LDS Living Magazine: January/February 2015
by LDS Living
A New Normal: Finding Hope after Most of My Family Died
While I was serving as a sister missionary in the Vancouver Washington Mission, my family at home—including my father, mother, and two brothers—died from a carbon monoxide leak. But there’s hope for healing that can only be found through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
BY JENSEN PARRISH
Mormon Reality TV Stars: Standing for Something
Mormons have had their fair share of the limelight—and have let their light so shine at the same time. Find out where some Latter-day Saints have made appearances on reality TV shows, read about their successes, and learn how they stood for their values and beliefs through it all.
BY LDS LIVING STAFF
5 Questions to Get the Most from Sunday School
We are used to different styles of teaching in the Church because we emphasize the doctrine rather than the ability of whoever happens to be teaching. But we can learn something from every teacher and get something out of every lesson with these five questions to ask ourselves during Sunday School.
BY SARAH ALLEN
Running with the Lord
Losing 140 pounds is no easy feat. Just ask Trent Heppler. Never in a million years did he believe that he would one day shed the weight, let alone run a marathon. But Heppler learned that the power to overcome his physical weaknesses—whatever they may be—comes from a spiritual strength gained through the Savior, Jesus Christ.
BY JENNY SPENCER
52 Weeks of Bite-Sized Service
Sometimes the idea of service can seem daunting. Commit to giving more service this year with this simple list of 52 ideas for small acts of kindness that you can easily incorporate into your everyday life.
BY JANNALEE ROSNER
The Church in Antarctica
In today’s global world, the Church has spread so far that it even has a presence in the polar desert of Antarctica. Despite their small numbers, the Saints and scientists who live and work in the middle of this icy tundra continue to share their testimonies with boldness. And that’s not all these Saints are doing to spread the gospel in the most unlikely of places.
BY CARLY SPRINGER
A Culinary Mystery Masterpiece
Over the years, Josi Kilpack has concocted some recipes that are simply to die for. Kilpack’s culinary mystery series has featured more than 100 killer recipes. And now you can have them all in one handy cookbook: Sadie’s Little Black Recipe Book, available in Deseret Book stores now. To whet your appetite, here are Josi Kilpack’s personal favorites.
FROM JOSI KILPACK NOVELS
We Can Do Hard Things
Like most people alive, life has thrown me a few curveballs. Trials I did not expect or plan for. Circumstances I wished were not mine to live and deal with.
BY ERIN HALLSTROM
Just Asking: Scott Christopher
Scott Christopher, LDS actor and star of BYUtv’s hit show Granite Flats, talks about how he stays faithful—and successful—in the acting industry and how he balances his calling, his career, and his family.
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