The Necessity of Being Judgmental

Although we should be careful how we judge, judgment is necessary for our eternal progression. I hear what people say when they call for no judgment: love the sinner, not the sin. But too often people, whether out of good intentions or bad, blur the phrase, taking it into dangerous...

5 Principles for Making Right Choices With Confidence

How can you be sure you’re making the right decisions for your future? Elder Quentin L. Cook offers five principles to help. Do you sometimes feel bogged down with the pressure that comes from making big life decisions? Or even the pressure that comes from smaller life decisions, each piling...

Laughter: The Not-So-Secret Key to Life

Just because life is full of ups and downs doesn’t mean you need to be stuck on an emotional rollercoaster. It’s one of those days when anything that can go wrong has gone wrong. You know—the days when you’re seconds away from either giving a strongly worded, emotionally fueled rant...

Stop, Drop, and Try to Understand

When you stop saying unkind words, drop your assumptions, and try to understand, you can save others and yourself from unnecessary hurt and regret. The advice to “seek first to understand, then to be understood” is one of the key habits in Stephen Covey’s famous book The 7 Habits of...

Unleashing Our Potential Energy

Just as we all have the potential to make the most of each day, we also have the potential to become true disciples of Jesus Christ. But how do we do this? Have you ever lain on your bed at the end of a long day and realized you didn’t...
Created to be Creative

Created to be Creative

As spirit children of a creative God, we all have the ability to be innovative and artistic in our fields when we depend on the Holy Ghost. In his talk “Gospel Vision of the Arts,” President Spencer W. Kimball wrote, “I have had a vision of members of the Church...
Modesty: Choose It or Lose It

Modesty: Choose It or Lose It

It takes courage to choose modesty. Do you have what it takes? We’ve often heard the words “you can’t judge a book by its cover.” If this is true, why do we put so much emphasis on dressing modestly? Why does it matter? Sister Carol F. McConkie explains the importance...
Four Ways to Be an Everyday Missionary

Four Ways to Be an Everyday Missionary

By committing to be missionaries for the rest of our lives, we can help others experience the joy and peace of the gospel. Many members of the Church have served missions across the world and know firsthand the blessings of sharing the gospel. But whether you served a full-time mission...
Lost and Found

Lost and Found

When all hope seems lost, where can we turn? When we feel we are too damaged to return to the fold, how can our Father in Heaven lovingly repair our broken spirits? Most of us are familiar with the parable of the lost sheep. It is typically used as an...
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...
President Boyd K. Packer: A Rich and Full Life

President Boyd K. Packer: A Rich and Full Life

With a loving family, incredible artistic talent, and an ever-present sense of humor, Boyd K. Packer, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, led a rewarding and fulfilling life. President Boyd K. Packer, who passed away July 3, 2015, at the age of 90, faced life with a characteristic...