The People-Pleaser’s Guide to Saying No

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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… Continue reading

4 Life-Changing Lessons about Love

Cherry blossoms in the shape of a heart

It’s easy to get discouraged about our weaknesses and shortcomings. But God doesn’t beat us down; he lovingly invites us to improve. Our weaknesses sometimes seem  insurmountable. But when we learn to discern God’s love for us, we’ll realize that his grace is sufficient to make weak things strong (see… Continue reading

It’s Not about You; It’s about Me: Who You’re Really Competing Against

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How can I have confidence before God when others seem to be doing so much better than I am? As mortals with plenty of weaknesses, we have a tendency to compare ourselves to others. We compare our looks, our social life, our number of followers on social media. We sometimes… Continue reading

The Book of Mormon: Corrective Lenses of the Soul

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Through reading the Book of Mormon, our spiritual field of vision can be widened and strengthened. In the talk “The Eyes of the Blind Shall See,” Elder Lynn G. Robbins identifies six ways in which having two eyes is better than one and how these benefits are metaphors for having… Continue reading

Help and Happiness Ahead

Sun rising over cloudy mountains

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

Can I Ever Be Good Enough?

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Even with the commandment “be ye therefore perfect” ringing in our ears, we can still be cheerful and hopeful as we seek eternal life. With all our weaknesses, how will we know if we’re acceptable to God? And with so many commandments to keep track of, where should we even… Continue reading

A Leg Up in Life

Injured knee

My painful leg injury left me frustrated, but I came to recognize God’s hand in lifting my burden. It started out as a normal day of work. As I was finishing cleaning up after a catering event, one moment I was pushing an ultraheavy, dish-laden cart, and the next, it… Continue reading

Six Ways to Invite the Lord to be Your Partner in Building Your Life

We all have dreams, aspirations, and goals, but when we trust the Lord to direct our lives, he will bless us beyond our expectations. Lawrence P. Vincent is a professional opera singer, but he says, “in my wildest dreams…I never envisioned myself [here]. Never!” In a BYU devotional, “Ordinary Lives,… Continue reading

Judging to Save, Not Destroy

As future leaders of the rising generation, we must learn how to judge in Christ’s way, which is “merciful, loving, and redemptive, not condemning.” When speaking to young adults, President Russell M. Nelson has said, “you are the future leaders of the Lord’s Church!” It is thus our sacred opportunity to… Continue reading

The Pearl of Great Price…and Mummies?

With the publication of the Joseph Smith Papers, we can better understand the history of the Book of Abraham and thereby gain greater faith in it. The Pearl of Great Price is perhaps the least-mentioned book in the Latter-day Saint canon. We know that some parts of the book are… Continue reading