For more than 100 years, the Relief Society collected and stored wheat to provide for those who needed food. When the Relief Society donated all its wheat to the larger Church in 1978, many thought the era of Relief Society wheat was over, but that has not proved to be the case. We still are exercising the “power of wheat.”
Every time I came close to making a decision, I felt nothing but confusion and silence. No matter what I did, I could not seem to find the path that felt “right.”
I never thought I’d be in a mixed-faith marriage. We hadn’t even celebrated our first wedding anniversary before my husband told me he no longer identified with most of the teachings of the Church. I was hurt and confused. We both were. Rather than focusing on this new exciting thing to be married, we were trying to compromise on theology, lifestyle, and what felt like our entire future.
I was 22 and physically unable to go to school, to work, to even maintain a healthy social life. It was like God had pressed a pause button on my life, my hopes, my dreams. But in this trial was an important message for me, my life, and my happiness.
The earthquake had changed my whole perspective on life. Why did God spare me? What was my calling in life that I needed to fulfill? How was I going to keep the promise I made to God when I told Him I would serve Him if He saved my life?
In a three-part video message, Sister Reyna Aburto of the General Relief Society Presidency shares some of the challenges she has faced and gives insight on how to find hope to all who are struggling.
As the world gets busier and noisier, it becomes critical for us to carve out time for those things that are of greatest importance.
At some point, as a disciple of Christ, you will be called upon to articulate what you know and believe. How will you react when a situation presents itself to speak up for Jesus Christ and His Church? Joy D. Jones gives some insights.
What makes a dad a real dad? It’s not just making corny jokes, telling embarrassing stories, or even sharing the same DNA. It’s being an example. It’s teaching your children who they are and whose they are.
President Russell M. Nelson invites youth around the world to do these five things now to prepare for the second coming of Jesus Christ.
My task of documenting President Nelson’s trip to eight cities on three continents in 11 days was serendipitous—it was filled with the repeated discovery of unexpected treasure. Watching President Nelson through the Church News window gives me the desire to minister in the moment, with the deliberateness of feeling at home with all of God’s children.
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all we are asked to do, but doing better doesn’t always mean doing more. You don’t have to do it all, you are never done, and you can be okay with that. As we seek the Lord’s will and strive to do it, we are assured that every small effort is accepted.
In its finance and investment policies, the Church as an entity simply practices the doctrine and precepts that it teaches to its members. Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé explains in four principles.
As a middle-aged woman with no kids, I have sometimes struggled with the concept that “we are all mothers in Zion.” “No,” I would think to myself. “We are not ALL mothers. Pretending we are doesn’t help.” That changed when I learned for myself what that phrase truly meant.
Whatever our age, our situation, or our need, I hope that each of us can experience ministering and being ministered to as the Savior would. Here are three ideas to help us know how.
Earthly experiences with the resurrected Lord were not limited to one day, so our celebrations and teachings need not be limited to one day. What great news! Here are some suggestions for how we can celebrate the Savior’s Resurrection the seven Sundays following Easter and beyond.
As we acknowledge racism in the world around us and seek to overcome it in ourselves, we can move together as brothers and sisters toward our divine potential.
During the April 2018 General Conference, President Russell M. Nelson spoke of “opening a new chapter in the history of the Church” announcing significant changes and counsel to help members become more like Jesus Christ.
What IS the role of women in the Church? If men have the priesthood, what do we have? I have wrestled with those questions. It has been an ongoing journey, but a few insights have helped illuminate my understanding.
Recognizing revelation has required plenty of trial and error on my part, but over time it’s become easier for me to get answers consistently. And along the way I learned that my concerns and questions are my responsibility and no one else’s.
It helped me immensely to realize that wrestling with questions is good. It doesn’t necessarily lead away from gospel truths; rather, it can help us gain greater insight and understanding.
To anyone who feels they don’t fit in at church—you truly do. We all have imperfections, and we all need each other’s support.
I know God always wants a close connection with me, so what keeps me from keeping that connection constant?
President Russell M. Nelson and the painting displayed during the historic event announcing the new First Presidency both shared the same message: hope in Christ.
One of President Russell M. Nelson’s first messages as the prophet and president of the Church is this: “There is a place for you.”
Ann M. Dibb, daughter of President Thomas S. Monson, shares memories of her father.
In President Thomas S. Monson’s long life of discipleship and leadership he taught and exemplified vital truths of the gospel.
President Thomas S. Monson brought capacity, energy, loyalty, diplomacy, and diligence to the work. He was beloved by members and nonmembers alike for his true Christlike living.
In an increasingly dark world, we can be a bright light to those around us and a shining example of Christlike love.
Several years ago, my mom passed away from cancer, and through that experience I have begun to understand better what people mean when they say they are grateful for their trials.
Step away from the shadows of the world and into the everlasting Light of Christ. I testify that He is always there, even when you can’t see or feel His light.
Increase your happiness wherever you are in life with a simple yet effective formula: think to thank.
Just a few weeks ago at general conference, I urged you to think about three related questions: First, what would your life be like without the Book of Mormon? Second, what would you not know? And third, what would you not have?
How can leaders and parents better teach young women to see their value in God’s work? The Young Women General Presidency offers some insights.
Dr. Greg Hudnall, a nationally sought after expert on suicide prevention and the founder of Hope 4 Utah, shared some of his insights during a recent episode of Gospel Solutions for Families.
Two Apostles have spoken of how they accepted the prophet’s invitation to read, study, and ponder the Book of Mormon each day and how doing so has blessed their lives.
So, why pray? Why every morning? Why every night? Does it even matter?
Prayer can fuel our daily activities and let God’s light and love more fully fill our hearts.
Though I’ve taken the sacrament more times than I can count, lately it’s taken on new meaning for me. It’s become anything but routine.
What has Relief Society meant for me? It has meant a never-ending wealth of assistance from heaven and from earth that has helped me begin to prepare for the blessings of eternal life.
Our offerings on the Sabbath, especially when we’re on vacation, might look different depending on where we are in our journey to become more like God.
My head exploded. My brain shut down. The phrase that kept running through my head was “How am I going to do that?”
I’ve come to see the gospel as much, much more than “outward” commandments. I’ve grown to trust and love the inward ones as well.
I’m not the dad you see on TV. The majority of dads are infinitely more nuanced than the two-dimensional cardboard cutouts we are depicted to be. So, then, who are we?
No matter the state of our family relationships, we can always strive to create love at home—to do the small and simple things to nurture our relationships with the people who matter most to us.
Have you ever felt ordinary, maybe even less than average? Know that your Heavenly Father will provide all that you need to become “extra”-ordinary as a child of God.
In the middle of all the motherhood monotony, I realized that even though I loved my life, I no longer loved myself in my life. I had given all of myself to my family and had forgotten who I was. Six things soon helped me put my life back into balance and ultimately helped me find me again.
I have found it helpful to think of my Sabbath day worship as filling a lamp—one that needs oil to burn, like in the parable of the ten virgins. Drops of holiness—small, simple things that fuel the flame of my faith in Jesus Christ.
Women are called to be glue. We are the bonds of unity and kindness. This unity, this bonding, this glue is the ingredient of conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ that is in our most basic doctrines.
Choosing faith isn't a one-time choice–it's a practice. A few principles from the scriptures have helped me in my practice of choosing to act in faith instead of taking counsel from my fears.