Why You Should Make Time to Love God

Silhouettes walk in the distance

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

Two Lessons to Help You Become a Provident Provider

Couple sitting at table doing finances, one is visibly shocked

If you struggle to live debt free, these lessons may help.  In today’s world, it has become increasingly easy—and often necessary—to go into debt. In fact, according to a study by Experian, young adults saw the greatest increase in average debt in over a decade between the years 2019 and… Continue reading

We Are Never Alone: God Knows Us and Loves Us

Man Standing on Wood Near Mountain Range

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

5 Ways to Become Converted to the Lord

Christ sitting in the grass with his disciples

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

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

Woman in Gray Crew Neck Shirt Running on Brown Soil during Daytime

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

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

Maximizing Your Joy through Minimalism

A desk on a white wall.

By getting rid of the material things we don’t need, we can practice minimalism and free up space in our homes, our minds, and our hearts.   I have a vice: shopping. Whether buying gifts for others or buying gifts for myself, I just can’t seem to stop. I wouldn’t call… Continue reading

To Hear the Savior Pray for You

How would it feel if we could hear the Savior pray for us? As we improve our personal prayers, we can experience what that might feel like.   I walked inside, exhausted. Why do I even go on dates if I always come back so drained? Maybe I’m alone in… Continue reading

A Humble Roadmap to Reach Perfection

Question marks on colored paper

While achieving perfection may seem like an impossible feat, the perfect first step is asking our Heavenly Father, “What lack I yet?” Becoming perfect can seem daunting, but perfection is ultimately required by our Heavenly Father if we want to return to live with him. So how do we accomplish… Continue reading