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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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When Christ Broke the Bread, He Was Breaking Himself

When Christ Broke the Bread, He Was Breaking Himself

All four New Testament Gospels tell the account of Christ feeding his five thousand followers with only five loaves of bread and two fishes. Examined more closely, we can learn a lot about the Atonement and how truly wonderful it is from this experience. After the beheading of John the Baptist, Christ boarded a ship with his apostles to seek …

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The 3 Temptations of Christ and What They Teach Us

The 3 Temptations of Christ and What They Teach Us

In times of great sorrow or pain, we often find consolation in the knowledge that Jesus Christ knows exactly what we’re going through. Not only does the Atonement provide him with a complete knowledge and understanding of our suffering, but he himself faced loss, betrayal, and temptation. The Temptation of Christ One particular experience from the Savior’s life directly pits …

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How to Celebrate Mother’s Day When You’re Not a Mother

How to Celebrate Mother's Day When You're Not a Mother

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to honor the women who have made a lasting impact on our lives. However, for many, the holiday can serve as a reminder of unfulfilled dreams and painful longing. Whether you’re single and wondering if the possibility of a family will ever be available to you or if you’ve tried desperately for years to …

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What I Learned from Not Going on a Mission

After President Monson announced the missionary age changes in October 2012, suddenly the lives of everyone around me began to change as well. It seemed that all of my friends and even the strangers around me were filling out mission papers, opening mission calls, and flying out to the MTC. I, however, was not. I was surprised and excited when the age …

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