You Don’t Have to Fake It to Make It

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When we face uncertainty, the Lord doesn’t expect us to pretend to know what we’re doing.  When my mom was called to be our ward choir director, she felt insecure because she had no experience. The previous choir director told her, “Fake it ’til you make it. Don’t show any… Continue reading

Check Your Sources

Good sources of truth will guide you safely through this life to the next. Truth has become a slippery thing these days, hard to define and identify, especially since everyone seems to have their own version of it. In such confusing times, how can we discover what the truth really… Continue reading

Space for Agency: Loving Our LGBTQ Brothers and Sisters

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God’s call to love one another and his call to stand for truth seem to clash, but that’s only because we don’t understand that we can love people without conforming to their choices. When I reconnected with an old friend online, she stated that she was saving up for sex… Continue reading

Turn to the Source of Truth

It is more important now than ever before to proclaim the truth of the Book of Mormon and “hearken unto these words and believe in Christ.”  We are currently living in the last days: political turmoil, widespread economic upheaval, and a world turning to sin more and more every day.… Continue reading

How Prophets Help Us Differentiate Skunks from Kitty Cats

The adversary tries to make good appear evil and evil appear good, but if we listen to our prophets, we won’t be fooled.  In his conference address “Deceive Me Not,” Elder Gary E. Stevenson tells the story of his sons who wanted to go outside to play at their great-uncle’s… Continue reading

Teach Me All That I Must Know…or Do?

While knowledge is important, it is not enough; we must act on what we know in order to return to live with our Father in Heaven. Do you know the story of the children’s hymn “I am a Child of God”? Sister Naomi Randall wrote the hymn in 1957. The… Continue reading

Integrity: Society’s Key to a Better Tomorrow

Integrity is more than a virtue—it’s a way of life. You can reap great rewards as you stick to your principles, even when it seems unpopular or inconvenient. “Honesty is the best policy,” people sometimes say. A sense of honesty and integrity is certainly admirable, but why do so many… Continue reading

Satan’s Ad Campaign: Are You Buying into It?

When we recognize Satan’s false advertising, we can avoid miserable consequences and instead receive God’s blessings. Satan is trying to attract followers—and he knows that eternal misery isn’t a tempting pitch. In the talk “When Evil Appears Good and Good Appears Evil,” Elder Quentin L. Cook invites us to imagine… Continue reading

Mormons and Muhammad

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When studying Islam in a world religions class, I couldn’t deny the gospel light I found in Muhammad’s teachings—but how was I to reconcile the truth in Islam with my own faith? Continue reading

The Universal Message of Marriage and Family

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Marriage and family are divinely designed, and leaders from several religions are encouraging everyone, regardless of their religion, to develop that vision. In a world that undervalues the sanctity of marriage and family, it can be hard to defend the belief that marriage and family are of God. But the Church… Continue reading