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

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

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

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

Choosing Your Own Path

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It can be scary to make big decisions without heavenly confirmation, but if we trust ourselves as God does, we’ll find that we can make good choices for our lives. Our 20s have been rightfully named the Decade of Decision. from From the moment we graduate high school, we’re thrown… Continue reading

Facing Ambiguity with Faith

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The problems we face aren’t always black and white. How we respond to the gray areas and the moments when reality doesn’t measure up to our ideals can greatly influence our faith. To kids, the world can seem pretty simple. They work and play; learn the difference between right and… Continue reading

Rooting Your Testimony in Christ

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Despite the whirlwind of challenges thrown our way, we can fulfill our potential by planting and nourishing roots in Jesus Christ. What do a scrub oak tree and a testimony have in common? They both can outlast oppressing conditions—but only if they have deep roots. In the article “Rooted in… Continue reading

Help and Happiness Ahead

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Every one of us experiences trials. But when we trust in Christ, we can find hope that things will get better. Trials are a part of the mortal journey. Our trials may be different, but we all face them. Some struggle with illness or death of loved ones; others deal… Continue reading