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

The Beauty of Broken

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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 to Manage Stress by Turning to Christ

When the pressure and stress of daily life are overwhelming, we can turn to Christ to find peace and relief. He promises that with his help, we can persevere and grow through our trials.  Something that I’ve recently learned about myself is that I can find a reason to be… Continue reading

Education: A Sacred Endeavor

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Education is considered a modern commodity, but how often do we consider its role in reaching our divine potential? Life is full of learning opportunities. But the knowledge gained from formal education is unique in that it refines not only the mind, but the whole person. This transformative knowledge should… 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

Catch Joy, Not COVID-19

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  Joy is a power we can experience through Jesus Christ that will help us endure the difficulties of a pandemic. Just a couple of months before the world was shut down by the onset of COVID-19, Brigham Young University president Kevin J Worthen gave a devotional focused on joy.… 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

Emulating Christ’s Ministry to the Margins

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To become better disciples of Christ, we must have “the courage to confront our own prejudices and to challenge the assumptions we make about ­others.” —Phillip D. Rash We may feel we belong when most of the people in our communities look like us and have similar experiences to us.… Continue reading

You Were Meant to Be Different

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You may feel you don’t belong in church because you are different, but God designed you to be different, and he needs you and your unique strengths in his plan. There may be some times in the Church when you feel like you don’t belong. But you do belong—of course… 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