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

Devote Your All to Christ

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When we devote our all to Christ, we learn to prioritize Jesus in our lives and also experience joy in doing so.  We’ve heard time and again from General Authorities that we live in the most spiritually dangerous era of the world’s existence. Many of the weapons that Satan uses… Continue reading

Calvary and Gethsemane: Where Did Christ Atone for Our Sins?

We tend to emphasize the role of Gethsemane in Christ’s Atonement, but the Crucifixion at Calvary also plays a crucial role. How can we come closer to Jesus Christ by learning about his death? Where did Christ’s Atonement take place? In Dr. John Hilton III’s interview titled “The Atoning Crucifixion,”… Continue reading

Come, Follow Me: One Influencer Worth Following

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What if instead of spending our days being influenced by strangers over the internet, we spent our days being influenced by our Father in Heaven? Last week at the grocery store, I was reaching for my usual box of protein bars when a certain brand caught my eye. I recognized… Continue reading

Eyes to See: How We Can See Others More Clearly

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A blind musician learned to see people for who they truly are. He believes there is more that binds us than separates us. In Mark chapter 8, Christ lectures his disciples for doubting his power. Even though they had witnessed his miracles, they were still blind to who he truly… Continue reading

Be Forever Changed

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Knowledge of Christ’s Resurrection can change our perspective and increase our faith. This past year with COVID-19 has brought a tremendous amount of heartache and pain to people all around the world. At a time when deaths are diminished to a number on a webpage, we might find ourselves questioning… Continue reading

Embracing the You That You Are

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God loves us perfectly, so why don’t we love ourselves? In today’s world, we can easily get bogged down by questions about our self-worth. Why are we not as pretty as our friends? Why can’t we perform as well in school as the other students? Why don’t we ever get… Continue reading

In Our Eyes Too

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We often separate ourselves into categories based on our differences, but these categories do not define our inherent value as eternal children of God. We often repeat the scripture that says “the worth of souls is great in the sight of God” (see D&C 18:10). However, sometimes the perceived differences… Continue reading

Our Guiding Mistakes

Uneven rocky stairs leading up the side of a mountain.

Because of the Savior, we have infinite opportunities to learn from our mistakes. We all make mistakes. But this fact is not a mistake in the plan of salvation for humankind. In his talk “Until Seventy Times Seven,” Elder Lynn G. Robbins explains that “repentance isn’t [God’s] backup plan in… Continue reading

Not My Feet Only: Accepting the Lord’s Service

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When we struggle to accept the Lord’s help, let us follow the example of Peter at the Last Supper when Christ washes Peter’s feet. My parents were recently called to serve as a mission president couple in California. While they’ve been preparing for their mission, I’ve thought a lot about… Continue reading