Rediscovering My Connection with God

Train tunnel.

When our connection with God feels weak, we can find strength by remembering he is our Father and the Savior is our Redeemer. Oftentimes we’ll go above and beyond to regain a missing internet connection on our cell phone: we’ll try everything that normally does work, and it just won’t… Continue reading

Choosing to Identify as a Child of God

Jesus walking with a child in a forest.

When we identify first and foremost as children of God, we are able to see ourselves as God does—individuals with eternal divine worth. When I was five years old, I believed with the utmost confidence—as only a child can—that I was Heavenly Father’s favorite child. As I grew older, however,… Continue reading

Your Spiritual Superpower

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The greatest superpower of all—God’s power in our lives—comes from keeping our covenants and receiving the power to change. If you could have one superpower, what would it be? It might be a hard choice! But there is a superpower you already have. In her address “The Power to Change,”… Continue reading

How to Overcome the World’s Distractions

An Island inside a lake.

The world will always try to distract us from our spiritual pursuits, but we can learn to overcome worldly temptations while building a life centered on what our Heavenly Father wants for us. Have you ever wondered how you can have a life filled with deep, abiding joy? We can… Continue reading

The Secret Behind Cultivating Inclusivity at Church: Charity

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Charity is cultivating inclusivity at church—it’s recognizing the signs of exclusion and learning to be inclusive toward excluded members. Moving to a new location usually means moving to a new ward. For shy people like me, the thought of starting over fills us with dread. Will I make friends? Will… Continue reading

Embracing Mondays and the Mundane

Family making breakfast together in a kitchen.

Happiness and peace can be found daily through Jesus Christ, no matter the circumstances. Monday. It’s safe to say this is one of the most universally dreaded days of the week. With Mondays come blaring alarms, project due dates, long commutes, and the weight of a stressful week ahead.  If… Continue reading

We Are More Than Survivors

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When bad things happen to us, such as abuse, bullying, or trauma, we must remember what Christ said: “I know your sorrows, and I have come to deliver you” (Exodus 3:8–9). Survival stories come in many different forms. Some may think of natural disasters, wilderness survival, or plane crashes, while… Continue reading

Demystifying Ministering

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Without a to-do list describing how to minister to our brothers and sisters, ministering may feel a little bit mystifying. But the Spirit can teach us how to fulfill the Savior’s invitation to minister in his way. The revised ministering program in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints… Continue reading

Finding Faith in the Light of Christ

Jesus standing under a ray of light

When the light of your testimony starts to fade, seek the light of Christ to help you pierce through the darkness of your trials and reignite your faith. We all face fears, insecurities, and doubts that can make our lives seem suffocatingly dark. These challenges can make it difficult to… Continue reading

Six Simple Habits that Promote Mental Strength

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Practicing these six daily spiritual habits can help us maintain good mental health. Mental health challenges are a part of life. Just as everyone occasionally gets sick with a cold or the flu, at some point everyone will also experience some type of mental health issue. These issues could include… Continue reading