We Can Find Truth in All Religions

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As Latter-day Saints, we can embrace our heritage as truth seekers as we identify and appreciate God’s light in other religions. Many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints revere the personal, truth-seeking process highlighted in James 1:5: “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask… Continue reading

“I Wasn’t There for the Weeds”: When Duty Becomes Devotion

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When we make Christ the center of our lives, our thoughts and actions become motivated by devotion rather than duty.  When we take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ at baptism, we promise to exemplify Christlike attributes and to share his teachings and love with all. However, our busy… Continue reading

Do You Have Faith in God’s Plan Even if It’s Not Yours?

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We often strive to have faith for things we wish to happen, but do we also have faith that things happen for a reason even when they might not be what we want? Faith is a foundational principle of the gospel of Jesus Christ; it’s something we’ve been taught since… Continue reading

3 Steps to Bring You Closer to Christ

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Every time we do anything that brings us nearer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, they will support us in taking the next step in our journey back to them. How can we strengthen our relationship with the Savior? We may have a hard time knowing where to begin. In… Continue reading

You Can Find Peace amid Mental Health Trials

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God cares about our mental health, and he hopes that through these trials we will choose to lean on him and trust in his healing process. Facing unrelenting fear can be destructive. When I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, I experienced days where I couldn’t function emotionally or physically.… Continue reading

The Test and Blessing of Tithing

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We may experience times when paying our tithing seems impossible, but if we have faith, the Lord will bless us more than we can imagine. In the general conference address “Tithing: A Test of Faith with Eternal Blessings,” Elder Robert D. Hales says, “Tithing develops and tests our faith. By… Continue reading

Why You Don’t Need to Be Afraid of Decisions

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As young adults, we may feel afraid of the many decisions we have to make. Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf offers us a perspective that can calm our fears and change our approach to decision-making. If God told me what to do, I would do it. That thought often runs through… Continue reading

How to Take Control of Your Life through Active Decision-Making

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We have been given the incredible gift of agency from God. When we use this agency to actively make decisions, we enable ourselves and the Lord to guide our lives.  A few years ago I was accepted into a study abroad program, and I had a decision to make: if… Continue reading

How to Face Unanswered Questions

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When we face difficult questions, we can look to the undoubtable truths we already hold dear to strengthen our patience in God’s timing. The world has a tendency to pull the rug out from under us. Just when we think we have life figured out, friends and family may walk… Continue reading

Everyday Acts of Faith Build Testimonies

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Even when you do not receive powerful answers to prayers, you can still gain a testimony of Christ and witness his guiding influence in your life. I can count on one hand how many times I have received an obvious answer to a prayer. As a teenager, I often felt… Continue reading