Engaging Autistic Church Members

Sometimes it can be difficult to help autistic kids be active in the church. What can parents, ward members, and Church leaders do?

Joseph Smith: Life of the Party

Joseph Smith knew when to be serious and when to have fun. We too must find the balance. “Therefore, cease from all your light speeches, from all laughter, from all your lustful desires, from all your pride and light-mindedness, and from all your wicked doings” (Doctrine and Covenants 88:121). This...

Personalizing a Prophet

Attending President Monson’s funeral and the announcement of the new First Presidency changed the way I saw President Nelson. I remember as a young girl when President Gordon B. Hinckley passed away and President Thomas S. Monson became the prophet. I wondered how anyone could ever replace my beloved prophet....

Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice

Here’s why we should always remember the prophet’s latest message. I recently heard a story about a member of the Church who was asked by a friend if God spoke to people in the church. This member responded, “Yes, he speaks to us through the living prophet.” The friend then...

4 Guiding Principles of Church Finances

The Lord manages his Church through the same principles we should follow in our own lives. Have you ever wondered how tithing is used? And what about the Church’s commercial ventures and massive humanitarian program? The Church’s finances is a topic many people are curious about. Undergirding it all are...
The Faith Decision

The Faith Decision

Faith is a decision that triumphs over personal doubts and trials. In his article  “Starving Our Doubts and Feeding Our Faith,” Robert L. Millet, professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University, explores the reality of the Spirit’s occasional absences and ways we can keep our faith during those tough times. “Faith...
What the Temple Can Teach Us about Marriage

What the Temple Can Teach Us about Marriage

In the current turbulent discussions surrounding marriage, it can be pretty hard to know what that relationship should really look like. Fortunately, we can look to the temple.  With so many models of marriage being proposed today, it can be hard for any of us to understand what an ideal...
Contest Winner: Of Ducks and Destinies

Contest Winner: Of Ducks and Destinies

Although we might prefer our lives be as neat and cozy as a duck pond in a manicured garden, we must navigate the wilderness of uncertainty guided by the Spirit if we are to discover our personal promised lands. While hurrying home one October day, I was struck by the...
How Burdens Can Become Blessings

How Burdens Can Become Blessings

Through faith and patience, we can learn how the burdens of today can become the blessings of tomorrow. Experiencing an overload? Obligations, illnesses, decisions—each of us carries a load. Sometimes our loads seemingly become too heavy to bear. But Elder L. Whitney Clayton shows us that our burdens don’t have to...
Finding and Giving Love

Finding and Giving Love

The scriptures tell us to love others as we love ourselves. Elder Holland helps us understand what that really means. In a Brigham Young University devotional address in 2000, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland discussed ways we can find and give true love. Elder Holland emphasizes that true love is divine...
Getting Back on the Horse: Overcoming Life’s Setbacks

Getting Back on the Horse: Overcoming Life’s Setbacks

When we encounter the unexpected, it’s important to remember God’s plan. When Cambry Kaylor was eighteen, she had the world ahead of her. As an equestrian vaulter, she performed gymnastics on horseback—and she was good at it. So good that she was on track to become an international competitor. One...