Having Faith to Continue On

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As we strive to have faith through trials, obedience can help our faith grow stronger. Recently, I have had challenges with infertility and other health problems that have made it a little harder to continue with faith and to continue with the belief that everything will work out. It’s been… Continue reading

Faith as a First Response

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Life is hard. Faith makes it easier. In Elder Rex D. Pinegar’s October 1982 general conference address, “Faith—The Force of Life,” he shares an experience when his daughter was departing for college and was just now understanding the extent of the responsibilities lying ahead of her. After considering them all,… Continue reading

Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen?

Trials—those seemingly bad things that happen to us—give us opportunities to learn patience, humility, and faith; ultimately, they teach us how to become more like God.   God is all-powerful and all knowing, right? Yes. And God can stop any bad thing from happening, right? Yes. So that means God… Continue reading

Finding Joy Now

What are we losing when we wish today away? If you could be at any point in your life, what would you pick? Would you jump to the past, before you made an unwise decision or before current trials set in? Or would you skip ahead to when present challenges… Continue reading

He Will Heal Us

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Even though we may have suffered the damaging effects of abuse, our spirits can be lifted and healed and our burdens can be removed when we rely on the Savior. Many of the challenges we face in this fallen world arise not from our own mistakes but from the mistakes… Continue reading

Contest Winner: When Life Doesn’t Go According to Plan

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When life doesn’t go according to my plan, maybe it’s going according to God’s plan. From a very young age, I had a general plan: make it through school, attend BYU, marry an attractive returned missionary, have a fantastic career, raise a family, and live happily ever after. Up until… Continue reading