Don’t Sweat the Details: He Has a Plan

It’s easy to get caught up in the details of the plan of salvation, but don’t let them overshadow the simple and pure truths.   There are so many details about the doctrines and practices of the gospel, and sometimes they lead to more questions than answers. In his conference… Continue reading

3 Ways to Everyday Happiness

When life doesn’t go down the planned path, don’t worry—there is an easy formula to make every step you take a happy one. School, work, family, friends—all day every day, something needs our attention. In his talk, “A Summer with Great Aunt Rose,” President Dieter F. Uchtdorf gives us a… Continue reading

Will Being Holier Really Make Me Happier?

We can increase our personal happiness today by taking the needed steps to become more holy.  “Keeping the commandments makes you happier.” At times, this may feel like a line said by well-meaning parents and leaders simply because they want us to improve our behavior. In fact, we may think… Continue reading

The Adventure Lasts a Lifetime

The call to adventure is inside you, beckoning you toward a glorious destiny. Don’t let your fear of dragons keep you from it. In every culture and age, humans have told and turned to stories for inspiration. Perhaps we hold on to stories because, in each of us, there is… Continue reading

How Prophets Help Us Differentiate Skunks from Kitty Cats

The adversary tries to make good appear evil and evil appear good, but if we listen to our prophets, we won’t be fooled.  In his conference address “Deceive Me Not,” Elder Gary E. Stevenson tells the story of his sons who wanted to go outside to play at their great-uncle’s… Continue reading

A Rejuvenated Young Women Program

The adjustments in 2019 to the Young Women theme, classes, and leadership practices were made to better serve “the one.” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been actively updating its policies to help its members better meet the needs of “the one.” As a result of the… Continue reading

3 Ways to Combat Major Regret

Regret is relentless as it comes at us from all sides, but there are three goals we can shoot for to minimize major regret.  For all the positive emotions we experience on this earth, we have to feel many negative ones as well to help us grow and appreciate the… Continue reading

Sadness Is Not Suffered Alone

As members of the Church, we can lean on our Heavenly Father, the Savior, and other members to lift the burdens of sadness and mental despair.  Since I was a young girl, I remember always feeling nervous. This nervousness persisted and became a part of my permanent thought process. Eventually,… Continue reading

Don’t Get ‘Cheetah’ed out of Spiritual Safety

When the adversary’s forces push against you, how can you find true spiritual safety? We live in a world that is increasingly antagonistic. How can we maintain safety from the spiritual dangers around us? Elder David A. Bednar, in his talk “Watchful unto Prayer Continually,” shares three important lessons for… Continue reading

Break Free from Anxiety’s Isolation

When you are struggling with anxiety, it is easy to feel lonely. But you are not alone in this fight. It’s hard to fight a battle when it’s inside your head. The battle against anxiety is tough. Anxiety ruins many simple experiences in life, and the loneliness anxiety brings is… Continue reading