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 Leopard’s Lie: Do People Really Change?

Even with our knowledge of the plan of salvation, it can be difficult to see others as God sees them—especially when they seem unwilling or unable to progress toward achieving their divine potential. Is permanent improvement possible? Clinton Duffy, an American prison warden known for successfully rehabilitating prisoners, certainly thought… 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

Cultivating a Spirit of Thanksgiving

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During a two-month internship in Brazil, I had difficulty developing feelings of gratitude for the very things that made my experience so amazing. As I stood under the pathetic, lukewarm trickle of the shower, struggling to rid my hair of the last of the fruity shampoo suds, I was struck… Continue reading

Loving the Sinner

It hurts when those closest to you fall into sin. Although there are probably many ways to help them, the best thing to do is love them. Throughout life, you’ll run into many people who are making wrong choices. Making mistakes is, after all, part of the human experience. Sometimes,… Continue reading

Stand Strong in Your Faith

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The world in which we live makes us face several challenges and temptations. How can we have the courage to stand strong? There has never been a time like ours today. Moral values are ridiculed, sin is applauded, and temptations are disguised as valuable experiences. Many believe that being a… Continue reading