Slow Down and Connect with Heaven

Two people sitting on a fallen log in a forest

We can feel God’s presence if we pause to ponder and notice the beauty in our lives.  “Do you take time to discover each day how beautiful your life can be?” Elder Richard G. Scott asked this question in his 1996 general conference address “Finding Joy in Life.” His talk… Continue reading

You Can Find Peace amid Mental Health Trials

Man sitting at a table covering his face with his hand

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

3 Steps to Find Peace in Trying Times

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Although we can’t control our life’s circumstances, we can find peace throughout any trial by relying on Christ. Peace is something the majority of people search for in life. We have likely felt peace at some point, but we have probably also felt its absence. The social and civil unrest… Continue reading

We Are Never Alone: God Knows Us and Loves Us

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Just because we are spending time by ourselves, the Lord hasn’t left us alone. The past year has been filled with heartaches and disappointments because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I have spent a large portion of the year by myself, and as a result, have had countless moments when I… Continue reading

3 Tips to Help You Stay Afloat Mentally

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When the weight of life is pulling you under water, remember that there are always buoys that can lift you up. Here are three tips to help you stay afloat when you’re drowning mentally. As a college student—especially during the COVID-19 pandemic—I often find myself drowning in everything I have… Continue reading

How to Manage Stress by Turning to Christ

When the pressure and stress of daily life are overwhelming, we can turn to Christ to find peace and relief. He promises that with his help, we can persevere and grow through our trials.  Something that I’ve recently learned about myself is that I can find a reason to be… Continue reading

How to Come Up for Air Among the Waves of Mental Illness

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Even though we may be drowning in the waves of mental illness, our reliance on Christ will help us make it to shore. Around when I started high school, I began to experience anxiety on a level that wasn’t just nervousness or anxiousness. My struggles with anxiety have always made… Continue reading

Work for Peace; Triumph through Trust

As we build bridges of trust, we direct our thinking toward the importance of peace, the central feature of what disciples may hope to achieve.  Discipleship grows when we place peace at the center of our decisions. As we work for peace, the key to triumph is trust. We can come… Continue reading

Your Wonderful, Imperfect Offering

Women holding a leaf in shape of a heart.

“You don’t have to be perfect or the greatest person who ever graced the earth or the best of anything to be with Him.” —Elder D. Todd Christofferson I often make the mistake of equating productivity with self-worth. There are obvious problems with this kind of thinking—one being that humans… Continue reading