rudy’ joins LDS Church

Jan. 20LDS Church history missionary shares insightful passages from apostle George Q. Cannon’s journal

Jan. 19Jorge Mena reflects on life in Cuba, coming to the US, LDS conversion and the blessings of freedom

Jan. 7California judge rules VidAngel in contempt, fines filtering company $10,000

Jan. 4Notable 2017 LDS Church dates and anniversaries

Jan. 4‘Ask of God’ examines finding knowledge versus wisdom

December 2016

Dec. 30Mormon Tabernacle Choir member chooses to resign over inauguration performance

Dec. 29Elder Bruce D. Porter dies at age 64

Dec. 28Outreach to refugees, injured missionaries, 150th temple and more: LDS Church 2016 year in review

Dec. 22Taking note of Christmas music: Artists, their holiday traditions and favorite Christmas songs

Dec. 22One year and counting: Scholarly website helping to ‘increase understanding’ of the Book of Mormon

Dec. 15While celebrating 150 years, Deseret Book continues to innovate for the future

Dec. 14Third volume in Fire and Steel series follows LDS Church in Germany and rise of Hitler after WWI

Dec. 8How the Mormon Tabernacle Choir director unearths musical treasures

Dec. 6Payson Veterans home renamed for Medal of Honor recipient and Latter-day Saint killed at Pearl Harbor

Dec. 1Mormon mother from Ghana recounts life and growth of LDS Church in West Africa

November 2016

Nov. 17BYU assistant coach grateful for 1996 meeting with LaVell Edwards that set him on the right path

Nov. 9BYU-Idaho professor, retired US Army Col. Hollingsworth grateful for America and the blessings of the gospel

Nov. 5Full-color images of Joseph Smith Bible revisions added to JosephSmithPapers.org

Nov. 3LDS artist Chad Hawkins lives to honor the temple through artwork, stories

Nov. 1Panel discusses old challenges, new prospects in writing women’s history in Mormonism

October 2016

Oct. 26Steve Young’s new book ‘QB’ is ‘what I wanted my kids to know’

Oct. 21Trio seeks to inspire faith through LDS Church history in ‘History of the Saints’ seventh season

Oct. 20Deseret Digital Media’s Matt Sanders named president of Inter American Press Association

Oct. 13‘A beacon of peace and refuge’: The Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple reaches 2–year milestone

Oct. 1Apostles target young LDS members in their general conference remarks

Oct. 1Four members of the Seventy released Saturday afternoon

September 2016

Sept. 29Visitors centers serve as tool for telling the LDS story, missionary work and strengthening members

Sept. 28Set in Stone: Reflections of the Conference Center over the past 20 years

Sept. 28Elder Groberg expects new iTunes version of ‘The Other Side of Heaven’ will continue to do good in the world

Sept. 22Joseph Smith Papers Council of Fifty minutes offers view of LDS Church in Nauvoo

Sept. 14Returned Mormon missionaries in 2016 FBS college football

Sept. 14Paul Cardall’s new album features spiritual themes, includes song written by Elder Bednar

Sept. 8Opening the Philadelphia Temple allows LDS Church to build interfaith friendships

Sept. 7SUU point guard assists in his family’s LDS conversion

August 2016

Aug. 203 returned Mormon missionaries are chasing college football dreams in Hawaii

Aug. 20Be a better gospel teacher by creating the right learning environment, says presenter at BYU Education week

Aug. 19Be a pioneer of technology in an LDS ward, encourages BYU Education week presenter

Aug. 12BYU religious scholar analyzes Book of Mormon swords at FairMormon Conference

Aug. 3 — Mormon athletic trainer Dustin Williams fulfills an Olympic dream

July 2016

July 28 — Pressing forward in the Pacific: John and Susan Tanner reflect on their first year at BYU-Hawaii

July 27 — BYU-Hawaii students are ‘entering to learn’ and ‘going forth’ to bless lives

July 22 — LDS general authorities and their church history heroes

July 21 — New subjects of ‘Meet the Mormons’ share their stories, LDS faith

July 14 — LDS Church reboots ‘Meet the Mormons’ with new faces, new stories, new footage; release set for July 16

July 14 — Mormon family raises children on boat in the Caribbean

July 12 — Mormon artist Grant Romney Clawson, who created portraits of LDS prophets and paintings for temples, dies at 88

June 2016

June 29 — Ken Niumatalolo’s gratitude continues nearly 2 years after ‘Meet the Mormons’

June 22 — Family of scholars: Utah family celebrates 5th graduate from Harvard University

June 21 — Tip for living: Building peace and resolving conflicts in families

June 21 — ESPN NBA draft expert Chad Ford is also a BYU-Hawaii professor

June 15Son writes Truman G. Madsen’s biography as one final Father’s Day tribute

June 8 — Manti’s Mormon Miracle Pageant hits 50-year mark

June 8 — Utah defensive coordinator Morgan Scalley teaches institute crowd about gospel fundamentals, being a ‘doer’

May 2016

May 25 — ‘An answer to many prayers’: Hong Kong China Temple reaches 20-year milestone

May 19 — Laie Temple Visitors’ Center experiences increase of more than 100 visitors per day

May 18 — 5 unique things to experience at the Polynesian Cultural Center

May 18 — ‘Family is everything’: Polynesian Cultural Center conveys importance of heritage, service and feeling of family

May 11 — From Kirtland to Missouri: 5 interesting notes from ‘Joseph Smith Papers: Documents, Vol. 4’

May 5 — Mothers, a midwife and boxing lessons: LDS Church leaders share memories about their mothers, wives

May 4 — Tapping into the power of prayer: LDS Church leaders share principles of prayer

