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How to “Be of Good Cheer” During Difficult Times

How to Be of Good Cheer During Difficult Times

Throughout the scriptures, followers of Jesus Christ have been invited to “be of good cheer.” Paul received this invitation when he was smitten and imprisoned by wicked men. And the night following the Lord stood by him, and said, Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome. – Acts 23:11  Believers …

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What Would You Consecrate For Just One Person?

What Would You Consecrate For Just One Person?

In tearful testimonies, both public and private, I’ve often heard some iteration of the following phrase: Jesus Christ would have died just for you.  While this popular saying isn’t necessarily based on scripture, it represents the idea that our Savior is full of immense love. He understands the divine worth of every single soul. It also speaks to His willingness …

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Why Jesus’ Anger Isn’t an Excuse for Abusing Our Own

Why Jesus’ Anger Isn’t an Excuse for Abusing Our Own

To begin, it’s important we take away the shame from anger. The goal of this article isn’t to tell you your anger is wrong or that you are lacking as a person because you experience anger. Anger is a natural emotion with useful purposes when channeled correctly. Anger can: Be the starting point for change Motivate us to create & …

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How Jesus Christ Changed Hearts, Not Just Minds

How Jesus Christ Changed Hearts, Not Minds

In a world full of opinions and online shaming, extreme sides and empty noise, it may often feel like we’re shouting into a void when we stand up for what we believe in. Does someone change their mind on an issue because of a social media post? Will everyone roll up their sleeves and get to work when something is …

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What False Ideas Hold You Captive In The “Great and Abominable Church”?

What False Ideas Hold You Captive In The Great and Abominable Church

President Dallin H. Oaks explained that the “great and abominable church” represents “any philosophy or organization that opposes belief in God. And the ‘captivity’ into which this ‘church’ seeks to bring the saints will not be so much physical confinement as the captivity of false ideas.” False ideas are insidious because they take can sneak into our minds and take …

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5 Small, Bold Acts to Jump-Start Spiritual Change

5 Small, Bold Acts to Jump-Start Spiritual Change

As Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf once said, “Now is the best time to start becoming the person we eventually want to be.” But, if you’re like me, you intend to start right now but normally end up caught between the realm of maybe later and never ever. Change is definitely hard and it is really easy to lose momentum. When we …

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My Study Plan to Prepare for April’s Special General Conference

My Study Plan to Prepare for April's Special General Conference

To celebrate the bicentennial year of Joseph Smith’s First Vision, President Russell M. Nelson announced “a unique conference that will commemorate the very foundations of the restored gospel” for April 2020. He invited members to prepare by designing their own plan to “immerse yourself in the glorious light of the Restoration.” He promised if members would do so, the special …

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How to Open Your Heart to Abundant Receiving at Christmas

How to Open Your Heart to Abundant Receiving at Christmas

Those who wish to put aside the hustle and bustle of a commercialized holiday season often focus on acts of service and giving gladly. While this is an essential part of celebrating a Christ-centered Christmas, we can forget to embrace abundant receiving. As we give gifts to others, we also need to rejoice in the gifts we receive not only …

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