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

Four Ways to Turn Weaknesses into Strengths

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Building on our strengths, recognizing our limitations, relying on the Savior, and receiving his grace can help us find strength in God. God consistently chooses the young, small, weak, and humble to do his work. In a Brigham Young University devotional, Bishop Gérald Caussé, First Counselor in the Presiding Bishopric,… Continue reading

Finding Your Eternal Teammate

Rather than relying on Hollywood’s depiction of love, let’s trust the Lord’s prophets to guide us on how to choose a spouse. We’ve all heard the beautiful chimes that ring in movies when two people finally meet and marry. We sigh and ache to find “the one” for ourselves. But… Continue reading

Your Role in Our Global Church

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Our worldwide church requires each of us to realize that we are greater than our differences. Less than 30 years ago, the Berlin Wall was the ultimate physical symbol of division and uncertainty. Today, that physical boundary has been torn down. But we regularly need to cross cultural boundaries to… Continue reading

When Is Envy a Virtue?

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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

Five Ways to Understand Your Identity

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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… Continue reading

To Beard or Not to Beard? The Question on Latter-day Saint Faces

Here are some snippets about growing and shaving beards in LDS Church history. Reflecting on the beards of Brigham Young and numerous other past leaders, some current members may wonder why the Church encourages its male members to be clean-shaven. Questions are especially prevalent among some at Brigham Young University.… Continue reading

Juggling Too Much?

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By participating in spiritually engaging activities, simplifying schedules, and centering on Jesus Christ, we can find balance in our hectic lives. E. Jeffrey Hill, associate professor in the School of Family Life at Brigham Young University, says that whether we have classes, work, Church callings, or family obligations, too many responsibilities… Continue reading