How to Turn Disappointments into Successes

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Life will always bring unexpected, disappointing events; more important than the events themselves, however, is how we decide to respond to them.  A friend of mine recently expressed to me the devastation he felt when he returned home from his mission earlier than he had anticipated. Even though the reason… Continue reading

How Christ Can Be Your Eternal Life Coach

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In the game of life, you don’t always get to play the position you want. Remember that Christ—your eternal life coach—always has the best play in mind. One day during a high school track practice, one of my teammates asked me how I could believe in Christ when there are… Continue reading

How to Manage Stress by Turning to Christ

When the pressure and stress of daily life are overwhelming, we can turn to Christ to find peace and relief. He promises that with his help, we can persevere and grow through our trials.  Something that I’ve recently learned about myself is that I can find a reason to be… Continue reading

Be Forever Changed

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Knowledge of Christ’s Resurrection can change our perspective and increase our faith. This past year with COVID-19 has brought a tremendous amount of heartache and pain to people all around the world. At a time when deaths are diminished to a number on a webpage, we might find ourselves questioning… Continue reading

How You Can Experience a Miracle Daily

Trials often arise, even after great faith. We may wonder, Where is my miracle? We can recognize miracles daily when we understand the true definition of the word. In the scriptures, we read of miraculous births, healing, and protection experienced by obedient and faithful followers of Christ. Because of these… Continue reading

Catch Joy, Not COVID-19

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  Joy is a power we can experience through Jesus Christ that will help us endure the difficulties of a pandemic. Just a couple of months before the world was shut down by the onset of COVID-19, Brigham Young University president Kevin J Worthen gave a devotional focused on joy.… Continue reading

Pulling Life’s Weeds by Facing Trials

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Sometimes the trials we face feel too heavy for us to carry, but those very trials are what strengthen us.  While I was growing up, “spring break” meant “spring cleaning” at my house. We lived on just under two acres of land, and those two acres put up a fight.… Continue reading

Ways to Prevent a Casual Testimony

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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

How Can Your Gospel Questions Make You Stronger?

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Just like the soreness of muscles after a hard workout, the pain of the questions we ask is a sign of growth, not of weakness.  During my first year of classes at Brigham Young University (BYU), I was confronted with complexities in the Church’s history and doctrine that I had… Continue reading

The “Be” I Will Always Remember

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President Hinckley taught us many things to be, but out of them all, the one I have learned the most from is “be grateful.”  President Gordon B. Hinckley addressed young adults in a general conference talk “A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer For Youth.” In this talk, he introduces six “B’s” to… Continue reading