How to Make Your Watchlist Something to Be Proud Of

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The movies and TV shows we watch carry messages with them, ranging from good to bad and from beautiful to ugly. With an array of options to choose from, how can we best curate a watchlist worthy of our time? Compiling watchlists has become a sort of hobby of mine.… Continue reading

Strength in Spiritual Sensitivity: What to Do When You Feel Spiritually Numb

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There may be times in our lives when we become numb to feeling the influence of the Holy Ghost. Here are three questions to ask when we feel far away from Heavenly Father. Demands for our attention are everywhere; schoolwork, friends, social media, jobs, family, and more all compete for… Continue reading

Was That the Spirit?

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We often wonder how to distinguish between the Spirit and our own thoughts. By acting on our first impressions, we can know that God is, in fact, communicating with us. “Get her ice cream tomorrow,” I thought when I saw a girl in my ward sitting alone during church. “What?… Continue reading

4 Ways to Increase Your Spiritual Capacity for Revelation

How can we improve our ability to receive personal revelation? Here are four ways to increase your spiritual capacity. In April of 2018, President Russell M. Nelson challenged us to “increase [our] spiritual capacity.” But how can we become the kinds of spiritual giants that we see in the leaders… Continue reading

Children and Youth Program—Not Just for Kids

Don’t let the name “Children and Youth” keep you from participating in this visionary, goal-setting program. A young mother asked if I was feeling overwhelmed with all the changes to the Church’s children and youth program. To be perfectly honest, I felt like I was off the hook because there… Continue reading

How to Stay Spiritually Safe

The best way to protect yourself from the terror that threatens the world is to turn to the scriptures to learn about God’s protection. Every story in the news highlights the instability of the world we live in. Wars, politics, violence, and hate are presented to us every day, and… Continue reading

4 Ways to Strengthen Your Spiritual Muscles

How to keep your testimony strong no matter your location or circumstances. Growing up in an all-girls Anglican boarding school in South Africa, Calla Wilford was the only member of the Church in her school. Because she lived two hours away from the closest seminary building, she couldn’t go to… Continue reading

Not Feeling the Spirit? It Might Be for One of These Two Reasons

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What keeps us from always feeling the Spirit? Recently, I was reading emails and letters that I wrote while I was a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I remembered how I felt as I wrote them—and how I felt all the time when I… Continue reading

Help God Help You

In a time of great personal trial, I followed a prompting that allowed me to help God help me. When I was younger, I tried to find peace and happiness in every way but the right way; that is to say, God’s way. I ended up suffering from addiction, as… Continue reading

Created to be Creative

As spirit children of a creative God, we all have the ability to be innovative and artistic in our fields when we depend on the Holy Ghost. In his talk “Gospel Vision of the Arts,” President Spencer W. Kimball wrote, “I have had a vision of members of the Church… Continue reading