Pause and Ponder Now for a Happier Future

“We make countless choices in life, some large and some seemingly small. Looking back, we can see what a great difference some of our choices made in our lives.” —President Dallin H. Oaks There were three paths at the top of the mountain. We went straight instead of left without… Continue reading

4 Steps to Break the Bands of Debt

Debt can be a terrifying master, but there are resources to help you break free from debt’s chains. Debt can be scary, especially when you find yourself drowning in it. Thankfully, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has several programs intended to help people become financially self-reliant. Here… Continue reading

Curiosity Saved the Cat

Be as the curious cat and be open to not knowing what happens next, and you’ll find that you can grow while experiencing uncertainty. Asking questions is a key part of our existence. We thrive on learning about the world around us. In Liz Wiseman’s speech “The Power of Not… Continue reading

What It Really Means to Choose

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If we knew the consequences of our actions, how would our choices change? In the article “Weightier Matters,” Elder Dallin H. Oaks discusses the ability to choose and the argument people use to justify actions that are contrary to God’s commandments: “But I have free agency!” The phrase free agency… Continue reading

Does Heavenly Father Care About Your Education?

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We know we can pray for help in gaining spiritual knowledge, but is it wrong to pray for help in gaining academic knowledge? Continue reading

Choosing Your Own Path

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It can be scary to make big decisions without heavenly confirmation, but if we trust ourselves as God does, we’ll find that we can make good choices for our lives. Our 20s have been rightfully named the Decade of Decision. from From the moment we graduate high school, we’re thrown… Continue reading

Am I Ready for General Conference?

General conference is an important worldwide event, and there are many ways for us to prepare. Twice a year, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a general conference where leaders share uplifting and inspired messages. To help you get ready for a conference weekend full of wholesome… Continue reading

Education: Is It Worth It?

Education is more than just learning facts. It is learning a new way to live by increasing our understanding and enabling the powers of heaven to act in our lives. Have you ever wondered if going to college is worth the money, the time, and the effort? According to Forbes,… Continue reading

4 Guiding Principles of Church Finances

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The Lord manages his Church through the same principles we should follow in our own lives. Have you ever wondered how tithing is used? And what about the Church’s commercial ventures and massive humanitarian program? The Church’s finances is a topic many people are curious about. Undergirding it all are… Continue reading

Satan’s Ad Campaign: Are You Buying into It?

When we recognize Satan’s false advertising, we can avoid miserable consequences and instead receive God’s blessings. Satan is trying to attract followers—and he knows that eternal misery isn’t a tempting pitch. In the talk “When Evil Appears Good and Good Appears Evil,” Elder Quentin L. Cook invites us to imagine… Continue reading