4 Ways to “Be One”

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Why is the anniversary of blacks receiving the priesthood still relevant today? On June 1, 2018, the Church held the worldwide event “Be One,” celebrating the 40th anniversary of the revelation extending priesthood rights and blessings to blacks. During this event, Church members were encouraged to renew their commitment to… Continue reading

Are You There, God?

Sometimes when it seems like God is silent, we need only to be patient, and we will see his hand in our lives. “Are you there, God? It’s me, Mackenzie.” “Heavenly Father, are you really there? And are you hearing and answering my prayers?” I know I’m not the only… Continue reading

The Weekly Call: How Do I Support My Missionary?

With more opportunities to communicate with missionaries serving from our families, what can we do to better support and encourage them? In an exciting recent announcement, the First Presidency stated, “Effective immediately, missionaries may communicate with their families on their weekly preparation day via text messages, online messaging, phone calls… Continue reading

Change in the Church: Eternal Doctrines, Revealed Applications

As members of a living church with continuing revelation, we need to understand the difference between unchanging doctrines and procedural adjustments. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is directed by revelation. However, when curriculums and even regular worship schedules change, it can be hard to reconcile the idea… Continue reading

How to Know You are Moving in the Right Direction

It often seems like every decision we make is critical. What can we do when we don’t feel like we’re receiving direction? Many of us find it difficult to receive personal revelation; no matter how hard we pray, how long we fast, or how intently we read the scriptures, obvious… Continue reading

Come, Listen to a Prophet’s Voice

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Here’s why we should always remember the prophet’s latest message. I recently heard a story about a member of the Church who was asked by a friend if God spoke to people in the church. This member responded, “Yes, he speaks to us through the living prophet.” The friend then… Continue reading

Wading through the Waves of Uncertainty

Our lives are riddled with uncertainty and confusion. As we learn to trust in the Lord and act on gospel principles, we’ll find answers to our deepest questions. Lately, my conversations with friends have consisted of debating what to study, who to date, whether to get married, what job to… Continue reading

Counsel or Command? Listening to Church Leaders’ Advice

I struggled to understand how someone called of God could say something that hurt me as much as it did. I’ll be honest. I used to really distrust Church leaders. I had been hurt, and I didn’t want reconciliation. When I was dating the guy I later married, I went… Continue reading

A House Built for Everyone: How the Temple Is for You

No matter what your life experiences are, the temple can be a source of joy and guidance for you. Continue reading

Condemning Racism, Encouraging Love

In a time of racial division, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints takes a powerful stance against racism and white supremacy. Continue reading