An Unexpected Visitor

During a difficult time for my family, an unexpected visitor brought us hope when we needed it most. Who is my light at the end of the tunnel? I could give you the standard answers—my mother, my father, my boyfriend, my bishop. You probably wouldn’t expect it to be the...

He Nourishes Us according to Our Needs

When you seem to be the only one around with trials and setbacks, how can you still trust in God’s plan? When my husband and I got married, we received several succulent plants as gifts. Although we’d never had our own plants before, we’d heard succulents were the easiest plants...

Moving Forward in Spite of Fear

Each of us faces fear in life; the best way to overcome our fear is by moving forward with faith in God. We’ve all experienced fear of the unknown at some point. When life hands us something that’s difficult or uncertain, we often feel fear or worry, even if we...

The People-Pleaser’s Guide to Saying No

Are you a people-pleaser? Do you have a hard time saying no or setting boundaries? This one’s for you (and for me). Do you ever find yourself exhausted or stretched too thin from all your responsibilities? You’re not alone. If you’re like me, your eyes are often too big for...

Force Quit the Things Freezing Your Life

Repentance can be a joyful choice when we choose to regulate our lives with the task manager provided by God. Have you ever encountered the frustrating experience of an unresponsive computer? If you have, you probably know that pressing Control-Alt-Delete on a PC (or Command-Option-Escape on a Mac) is the...
Instruments of Righteousness: Accomplishing God’s Work

Instruments of Righteousness: Accomplishing God’s Work

We can use our spiritual gifts to fulfill the divine work that God has prepared for us. The Lord has prepared important and specific tasks for us to accomplish. God’s work is “to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man” (Moses 1:39), and our divine gifts play...
Accepting God’s Indirect Blessings

Accepting God’s Indirect Blessings

Sometimes, letting God help us means accepting help from unlikely places.
Sacrificing Seconds to Seek Service

Sacrificing Seconds to Seek Service

Sacrificing time for service will help you love those you serve. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are asked to perform many acts of service, especially through our callings. Sister Cristina B. Franco notes in her talk “The Joy of Unselfish Service” that in...
Face to Face with the Bednars

Face to Face with the Bednars

Elder and Sister Bednar tackle tough questions from young people worldwide about love, relationships, and what it means to be an Apostle today.   Have you ever wanted to sit down with someone who had the answers to all your questions and concerns? What would you ask an Apostle if...
Prayer: Can You Hear Him Now?

Prayer: Can You Hear Him Now?

When we feel like we hear nothing from God, the best thing to do is keep the faith and keep watching for personalized answers. Each Sunday, we listen to other people’s testimonies: “I prayed, and I immediately received an answer from God.” “I prayed, and I felt his guidance; I...
An Antidote for Pride

An Antidote for Pride

We all know pride is a problem, but how do we avoid it? President Eyring has a suggestion. Moroni warned that our dispensation would struggle with pride: “Behold, I speak unto you as if ye were present, and yet ye are not. . . . I know that ye do...