Becoming Whole Through Broken Hearts

Ceramic circle with cracked clay

When we offer our broken hearts to God, he can mend them and transform our brokenness into beauty. The first time I saw a piece of kintsugi pottery, I was struck by the gold cracks in the bowl. Once broken, the bowl was laboriously made whole again by a master… Continue reading

Creating a Community of Covenant-Keeping People

Temple building

By keeping our covenants with God, we open the doors to a shared community of belonging with God and with each other. In an increasingly individualized society, it may be difficult to see how any of us can truly connect with and understand one another. However, we can create a… Continue reading

You Are Worthy of God’s Love

In moments of isolation and loneliness, God’s love is available to you through the Atonement of Jesus Christ to comfort you and lift you up. Soon after my return from a full-time mission, I felt distant from God. It was almost as if he had left me drifting on an… Continue reading

Choosing to Be Kind

Woman Falling in a Line Holding Each Other

Kindness is not a trait, it’s a choice—one we have to make even when it’s hard. It’s no secret that we live in a contentious time. We have found ourselves facing a global pandemic, political and social unrest, and the rise of social media and its cancel culture. Not surprisingly,… Continue reading

How to Serve Even When We’re Busy

Two people putting groceries in car

Even when you have a lot going on in your own life, there are always opportunities to serve. When the Savior taught that we should “lose our lives for [his] sake,” he was telling us to dedicate our time to serving others (Luke 9:24). While we want to follow this… Continue reading

We’re Thinking of Christ, but Are We Talking of Him?

Christ kneeling down with man and hugging him

In a world that’s speaking less of Christ, it’s our responsibility to speak more of him. How can we consciously talk more about Jesus Christ? On my walk home from a stressful day at school, I called my oldest sister to relieve some of my frustrations. As I rambled on… Continue reading

Why Humility Is the Key to Self-Improvement

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The best way to become like Christ is to humble ourselves and rely on the Lord’s promptings.  The commandment to become like Christ is a daunting task. As I prepare to graduate from college and attempt to find my place in the world, I have struggled to understand which Christlike… Continue reading

You Don’t Have to Fake It to Make It

Man looking in the mirror

When we face uncertainty, the Lord doesn’t expect us to pretend to know what we’re doing.  When my mom was called to be our ward choir director, she felt insecure because she had no experience. The previous choir director told her, “Fake it ’til you make it. Don’t show any… 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

How to Prioritize and Accomplish What Matters Most

With our long to-do lists, it can seem like there’s never enough time. But if we refocus our priorities, we’ll accomplish what’s most important. More often than not, your to-do list is far longer than time permits. By the end of the day, it seems there are more things on… Continue reading