Help God Help You

In a time of great personal trial, I followed a prompting that allowed me to help God help me. When I was younger, I tried to find peace and happiness in every way but the right way; that is to say, God’s way. I ended up suffering from addiction, as… Continue reading

Imposter Syndrome and Spiritual Success

It is easy to feel like you aren’t good enough, but recognizing why we feel this way can help us overcome self-doubt and more fully accept success in our lives. You may have heard the term imposter syndrome floating around recently. Scientific American defines the phenomenon as “a pervasive feeling of… Continue reading

Social Media Ministering: Four Ways to Reach Out in Love

We can use social media to further God’s work and minister to our brothers and sisters using four simple L’s. In August 2014, David A. Bednar gave a devotional called “To Sweep the Earth as with a Flood,” counseling us to use technology for ministering and missionary purposes. He said,… Continue reading

“That Part’s My Favorite!”

Christ said, “Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see.” But are we really seeing the wonders of the gospel, or just looking past them? Alsivan was ecstatic when he learned that he could live with his son forever. He is a single father I met on… Continue reading

Trials: Mercies in Disguise

What if we stopped seeing our trials as burdens and started seeing them as blessings? How often do we go through trials and ask, “Why me?” While this is natural, it is not the way Heavenly Father wants us to react. In a devotional given at BYU-Idaho, Brother Larry Richman… Continue reading

The Good You Accomplished Today

Although some days you look at your to-do list and feel frustrated that you didn’t get as much done as you had hoped, take heart that you made more difference than you realized. The Mormon Message “You Never Know” is a good reminder that the most important things you do… Continue reading

A Perfect Gospel with Imperfect People

Don’t give up on a perfect God just because of imperfect disciples. In his talk “Come, Join with Us,” Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles states, “The Church would be perfect only if it were run by perfect beings. God is perfect, and his doctrine… Continue reading

Three Lessons to Learn from Infertility

Why do some couples struggle with infertility? Here’s what I’ve learned. One of the first commandments that God gave to Adam and Eve was to “multiply and replenish the earth” (Moses 2:28). Having a family is a central teaching of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—but what about… Continue reading

Defining Your Own Success

When you fail to reach the standard of success, examine your definition of success. How do you feel when your friends are dating more than you? Or when someone gets accepted into graduate school while you were under the average GRE acceptance score by five points? Or when graduation looms… Continue reading