Having a Gratefulness for Baptism

Man baptizing boy

The gospel principle that I am most grateful for is baptism because it can really change your life. In Elder Robert D. Hales’s October 2000 general conference talk, he said, “When we are baptized, we take upon ourselves the sacred name of Jesus Christ. Taking upon us his name is… Continue reading

The Temple Altar and Other Sealing-Ceremony Symbols

A view of the Meridian Idaho Temple and the Boise River at sunset.

By learning more about symbols in the sealing ceremony, we can strengthen our relationship with Christ. Jeffrey R. Holland’s BYU devotional address “How Do I Love Thee?” discusses the love that’s needed in order for romantic relationships to last. Long-lasting relationships often begin in a temple sealing room, where families… Continue reading

The Healing Power of Family History

A woman laughing with her grandmother in a garden

As we link generations by doing family history work and performing temple ordinances, God promises to send us healing blessings. Shortly after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Russell M. Nelson addressed The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a talk entitled “Hear Him.” Due to government… Continue reading

Finding Spiritual Treasures: Accessing Priesthood Power as a Woman

President Russel M. Nelson speaks of “spiritual treasures” available in the temple. But what are they and how can we draw on them? As women in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we may find it hard to understand our role in priesthood organizations and callings. President Russell… Continue reading

How Are Women Connected to the Priesthood?

When men and women understand how women are connected to the priesthood, they will find peace while accomplishing their role in God’s plan. In the past, women have not been treated equally, and even today they are still fighting for equality. Some people question whether The Church of Jesus Christ… Continue reading

Finding Yourself in the Faces of your Ancestors

Find out which of your ancestors you look like with FamilySearch’s new feature, Compare-a-Face. Family history is an important responsibility for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and we have been asked to learn about our ancestors. This responsibility can be enjoyable; as we learn more… Continue reading

Getting the Most from Your Temple Worship

By treating the temple as a place of learning, our visits can become more meaningful. “Go to the temple.” It’s something we hear from Church leaders almost as much as the exhortation to read our scriptures and say our prayers. But no matter how many times it has been said,… Continue reading

Not Ordained but Called: Women and the Priesthood

For a long time, I believed that women didn’t exercise the priesthood. But a class I took at BYU taught me how wrong I was. I’ve often grappled with women’s roles in the priesthood. For the majority of my life, I thought the priesthood was something that only men had… Continue reading

Standing in Holy Places outside of Holy Places

Going to the temple and attending sacrament meeting won’t guarantee us eternal life; blessings come when we make all times and all places holy. If I attend the temple once a month and prepare to worthily partake of the sacrament each week, why do I feel like I’m living below… Continue reading

Unknowingly Prepared

I had no idea the Lord had been preparing me to enter the temple. Now I see how he led me step by step. I guess you could say I was in a rut. I did the same thing every day: school, work, homework, sleep. Meanwhile, my friends were going… Continue reading