Spirit-Strengthening Street Art

Whether it takes us a few months or several years to prepare ourselves for what life brings, the Lord will help us share the Spirit with those we meet. Like many Latter-day Saint youth, E. Tracy Williams wanted to serve a mission. However, she spent seven years preparing for it....

The Miracle of Peace

When we face trials, Heavenly Father can help us. But the solution we want isn’t always the solution we need.  Sometimes our prayers are answered quickly and predictably. But for Brittany King, miracles haven’t always come so easily. In her Ensign article “Not the Miracle We Wanted,” Brittany reflects on the struggles she...

The Power in Fast Offerings

When we choose to sacrifice more through fast offerings, not only will we we blessing others, but our own lives will be blessed as well. In a world of monthly expenses, credit card bills, and student loans, the decision of how much to donate for fast offerings can be a laborious...

Living Happy, Living Now

I was working toward worthy goals. But a gentle reminder of the blessings that I currently had showed me that I didn’t have to wait for joy. I needed to finish two papers, study for a math test, call some of the girls in my Young Women class, and figure...

New Perspectives: Women in Church History

Women throughout the Church’s history have shared new perspectives that we can benefit from today. When we explore the unique voices of women throughout history, we can increase our understanding and change our perceptions. What happens when this refreshing outlook is explored in the context of Church history? In the...
Contest Winner: A Girl, Her Journal, and the Memories that Saved Her

Contest Winner: A Girl, Her Journal, and the Memories that Saved Her

Gratitude has the power to heal desperation, shame, sadness, and more. As I wrote down the ways I’d seen God’s hand in my life every day, my burdens lifted. I have a little black journal I write in every night. It has a tight red elastic band that has left an...
Are You with Me? Working for Unity among Christian Faiths

Are You with Me? Working for Unity among Christian Faiths

While many Christians may fight over doctrinal differences, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland calls for peace and unity so we can do good in the world together. Christian values are under attack in the political arena and in the world in general. As Christ said, a house divided “cannot stand” (Mark...
We Have a Mother in Heaven

We Have a Mother in Heaven

“The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that all human beings, male and female, are beloved spirit children of heavenly parents, a Heavenly Father and a Heavenly Mother.” Our Mother in Heaven is real but is rarely discussed in Mormon culture. A recent article on LDS.org, however, directly addresses...
Don’t Allow Mistakes to Paralyze Your Progress

Don’t Allow Mistakes to Paralyze Your Progress

Life will throw challenges our way that threaten to paralyze us with fear. But when we continue to show up and try, our mistakes can become valuable opportunities for learning and growth. The world teaches us to avoid mistakes at all costs. Words such as failure, loser, and not good...
Asking Hard Questions in the Gospel

Asking Hard Questions in the Gospel

Rosemary Wixom describes a spiritually healthy way to respond to tough answers we may receive when asking questions about the gospel. “As the questions [grow] harder, so [do] the answers. And sometimes there [are] no answers—or no answers that [bring] peace.” Rosemary Wixom points out in her April 2015 general...
Foster the Desire to Do Good

Foster the Desire to Do Good

Can our efforts ever be good enough when we are imperfect at best? Do our desires and our less-than-perfect efforts count for anything? I desire to do good and to improve myself, yet I frequently fall short of my expectations. I feel edified and motivated one day, yet find myself struggling the...