Early RMs, Your Mission Isn’t Over

Many early return missionaries have a lot of worries, but wondering if they’ve “done enough” doesn’t have to be one of them. If you could ask an apostle of the Lord any question, what would you ask? This is exactly what young adults of The Church of Jesus Christ of… Continue reading

Going the Extra Mile to Minister

When we go the extra mile to minister, the Lord blesses us with the ability to serve others and live a full life. If you’re like me, the new ministering program announced last year has held more confusion than revelation. With such an open-ended directive to serve each other, this… Continue reading

Life Got You Down? Lose Yourself in Service

Life gets more stressful year to year. But President Gordon B. Hinckley describes a simple way we can overcome that stress. Sometimes day-to-day life gets really overwhelming. I, for one, seem to have problems left and right: the 8:00 a.m. bus is hot and crowded, the elevator quits working when… Continue reading

An Unexpected Visitor

Sun shining behind blades of wheat.

During a difficult time for my family, an unexpected visitor brought us hope when we needed it most. Who is my light at the end of the tunnel? I could give you the standard answers—my mother, my father, my boyfriend, my bishop. You probably wouldn’t expect it to be the… Continue reading

3 Ways to Make a Great Life

Friends laughing together

What’s the secret to a happy, fulfilling life? It all comes down to three simple things.   Have you ever wished there was a key to making a good life? We all want to have a happy life with meaning and purpose, but we also have a difficult time figuring… Continue reading

“Look Up!”: A Timely Reminder

A tough time on my mission and a special friend helped me have faith and remember what life is all about: looking toward our Savior. It was my first week as a missionary in the rice fields of Japan; I was homesick, illiterate, and lost. The thought of going to… 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

How to Find the Sun During Your Spiritual Eclipse

Even when you can’t see the light of Christ, it’s still there. Reorganizing your priorities can help you end your spiritual eclipse. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon blocks out the light and warmth of the sun. Even though the moon is about 400 times smaller than the sun,… Continue reading

Sacrificing Seconds to Seek Service

Sacrificing time for service will help you love those you serve. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are asked to perform many acts of service, especially through our callings. Sister Cristina B. Franco notes in her talk “The Joy of Unselfish Service” that in… Continue reading

Why Do You Go to Church?

We will get more out of church attendance by focusing on what we can contribute and on whom we can serve than if we just go for our own benefit. Near the end of my high school experience, I stopped going to Mutual—but not for the reasons you might think.… Continue reading