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Where Do We Get the Will to Follow God?

Where Do We Get the Will to Follow God?

Jesus Christ offered many invitations to his followers throughout his mortal ministry. However, one resonates more clearly and simply than the rest: Come, follow me. At first glance, it seems simple enough. Follow Christ. Follow God. They love us and want good for us. Of course we will follow them. At second glance, we all realize how hard it can …

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A Letter to Heavenly Father on Father’s Day

A Letter to Heavenly Father on Father's Day

Dear Heavenly Father, You are all that a daughter or son needs. You are kind. You are merciful. You demand respect, but acknowledge weakness. You sacrifice for us, and even your Son was given to make up for our shortcomings. We may be confused at times, but you have a plan for all of us. It is a plan of …

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How to Love Heavenly Father When Your Earthly One Isn’t So Great

How to Love Heavenly Father When Your Earthly One Isn’t So Great

In his most recent General Conference talk, Elder D. Todd Christofferson illustrated the important connection between fathers on earth and our understanding of God. Perhaps the most essential of a father’s work is to turn the hearts of his children to their Heavenly Father, he said. When a father is righteous and loving, he is able to teach his children …

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This Book of Mormon Passage Perfectly Describes Depression

This Book of Mormon Passage Perfectly Describes Depression

According to recent statistics, nearly 7% of all Americans will experience a major depressive disorder in their lifetime. Members of the Church are not immune from this statistic. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland spoke of the serious nature of mental illnesses in his General Conference talk, Like a Broken Vessel. We sense the complexity of such matters when we hear professionals …

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5 Things Every Mormon Can Do to Change Common Misconceptions

5 Things Every Mormon Can Do to Change Common Misconceptions

Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be the first to admit it: we are a peculiar people. It is natural in many ways to find ourselves separated and different from the rest of the world. While it shouldn’t be our main focus to try and appease the questions and standards of men, we can do …

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Having Faith When Things Don’t Go as Planned

I have faith that I will be healed. I have faith that I will be quickly delivered through my trial. I have faith that I will not lose my loved one. I have faith that whatever comes my way will surely pass. It is great and wonderful, even easy at times, to have faith that things will go the way you want …

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10 LDS Quotes to Read After Losing a Loved One

10 LDS Quotes to Read After Losing a Loved One

Death may be a natural part of Heavenly Father’s Plan of Salvation, but this knowledge doesn’t make the loss any easier. Grief and mourning still occurs, no matter our beliefs about life after death. From the beginning, God has given us counsel and direction through these difficult times. Living prophets and apostles speak today to continue this tradition of love …

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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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