Divinity Is within You

If we could see each person’s divine potential, how would we act? How would we treat others—and ourselves—differently? Sometimes, we feel like terrible people. We think, “Why did I mess that up again?” or “Why couldn’t I do this better?” We become our harshest critics, judging ourselves without realizing how far we’ve… Continue reading

From God to You: Your Patriarchal Blessing

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Do you ever wonder who you are or what message God wants you to remember throughout your life that is specifically for you? Your patriarchal blessing gives some answers to these questions.  We sometimes lose sense of our divine nature. We stand, looking at our reflection in the mirror, wondering if we have… Continue reading

My Struggle with Scripture Study

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Prioritizing scripture study is a choice that can heal us. I had been home from my mission for three months, and I was already having trouble reading scriptures. I had read scriptures for an hour every day on my mission and had promised myself upon returning home that I would… Continue reading

Sunday Blues and Sabbath Delights

I dreaded Sundays. I wanted to enjoy them, but I didn’t until I learned to focus on my relationship with God. In his talk “The Sabbath Is a Delight,” President Russell M. Nelson uses the word delight sixteen times. To me, delight meant eating ice cream or watching a romantic comedy; it did not… Continue reading

Contest Winner: Everyone Can Be a Witness

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We all have a story worth sharing because God is part of each of our lives. He is our Father whether we are Christian or not. I believe that everyone has a story. By that, I mean that all people—even those self-proclaimed as “insignificant”—have something in their past that is worth… Continue reading

Your Body Is Not a Battleground

Fighting an eating disorder can sometimes seem like you’re fighting yourself. Luckily, you’re not the only one in the ring. In a world that advertises a strict standard of perfection, it’s easy to find ways you don’t fit the mold. This fault-finding attitude can have devastating effects on our mental… Continue reading

Who Are the Godhead?

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Understanding who the members of the Godhead are will help you draw closer to God and prepare for your own salvation. There are a lot of different ideas about who God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are as a Godhead. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland explains who they are and… Continue reading

Contest Winner: God Is Love

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God can seem like an impersonal, unknowable being in the sky. But we can find peace during our hardest times as we seek to understand him as our Father, who loves us individually. My pre-teenage concept of God was perhaps a little irreverent, but it nonetheless sculpted my dutiful, strained relationship with… Continue reading

When Evil Increases, So Does God’s Help

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The more darkness grows, the more God will help us if we rely on him.  It’s not easy to be a person of faith in our day, let alone to be a faithful Latter-day Saint. With the moral decline of society and the growing opposition against religion, it is easy… Continue reading

Is What You’re Feeling Guilt or Shame?

We expect to feel guilt when we sin, since we know that godly sorrow is essential to true repentance. But is it possible that we mistake shame for guilt? Guilt is a universal emotion. But for religious people, feelings of guilt can escalate because we believe that we have not… Continue reading