Believe that You Are Beloved

Christus Statue

Truly believing in and accepting the constant care of the Shepherd empowers us to become more like him and share his love.  You are held, supported, and adored by the Good Shepherd. You are his lamb. Jesus loves us eternally, but sometimes we imagine that Jesus will love us less… Continue reading

How Can I Minister as Christ Did?

Man Soothing Crying Sad Woman on Sofa

Christ is the perfect example of ministering to the one. How can we use our modern-day resources to serve and minister as he did? “What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go… Continue reading

Love Is the Perfect Christmas Gift

A carved wooden Nativity scene

Though Christmas may seem to be about presents and family celebrations, the true meaning of Christmas is bringing God’s love to everyone— especially those who feel lonely and forgotten. Many of us remember past Christmases filled with presents, laughter, and love and eagerly anticipate making more happy memories on Christmases… Continue reading

3 Steps to Bring You Closer to Christ

Silhouette of man walking in front of sunset

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

“In My Name Shall They Be Called, and They Are Mine”

John the Baptist Baptizes Jesus Christ

We don’t have to wait until the Savior’s coming to be called by his name and hear his voice. Our covenants are meant to help us accomplish those aims here and now. I recently came across the words of the Savior to Alma in Mosiah 26:18, 21, and 24. The… Continue reading

The Surprising Lesson We Can Learn from Pickles

Pickles

Cucumbers become pickles through a deliberate process of transformation. Similarly, each of us must be transformed, or born again, through Jesus Christ. I still remember the day I learned that pickles used to be cucumbers. As a young girl, I couldn’t fathom how one food could turn into another with… Continue reading

Everyday Acts of Faith Build Testimonies

Woman Praying on Bed

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

3 Ways To Get to Know Our Savior

A girl stands near a river surrounded by rocks and purple flowers.

Christ has the power to heal us through his Atonement, but we have to be willing to develop a relationship with him first.  Because I have learned about biblical stories and studied the scriptures since I was young, I have always thought that I knew a lot about Jesus. However,… Continue reading

Why You Should Make Time to Love God

Silhouettes walk in the distance

Although life is hectic, if we focus on one thing—love for the Lord—everything we need to juggle will fall exactly into place.  About six months ago, I had the tiniest prompting.  “You should volunteer to be the church organist,” I thought.  To say I was surprised would be an understatement.… Continue reading