Work for Peace; Triumph through Trust

As we build bridges of trust, we direct our thinking toward the importance of peace, the central feature of what disciples may hope to achieve.  Discipleship grows when we place peace at the center of our decisions. As we work for peace, the key to triumph is trust. We can come...

The “Be” I Will Always Remember

President Hinckley taught us many things to be, but out of them all, the one I have learned the most from is “be grateful.”  President Gordon B. Hinckley addressed young adults in a general conference talk “A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer For Youth.” In this talk, he introduces six “B’s” to...

In Our Eyes Too

We often separate ourselves into categories based on our differences, but these categories do not define our inherent value as eternal children of God. We often repeat the scripture that says “the worth of souls is great in the sight of God” (see D&C 18:10). However, sometimes the perceived differences...

Emulating Christ’s Ministry to the Margins

To become better disciples of Christ, we must have “the courage to confront our own prejudices and to challenge the assumptions we make about ­others.” —Phillip D. Rash We may feel we belong when most of the people in our communities look like us and have similar experiences to us....

You Were Meant to Be Different

You may feel you don’t belong in church because you are different, but God designed you to be different, and he needs you and your unique strengths in his plan. There may be some times in the Church when you feel like you don’t belong. But you do belong—of course...
From God to You: Your Patriarchal Blessing

From God to You: Your Patriarchal Blessing

Do you ever wonder who you are or what message God wants you to remember throughout your life that is specifically for you? Your patriarchal blessing gives some answers to these questions.  We sometimes lose sense of our divine nature. We stand, looking at our reflection in the mirror, wondering if we have...
Hypothesis: Faith and Science are Symbiotic

Hypothesis: Faith and Science are Symbiotic

Science and faith are not only symbiotic, but inseparable. Religion and science fuel people to seek truth; truth can be found in religion and science. Both can work together to promote faith and truth. Award-winning chemist Henry Eyring once said, “Some have asked me ‘Is there any conflict between science...
How Ordinary Women Can Become Extraordinary

How Ordinary Women Can Become Extraordinary

Heavenly Father sees value in us, and he designed each of us with the potential to become someone incredible. How will you choose to be extraordinary? It’s easy for women who live “normal” lives to feel less valuable than those around them. We might not be as popular, beautiful, funny,...
He Will Give You Rest: Recovering from Abuse

He Will Give You Rest: Recovering from Abuse

Jesus Christ eases the burdens and pains of abuse. You can find hope and healing as you recover. My journey to recovery after suffering abuse in my early twenties has been one of the most difficult experiences of my life. Even when I removed myself from the abusive situation, I...
“Where’s the Baby?”: Some Questions We Just Shouldn’t Ask

“Where’s the Baby?”: Some Questions We Just Shouldn’t Ask

When to start a family and how many kids to have are personal decisions. People’s well-meaning questions can create unhelpful pressure—and even pain. “So are you planning on having kids soon?” The first time I was greeted with this question, I had been married for three weeks. My husband and...
Catching a Vision of Your Future

Catching a Vision of Your Future

Preparing for your future starts with the decisions you make now. Young adulthood has been described as a decade of decisions, but it can also be a decade of dreams. As Elder Erich W. Kopischke counsels in “What Do You Envision in Life?” it is important to have a clear vision...