Gaining Maturity by Cultivating Appreciation

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The often-forgotten virtue of appreciation can transform your relationships with others and with God. Think of all the people you’ve interacted with today. Regardless of whether you’re related to them, whether you’re friends with them, or whether you just met them, did you treat them with kindness? Did you say… Continue reading

10 Characteristics of an Educated Person

Education can help you learn about your eternal nature, discover truth and self-discipline, and become who God wants you to be. Personal questions can help us evaluate our educational progress: “Where am I now? What do I need to do better? What do I need to learn in order to… Continue reading

How to Be Great Now

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Small and simple actions add up to a meaningful life. Christlike love transforms our simple, everyday living into something extraordinary. Have you ever looked closely at a single drop of water? In a massive ocean, a drop doesn’t seem to make much of a difference. But the ocean is made… Continue reading

When Is Envy a Virtue?

Dome of the Rock

Interfaith experiences can help the deeply religious learn more about God. When the Stockholm Sweden temple opened in 1985, many Swedes were unhappy about it. But defense for the building came from an unexpected source: Krister Stendahl, Bishop of Stockholm for the Church of Sweden. Stendahl, who was also the… Continue reading