May 2 — LDS Church member appointed to US Commission on International Religious Freedom

April 2016

April 28 — Niumatalolo and Navy make another trip to the White House

April 6 — New York collector of antique maps claims to have original plat of Salt Lake City

April 6 — New book celebrates Lloyd Newell’s 25 years as announcer of ‘Music and the Spoken Word’

April 5 — Zimbabwean general authority, future mission president in Peru and others share reaction, thoughts on temple announcements

April 4 — LDS Church announces 11 new general authorities, other leadership changes

April 3 — President Monson announces 4 new temples at Sunday morning session

March 2016

March 29 — Holding on to memories of the Jordan River Temple

March 29 — How to effectively engage in social media during LDS general conference

March 28 — Progress in building temples reflects growth of the LDS Church

March 16 — LDS mother writes book to help Mormon families celebrate Easter throughout Holy Week

March 15 — High tops, trophies and good times: Brigham City man recalls church basketball March Madness

March 9 — LDS missions and college basketball: A Harvard man, a Cougar and a Tar Heel reflect on their experiences

March 8 — Mormon Tabernacle Choir president, filmmakers describe the making of ‘Singing With Angels’

March 3Music, law and leadership: 11 interesting facts and stories from the life of President Howard W. Hunter

February 2016

Feb. 22 — Author writes ‘Planted’ to help those struggling with doubts

Feb. 18 — 16,000 volunteers index more than 1 million key African American genealogy records

Feb. 4 — ‘Rich and fascinating’: New online database will help people connect with missionary ancestors

Feb. 3 — RootsTech keynote speaker Doris Kearns Goodwin knows presidents, baseball and the power of stories

January 2016

Jan. 29 — Facts and details to enhance your experience at the Provo City Center Temple

Jan. 27 — RootsTech 2016 features classes, LDS Family Discovery Day, LDS leaders as speakers

Jan. 21 — LDS Church’s First Presidency announces open house and dedication dates for 3 temples

Jan. 20 — LDS wrestling champion Matt Brown honored by NCAA, publishes his story

Jan. 14 — Mormon manager for The Killers writes gospel doctrine book about overcoming favorite sins

Jan. 13 — From tipoff to temple: What joining the LDS Church has done for SUU basketball player John Marshall

Jan. 6 — What’s new: ‘The Contrite Spirit’ helps connect the temple with Christ’s Atonement

December 2015

Dec. 31 — Leadership changes, religious freedom and defending the family among top LDS Church news stories in 2015

Dec. 29 — The accident: One family’s story of miracles, forgiveness and healing

Dec. 16 — BYU alum Shaun Parry talks LDS conversion process, international charity work

Dec. 10 — Fire and Steel: Gerald Lund’s series is based on facts about early German Latter-day Saints

Dec. 3 — BYU grad, ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ creator talks new religious comedy, family business and mentors

November 2015

Nov. 29 — New Joseph Smith Papers volume provides insight into his ‘turbulent and incredibly productive’ final year of life (+videos)

Nov. 25 — 107 years of Grace: Cedar City resident still going on laughter, family and faith

Nov. 18 — Counting blessings: SUU receiver Justin Brown’s spiritual journey

Nov. 18 — Making ‘Miracles’: Actor Jasen Wade has ‘always gravitated’ to movies about miracles

Nov. 11 — Temple Square gardener Peter Lassig created beauty and touched lives

Nov. 5 — Boy Scout creates plaque to honor Utah’s only known Civil War battle casualty

October 2015

Oct. 31 — LDS Church leaders continue to emphasize Sabbath day observance

Oct. 28 — Returned sister missionaries making an impact on BYU women’s soccer team

Oct. 22 — A glimpse into the history, highlights and legacy of Mormon tabernacles

Oct. 14 — ‘The Heavens Are Opened’: A guide to the new Church History Museum exhibit

Oct. 7 — A year later: Humanitarian Bishnu Adhikari says he’s been amazed at response to ‘Meet the Mormons’

Oct. 7 — Chris Williams shares about the power of forgiveness

Oct. 3 — The 3 new LDS apostles answer questions in Saturday afternoon press conference

Newly named Apostles Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Elder Gary E. Stevenson and Elder Dale G. Renlund talk with media members at a press conference following the afternoon session of the 185th Semiannual General Conference Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City Utah.

Newly named Apostles Elder Ronald A. Rasband, Elder Gary E. Stevenson and Elder Dale G. Renlund talk with media members at a press conference on Oct. 3, 2015, in Salt Lake City Utah.

Oct. 3 — Elders Rasband, Stevenson, Renlund sustained as new apostles of the LDS Church

September 2015

Sept. 30 — The sacred call of an apostle

Sept. 29 — Church History Museum reopens after year of renovation

Sept. 29 — Elder Scott helped move family history from paper to computers

Sept. 25 — From April to October: The past 6 months in the LDS Church

Sept. 24 — A ‘night of forgiveness’: Utah man’s powerful story inspires nationwide movie event

Sept. 23 — Elder Richard G. Scott saw the world ‘through the eye of an artist’

Sept. 23 — ‘Temple by the river’: Idaho Falls Temple turns 70 years old

Sept. 23 — Elder Scott welcomed one last visit from President Monson, apostles and his family

Sept. 22 — Elder Richard G. Scott, a gifted man who loved family, faith above all, dies at 86

Sept. 10 — The Bern Switzerland Temple, first in Europe, reaches 60-year milestone

Sept. 2 — Trio of BYU professors team up to write book on foundational events of the Restoration

Sept. 1 — Discovery of chiasmus in Book of Mormon recounted in new YouTube video

August 2015

Aug. 31 — 8 interesting facts about the Toronto Ontario Temple as it hits the 25-year mark

