The Path to Creativity and Growth

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Creativity is often viewed as a rare gift, but it is in fact a mastery of skills. Such mastery is exactly what we need to be intentional with our growth. This life is a time for us to learn and grow, but often we struggle to know how to achieve… 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

How to Overcome Analysis Paralysis and Make a Decision

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Don’t let the fear of choosing wrong stop you from making a decision. Have you ever prayed about a major life decision and not received an answer? The first time this happened to me, I panicked. Why wasn’t God helping me decide? What if I made the wrong decision? I… Continue reading

Why Humility Is the Key to Self-Improvement

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The best way to become like Christ is to humble ourselves and rely on the Lord’s promptings.  The commandment to become like Christ is a daunting task. As I prepare to graduate from college and attempt to find my place in the world, I have struggled to understand which Christlike… Continue reading

Education: A Sacred Endeavor

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Education is considered a modern commodity, but how often do we consider its role in reaching our divine potential? Life is full of learning opportunities. But the knowledge gained from formal education is unique in that it refines not only the mind, but the whole person. This transformative knowledge should… Continue reading

How to Find Meaning in Your Job

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The job we’re paid to do can, at times, seem meaningless and monotonous. How can we find a lasting sense of purpose? We wake up every weekday morning earlier than we’d like, dress in clothes we likely wouldn’t wear otherwise, and go to jobs we’d rather not do. Maybe we… Continue reading

Check Your Sources

Good sources of truth will guide you safely through this life to the next. Truth has become a slippery thing these days, hard to define and identify, especially since everyone seems to have their own version of it. In such confusing times, how can we discover what the truth really… Continue reading

Selfless Service through Self-Reliance

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Self-reliance gives us the freedom to follow Christ’s commandment to “lift up the hands that hang down” (Doctrine & Covenants 81:5). “Let’s not be gullible gulls. We…must preserve our talents of self-sufficiency, our genius for creating things for ourselves, our sense of thrift and our true love of independence.” In… Continue reading

When the Economy Goes Down, We Look Up

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When the economy takes a turn for the worse, it feels like everything is falling apart, but we can rely on God and grow from these unexpected experiences. COVID-19 is an epidemic virus that has affected the world and has shut down many businesses throughout the world. Because of the… Continue reading