EARLY LIFE In 1817, due to several years of crop failure, the Rockwell family sold their farm in Massachusetts and moved to upstate New York. They settled near the town of Palmyra about a mile away from the Joseph Smith …

Porter Rockwell – Bodyguard, Mountain Man, Pioneer, Friend Read more »

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For Latter-day Saints there are many things to see in Palmyra, NY, such as the Joseph Smith Farm, the Sacred Grove and the Hill Cumorah. When Mormon families make the trek east they make their list and see them all. …

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The following was posted in October, 2014. It has been updated to more accurately reflect 2015.   On Saturday morning, October 4, 2014, when Elder Chi Hong “Sam” Wong delivered his General Conference address in his native Cantonese, he did …

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On Saturday morning, October 4, 2014, when Elder Chi Hong “Sam” Wong delivered his General Conference address in his native Cantonese, he did something that was a much bigger deal than many people realize. To understand why this was such …

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  “Tell me about memories. I don’t have them anymore.”                                                                                  — My Angel Mother May 1, 1981 I’m having my first baby any day now. I’m so excited! I’m going to be a mother! I’m so scared! I’m going …

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Several years ago, I attended a lecture by Michael Pollan at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, Utah.  He had been invited by the “Slow Food Utah” organizers and his subject was about the nature of food, our environment, and …

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Brigham Young taught that the Lord revealed the Word of Wisdom to improve the quality of our mortal lives, to make us more effective workers in God’s earthly kingdom, and to help us to fill the full measure of our …

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