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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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Why I Hope No Changes Are Announced at General Conference

Why I Hope No Changes Are Announced at General Conference

I love the principle of a living, breathing Church. We receive revelation from a prophet and get to watch the grand destiny of the Church unfold. It’s exciting and inspiring. We are truly alive in Christ! Members of the Church for the last year have watched as multiple changes have reinvigorated the daily lives of many. Ministering. Priesthood quorum changes. …

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Tragedy, Basketball, and Ministering One-on-One

Tragedy, Basketball, and Ministering One-on-One

When Tory and Deedra Russell lost their son Austen in a tragic accident involving Troy’s truck, they struggled to get through a single day. In a new video from the Church, the Russells share how simple ministering efforts, such as an invitation and ride to a weekly ward basketball game, eased their burdens of grief. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, who …

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Church Releases Video About Living With the Pain of Childhood Abuse

Church Releases Video About Living With the Pain of Childhood Abuse

A new video from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints follows a woman who experienced the traumatic pain of childhood abuse. When Erin was growing up, home was never a safe place for her. She was physically, mentally, and sexually abused by the person who was supposed to protect and take care of her. For years, she struggled …

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Peace Be Unto You: Anxiety Management Using Gospel Principles

Peace Be Unto You: Anxiety Management Using Gospel Principles

“For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not so, my firstborn in the wilderness, righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no …

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The Devil, A Butter Knife, and My House Upon a Rock

The Devil, A Butter Knife, and My House Upon a Rock

Have you ever felt like your entire life was on fire? We’re not talking about a cozy fireplace with roasting marshmallows or a grease fire shooting out of an oily pan. It’s a wildfire, angry and violent and spreading, billowing out at a breakneck pace to consume everything in its path. It’s utter devastation. I’ve been there and it hurts. …

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The Symbolism of Salt in the Sermon on the Mount

The Symbolism of Salt in the Sermon on the Mount

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus Christ tells his followers that they “are the salt of the earth,” but if the salt loses its flavor, “it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out.” As much as we love our sodium intake today, the symbolism of salt has deep meaning in the ancient Jewish culture and would …

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5 Things to Forsake So You Can Follow Christ

5 Things to Forsake So You Can Follow Christ

As Christ called his disciples to follow him, the scriptures say they “forsook all, and followed him” (Luke 5:11). Christ also gave the following admonition that “whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple” (Luke 14:33). Today, we have the same opportunity. Though we do not forsake fishing nets and walk …

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