Body Image—Why You Should Love the Skin You’re In

"Love Yourself" written in concrete.

Our bodies are uniquely ours. Here are some ways to view them the way God does.  Our world constantly bombards us with images of “perfection.” Instagram models on a beach, makeup ads with acne-free skin, and tabloids advertising the newest weight loss routine all paint a picture of “ideal” bodies… Continue reading

Why You Should Make Time to Love God

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Although life is hectic, if we focus on one thing—love for the Lord—everything we need to juggle will fall exactly into place.  About six months ago, I had the tiniest prompting.  “You should volunteer to be the church organist,” I thought.  To say I was surprised would be an understatement.… 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

Remembering Our True Identity

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When we remember our true identity, we’re better prepared to serve our spiritual brothers and sisters. I’m the type of person who, during a one-hour drive, can listen to all sorts of music—classical, country, rock, indie, pop, opera, and Broadway. So, I easily connect with people who also love all… Continue reading

How Doses of Kindness Can Heal a Wounded World

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With so much hate spreading in the world, it’s not enough for us to avoid unkindness like the plague—we need to cure it.  Today, we can find hate almost everywhere we look. In the talk “The Need for Greater Kindness,” President Gordon B. Hinckley states that unkindness is infecting even… Continue reading

5 Ways to Become Converted to the Lord

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Conversion is a lifelong process of dedicating our lives to Christ. Here are a few simple habits that we can develop to help our conversion continue. Becoming converted to the Lord isn’t a one-time event or a casual process. But it also doesn’t have to be intimidating or confusing. In… 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

The Beauty of Broken

Picture of a broken window through which you can see a beautiful, old building.

Though the feeling of being broken can be heavy, there’s beauty in that brokenness. It creates space for Christ to fill in the cracks and make us even stronger vessels than before. Have you ever felt lost, hurt, or helpless? Have you ever done something you regret? Not necessarily a… Continue reading

How Christ Can Be Your Eternal Life Coach

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In the game of life, you don’t always get to play the position you want. Remember that Christ—your eternal life coach—always has the best play in mind. One day during a high school track practice, one of my teammates asked me how I could believe in Christ when there are… Continue reading

4 Ways To Turn Our Homes into Holy Places

A doormat that says HOME.

When we implement four simple practices, our homes can become holy places that invite the Spirit. With a pandemic keeping people inside, many of us have had no choice but to work and attend school from home. We’ve even had to watch Church meetings from home. When we aren’t attending… Continue reading