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...

Gospel Lessons from Harry Potter

The Harry Potter series can teach us more about sacred gospel principles than may initially meet the eye.  In Bridgitte C. Madrian’s BYU devotional “Harry Potter and the Five Gospel Truths,” we read about five gospel principles we can learn from Harry Potter. 1. “All Are Alike unto God” Harry’s...
Five Ways to Understand Your Identity

Five Ways to Understand Your Identity

Learn how to overcome your struggles by understanding your eternal identity more deeply. In his 2012 BYU Education Week devotional address, Elder Tad R. Callister, then serving as a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, taught that when we understand our eternal identity, we are able overcome most of...
BYU–Pathway Worldwide: Unprecedented Access to Education

BYU–Pathway Worldwide: Unprecedented Access to Education

This new program offers online courses and in-person education around the globe. Ten years ago, President Gordon B. Hinckley encouraged the youth of the Church: “Educate your minds and hands, whatever your chosen field. Whether it be repairing refrigerators, or the work of a skilled surgeon, you must train yourselves. Seek...
Priesthood Authority to Perform Priesthood Functions

Priesthood Authority to Perform Priesthood Functions

Latter-day Saint men and women are equal in the sight of God. Both have access to priesthood authority to perform priesthood functions. A string orchestra is made up of five sections: first violins, second violins, violas, cellos, and string basses. Sometimes it seems like one section is more important than...
An Open Invitation: Applying General Conference Messages

An Open Invitation: Applying General Conference Messages

What you choose to do after general conference is over can have a far greater impact than can the notes you took or the good feelings you felt during the conference. Every six months, we have the privilege of joining with people across the world to hear messages from men...
Action: A Product of Our Thoughts and Words

Action: A Product of Our Thoughts and Words

The way you think about yourself directly impacts your level of success. Choose to think positively, and your own ability might surprise you.  “I am so bad at math—my brain just doesn’t work that way!” “I forget things all the time!” “I’m never going to be able to manage all of...
Do I Know Christ?

Do I Know Christ?

With so many materials available to us, it is becoming increasingly easier to learn about Jesus Christ. But are we also getting to know him? With all the resources available to us, it can be easy to let a deluge of information about Jesus Christ wash over us without it...