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

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

Facing the Future in Uncertain Times

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When we face uncertain times, we can combine the Savior’s grace with hard work to propel ourselves forward toward a better future. The COVID-19 outbreak has made 2020 a tough economic year. No one has it easy. My roommate just finished his master’s degree in statistics. He had a full-time… Continue reading

Magnifying Your Calling from Home: Service during COVID-19

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During the COVID-19 outbreak, the world needs our service. Here’s how you can magnify your calling in these turbulent times. During the COVID-19 outbreak, how can we magnify our callings if we can’t meet together?  Sister Sharon Eubank, the first counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, sheds light on… Continue reading

How to Become a Spiritual First Responder

God sometimes asks us to be a first responder to a spiritual emergency, but how do we open our hearts to hear his Spirit’s call? In emergencies, first responders such as police officers, firefighters, and paramedics are usually the first ones on the scene. Just as they are called to… Continue reading

Embracing Our Forever Trials

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There are some trials that you just can’t shake—no matter how much you’ve healed, they’ll be with you for the rest of your life. And that’s okay. One day you wake up and your whole life is different. Maybe you’ve lost a loved one. Maybe you’ve suffered from an accident,… Continue reading

 How to Keep Your Balance  

Do we sometimes find ourselves losing our balance as we pedal our way through life? It seems that we’re always being pulled in a million different directions. As we ride through this life, it’s easy to let stress overcome the important balance in our lives.  Gary K. Palmer gave a… Continue reading

It’s Not Where You Serve, but How You Serve

After being reassigned to a new mission and then leaving the field early, a conference address helped me put things into perspective.  In April 2017, I was in the Missionary Training Center when I got a major concussion and sprained my ankle. Consequently, a week later I was reassigned to… Continue reading

Gracefully Accepting God’s Will

We may not understand why certain things happen, but we can be certain that trusting God’s plan leads to eternal happiness. When President Dieter F. Uchtdorf gave the talk “Fourth Floor, Last Door,” I felt humbled and realized his words had completely changed the way I think about my faith… Continue reading

Grieve with Faith

Faith can help us find comfort during the hardship and trouble that grief brings to our lives. Grieving is a process that almost most people on this earth will have to work through at some point in their lives. Faith can help in this process. However, being able to have… Continue reading