Aug. 21California community rallies around LDS family amid tragedy and hardship

Elder Andersen said a few words at the unveiling of Greg Olsen's new painting "Treasures of Knowledge" that will be displayed in the family room of the Gordon B. Hinckley Visitors and Alumni Center. The painting was commissioned by Leo and Annette Beus. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU)

Elder Andersen said a few words at the unveiling of Greg Olsen’s new painting “Treasures of Knowledge” that will be displayed in the family room of the Gordon B. Hinckley Visitors and Alumni Center. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU)

Aug. 20BYU unveils donated painting ‘Treasures of Knowledge’ by artist Greg Olsen

1508-64 173 1508-64 Greg Olsen Painting Unveiling of Greg Olsen's new painting "Treasures of Knowledge" that will be displayed in the family room of the Gordon B. Hinckley Visitors and Alumni Center. The painting was commissioned by Leo and Annette Beus. August 19, 2015 Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU © BYU PHOTO 2015 All Rights Reserved photo@byu.edu (801)422-7322

Unveiling of Greg Olsen’s new painting “Treasures of Knowledge” that will be displayed in the family room of the Gordon B. Hinckley Visitors and Alumni Center. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU)

Aug. 20Sorensen brothers have shared experiences in football, faith and family

Aug. 1818-year-old pushes youth leader in wheelchair across Mormon pioneer trek

Aug. 10Former Ute Monk Bailey never looked back after joining LDS Church

Aug. 6Recounting the preservation of the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon

LDS Church Historian and Recorder Elder Steven E. Snow, shakes hands with President Robin Linkhart of the Community of Christ Church after the press conference, as the LDS Church, in cooperation with the Community of Christ Church announced the release of the printers manuscript of the the Book of Mormon, during a press conference Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at the LDS Church's History library in Salt Lake City. I'm in the background.

LDS Church Historian and Recorder Elder Steven E. Snow, shakes hands with President Robin Linkhart of the Community of Christ Church after the press conference, as the LDS Church, in cooperation with the Community of Christ Church announced the release of the printers manuscript of the the Book of Mormon, during a press conference Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at the LDS Church’s History library in Salt Lake City. I’m in the background.

Aug. 4 LDS Church announces publication of the printer’s manuscript of the Book of Mormon (and photo of seer stone)

July 2015

July 30A marketplace for families: KSL Classifieds seeks to reflect the community it serves

July 29Newly redesigned Mormon pioneer website helping users connect with ancestors

July 27Topaz museum dedicated to preserving somber chapter in American history

July 23Mormon Tabernacle Choir announces first overseas tour in 18 years

July 23Creating Days of ’47 parade float is ‘more about building people’

July 16Elder Russell M. Nelson called as new president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

July 7‘A little dating community’: Marriages emerge from BYU student athlete building

Former BYU basketball star Tyler Haws recently married Summer Raymond, a gymnast. This article was about the dating community among athletes at BYU.

Former BYU basketball star Tyler Haws recently married Summer Raymond, a gymnast. This article was about the dating community among athletes at BYU.

July 7LDS author pens personal ‘Parable of the Crystal Stairs’

July 2LDS Church Leaders release video Q&A discussing better Sunday observance

July 2‘A beautiful day’ in Haiti: Early converts reflect on church growth, temple announcement

July 1Sister missionaries relocated from Provo MTC residence hall after discovery of bat

July 1First Presidency sends letter with counsel for members after Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision

June 2015

June 18Kirby Heyborne knows his father is always there to rescue him

June 17U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart: Dad taught lesson of justice, mercy

June 11How, and why, to attend church while on vacation

June 9Kids and dinos: Why the ancient creatures continue to captivate children

June 4Sharing the ‘Miracle’: Mormon filmmaker wants ‘Cokeville’ retelling to reach many faiths

June 4‘Faith and leadership’: How one stake president inspired an increase in temple work among LDS members in Payson

June 3Elder Perry the sports fan

May 2015

May 31Elder Perry life timeline

May 31 — Elder L. Tom Perry — an ‘uncommon’ life of service and enthusiasm

May 14Knocking digital doors: How an LDS ward in Utah assisted in the conversion of a Scottish woman

May 9Thoughts, memories and tributes to mothers from LDS Church leaders

May 8Filming under way for Mormon Tabernacle Choir movie

May 5Humanitarian Bishnu Adhikari hopeful for better future following Nepal earthquake

April 2015

April 29LDS artist J. Kirk Richards says leaps of faith, prayer helped him find success

April 27All 4 of Joseph Smith’s firsthand accounts of the First Vision released in 10 languages

April 9Returned Mormon missionary Matt Brown wins NCAA wrestling title

April 63 new LDS temples to be built in Ivory Coast, Haiti and Thailand, President Monson announces

April 5How ‘A.D. The Bible Continues’ ended up as an NBC miniseries

April 4LDS Church reaches 15.3 million membership, new leaders called

March 2015

March 31The challenges and blessings of financing a Mormon mission

March 23What Mormons should know about NBC’s new television series ‘A.D.’

