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Why Mormons Are So Happy

If you were to ask anyone about the Mormons, you’ll hear a lot of things. Chances are, you’ll get questions in return. One of the most common, however, may surprise you: Why do Mormons seem to be so happy all of the time? I do not know all the answers to that question, but I have heard stories. And I know …

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Remember, Heavenly Father and Christ Will Run to Meet You

Remember, Heavenly Father and Christ Will Run to Meet You

One of the most popular parables found in the Bible is the story of the prodigal son. It is easy to understand why. The parable, which tells of a son who squanders his inheritance, leaves his family, and then returns feeling ashamed, mirrors our own mortal probation in many ways. We all fall short of the glory of God in …

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10 Rare Facts About the Prophet Joseph Smith

In a vision from the angel Moroni, Joseph Smith was told “that God had a work for me to do; and that my name should be had for good and evil among all nations, kindreds, and tongues, or that it should be both good and evil spoken of among all people.” We see this in our day; people all around …

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What I Realized About Forever

We’re expecting our second child any day now! I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t counting down the days looking forward to this pregnancy being over. I can’t count all the different parts of my body that ache so badly, I’ve lost count how many nights it’s been that I have barely slept at all and had to force …

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How Following Ammon’s Example Leads to Success at Work

How Following Ammon's Example Leads to Success at Work

In today’s modern world, more Latter-day Saints are looking to gain momentum in their careers than ever before. This is especially true of young single adults. With so many people vying for positions and promotions, how can we succeed in the workplace? It may seem surprising, but the scriptures offer us some great examples about how to be dedicated, effective …

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When It Hurts to Go to Church

When It Hurts to Go to Church

Maybe you are struggling with infertility and it hurts to see all those inevitable pregnant bellies and new babies. Maybe you have been the subject of gossip and don’t want to show your face. Maybe you are struggling in your marriage (or separation, or divorce) and can’t stand to hear another lesson on eternal marriage. Maybe you feel like an …

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New Mormon Message All About Returning Home Early from a Mission

New Mormon Message All About Returning Home Early from a Mission

There was never any question that Jake would serve a full-time mission. Excitedly, he opened his call in front of family and friends and learned he would serve for two years in South Carolina. However, things didn’t go as plan. This new and powerful Mormon Message released by the Church tells Jake’s story as he struggles with depression and coming …

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Whose Footsteps are We Following?

All around us, people are moving, doing things. Some move fast. Some people are more still. There are paths to follow and people who you may lead. Our paths often cross with the paths of others. Whose path do we parallel? Whose footsteps are we following? The best answer would be Jesus Christ. He is the perfect example. If we match our …

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5 Reasons We Worship Our Pain + 5 Ways to Let It Go

5 Reasons We Worship Our Pain + 5 Ways to Let It Go

Pain is a natural part of our mortal probation. In an oft-quoted piece of writing from Elder Orson F. Whitney, we learn “No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude, and humility. … It is through sorrow and suffering, toil and …

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Why Charity Isn’t a Checklist

I feel like charity can be over-complicated. It can be thought that if we need faith, there must be hope, and both require charity; or that hope without faith is nothing. Either way, faith, hope, and charity always seem to go hand in hand, as if one is not complete without the other. Moroni 10:21 says, “And except ye have charity ye can …

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