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Discovering the Balance Between Discipleship & Allyship

Discovering the Balance Between Discipleship & Allyship

In a world full of extremes, it’s not easy to find your place when you don’t feel fully formed. Others often want us to be roaring as loud as they are (and in the direction of their choice). Sometimes, in the middle of our messy, messy lives, things are more complicated than that. For example, as millions of people honor …

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How to Be Anxiously Engaged Without Being Anxious

How to Be Anxiously Engaged Without Being Anxious

In Doctrine and Covenants 58:27, the Lord invites His disciples to be “anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness.” In today’s modern world, the word “anxious” has a lot of negative connotations. Our efforts to do good can often turn toxic when faced with rampant perfectionism …

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3 Things Latter-day Saints Still Need to Do to Address Mental Illness

3 Things Latter-day Saints Still Need to Do to Address Mental Illness

In recent years, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has done an inspiring job of addressing mental health issues among members. New resources have been released and the topic is more frequently addressed without shame or stigma. However, there is still much more to be done to help our brothers and sisters who struggle. Here are three things …

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How to Find God’s Light in Dark Times

How to Find God’s Light in Dark Times

In the Doctrine and Covenants 50:24, we learn that “God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.” The idea of living a life full of light is a beautiful one. It may also seem unattainable when so much darkness exists around us. …

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Why You Should Avoid Saying “If You Just…” at Church

Why You Should Avoid Saying "If You Just..." at Church

I believe one of the keys to making church a safe haven is being deliberate and sacred with our communications. Ephesians 4:29 teaches us to speak that “which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” I love the idea that through our words we can extend grace to others. I’ve needed that …

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3 Ways to Let Jesus Be Your Advocate

3 Ways to Let Jesus Be Your Advocate

One of the most beautiful roles of the Savior is as our advocate. As our advocate, Jesus Christ recommends us to our Heavenly Parents. He pleads our case and intercedes on our behalf. This is not simply some far-off promise that will occur when we stand before the judgment bar of God. It is a blessing we can embrace every …

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What Did Christ Mean When He Said to “Be One”?

What Did Christ Mean When He Said to “Be One”?

Jesus Christ has always called for His people to be unified. In the great Intercessory Prayer, Christ asked that all those whom the Father has given Him would “be one, as we are.” Thousands of years later, as His gospel was unfolded again in the latter days, He told Joseph Smith, “be one; and if ye are not one ye …

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How to Prevent “Going Inactive” After the Pandemic Ends

How to Prevent "Going Inactive" After the Pandemic Ends

For members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the term inactive is used to describe those who once attended church but no longer do so. While so many have been excited about the process of returning to chapels for worship with their fellow Saints, others are also struggling with the idea of going back to church. There …

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What Will We Sacrifice for Temples to Reopen?

On March 25, 2020, the First Presidency announced all temples would temporarily close in an effort to curb the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the last year, the majority of Latter-day Saints haven’t been able to attend the sacred buildings often deemed the highlight of their worship. Members around the world anxiously await the day when temples will reopen …

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How to Disconnect Your Worth From Your Gospel Checklist

How to Disconnect Your Worth From Your Gospel Checklist

What is the worth of a soul? Before early Church leaders could begin building the kingdom of God, the Lord reminded them that the worth of souls is great in the sight of God. Great is an understatement. Perhaps the greatest understatement when put in the context of how our Heavenly Parents feel about us. But don’t we have a …

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