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What If You Need Light in YOUR World?

What If You Need Light in YOUR World?

Today, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are beginning an initiative to bring light into the world through Christ-like acts of service. For the next 25 days, they will feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and mourn with those that mourn. Videos will provide inspiration and scriptures will remind us that Christ is our exemplar. What …

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Read This Powerful Poem from a Grieving LDS Missionary

Read This Heartbreaking Poem from a Grieving LDS Missionary

This was the last poem I would ever write, I was sure of it. It was penned with bright purple ink and rage. The words spilled out of me faster than I could comprehend them. When it was done, I thought it was a poem from the other side and from deep inside. My soul was trying to tell me …

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Modesty: Here’s Why Dancers Often Wear Less

Modesty: Here’s Why Dancers Often Wear Less

Glittering tiaras and tutus. A screaming crowd at a basketball half-time show. Choreographing dance pieces in my driveway, my bedroom. These are just a few of the fond memories I have of my dance career. There are other memories though. Staying up late to sew and modify costumes. Advocating for my dance team about why certain costumes needed to be …

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6 Things to Try When You REALLY Struggle With Fasting

6 Things to Try When You REALLY Struggle With Fasting

The practice of fasting has been a commandment throughout ancient and modern history. Scriptural accounts of fasting abound and prophets today continue to teach this important principle of abstaining from food and sacrificing physical needs and comfort to draw near to the Lord and to serve. However, fasting would likely not be described by anyone as easy and there are …

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How The Kingdoms Of Glory Teach Us About Love

How The Kingdoms Of Glory Teach Us About Love

Recently I was studying the Kingdoms of Glory. As I read D&C 88:22-24 I had an epiphany. What if there was a correlation between the Kingdoms of Glory and their respective laws and love? What if the law we were abiding dictated our capacity to love or feel love? The more I studied the Kingdoms of Glory and love, the …

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Read This Epic Letter from an LDS Missionary Who Returned Home Early

Read This Epic Letter from an LDS Missionary Going Home Due to a Mental Illness

In April 2016, Jessie Carter was called to serve a Spanish speaking mission in the Arizona Scottsdale Mission. For Carter, it was a joyful experience after a long journey. For four years, she had been working to overcome obstacles that would allow her to serve. She didn’t tell her family when she sent in her final application and surprised them …

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You Don’t Need To Be Perfect To Be A Good Mormon

You Don’t Need To Be Perfect To Be A Good Mormon

We live in the age where everyone’s life is perfect. Or at least it looks that way. From the photos of models to the pictures on social media, everything and everyone life, dog, and family look flawless. Sometimes it even feels like everyone at church is perfect. They have amazing spouses, faithful children, and awesome testimonies. It makes those of us …

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Help Seth Adam Smith Hike the Grand Canyon for Suicide Prevention

Help Seth Adam Smith Hike the Grand Canyon for Suicide Prevention

Seth Adam Smith is an LDS author, blogger, and YouTuber who is passionate about preventing suicide. Smith is a survivor of a suicide attempt, an experience which was chronicled in the Mormon Message, “Sitting on the Bench: Thoughts on Suicide Awareness and Prevention.” As part of his latest effort to raise awareness and support for this very important cause, Smith …

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How to Talk About Your Suicidal Feelings & Intentions

How to Talk About Your Suicidal Feelings & Intentions

If you’ve struggled with suicidal feels or intentions, you know how hard it can be to open up and ask for help. However, sharing your experience is essential to receiving the support and guidance you need not only to survive, but thrive. It may seem impossible, but there are ways you can take control and become your own best advocate. …

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