Education: A Sacred Endeavor

Friends Throwing Graduation Caps

Education is considered a modern commodity, but how often do we consider its role in reaching our divine potential? Life is full of learning opportunities. But the knowledge gained from formal education is unique in that it refines not only the mind, but the whole person. This transformative knowledge should… Continue reading

The Secret 4-Ingredient Recipe for a Happy, Eternal Marriage

Couple makes Christmas cookies.

Just like the ingredients for cookies, each ingredient for marriage is essential in achieving the best results. COVID-19 has brought a lot of trials, but in the Church, the pandemic hasn’t hindered (and maybe has even increased) the number of people getting married. Marriage comes with a lot of new… Continue reading

Ways to Prevent a Casual Testimony

Helping to build a home

With the difficulties of COVID-19, it’s important to find ways to keep your testimony strong. Let’s look at some ways to strengthen it! Many people in the world were hit hard by the effects of COVID-19, both physically and spiritually. With social distancing and other restrictions, temples have been closed… Continue reading

You Were Meant to Be Different

Assorted sliced citrus fruits on brown wooden chopping board.

You may feel you don’t belong in church because you are different, but God designed you to be different, and he needs you and your unique strengths in his plan. There may be some times in the Church when you feel like you don’t belong. But you do belong—of course… Continue reading

Not My Feet Only: Accepting the Lord’s Service

Two hands cup water as it pours in

When we struggle to accept the Lord’s help, let us follow the example of Peter at the Last Supper when Christ washes Peter’s feet. My parents were recently called to serve as a mission president couple in California. While they’ve been preparing for their mission, I’ve thought a lot about… Continue reading

Selfless Service through Self-Reliance

Old pier at sunset with flying seagulls.

Self-reliance gives us the freedom to follow Christ’s commandment to “lift up the hands that hang down” (Doctrine & Covenants 81:5). “Let’s not be gullible gulls. We…must preserve our talents of self-sufficiency, our genius for creating things for ourselves, our sense of thrift and our true love of independence.” In… Continue reading

Magnifying Your Calling from Home: Service during COVID-19

A photograph of a woman video chatting with a man; both are wearing cloth masks

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the world needs our service. Here’s how you can magnify your calling in these turbulent times. During the COVID-19 outbreak, how can we magnify our callings if we can’t meet together?  Sister Sharon Eubank, the first counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, sheds light on… Continue reading

 How to Keep Your Balance  

Do we sometimes find ourselves losing our balance as we pedal our way through life? It seems that we’re always being pulled in a million different directions. As we ride through this life, it’s easy to let stress overcome the important balance in our lives.  Gary K. Palmer gave a… Continue reading

How Managing Your Finances Can Help You Build God’s Kingdom

Managing your finances with the right perspective can make it a spiritual affair and help you build the kingdom of God.  When it comes to our financial lives, it can be easy to focus on ourselves, but managing our finances doesn’t have to be a selfish experience. In his devotional… Continue reading

It’s Not Where You Serve, but How You Serve

After being reassigned to a new mission and then leaving the field early, a conference address helped me put things into perspective.  In April 2017, I was in the Missionary Training Center when I got a major concussion and sprained my ankle. Consequently, a week later I was reassigned to… Continue reading