March 20How two different crews recreated the Holy Land for ‘A.D.,’ LDS Bible videos

March 12The good, the bad, and the illegible: Deciphering handwriting of early LDS Church scribes

Feb. 2015

Feb. 24Prophets and presidents: 11 noteworthy connections between the LDS Church and the White House

Feb. 20Navy football coach Ken Niumatalolo shares his game plan for life with LDS Business College students

Feb. 18Australian Teen raises $5,000 to attend and other cool stories from RootsTech 2015

Feb. 12RootsTech conference expecting to draw more than 20,000 people

Feb. 11LDS Church introduces Family Discovery Center, where sister missionaries made a heartfelt discovery

Feb. 5African-American genealogy: Researchers share stories of joy, fulfillment

Jan. 2015

Jan. 28Former Utah basketball player spreads hope from his battle with depression, anxiety

Jan. 27Clark Gilbert named new president of BYU-Idaho

Jan. 21Faith, friends and football: Stanford linebacker shares LDS conversion story

Jan. 16Former NFL and Utah quarterback Scott Mitchell eliminated from ‘Biggest Loser’

Jan. 14Philanthropist Ira Fulton extols the rewards of giving

Jan. 82 Authors in the family: Writing books has strengthened Gerald Lund’s relationship with his daughter

December 2014

Dec. 18‘A Light on the Hill’: Las Vegas Nevada Temple reaches 25-year milestone

Dec. 11‘Ten Commandments’ director Cecil B. DeMille was friend to LDS Church President David O. McKay

Dec. 36 historical nuggets from the new ‘Joseph Smith Papers: Documents, Volume 3’

November 2014

Nov. 25 — Utah State’s Kevin Whimpey is an athlete, student, husband, new father and LDS ward clerk

Kevin, Shaylee and baby Ivy Whimpey. (Nicole Nelson Photography)

Kevin, Shaylee and baby Ivy Whimpey. (Nicole Nelson Photography)

Nov. 19Cancer patient finds strength in indexing

Nov. 19Mother of 5 finds more productive life with indexing

Nov. 13You can’t judge a book by its cover — or by any rating system

Nov. 13Aspiring wakeboarder changed his life because his Mormon family never gave up on him

Nov. 6BYU creates exhibit to commemorate 100th anniversary of World War I

October 2014

Oct. 23Changing fields: Returned missionary college football players find new opportunities to share gospel

Oct. 13Author Clark B. Hinckley writes book about Christopher Columbus with LDS angle

Oct. 2 — FamilySearch partners with GenealogyBank to digitize 1 billion records

Oct. 1 — Families featured in ‘Meet the Mormons’ show diversity, Christ-centered lives

September 2014

Sept. 26 — The legacy of home and visiting teaching

Sept. 26 — FamilySearch provides LDS members with free subscriptions to commercial family history websites

Sept. 23 — Terryl and Fiona Givens explore ‘The Crucible of Doubt’

Sept. 11 — A conversation with Mormon convert and 7-time Grammy Award-winner Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight

Sept. 10 — Australian rugby star Will Hopoate reflects on the blessings of missionary service

Sept. 10 — Former NFL QB Scott Mitchell goes on ‘The Biggest Loser’ for family, new lease on life

Sept. 10 — LDS author writes historical novel based on pilgrim ancestor

Sept. 4 — Matrons, pioneers and special memories: Members share experiences, admire renovated Ogden Utah Temple

August 2014

Aug. 24 — Football coaches find extra strength in Christian faith

Aug. 24 — Thousands volunteer at LDS Ogden Temple during open house

Aug. 23 — Mormon coaches and callings: How they balance serving in the church with pressure-filled profession

Aug. 21 — SUU coach Ed Lamb is not a Mormon but serves anyway

Ed Lamb is SUU's head football coach. He is not a Mormon but he attends and serves in the church.

Ed Lamb is SUU’s head football coach. He is not a Mormon but he attends and serves in the church.

Aug. 20 — Nicholls State assistant football coach is also a Mormon bishop

Aug. 15 — Actors, filmmakers celebrate Saints and Soldiers franchise with roundtable discussion

Aug. 14 — LDS convert Danor Gerald is star of new ‘Saints and Soldiers’ film

Aug. 6 — LDS Church’s Portland Oregon Temple turns 25

July 2014

July 31 First two stakes mark milestone as LDS Church continues to grow in Cambodia

July 30 New features at Ogden Temple reception tent aim to answer questions, explain LDS faith

July 16 — Pioneers, former Mormon missionaries celebrate first stake, growth of LDS Church in Jamaica

July 9 — Making the transition from seminary to institute

July 3Shawn Stevens returns to acting in faith-based film about 1986 Cokeville bombing

June 2014

June 26Ancestors, actors and arachnids: Interesting things found in one billion historic images

June 23FamilySearch reaches milestone of one billionth published digital image

June 15Mormon athletes pay tribute to their fathers

June 5A mother, President Packer and an LDS convert: A look at the lives, sacrifices of seminary teachers

June 4David Archuleta to participate in live, interactive bilingual event with LDS youths

May 2014

May 19Former USU coach LaDell Andersen shares memories of Wayne Estes

May 16Tips for families on the church history trail

May 13LDS Church History Symposium presenter tells of ‘Global pioneers in church education’

May 910 remarkable women in LDS Church history

May 1‘Visible as a beacon’: Oakland Temple celebrates 50th year of service

The Oakland California Temple is celebrating its 50th year of service.

The Oakland California Temple is celebrating its 50th year of service.

