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.
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.
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?
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.
My head exploded. My brain shut down. The phrase that kept running through my head was “How am I going to do that?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Overcoming fear requires a divine power, and we gain that power as we choose to act first in faith.
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.
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 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.
I have discovered that “Love one another as I have loved you” really means what it says: love everyone, even those among your family and friends who may make choices different than you would.
For many it is a leap of faith just to go to church on Sunday. Can we understand why it is so important that members of the Church reach out to others in loving kindness?
How do you move past living “What if?” to live “What is” and to find joy in it?
Through opposition in all things, I had direct experiences that brought me closer to God.
What two fellow Christians and a rabbi have taught me about God.
In the words of one faith leader, “There is no need to want someone else’s blessing. We each have our own.”
Where do I fit in? Is God’s plan of happiness possible for me?
God sees each of us as His children no matter where we live.
Being broken is a gift, because when we are broken, we recognize the need for a Savior to make us whole.
When we change, when we correct, when we live with true charity, that’s when God can work His miracles.
I know that every family goes through its own challenges, but when my family was hit with what seemed like trial after trial, I started to wonder about the purpose of it all.
What are those things it is possible for God to grant? How can I make sure my wishes are the wishes of Christ?
My heart ached. Like the outside world, this season in my life felt like winter. But I was sustained through those winter days by a few specific things.
If we could truly understand the Atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ, we would realize how precious is one son or daughter of God.
The concept of divine grace can feel foreign, intangible, and abstract, but God’s grace is as real as the air we breathe.
We can all benefit from honing our navigation skills. Tune your spiritual headsets to the right voice and begin taking each step with more confidence.
I am a child of God. Therefore, what? Answers from the general women’s session.
Like the food and water we need to stay alive, daily spiritual experiences help us come closer to God.
The Sabbath is a day to set aside world pursuits and interests and focus on what matters most.
Picture yourself receiving the most important invitation of your life: a chance to spend a day with Jesus Christ. How would you prepare spiritually and physically for such a day? What blessings might you hope would come from such a visit?