Author Archives: Glenn Rawson

Greyfriars Bobby

Greyfriars Bobby – A Heartwarming Tale Just a few days ago I stood on the corner of Candlemaker Row and George IV bridge in Edinburgh, Scotland. I was trying to get a picture but I could not get an unimpeded … Continue reading

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A Strong Woman

A Strong Woman Sometimes it is well to be reminded just how hard some people have had it for the Gospel’s sake. October 23, 1856, William James was asked to help bury the dead that morning before beginning the ascent … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Translation

The Miracle of  Translation Joseph Smith was only 22 years-old in September of 1827, when he obtained the Gold Plates. He was charged to translate, but in the area of Palmyra, New York there was not peace sufficient to do … Continue reading

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Harry’s Story

Harry’s Story It is said that in the holy temple families are organized forever. May I share one family’s somewhat unusual story? Megan grew up in a home where her mother took in foster children and mentally handicapped adults. Hence, … Continue reading

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Joseph B Elder Man of Action

Joseph B. Elder: Man of Action Joseph Elder joined the Latter-day Saints in 1855—the only member of his family to do so. The following year he was a student at McKendry College in Lebanon, Illinois when he felt impressed to … Continue reading

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Sam and Amanda Chambers

Samuel and Amanda Chambers April 27, 1870, Samuel and Amanda Chambers arrived in Salt Lake City. They quickly found a home and Samuel began working at a sawmill in Big Cottonwood Canyon. They were taken in by the saints and … Continue reading

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Caleb Baldwin Noble Friend

Caleb Baldwin: Bold Friend Caleb was born September 2, 1791, in Nobletown, New York. As he matured he was quiet and soft-spoken except when speaking in defense of his friends and then he was known to have a “fiery tongue.” … Continue reading

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John Stucki

    John Stucki and the Piece of Meat If you can imagine, nearly all of our pioneer fathers walked across the plains. Very few rode in a wagon. It would have been difficult enough to walk over a thousand … Continue reading

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Mina

Marie Wilhemina Krause Madsen When we talk about pioneers I frequently hear people speak of the toughness of a people who could endure such physical demands, and that is true, but there is another dimension to that toughness that is … Continue reading

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Tree of Life

  The Tree of Life There were two trees in the Garden of Eden – “The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil,” and “The Tree of Life.” After partaking of the forbidden fruit, Adam and Eve were cast out … Continue reading

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