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Discovering the Atonement Behind the Razor Wire By Craig R. Frogley · March 29, 2018 Sign up for Meridian’s Free Newsletter, please CLICK HERE The following names and character descriptions are fictional aggregates: The jagged razor wire caught my attention this time, …

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The Serialization of Lucy Mack Smith’s History of Her Son By Scot and Maurine Proctor The following is a chronological listing of each of the published chapters of The Revised and Enhanced History of Joseph Smith by His Mother.  Please click …

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Joseph Smith’s Challenging Brother By Kyle Walker Cover image: William B. Smith, ca. 1880, courtesy of Mary Dennis. As a member of the founding family of Mormonism, William B. Smith has long been a person of interest in Latter-day Saint history. …

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Many of us know only a few common facts about Joseph Smith: He was born in Sharon, Windsor County, Vermont on December 23, 1805. His fathers name was Joseph Smith. He lived on a farm in western New York when he had the First Vision. The Church was organized on April 6, 1830. Joseph was in the Liberty Jail and he lived in Nauvoo, etc.

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Even the coldest heart is moved by the events that took place in the Carthage Jail on Thursday, June 27, 1844170 years ago today. Joseph died not only as a Prophet, Seer, and Revelator, but as a Mayor of one of the largest cities in America, General of the Nauvoo Legion (the largest city militia in the western United States), a declared candidate for President of the United States, and more tenderly, as a husband to Emma Hale Smith and father of eleven children (six then deceased, one yet unborn). Joseph died, as the Prophets of old, as a witness of the Savior of mankind. The following accounts are given to paint a picture of some of the feelings that surround that fateful day in June of 1844. I have added the photographs so you may journey with the Prophet Joseph and his brother Hyrum to Carthage.

Tagged with: , , , , , By Scot and Maurine Proctor Text is by Maurine Proctor. Photos by Scot Facer Proctor In some ways the Lucy Mack/Joseph Smith Sr. reunion held this year the first weekend in August was like most of our family reunions—only …

Why Prophets Have Prayed for Joseph Smith’s Posterity Read More » By Scot and Maurine Proctor Editors’ Note: To prepare for the Doctrine & Covenants year of study in gospel doctrine, Meridian will offer you in the weeks to come short excerpts from Lucy Mack Smith’s history of her prophet …

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