The Prophet, the Presidency, the Process

How is a new prophet called, and what does it mean to sustain him? When President Thomas S. Monson passed away January 2, 2018, millions mourned the loss of this compassionate prophet of God. For many of us, he was in the First Presidency for as long as we’ve been… Continue reading

Hope: A Journey to Faith

Sometimes it can take seconds to gain faith in certain aspects of the gospel, but what if it takes twenty years? For twenty years, I didn’t have a testimony of Joseph Smith as a prophet. During these years, I served in numerous callings and even went on a mission. Despite… Continue reading

An Open Invitation: Applying General Conference Messages

What you choose to do after general conference is over can have a far greater impact than can the notes you took or the good feelings you felt during the conference. Every six months, we have the privilege of joining with people across the world to hear messages from men… Continue reading

You Can Be a “Yellow Angel”

Developing a heart of service comes down to one thing: following the prophet’s counsel. When we do that, we can become someone’s “Yellow Angel.” Continue reading

The Wisdom of the Aged

We may cherish physical strength, but the Lord knows what strengths his leaders need. Seeing President Thomas S. Monson be able to give only a couple of short talks at general conference is saddening. His physical abilities are declining, and the weaknesses of old age are apparent. But old age has its strengths—strengths that are so great… Continue reading

Patriarchal Blessings: Roadmaps for Our Lives

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Patriarchal blessings are gifts from God that can help us reach our potential as his children. Living the principles found in the scriptures leads to eternal life, but the Lord offers each of us extra help in the form of a patriarchal blessing. Our patriarchal blessings are like personal maps… Continue reading

What Does It Mean to Be the “Seed of Abraham”?

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Often we are reminded that we are connected to the prophets of old, but how? And why does that matter? If you’ve ever tuned out at the words “seed of Abraham,” this article is for you. With modern-day advances in technology, transportation, and daily living, and the centuries that separate… Continue reading

Conference Isn’t Over

Remember the messages and promptings from the October 2015 general conference as you read and revisit the messages shared. “Repentance is real and it works.” —Elder Allen D. Haynie “We do not strive for conversion to the Church but to Christ and his gospel.” —Elder D. Todd Christofferson  “If our… Continue reading

Facing Doubts about Modern Revelation

Learn how to reconcile your doubts about revelations from the Lord’s prophets.  Revelation is often given in response to a certain question or situation. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland recounts how the first section of the Doctrine and Covenants, also known as the Lord’s Preface, was given after a man accused… Continue reading

Figuring Out Doctrine: What It Is and What It Isn’t

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How can we tell what is true doctrine, what is false doctrine, or what is simply cultural tradition? Many people inside and outside of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wonder what constitutes “Mormon doctrine.” With information available from many different websites, books, and people, they often have… Continue reading