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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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Can You Really Do All Things Through Christ?

Can You Really Do All Things Through Christ?

Throughout the world, Christians rejoice in the beloved scripture, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” It is a simple, but powerful reminder of the love of Jesus Christ and the strength that comes into our lives when we follow Him. However, as we struggle through mortality, we may wonder if we can really do all things through Christ. When …

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3 Temple Tips from an Experienced Temple Worker

3 Temple Tips from an Experienced Temple Worker

For the past five years, I’ve enjoyed serving as an ordinance worker in both the Provo and Provo City Center Temple. I’ve held multiple different callings and currently serve as the assistant shift coordinator. Over the years, my eyes have been opened to so many things; it has been a blessing in my life to feel so comfortable and confident …

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How to Develop Bold, Fearless Charity

How to Develop Bold, Fearless Charity

At first glance, the principle of charity seems to be neatly wrapped up in ideas that denote gentleness, warm compassion, and peace. All of these words are a part of charity. However, I believe charity is also meant to be bold and fearless. When I think of the love of Jesus Christ, which is often used as the ultimate definition …

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3 Reasons You’re TERRIBLE At Ministering + What to Do About It

3 Reasons You're TERRIBLE At Ministering + What to Do About It

This is not meant to be a comfortable conversation. So, if you’re not in a place to face some potentially harsh truths, click away now. It’s totally okay. However, you should also know we’re not here to shame you or make you feel so discouraged you’re unable to act. We’re here to do the complete opposite! Ministering is all about …

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5 Things to Fast From Other Than Food & Water

5 Things to Fast From Other Than Food & Water

Latter-day Saints believe in the principle of fasting. When we fast, we abstain from food and water for a set period of time (generally 24 hours on the first Sunday of each month), to sacrifice our physical needs to place spiritual needs first. Fasting, for many, can be difficult. Due to medical reasons, it is impossible to completely fast for …

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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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