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10 Joyful Quotes from Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf

10 Joyful Quotes from Elder Dieter F Uchtdorf

Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf is known for his bright optimism. If life is hard right now or you just need a reminder of the good things, here are 10 quotes from Elder Uchtdorf on joy.   The fires and tumults of mortal life may threaten and frighten, but those who incline their hearts to God will be encircled by His …

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Cheer Up! The World Is Better Than Satan Wants Us To Think It Is.

Cheer Up! The World Is Better Than Satan Wants Us To Think It Is.

If you’ve spent much time in the church, you’ve had the Sunday School lesson before. The teacher starts talking about the last days with a terrifying story he or she saw on the news. A member of the class tops it with their own story, usually something they just read on Facebook that happened to the friend of a friend …

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5 Inspiring Book of Mormon Scriptures on Faith

5 Inspiring Book of Mormon Scriptures on Faith

These five Book of Mormon scriptures on faith will help inspire you to believe in Jesus Christ. They’re great for personal study, lesson planning, and ministering. 1 Nephi 7:12     Yea, and how is it that ye have forgotten that the Lord is able to do all things according to his will, for the children of men, if it so be …

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5 Ways to Support LGBTQ Latter-day Saints

5 Ways to Support LGBTQ Latter-day Saints

LGBTQ Latter-day Saints have often faced judgment and ostracism as they’ve tried to come to terms with who they are in the Church. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we strive to love all of God’s children while still standing firm in our faith. This balance isn’t always easy, but it is possible. If you are looking for a way to …

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Finding God’s Love When You Hate Yourself

Finding God's Love When You Hate Yourself

There was no singular experience that made me realize the staggering depth of my own shame. Rather, the realization dawned after numerous culminating moments over many years. I always knew self-worth was a struggle I’d face; I grew up in abusive circumstances and I had a great awareness of how sensitive it made me. Yet, I was somehow unaware of …

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Thoughtful Answers to the Important Question “What Lack I Yet?”

Common Answers to the Important Question "What Lack I Yet?"

In Matthew 19, a rich young man approaches Christ with an important question. It is one we all have likely asked at some point in our lives. He asks, “What good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?” Christ exhorts him to keep the commandments, specifically mentioning some of the Ten Commandments. However, this rich young man …

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What the Good Samaritan Teaches Us About Crossing Roads

What the Good Samaritan Teaches Us About Crossing Roads

The parable of the Good Samaritan is a touching reminder to love without limits. All become our neighbors when we become disciples of Jesus Christ. However, in our human frailties, learning to embody charity can seem overwhelming or difficult.   Luckily, one particular phrase from the parable gives us a good place to start. In the parable, both the priest …

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Here’s One Invitation to Act from Every General Conference Talk

General Conference for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a time to receive revelation and learn how to refocus our lives on the Savior. However, after two entire days and many hours, discovering specific ways to act in order to experience growth can be difficult. While the gospel isn’t certainly a checklist of to-do items, …

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