Never Forget These Five Things

The five petals of the forget-me-not flower symbolize five things to remember that will help us find joy as we live the gospel and face the trials of life and the challenges that come. Instead of getting caught up in life’s challenges, we can choose to find joy in them… Continue reading

You Can Write, Right?

Find a way to recognize and remember God’s kindness through journaling.  The counsel to write in a journal daily tends to invoke groans and grimaces. The excuses for not writing range from the practical (I don’t have time; I have bad handwriting; I can’t type) to the emotional (I don’t want others… Continue reading

Spiritual Food Storage: Becoming Spiritually Self-Reliant

Build up your spiritual preserves by following four emergency preparedness principles. Self-reliance is sometimes defined as having adequate food storage, water, and other necessities in case of emergencies. It can also mean being financially independent and responsible. But self-reliance extends beyond temporal matters; being spiritually self-reliant involves nourishing our faith… Continue reading

It’s More Fun in the Philippines: 56 Years of Faith

Because of the strength and resilience of Filipino members, the Philippines now has more than 100 church stakes. The growth of the Church in the Philippines has been a miracle. Since the first missionaries arrived in 1961, more than 100 Church stakes have been organized in the Philippines. It’s the the… Continue reading

Put On Your Gospel Glasses: Keeping a Spiritual Perspective

Our view of the gospel’s truth is sometimes blocked by distractions; we can see past these distractions by looking at life through a spiritual lens. Without a doubt, life is busy. With our attention being pulled in so many directions, it can be hard to keep spiritual goals in view.… Continue reading

“Where’s the Baby?”: Some Questions We Just Shouldn’t Ask

When to start a family and how many kids to have are personal decisions. People’s well-meaning questions can create unhelpful pressure—and even pain. “So are you planning on having kids soon?” The first time I was greeted with this question, I had been married for three weeks. My husband and… Continue reading

How Ordinary Women Can Become Extraordinary

Heavenly Father sees value in us, and he designed each of us with the potential to become someone incredible. How will you choose to be extraordinary? It’s easy for women who live “normal” lives to feel less valuable than those around them. We might not be as popular, beautiful, funny,… Continue reading

A Personal Witness

The Holy Ghost can testify of the truth of the restored gospel through music. In only two weeks I would leave on my mission to serve in the Dominican Republic. I was excited and nervous about my new journey, but mostly I wondered if my testimony was strong enough to… Continue reading

Doubting My Doubts

As I struggled to gain a testimony of the gospel, a general conference talk helped me put my doubts into perspective. “I’m just not sure if I believe in the Church anymore,” I said as I kept my eyes fixed on the distant waters of Utah Lake. I saw Niel… Continue reading