April 2014

April 18The story behind the missionary TV reality show, ‘The District’

April 12Author Brad Wilcox writes about becoming a more faithful Christian

April 9 — Bishop Caussé shares church welfare principles at LDS International Society conference

April 9A glimpse into the thriving business of family history

April 1Access to genealogy websites for church members may come sooner than expected

March 2014

March 15LDS Church History Symposium presenter tells of ‘Global Pioneers in Church Education’

March 11‘A treasured tradition:’ KSL Radiothon continues to raise money and touch hearts

March 5Stanford player says LDS mission helped him with basketball

February 2014

Feb. 25LDS woman finds half-sister through Ancestry.com after 60 years of separation

Feb. 13Alaska, college hoops and true love: The Jacob and Emily Craft story

Feb. 5LDS Church members will get free access to more family history records

Feb. 4Returned Mormon missionary uses Spanish skills to interpret for castaway

January 2014

Jan. 30High school national champion Lone Peak players value Mormon faith, service

Jan. 18Ravi Zacharias discusses the Bible, his life, families and religious freedom

Jan. 9Weldon Kitchen and the baptismal waters of Taiwan’s Wu-lai Canyon

December 2013

Dec. 11Lost recording of an interview with 1867 Mormon pioneer found

Dec. 4Tips for LDS bloggers from the ‘ultimate blog’ — The Book of Mormon

November 2013

Nov. 27Mormon Jabari Parker off to a fast start in his first year at Duke

Nov. 25Poking fun at the human experience: Studio C thriving in his third season

Nov. 21Blogging bishops: 2 Mormon men talk about sharing the gospel online

Nov. 12Open, honest and vulnerable: One blogger’s journey

Nov. 5 — Audiobooks: A rising industry and multitasker’s dream

libraryOctober 2013

Oct. 31Entering the world of LDS blogging

Oct. 22Spiritual answers may be found in scriptural questions, authors of ’52 Life-Changing Questions’ say

Oct. 16How the Mormon mission age change is affecting female college athletes

Oct. 15 — Utah’s 10-year-old female football sensation writes children’s book

Oct. 10Ann Romney’s family cookbook to debut on New York Times best-seller list

Oct. 10How a Mormon kid from Utah ended up playing football at Florida A&M

Oct. 9LDS Church consolidates canning resources

Oct. 7Rep. Stewart talks about helping to write Elizabeth Smart’s memoir

September 2013

Sept. 19Big rivalry game includes the largest gathering of  returned LDS missionaries

Sept. 12New radio show, website, aimed at showing fun side of family history

Sept. 5Missions, football and broadcasting: The journey of Trevor Matich

August 2013

Aug. 29 Alumni recall memories, celebrate anniversary of Polynesian Cultural Center

Aug. 21Veteran presenters describe challenges and rewards of BYU Education week

Aug. 20FamilySearch debuts oral history room

Aug. 15Sistas in Zion are voices of humor and faith on stereotypes, misconceptions and all things Mormon

Aug. 8LDS youths discovering family history is fun and fulfilling 

Aug. 1From begging orphan to doctor, Anthony Mulenga sees the miracles in his life

July 2013

July 22Rare Bible recused from trash provides missing family history

July 18 BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe tells about his Mormon conversion

July 15On the church history trail

July 2 — ‘Lone Ranger’ has traditionally stood for all that’s decent, noble in Old West

June 2013

June 27 Latter-day Saint screenwriters talk about their movie careers, ‘Despicable Me 2’

June 20 ‘Mormon Miracle Pageant’: The story behind one of the largest outdoor productions in the world

June 10There and back again: Mormons on Mount Everest

May 2013

May 31 ‘Ephraim’s Rescue’ another powerful pioneer tear-jerker

May 30Burgess Owens: Former Oakland Raider recounts LDS conversion

Eric Weddle Story book excerpts

May 16 — Part 5: Eric Weddle: An unofficial ambassador for the Utah Utes football team

May 16 — Part 4: Mormon NFL safety Eric Weddle: Balancing football and faith

May 15 — Part 3: Eric Weddle: A miraculous birth

May 13 — Part 2: Eric Weddle: How getting beaned in the face changed Weddle’s life

May 12 — Part 1: Eric Weddle: Former Ute all-American was ‘a punk freshman’

May 13Paul Cardall produces soundtrack for ‘Ephraim’s Rescue’

May 2Retired Mormon major leaguer experiences uncommon journey

April 2013

April 25After brush with death, Utah State’s Danny Berger ready to serve others

April 18The Standard works, digital vs. print: What works for you?

April 18Hip-hop violinist Lindsey Stirling overcomes anorexia, critics to find happiness, success

April 17Mormon woman recounts experience at Boston Marathon

April 12Brad Wilcox gets insight from prisoners in new book

April 11Granddaughter of two LDS Church Presidents turns 100

April 9BYU and charitable donations among topics discussed by Newman’s Own CEO

April 6LDS react with joy to temples announced in Cedar City, Rio de Janeiro

March 2013

March 28Technology in seminary: Is it enhancing or distracting the experience?

March 19Author encourages ‘stupid’ ideas in new innovative book

March 13Habits, mannerisms and cultural quirks that return home with missionaries

March 12How to make kids’ app time educational

March 7L. Tom Perry, ‘An Uncommon Life: Years of Preparation, 1922-1976’

March 6T.C. Christensen: the man, the movies and stories that matter

February 2013

Feb. 21Tips, guidelines and principles: How to write a personal history your posterity can’t put down

Feb. 14Teaching children by how you treat your spouse

Feb. 8Technology making genealogy easier

Feb. 1Several NFL players have ‘strong voices’ of Christian faith

January 2013

Jan. 24Bear River Massacre’s unexpected aftermath includes forgiveness and hope

Jan. 16 The Ng family says there are no coincidences, just tender mercies

Jan. 10An unlikley Mormon: Former U. basketball star shares conversion story

December 2012

Dec. 31Mitt Romney presidential bid, missionary announcement were among the top LDS-related events of 2012

Dec. 26Clayton Christensen hopes ‘The Power of Everyday Missionaries’ spurs discussion about member missionary work

Dec. 19A Cougar converted: Mark Bellini, the ’84 national championship and beyond

Dec. 13Giving up alcohol and following in his father’s footsteps led to hockey star Brad Mills joining the LDS Church

Dec. 6Maritime LDS hymns offer hope for surviving life’s storms

November 2012

Nov. 15Scholars Terry and Fiona Givens discuss life, love and their new book, ‘The God Who Weeps’

