Saying Yes to God: Letting Him Help Us through Our Trials

With God’s help, returning home early from a mission can actually be a building experience. Some situations in life—such as returning home early from a mission—can leave us feeling overwhelmed and inadequate, but if we let God into our lives, we can move past these feelings and use the experience… Continue reading

He Won’t Give Up on Me, So I Won’t Give Up on Him

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We must let our love for Heavenly Father, not the challenges of this life, define us. With a can-do attitude and unwavering determination, Marianne Fisher has accomplished amazing things in her life. Now in her eighties, Marianne has received two master’s degrees, has sung in a world-renowned choir for 17 years,… Continue reading

Who Are You?

The only way to peace in this life is to turn to God and understand who we are as his children. Sometimes the weight of the world is overwhelming. There are many voices telling us who we are and who we should be. In the midst of our most painful… Continue reading

More Than an Ugly Duckling

If we could see ourselves clearly, we would know that we are worth more than we ever thought possible. Too often we compare our hidden weaknesses to others’ displayed strengths. Our inadequacies glare beneath the spotlight of our own scrutiny, and we start doubting our worth. However, in the talk… Continue reading

Who Is My Father?  

 In my struggle to reconcile two conflicting views of God, I learned more about the nature of my Heavenly Father.   For nearly all of my 22 years on earth, I had felt confident in my understanding of God. He was always there when I prayed, I felt his love, and I had seen too… Continue reading

Finding Healing from the Pain of Suicide

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I learned that being left behind by suicide is difficult and painful—but there is hope. Grief is like the tide: vast, unfathomable, and alternately crashing on the beach or pulling away into the sea. Often without warning, those grieving are fine one moment and broken the next. The morning I… Continue reading

Curve Ball or Careful Pruning?

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At times, God may seem to throw you a curve ball that is unfair or causes hurt. Those are times of “pruning.” He is preparing you for something greater. You probably have something you are working toward right now. It might be a degree, a job, a trip, or some… Continue reading

12 Steps to Hope and Healing

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Watch a powerful video series depicting the true accounts of recovering addicts who found hope through the 12 steps of the Church’s Addiction Recovery Program. (Warning: Videos address mature addiction-related topics.) Addiction is a serious condition—one that should be addressed with both frankness and compassion. The Mormon Channel accomplished this… Continue reading

Stewards of the Earth

A beautiful sunset view from the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Provo, Utah.

We are not owners but rather stewards of the earth. This means we are responsible to care for it.  We learn from the tenth article of faith that the earth “will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory” after Christ’s Second Coming. So does that mean that we don’t need to… Continue reading

Four Steps to Following Christ

Christ is our perfect example, but sometimes it’s hard to know how to follow him. Here are four steps that will help us follow in his footsteps. Christ is the only perfect person who ever lived, and in order to return to our Heavenly Father, we must try to become… Continue reading