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Stand Up, Speak Up, and Shine

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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.

A Real Father

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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.

Five Things the Prophet Invites All Youth to Do Now

President Nelson

President Russell M. Nelson invites youth around the world to do these five things now to prepare for the second coming of Jesus Christ.

What the Global Ministry Tour Taught Me about Ministering in the Moment

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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.

To Women: “Doing Better Doesn’t Mean Doing More”

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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.

The Spiritual Foundations of Church Financial Self-Reliance

Bishop Gérald Caussé

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.

The Idea of “Mothers in Zion” Made Me Mad—Until I Learned What It Meant

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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.

We Are Family: Ministering to Our Sisters and Brothers

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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.

Extending the Easter Season

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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.

Healing the Wounds of Racism

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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.

President Nelson Announces Changes, Speaks of Revelation and Ministering at General Conference

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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.

Understanding My Purpose as a Woman in the Church

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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.

Diving through the Waves of Uncertainty

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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.

How Questioning Strengthened My Faith Instead of My Doubts

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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.

Why Don’t I Feel Like I Fit In at Church?

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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.

The Biggest Barrier to Our Connection with God

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I know God always wants a close connection with me, so what keeps me from keeping that connection constant?

A Message of Hope from a Painting and a Prophet

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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.

A Prophet’s Message to You

President Russell M. Nelson

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.”

Reflections of My Father, Thomas S. Monson

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Ann M. Dibb, daughter of President Thomas S. Monson, shares memories of her father.

Five Lessons that Lead to Joy in the Journey

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In President Thomas S. Monson’s long life of discipleship and leadership he taught and exemplified vital truths of the gospel.

The Sweetest Experience in Life

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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.

25 Ways to #LightTheWorld This Christmas

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In an increasingly dark world, we can be a bright light to those around us and a shining example of Christlike love.

How I Learned to Be Grateful in Every Circumstance

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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 into His Light

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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.

Think to Thank

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Increase your happiness wherever you are in life with a simple yet effective formula: think to thank.

What Would Your Life Be Like without the Book of Mormon?

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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 to Help Young Women See Their Value in the Church

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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.

How to Talk about Suicide with Our Families

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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.

The Blessings of Accepting the Prophet’s Invitation to the World

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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.

The 3 P’s That Changed My Perspective on Talking to God

We must not only say our prayers; we must also live them. -J. Devin Cornish

So, why pray? Why every morning? Why every night? Does it even matter?

The Fuel We Need to Power Our Lives

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Prayer can fuel our daily activities and let God’s light and love more fully fill our hearts.

When You Reach for the Sacrament, You Reach for the Savior

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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.

How Relief Society Changed My Life

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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.

How to Make the Sabbath Day #HisDay Wherever You Go This Summer

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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.

When You’re Already Tired and Can’t Do One More Thing

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My head exploded. My brain shut down. The phrase that kept running through my head was “How am I going to do that?”

How I Learned My Worth Isn’t Measured in Checkmarks

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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.

The Truth about Dads

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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?

Nurturing Love at Home

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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.

For Any Woman Who Feels “Just Average”

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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.

For Stressed Moms: 6 Steps to Finding Better Balance

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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.

Sabbath Worship Drop by Drop

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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 the Glue

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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.

The Practice of Choosing Faith

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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.

Helps for Parenting a Child Dealing with Anxiety or Depression

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Watching your child deal with anxiety or depression can be difficult. Sister Carol F. McConkie, first counselor in the Young Women General Presidency, and Heather Nelson, a licensed clinical social worker, share their thoughts on helping children overcome these challenges.

Why It Will All Work Out

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Overcoming fear requires a divine power, and we gain that power as we choose to act first in faith.

When Your Child Chooses a Different Path

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When two of my daughters decided to leave the Church, I felt like somehow I had failed as a parent. In my conversations with other parents who are in similar situations, I discovered that the sentiment of failure is not uncommon. But parents don’t need to carry this burden.

Learning the Language of the Spirit: 7 Teaching Tips for Parents

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Teaching our children how to recognize the Spirit is one of the greatest gospel skills we can teach them. It’s through this skill that they’ll be able to receive answers to their prayers, build their testimonies, and be led to “the truth of all things.”

When the Answer Is Peace

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When I am struggling the most, I sometimes get a different answer than I hoped for. It’s an answer that is hard to “listen” to because it doesn’t always feel like an answer. It is when the answer is peace.

How to Feel What You Felt at Conference All Year

President Monson

A variety of things make general conference great. What makes conference life changing is the ability to hear God’s messages for you through the gift of the Holy Ghost all year.

President Monson Speaks of “Critical Need” at April 2017 Conference

President Monson

President Monson spoke of five critical things that will help protect us from the evil so prevalent in the world today.