Nov. 9Panel discusses ‘I’m a Mormon’ campaign at BYU symposium

Nov. 9Kindness of Arizona high school QB Carson Jones and teammates has gone viral

Nov. 1Meet the Mormon ‘Moonlight’ Graham

October 2012

Oct. 19A trio of Mormons playing for the Irish at Notre Dame

Oct. 19President Monson’s biography available in Spanish

Oct. 17Jordan Devey: From high school tuba player to Memphis Tiger

Oct. 10How former BYU football player Andrew Rich walked away from the NFL

Oct. 4Sun or storms? General conference weather patterns are consistently inconsistent

September 2012

Sept. 27From abused child to FranklinCovey executive and LDS family man, Sam Bracken’s journey of radical change

Sept. 20Hollywood, homelessness and ’17 Miracles’ shaped LDS actor’s faith

Sept. 12Hope and healing for pornography addiction

Sept. 9Ideas, tips and information about parenting adult children

August 2012

Aug. 23 — ‘The gospel is for everybody,’ says former BYU basketball great Jeff Chatman

Aug. 16How to make a war movie for a broader audience

Aug. 15Connections between addiction recovery and the Book of Mormon

Aug. 13Utah, Mormons and the Civil War

July 2012

July 25Running on faith: Mormon who just missed Olympics will compete in Paralympic Games

July 23Former missionaries rejoice for India’s first stake

July 20Behind the Linsanity is a story of family, faith and hard work

July 16A conversation with Kirby Heyborne

July 12There is hope for single parents, author Bay Buchanan says in new book ‘Bay and Her Boys’

July 5Rugby-playing Mormon family from Zimbabwe relishes reunion in Utah

June 2012

June 29 Looking back on the rich history of the Jordan River Temple

June 26LDS charity groups are blessing lives

June 21 ‘Mormon Yankees’ is a story of hoops and missionary work in Australia

June 14Positive power: Despite levels of mistrust, media can be a force for good

June 14Baseball story inspires young man to serve mission

June 7Church members still cheering new stake in Guam

May 2012

May 30Fathers and sons bond at BYU sports camp

May 29Lights, camera, faith: The Shawn Stevens story

May 2410 Mormons among Medal of Honor recipients

May 21Insight into Arnold Friberg’s Book of Mormon paintings

May 16The journey of a Mormon Olympic weightlifter

May 14High school junior Isaac Blake used his mullet to bless lives

May 12Standing in wonder at my mother’s accomplishments and influence

May 7Running marathons inspires Idaho mom

April 2012

April 30Ferrell’s book tackles paradoxical elements of the gospel

April 28Book review: One pitch changes everything in Grisham’s new book

April 23Elder Lund explains the virtue of hope

April 19‘Arctic’ evidence that educational films live on

April 18Kirby Heyborn gets his break with ‘The Three Stooges’

April 16Beyond the ‘Sunset’ with S. Michael Wilcox

April 141940 U.S. Census work going forward at brisk pace

April 10Experience, perspective are two teachers of basketball player Chris Burgess

April 3LDS Tech: Finding blessings through service in the ‘Vineyard’

April 21940 U.S. Census records released Monday

March 2012

March 29Elder Holland, Bethesda and the art of healing

March 29LDS members prepare for conference, social media explosion

March 22Beyond gymnastics with Peter Vidmar

March 15Nathan Whitaker and the world of muscular Christianity

March 12Dave McCann to join KSL-TV’s evening newscasts

March 12Stories from family history: The chronicles of John Toone

March 1How to prepare for life after retirement

February 2012

Feb. 25Book of Mormon translation: Italian

Feb. 23Book of Mormon translation in Spanish: help from above to make it right

Feb. 22Book of Mormon translation: German

Feb. 21Danish: The first foreign language edition of the Book of Mormon

Feb. 20The translators of the Book of Mormon

Feb. 16A decade later: Freedman’s Bank still connection families

Feb. 9A Utah football fan’s almanac

Feb. 9Landmark talk by President J. Reuben Clark set standard for church education

Feb. 6Notable Latter-day Saints share ‘Why I’m a Mormon’

Feb. 2Despite injury, Cox has relished season in New England

Feb. 1Book is fresh introduction to Mormonism

January 2012

Jan. 25Mormons in the ACC: Tar Heel guard plans to serve mission, while former Duke center reflects on career

Jan. 19Park City High to host film festival

Jan. 19Seminary lessons learned by a teacher

Jan. 5Mormon family stars in new Animal Planet TV series on pet taxidermists

December 2011

Dec. 21First volume in ‘Women of Faith’ series published

Dec. 19Richard Wilkins shares Mormon themes from Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’

Dec. 16Mormon NFL player rides Broncos’ momentum

Dec. 8Entertaining and enduring: Quality storytelling can make values-based media both meaningful and enjoyable

Dec. 7Modeling as Savior helps man find his faith

Dec. 6Idaho Mormon named state’s professor of the year

Dec. 6Elder Bednar’s invitation to ‘Increase in Learning’

Dec. 1Nevada bishop honored as 2011 professor of the year

November 2011

Nov. 28David Archuleta: the Eagle, the temple and the music

Nov. 23Season of sparkle: How Christmas lights came to Temple Square

Nov. 16Dallin Rogers and returned Mormon missionaries in college football

Nov. 12Michelle King returns to broadcasting as new host of ‘Mormon Times TV’ show

Nov. 3Reflections of a sister missionary

Nov. 2BYUtv on the forefront of faith-based network expansion

October 2011

Oct. 27Alpine’s ‘Band of brothers’ focus on missionary work

Oct. 19Women married to NFL Mormons do best to keep things normal at home

Oct. 15BYUtv tells story of the King James Bible in ‘Fires of faith.”

