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Practical Steps to Open the Door to Forgiveness

Practical Steps to Open the Door to Forgiveness

If you have been wronged, lied to, abused, or betrayed, you understand. Forgiveness, while a divine and necessary gospel principle, is hard. Sometimes, it may even feel impossible. If you want to start on the road to forgiveness, but don’t know how to begin, here are some practical ideas to help you get started. Pray for a forgiving heart. Forgiveness …

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5 Reasons We Struggle With Our Eternal Potential

5 Reasons We Struggle With Our Eternal Potential

One of the most fundamental truths of the gospel can be found in the words of a beloved Primary song: “I am a child of God.” As children of God, we learn that we are loved by Him and that by following His plan we can gain eternal life. President Dieter F. Uchtdorf once said, “Brothers and sisters, the most …

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What Does It Mean to Worship God?

What Does It Mean to Worship God?

Every day leading up to Christmas, the Church is inviting us to serve and live as Christ did! There are 25 different ideas for the 25 days of Christmas. Today, December 4, features the principle that we can worship God just as Christ did. Truly, even as a master healer and teacher himself, Christ did everything to glorify the Father. …

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When It Seems God Won’t Keep His Promises

When It Seems God Won't Keep His Promise

When considering the attributes of God, the idea that God is perfect in his promise-keeping is one of the most cherished. Latter-day Saints especially hold to this idea when it comes to covenants; through covenants, we fully consecrate our lives with the belief that we are offered eternal progression and opportunity through Jesus Christ. However,  life is rarely as simple …

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Why Vulnerability is Essential to Expressing Gratitude

Why Vulnerability is Essential to Expressing Gratitude

As Thanksgiving approaches, many of us are contemplating how we’d like to give thanks. We may be counting our many blessings, serving others, and eagerly preparing for enriching family traditions. However, expressing genuine and lasting gratitude takes more than clinking your glasses together around the dinner table. It takes constant thought, committed work, and vulnerability, which is difficult for many …

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The Woman Caught in Adultery & Defining Ourselves By Our Mistakes

The Woman Caught in Adultery & Defining Ourselves By Our Mistakes

How would you like to be known, through the ages, for the worst mistake you ever made? Perhaps even your name has been forgotten to the passage of time. You are simply the man who cheated. The woman who stole. The person who betrayed. Consider “the woman caught in adultery” from the New Testament. Even if she went and sinned …

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10 Easy Ways to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

10 Easy Ways to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

As the month of November begins, many minds are turned to the many Thanksgiving celebrations we’ll soon enjoy. Turkey. Parades. Football. More turkey. However, one of the most prized traditions is also one of the most important: professing our thanks and gratitude! Instead of waiting for your Thanksgiving meal to give thanks, here are 10 easy ways you can cultivate …

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When Your Gospel Worship Turns Into Weary Work

If you were to ask the average Latter-day Saint about the effects of gospel living, most would use some or all of these positive words. Joy. Peace. Happiness. The gospel of Jesus Christ is meant to bring joy into our lives. We learn it from the scriptures, we hear it from modern-day prophets, and many people testify of it from …

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The Three Motivations Behind Obedience: Fear, Duty, and Love

The Three Motivations for Obedience: Fear, Duty, and Love

In Abraham 2:24-25, Heavenly Father describes one of the purposes of our mortal probation. We will make an earth whereon these may dwell; and we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them. Are we willing to obey God’s commandments? Are we willing to sacrifice to do so? …

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5 Things Forgiveness is NOT

5 Things Forgiveness is NOT

To forgive is divine, or so the saying goes. It’s a true statement, rooted in both ancient and modern scripture. “For if ye forgive men their trespasses,” Christ tells in Matthew 6:14, “your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” Gordon B. Hinckley once said, “If there be any who nurture in their hearts the poisonous brew of enmity toward another, …

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