No Borders in Christ’s Kingdom

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Although it may often seem that the world is divided by borders, religion, or politics, we are all one when we live in Jesus Christ’s kingdom. The year 2020 was defined by unrest in the United States. With a dangerous virus, a contentious election, and protests and riots taking place,… Continue reading

How Can Your Gospel Questions Make You Stronger?

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Just like the soreness of muscles after a hard workout, the pain of the questions we ask is a sign of growth, not of weakness.  During my first year of classes at Brigham Young University (BYU), I was confronted with complexities in the Church’s history and doctrine that I had… Continue reading

Gospel Lessons from Harry Potter

The Harry Potter series can teach us more about sacred gospel principles than may initially meet the eye.  In Bridgitte C. Madrian’s BYU devotional “Harry Potter and the Five Gospel Truths,” we read about five gospel principles we can learn from Harry Potter. 1. “All Are Alike unto God” Harry’s… Continue reading

With Christ, You Are Equal to the Task!

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Living in the latter days, we can “take a step higher” by engaging in acts of preparation, generosity, and faith. Do you ever feel discontent with your eternal progression as you strive to be one with Christ? Feelings of frustration and inadequacy can lead us to believe that we are… Continue reading

Capturing Light

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In times of darkness, you may think that Christ’s light has abandoned you. But when you can’t see, that’s when you turn on the flashlight. Having grown up on a farm, I find the sun a source of light, hope, and joy. But the sun sets every night, giving way… Continue reading

Gratitude is Key: How to Be Happy in Hard Times

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We may struggle to be grateful in difficult times, but gratitude has an important role in our happiness.  We may find ourselves focusing on the negative effects that COVID-19 has had on our lives, and with good reason. But we should also remember the good things that have come from… Continue reading

Illuminate Your Faith through Spiritual Reflection

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When we feel distant from God, spiritually defining memories can brighten the road before us and reassure us of God’s love. Do you remember the last time you felt the Spirit? In his talk “Spiritually Defining Memories” from the April 2020 general conference, Elder Neil L. Andersen teaches, “From time… Continue reading

Your Wonderful, Imperfect Offering

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“You don’t have to be perfect or the greatest person who ever graced the earth or the best of anything to be with Him.” —Elder D. Todd Christofferson I often make the mistake of equating productivity with self-worth. There are obvious problems with this kind of thinking—one being that humans… Continue reading

4 Ways to Increase Your Spiritual Capacity for Revelation

How can we improve our ability to receive personal revelation? Here are four ways to increase your spiritual capacity. In April of 2018, President Russell M. Nelson challenged us to “increase [our] spiritual capacity.” But how can we become the kinds of spiritual giants that we see in the leaders… Continue reading