Education: A Sacred Endeavor

Friends Throwing Graduation Caps

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

Two women sitting at a table working

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

Old pier at sunset with flying seagulls.

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

College graduates throwing their blue caps with red tassels into the air next to a tall building with windows.

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

They’re Your Feet on the Path

Growing up, people used to tell us to follow our dreams. Now they want us to “be realistic.” However, it’s fully realistic to live a life that includes following our dreams. “You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself any direction you… Continue reading

How Managing Your Finances Can Help You Build God’s Kingdom

Managing your finances with the right perspective can make it a spiritual affair and help you build the kingdom of God.  When it comes to our financial lives, it can be easy to focus on ourselves, but managing our finances doesn’t have to be a selfish experience. In his devotional… Continue reading

The Lord Needs Self-Reliant Women

Let us do all we can to invest in our potential—earthly and divine—so we may be ready for all God has in store for us. Undoubtedly, God has commanded us to educate ourselves. Obtaining education from good sources, including but not limited to a traditional college education, allows us to… Continue reading

Don’t Get ‘Cheetah’ed out of Spiritual Safety

When the adversary’s forces push against you, how can you find true spiritual safety? We live in a world that is increasingly antagonistic. How can we maintain safety from the spiritual dangers around us? Elder David A. Bednar, in his talk “Watchful unto Prayer Continually,” shares three important lessons for… Continue reading