Understanding the Symbol of the Cross

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Latter-day Saints do not normally wear physical crosses, but instead take up a symbolic cross in order to come unto Christ. Why do Latter-day Saints not wear crosses? I recently talked about this question with a fellow member of the Church. She told me that she did wear a cross… Continue reading

Inspiring Others With Your Identity

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Having a unique identity can seem important, but what’s more important is loving those who choose different paths than we do. We live in a world with ever-increasing controversial opinions and views. Each of us may want a strong sense of individual identity, including our political perspectives, social outlooks, and… Continue reading

Why Do We Need So Many Church Meetings?

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Heavenly Father wants us to meet together often. Here are some of His reasons why. A few years ago, I was wondering, isn’t it enough to take care of our daily gospel tasks and go to church occasionally? Why do we need to attend so frequently? I kept trying to… Continue reading

You Are Deserving

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Though sometimes it may feel impossible to continue on, we can never be so broken that the Lord can’t make us whole again. In times of trial and affliction, it can feel as if there is no end in sight. For those who suffer from mental illness, the struggles can… Continue reading

Faith in the Future

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In learning from past mistakes, make sure you don’t lose sight of brighter days ahead. Faith in Jesus Christ is always grounded in hope for the future. Sometimes we may feel stuck in the past. Although this is a common experience, living in the past can hold us back from… Continue reading

It’s Time to Let Go of Your Past

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If we don’t let go of the past, we run the risk of committing the greater sin of focusing on the past  instead of enjoying the present. Do you know what it’s like to have your past mistakes loop through your head repeatedly? I do. After you’ve done all you… Continue reading

“Peace I Leave With You”

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The tools we need to “grow an economy of genuine goodness in society” are found in the gospel of Jesus Christ.  In the current climate of growing social unrest and war, peace is needed more than ever. As Elder Jeffrey R. Holland reminds us in his April 2021 general conference… Continue reading

Sexual Wholeness

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Understanding the meaningfulness of sexual intimacy can help us acknowledge the role of sexuality in our lives and be okay with being single. It can be hard as young single adults to understand the sexual feelings we experience and to exercise patience as we look forward to expressing those feelings… Continue reading

The Greatest Blessing

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In a world where distractions constantly compete for our attention, giving our whole selves to the gospel of Jesus Christ leads us to receive the greatest blessing—the gift of eternal life. In Mark 10, when the rich young man denies the Savior’s counsel to sell all his belongings, take up… Continue reading

Why You Should Make Time to Love God

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Although life is hectic, if we focus on one thing—love for the Lord—everything we need to juggle will fall exactly into place.  About six months ago, I had the tiniest prompting.  “You should volunteer to be the church organist,” I thought.  To say I was surprised would be an understatement.… Continue reading