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5 Personal Thoughts on LDS Mission Policies

5 Policy Changes to Improve LDS Missions

There is no doubt about it: missions are different for everyone. So many variables are involved, from the missionary to the mission president to the area to the companion and beyond. To try and create a standardized set of guidelines to help all missionaries in all situations is a fairly impossible task. I have so much respect for those who serve …

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Why Don’t You Accept the Grace of Jesus Christ?

Why Don't You Accept the Grace of Jesus Christ?

Grace is a gift from Heavenly Father given through His Son, Jesus Christ. The word grace, as used in the scriptures, refers primarily to enabling power and spiritual healing offered through the mercy and love of Jesus Christ. – LDS.org A common myth about members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is that we place an emphasis on …

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5 Essentials for Finding Out How Someone REALLY Is

5 Essentials for Finding Out How Someone REALLY Is

Finding ways to be emotionally vulnerable with one another is a key element to ministering as Jesus Christ would. Throughout history and through our own lives, Christ intimately understands our needs, our desires, our fears, and even those things we are unable to express. While we definitely cannot do all that Christ does, nor are we meant to, we can …

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How to Make Church a Hospital for the Spiritually Sick

How to Make Church a Hospital for the Spiritually Sick

In April 2015, Elder Dale G. Renlund shared a story of a mother and daughter in South Africa who faced racism after the apartheid regime ended. Elder Renlund shares: One time, as Julia and Thoba attended church, they felt they were treated less than kindly by some white members. As they left, Thoba complained bitterly to her mother. Julia listened calmly …

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A New Way to Look at Jesus Christ as “The Word”

A New Way to Look at Jesus Christ as "The Word"

The first verse of the gospel of John has been dissected and discussed for centuries. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. Theologians and scholars agree “the Word” is a reference to Jesus Christ. This simple verse reminds us that Christ existed with God, our Heavenly Father, in the pre-mortal life and came to Earth, in part, to reveal …

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LDS Vlogger Shares Emotional Video About Her Eating Disorder

LDS Vlogger Shares Emotional Video About Her Eating Disorder

Kelsey Edwards is an LDS actress, singer, and vlogger. In a recent video, Edwards shared her past struggles with an eating disorder and how she overcame it. “In this video, I talk about how your worth and your value cannot be measured by a scale,” Edwards said. “Scales can’t tell you how beautiful, funny, smart, creative, loving, hard-working, capable, strong, …

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5 Lies Satan Tells You When You Sin

5 Lies Satan Tells You When You Sin

I am a sinner. I do not think this admission is easy for anyone, yet it is a thread that ties the human family together. We all sin and our struggle to put off the natural man is a consequence of the journey we have begun in this fallen world. As Paul wrote, “all have sinned, and come short of the …

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Seashells, Trash, And The Book Of Mormon Teachings On Karma

Seashells, Trash, And The Book Of Mormon Teachings On Karma

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Instant Karma’s going to get you?” It speaks to the idea that whatever you do will come back to you. Michele Doman, who is serving with her husband in the Tuxtla Gutierrez Mission in Mexico, has come to understand this principle in an amazing way. The Doman’s just completed one year of service in Mexico, and it was …

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5 Ways to Pray With Maturity

5 Ways to Pray With Maturity

Recently, I came across this image: I was touched by its message and have contemplated the idea of praying with maturity. I had never heard that phrase before! What did it really mean for me, in my life? I came up with five different ideas on how I can pray with maturity and I think they can benefit you too. You …

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