How Do I Know if I Am Worthy?

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Feelings of doubt and guilt can make us feel as if we aren’t doing enough to be worthy. If we are honestly trying our best to follow Jesus Christ, we are worthy. In the struggle of mortality, it can be hard not to stumble over even the tiniest of things.… Continue reading

Why We Need Church

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In recent years, more and more people are claiming that churches aren’t necessary. But when we come together in common worship, our faith grows stronger. In college, I live away from my parents and the rest of my family. I used to always go to church with them simply because… Continue reading

The Test and Blessing of Tithing

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We may experience times when paying our tithing seems impossible, but if we have faith, the Lord will bless us more than we can imagine. In the general conference address “Tithing: A Test of Faith with Eternal Blessings,” Elder Robert D. Hales says, “Tithing develops and tests our faith. By… Continue reading

How to See God’s Unseen Hand

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After experiencing more than a year of COVID-19 and the trials that come with it, we may feel lost or abandoned by God. But if we look to Christ, we can see God’s hand in our lives. The past year of COVID-19 was hard. Many people were forced to close… Continue reading

Faith in Christ, Faith in Yourself

When you feel you’ve fallen short, you can combat discouragement by having faith in Jesus Christ and by remembering that he has faith in you.  We hear repeatedly that faith is the first principle of the gospel (see Articles of Faith 1:4). Most of us are pretty good at remembering… Continue reading

Embracing the You That You Are

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God loves us perfectly, so why don’t we love ourselves? In today’s world, we can easily get bogged down by questions about our self-worth. Why are we not as pretty as our friends? Why can’t we perform as well in school as the other students? Why don’t we ever get… Continue reading

Remembering Who You Are

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“Many traditions can reinforce gospel standards and principles.”  —Elder Donald L. Hallstrom When I was growing up, my family didn’t celebrate a lot of the traditions of our Mexican culture. I think a lot of it was because my parents and extended family members didn’t want to stand out more… Continue reading

Erase the Anxiety of Perfection

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Perfection means something different to Christ than it does to us. Does your heart rate jump when you hear the word perfection? If it does, you’re not alone. Many of us panic at Christ’s mandate to “be ye therefore perfect.” Being a good disciple of Christ already involves service and… Continue reading

Facing the Future in Uncertain Times

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When we face uncertain times, we can combine the Savior’s grace with hard work to propel ourselves forward toward a better future. The COVID-19 outbreak has made 2020 a tough economic year. No one has it easy. My roommate just finished his master’s degree in statistics. He had a full-time… Continue reading

The Second Miracle: Made Confident through Christ

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There’s no shame in simply starting with what you know. If you just continue moving forward, Christ will help you build your confidence. When we doubt, we may think that we lack faith; however, we do not need to be ashamed of our doubt. The story in John 9 about… Continue reading