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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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Whatever You Do, Don’t Start a Discussion With Satan

Whatever You Do, Don’t Start a Discussion With Satan

It sounds like an absurd idea, having conversations with Satan. After all, he is the Evil One. The Destroyer. The Adversary. The Father of All Lies. The Tempter. The Deceiver. The Defiler. The one who seeks to make all men as miserable as he is miserable. So why would anyone want to sit down and talk with him? Express our …

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How We Can All Be Like the 5 Foolish Virgins

How We Can All Be Like the 5 Foolish Virgins

Featured image courtesy of flickr.com In Matthew 25, the Savior gives the parable of the ten virgins, likening the kingdom of heaven to the five wise and five foolish virgins hoping to meet the bridegroom. Half brought extra oil for their lamps and half did not. The night went on and they all fell asleep. When the bridegroom finally arrived, …

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The Principle of the Poor Spot of Ground

The Principle of the Poor Spot of Ground

The allegory of the olive trees, found in Jacob 5, features a vineyard, a servant, and a master. As the servant and the master labor to bring forth good fruit from the tame and wild olive trees, a set of branches is put in the nethermost region of the vineyard. When the tree brings forth good fruit, the servant is …

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