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Board approves Joseph Smith as New Tech @ Coppell principal

On Monday evening, the Coppell ISD Board of Trustees named Joseph Smith as the new principal of New Tech @ Coppell High School. Smith is an assistant principal at Coppell Middle School West and replaces Dr. Steffany Batik, who is leaving for a position with New Tech Network. “I look...
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Journal-Pilot story about Joseph Smith tomb is reaching far and wide

News of the Tomb of Joseph, first reported n the Hancock County Journal-Pilot, has spread beyond our local area. The story of a possible location for a family vault built for one of Nauvoo’s most famous early residents, Joseph Smith, Jr, and has been picked up by Quincy television stations; KSL-TV, in Salt Lake City, Utah; Deseret News, in Salt Lake City; the Florida News Times and numerous internet blogs.
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‘God is my friend’: What we can learn from how Joseph Smith dealt with adversity

Joseph Smith was born to poor tenant farmers in Vermont. At age 38, he was shot by a mob, in a jail, in a small town in Illinois. In between, he faced so much adversity that his story is almost the stuff of myth. Around age 7, Joseph endured a painful leg surgery that required him to use crutches for several years. At 14, he was rejected and ridiculed when he reported on his First Vision to a minister. When Joseph was 17, his older brother Alvin died—one of four brothers who predeceased him. At 20, Joseph was criminally prosecuted for using a seer stone—the first of many times the law was used to harass him. When he was 22, his and Emma’s firstborn child died—the first of six children that they buried. At 25, he undertook the first of three migrations that forced him to start again with little. At 26, he was attacked and beaten. At 32, he was sentenced to death. Though he survived that peril, he languished in jail while his family and thousands of followers were driven out of their homes and exiled. At 36, he declared bankruptcy because he had taken on so much personal debt to build up the Church. In his final two years he rebuffed waves of legal and personal attacks, some from former friends, and started looking for places outside of the United States for his people to settle.1. Notwithstanding all this and more, he never turned against God, never denied his testimony that God and Christ had spoken to him, and never stopped preaching the gospel, building temples, and guiding the Saints.
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Here are 5 interesting documents and images from the latest Joseph Smith Papers volume

Joseph Smith preached more Sunday discourses during his final years in Nauvoo, Illinois, than any other period of his life. He spoke on a variety of topics but was never comfortable writing himself and left behind no outlines or written notes. But he had scribes to record his words, along with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Saints looked forward to his sermons and often carried their own paper and pen to capture his messages.
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Where is the tomb of Joseph Smith?

Many Nauvoo residents and visitors have noticed a digging and excavation undertaking in front of Zion’s Mercantile and Woodruff Hotel at the southeast corner of Mulholland and Bluff Streets. What is going on? This correspondent reached out to Brian Christiansen, new owner of Zion’s Mercantile, for answers. Brian Christiansen is...
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Joseph Smith, Branch Manager

Generating over $100 million in loan volume yearly since 2015, Joseph Smith is a top-ranking producer with 28 years of lending experience. As a branch manager at Guaranteed Rate, Smith, a former engineer and captain in the Air Force, helps borrowers of all kinds secure the right mortgage products at the lowest rates. “My team and I make the complicated lending process a smooth and simple one for our clients,” he says. “We maintain constant contact throughout the transaction and respond to questions and urgent calls immediately, no matter the day of the week.”
Nauvoo, ILDaily Gate City

Where is the tomb of Joseph Smith?

Many Nauvoo residents and visitors have noticed a digging and excavation undertaking in front of Zion’s Mercantile and Woodruff Hotel at the southeast corner of Mulholland and Bluff Streets. What is going on? This correspondent reached out to Brian Christiansen, new owner of Zion’s Mercantile, for answers. Brian Christiansen is...
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How the Restoration spurred legal education for Joseph Smith

Joseph Smith couldn’t have known as a teenage boy that his desire to be forgiven of his sins and to join the right church would have led him to spend so much time in courtrooms before his death at age 38. He was involved in legal cases in five U.S. states and one U.S. territory.
Sarasota County, FLHerald Tribune

Convicted killer Joseph Smith headed to new sentencing

TALLAHASSEE – More than 17 years after 11-year-old Carlie Brucia was abducted and murdered in Sarasota County, the attorney general’s office acknowledged this week that convicted killer Joseph Smith should receive a new sentencing hearing. In filings Monday at the Florida Supreme Court, the attorney general’s office said rulings last...
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1396: Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon – William L. Davis

Please join me as I interview Dr. William L. Davis about his book “Visions in a Seer Stone: Joseph Smith and the Making of the Book of Mormon.”. In this interdisciplinary work, William L. Davis examines Joseph Smith’s 1829 creation of the Book of Mormon, the foundational text of the Latter Day Saint movement. Positioning the text within the history of early American oratorical techniques, sermon culture, educational practices, and the passion for self-improvement, Davis elucidates both the fascinating cultural contexts for the creation of the Book of Mormon and the central role of oral culture in early nineteenth-century America.
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‘If someone asked you why the priesthood restoration was so significant, what would you say?’ Joseph Smith Papers historian Spencer McBride answers

Have you ever had a mental flashback to something that happened years earlier? For me, these flashbacks often include a singular moment from my time as a missionary. It is often something I hadn’t thought about in years, but all of the sudden I will be taken back to that time and place. I had one of these moments last week when I was seemingly transported back to an apartment in Pasco, Washington, into the home of a family I came to love. The mother’s name was Alma, and one night we were teaching her about the Great Apostasy. We explained to Alma that when Christ was on the earth, He gave His Apostles the priesthood—the authority to bless and baptize, among other things—but that this authority was eventually taken from the earth.
Salt Lake City, UTSalt Lake Tribune

Joseph Smith Memorial Building now has a mini-temple of sorts so top LDS leaders can meet while iconic temple is closed

For top Latter-day Saint leaders, the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in the heart of Salt Lake City has become a kind of mini-temple — or at least the eighth floor has. The governing First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles have always had a spiritual space designated in the Salt Lake Temple for them to meet, make decisions, and pray for divine guidance for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.