Oct. 12How to experience the Holy Land

Oct. 6The fearless 86-year-old Young Women leader

September 2011

Sept. 29Elder Dallin H. Oaks teaches life lessons in new book

Sept. 21Healing power: LDS recovery program points addicts to the Savior

Sept. 15A BYU professor’s band, French cows and YouTube

Sept. 13 — LDS Kaysville Ward celebrates 160th anniversary

Sept. 7 — Darrell Bevell and the 2011 list of Mormons in the NFL

Sept. 6 — 9/11 messages from LDS leaders offered comfort and peace

August 2011

Aug. 29 — Navy head coach’s playbook of principles

Aug. 15 — BYU Campus Education Week seeks to edify

Aug. 11 — The remarkable story of Guillermo Gonzalez, a Mormon pioneer in Mexico

Aug. 8 — The complete journey of Book of Mormon is ‘a story worth knowing’

Aug. 1Hilarious Mormon YouTube series all about family

July 2011 

July 27 — Parents of shark attack victim counting their blessings

July 26 — 6-year-old Mormon girl, Lucy Mangum, forgives shark for attack

July 22 — A dating book for guys and girls

July 22 — An app for ‘good’ — BYUtv technology aimed at furthering network’s mission

July 15 — Behind the music: ‘I Hope They Call Me on a Mission’

July 3 — Co-authors advocate the gift of freedom

June 2011

June 27A mission to the majors (Cale Iorg story)

June 16 — Where have all the PG movies gone?

June 16 — Bryan Kehl’s big Mormon family and the blessings of adoption

June 10 — ’17 Miracles’ competing with big movies

June 9 — ‘Miracle of Freedom’ sales soar with Glenn Beck endorsement

June 9 — Prophets who lived in the Hotel Utah

June 8 — Of heroes, descendants and miracles

June 2 — Sports, spiritual messages and Jimmer highlight father-son camp at BYU

June 2 — New movie ’17 Miracles’ highlights handcart miracles

May 2011

May 31 — After retirement and wife’s death, Wilcox still teaching great lessons

May 20 — ‘Poisoned’ details case that changed food industry

May 19 — Fourth ‘Pirates’ is a summer treasure

May 16 — Author Jeff Benedict hopes book will be catalyst for change

May 9 — 10 spots in church history to see, experience

May 5 — Family films not always easy to spot in the heat of blockbuster summer

April 2011

April 28 — Curiosity and faith fueled Henry Eyring

April 27 — Rulon Gardner walks away from ‘Biggest Loser’ citing personal reasons, eyes return to competitive wrestling

April 27 — Mormons in professional baseball

April 22 — MeanTV: Is there too much nastiness in today’s programming?

April 21 — Book shares life and times of an African-American Mormon

April 13 — BYU students win animation student Emmy

April 8 — Steve Mikita ‘Sits All Amazed’

April 6 — Mormon church seeking help in ‘the Vineyard’

April 5 — Social media trends and LDS general conference

April 4 — Seminary teacher’s life a lesson in dealing with adversity

April 1 — MPAA ratings — Organization says it’s ‘for parents by parents,’ but critics question system

March 2011

March 31 — Mormon Church giving members more Internet access

March 31 — The anatomy of a rating

March 30 — Rulon Gardner survives another ‘Biggest Loser’ episode

March 30 — Lion and Beehive Houses are ‘gathering places’

March 28Quiz: What do you remember from last October’s conference?

March 26 — LDSTech conference registration filled quickly

March 25 — TV watchdogs: Parents Television Council has eye on questionable programming

March 23 — Church members resilient after disasters

February 2011

Feb. 10 — Travis Hansen’s life has been one of basketball and service

Feb. 6 — Kids revealing too much online, study says

January 2011

Jan. 31 — ‘Fourth Nephite’ series brings church history to life for LDS teens

Jan. 31 — Mormons in the NFL: Headed to the Super Bowl

Jan. 24 — Skier’s life defined by one decision

Jan. 14 — Study shows TV profanity on the rise

Jan. 13 — John Bytheway offers solutions to parables

Jan. 13 — Faith-challengeing jobs: Nurse copes with ER trauma

Jan. 8 — Mormons and Jews share theological connections

Jan. 8 — TV appearance prompted Rulon Gardner to change his life on ‘Biggest Loser’

Jan. 7Both Auburn and Oregon boast returned missionaries

December 2010

Dec. 30Deuce Lutui: NFL lineman has exemplified tremendous faith

Dec. 23Remembering the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith

Dec. 16 — Book for teens addresses ‘How’ to live the gospel

Dec. 15Sometimes the Lord signs his blessings, Gerald Lund says

Dec. 13 — Children with Cancer Christmas Foundation making a difference

Dec. 7 — Historians to tell untold stories of Mormon women

November 2010

Nov. 25 — RMs in the FBS

Nov. 24 — Weddle-Beck rivalry has blossomed into friendship

Nov. 18 — Wasatch football, a proud tradition

Nov. 18 — NBA to MBA: Madsen reflects on NBA meaningful moments

Nov. 17 — Homer details eight years of being a ‘squeaky wheel’

Nov. 15 — Mitt Romney’s defeat discussed at Mormon Media Studies Symposium

Nov. 11 — Author learns firsthand of adversity after writing book

Nov. 8Serving in the line of duty: facts

Nov. 8 — Serving in the line of duty: general authorities who served in times of war

Nov. 6 — Soldier shares music that helped him recover from spiritual wounds of war

Nov. 4Stacey Miles: Sorting out the spiritual puzzle 

Nov. 1 — Preserving your personal history through fires, floods and natural disasters

