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5 Tips and Practices to Have More Gratitude This Thanksgiving

Now that Halloween has come and gone, we’re beginning to enter the wave of holidays before we wrap up 2019. Though this past year has been one with a whole lot of commotion it seems, there is still so much to be grateful for. Thanksgiving is a special holiday because it commemorates the happiness that comes from being grateful. Sometimes …

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7 Scriptures for When You’re Angry

7 Scriptures for When You're Angry

As human beings, we can often feel very intense emotions of annoyance, bitterness, anger, and even true wrath. If you find yourself struggling, here are seven scriptures for when you’re angry. Proverbs 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.  1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Charity …

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Can You Really Do All Things Through Christ?

Can You Really Do All Things Through Christ?

Throughout the world, Christians rejoice in the beloved scripture, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” It is a simple, but powerful reminder of the love of Jesus Christ and the strength that comes into our lives when we follow Him. However, as we struggle through mortality, we may wonder if we can really do all things through Christ. When …

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Putting on the Whole Armor of God

During this week’s study of Come Follow Me for Individuals and Families, we read about putting on the “Armor of God.” In Ephesians 6:10-18 Paul names each piece of the armor, advocating that we be “girt with truth” and carry within our hearts the “gospel of peace.” Paul’s message carries even more meaning today it would seem, as so often …

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5 Resources for Learning More About Joseph Smith

5 Resources for Learning More About Joseph Smith

As the Church prepares to celebrate the Bicentennial of the First Vision of Joseph, President Russell M. Nelson encouraged members to study more about the life of Joseph Smith and the Restoration of the gospel. While the scriptures and personal revelation are the first sources we should turn to when learning about the Prophet Joseph, other resources can be valuable. …

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Beautiful and Simple Truths That Bring Peace in Confusing Times

This coming weekend, we’ll have the great opportunity to gather together as a worldwide Church to hear the words of our Prophet and leaders of the Church. For a period of two days, we have the chance to learn from the Lord’s chosen witnesses of Christ and receive modern-day counsel concerning how we can draw closer to our Heavenly Father. …

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Cake By Courtney: A Sweet Journey of Faith, Empowerment, & Frosting

Cake By Courtney: A Sweet Journey of Faith, Empowerment, & Frosting

With thousands of followers online and recent attention from the TODAY show and Oprah, Courtney Rich has become something of a cake sensation. “Cake by Courtney” features Courtney’s decadent recipes and tutorials, with each slice worthy of celebration. However, her journey hasn’t always been sweet. Courtney’s story of ditching the box cake mixes and starting her own business is one …

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What Latter-day Saint Prophets Have Said About Sacrifice

What Latter-day Saint Prophets Have Said About Sacrifice

The principle of sacrifice is an important one in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Indeed, it is the ultimate sacrifice of our Savior that offers us salvation and exaltation. By sacrificing, we bring forth the blessings of heaven. To learn more about why sacrifice is important and how we can learn to sacrifice as Jesus did, here are some things …

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Finding Faith When Heavenly Father Seems Silent

Sometimes when we need Christ the most, it’s easy for us to think He’s not listening. Here’s a heartfelt reminder that He never leaves you. Of all the Christlike attributes we seek to cultivate each day, one of the most difficult is patience. Patience is the ability to endure delay, to keep moving forward while awaiting our desired result. When …

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Can You Wear Casual Clothes Inside the Temple?

Can You Wear Casual Clothes Inside the Temple?

Can you wear casual clothes inside the temple? Though the answer may seem obvious, I’ve heard this question more than you might imagine as a temple worker for the last five years. And, in fact, the full answer is a bit more complicated (and surprising) than you probably think. In short, a technical yes. Casual, but still modest, clothes may …

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