An Unexpected Visitor

Sun shining behind blades of wheat.

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… Continue reading

He Nourishes Us according to Our Needs

Green trees

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… Continue reading

Moving Forward in Spite of Fear

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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… Continue reading

Force Quit the Things Freezing Your Life

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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… Continue reading

Waiting on a Green Light from God

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Allowing the Lord to be our guide on our eternal journey home will help us navigate the unexpected stops and detours of life. The week my husband was in the hospital with a ruptured appendix was one of the longest weeks of my life. Sleep was always out of reach,… Continue reading

If You Want to Be My Lover, You’ve Got to Be My Friend

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Dating isn’t just a time to fall in love; it’s a time to strengthen friendships. Everybody knows somebody—or knows somebody who knows somebody—with a story about a couple who got engaged after only dating for a few months, weeks, or even days. That quick jump between dating and marriage can… Continue reading

When Bad Things Happen

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When bad things happen to good people, it’s hard to understand why. Brock thought everything was going great in his life—until a car accident left him physically disabled and no longer financially secure. In the video “Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?” Brock describes how hard he’d worked… Continue reading

Blessings Come—Even While We Wait

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Patience is a virtue, but we don’t always have to wait for good things to come. Many of God’s blessings are right in front of our faces. Sometimes it’s easy to feel as though God takes too long to answer our prayers or that certain blessings will never come. It’s… Continue reading

A Way to Pray: Learn How to Align Your Will with God’s

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Can what you want and what God wants for you become one? While I was serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I found an article called “How to Pray in a Way God Can Answer,” by Celeste Davis, that completely changed my perspective on… Continue reading

Setting Our Watches to God’s Time

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If we align our timing with God’s and learn patience, we can find happiness and charity through trials. In the age of smartphones, social media, and Netflix, we’ve been trained to expect results without much effort or wait. We can type a question into our phones, and Google will give… Continue reading