October 2010

Oct. 28 — Mull recognized for children’s book

Oct. 18 — Finn Maka: The Tongan arm wrestler

Oct. 17Emily Watts: Time Out for Women gives hope to mothers

Oct. 14 — The spiritual journey of a Mormon prisoner

Oct. 12 — Answering the call: Senior couples surmount obstacles, gain blessings

Oct. 7 — Religious support bolsters those in prison

Oct. 7 — Bishnu Adhikari: The humble humanitarian from Nepal

Oct. 4 — Actor Al Harrington recalls the original ‘Hawaii Five-O’

September 2010

Sept. 30Missionaries saw huge changes in Chile

Sept. 28 — A book befitting of a prophet

Sept. 20 — ‘Tennis Shoes’ adventure series continues

Sept. 16 — Redheaded Texan prayed for missionary opportunity

Sept. 16 — Mother finds peace in sharing her story

Sept. 9 — Making marriage work

Sept. 9 — Learn about the plan of salvation and spirit world, Y. scholar says

Sept. 9 — American family plants seeds in India

Sept. 9 — Musical missionaries: Mormon Tabernacle Choir touches countless people around the world

Sept. 5 — Education Week: Hardship teaches lessons of life

Sept. 2 — Education week: How to maintain the critical balances

August 2010

Aug. 31 — Bytheway: Rough start precedes strong finish

Aug. 31 — Visalia, California community mourns death of Mormon bishop

Aug. 30 — Casper talks about golf and the gospel

Aug. 30 — Neighboring minister, alleged shooter’s family react to bishop’s killing

Aug. 26 — South Bend: Reaching out in a religiously charged atmosphere

Aug. 26New Orleans: Small numbers but dedicated in spirit

Aug. 23 — Education Week: How to maintain the critical family balances

Aug. 23 — Education Week: Practical suggestions for keeping a spiritual book of remembrance

Aug. 20 — Education week: Prophecies about the Middle East

Aug. 19 — Education Week: Preserving legacy of LDS veterans

Aug. 19 — Ryon Bingham’s Cornhusker conversion

Aug. 18 — LDS apostle’s blog may be a first

Aug. 10 — LDS Night at the Oakland Coliseum

Aug. 10 — Canada missionaries help food bank

Aug. 7 — FAIR conference: ‘Gender equality is the brick of Zion,’ speaker says

Aug. 7 — FAIR conference: What if the U.S. president were a Mormon?

Aug. 6FAIR conference: Roper’s take on Book of Mormon geography

Aug. 6FAIR conference: Defend the Book of Mormon by studying names, origins

July 2010

July 29How to be a sensitive Saint

July 29How to be a cell-phone sensitive Saint

July 29Badger leaving Notre Dame to serve a mission

July 29Worldwide access to the ward website

July 26Mike Ramsdell: Retirement, a fractured neck and an unexpected second career

July 22Spiritual awakening in Santiago

July 16Bill’s bolo tie is the gift that keeps on giving

July 14Veteran camp director has dedicated 39 summers to scouts

July 9Teen’s saves brother’s life, builds faith

July 8Elder and sister Gonzalez share pearls with youth

July 3Hispanic young adults enjoy 4-day gathering

July 1Ice cream a staple of Mormon households

June 2010

June 29Groundbreaking for Brigham City temple scheduled

June 25Founding of America and LDS gospel Restoration divinely connected

June 24Elder Gonzalez to speak at Hispanic young single adult conference

June 23James Ferrell left law career to become a bestselling author

June 8FHE: the fun is in the planning

June 6Curtain goes up on the story of black Mormon pioneer

June 3Young choir members juggling life and music

June 1Elder Hales’ new book: ‘Return: Four Phases of Our Mortal Journey Home’

May 2010

May 27Suggestions on what to do when the Dear John comes

May 27The dreaded Dear John …

May 20The art of preserving Grandma’s heirloom textiles

May 20Former Utah athlete happy with decision to join Mormon church

May 10Wilcox likes to turn ‘Time Out’ into EFY for women

May 8How are BYU’s unique standards being viewed?

May 6Church, football, dreads matter to ‘Mr. Irrelevant’

April 2010

April 29The making of a missionary

April 29Campbell says book helps couples appreciate differences

April 22Painting the prophets is a privilege, artist says

April 22SLCC softball coach is a clutch player on and off the diamond

April 20BYU teams have long history of observing Sabbath

April 18Former LDS mission president, Honduran official killed by robbers

April 15Walking on at the U. and into baptism

April 15Special performers are ‘Warriors of Light’

April 9Fires, floods and earthquakes: Preserve your personal history

April 1Ways to help youths engage in general conference

March 2010

March 30Priesthood session is a chance for young men to strengthen ties

March 25Chargers’ Eric Weddle finds joy in the LDS Church

March 17Mormon among those killed at Mexican consulate shooting

March 16Good Friday: ‘The culmination of his life’

March 4Olympic hopeful totally focused — on Mormon mission

February 2010

Feb. 278.8 earthquake in Chile

Feb. 25Combining youth and service

Feb. 23The Kaiizen Foundation lends a helping hand

Feb. 21Chilean government honors temple president for service

Feb. 11‘Sacred Walls’ film delves into symbols

Feb. 4Swimmer’s success built on a spiritual foundation

Feb. 2Mormon mom to blog at Olympic games 

January 2010

Jan. 22LDS Film fest: Mormons, Masons, symbols and rodeos

Jan. 21An escape from poverty

Jan. 21From mission to employment

Jan. 20  Filipino RM escapes poverty through entrepreneurial school

Jan. 20Provo couple dedicated to helping RMs in developing countries

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