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The Agony of Agency: When God Lets Terrible Things Happen

The Agony of Agency: When God Let’s Terrible Things Happen

In Sunday School recently, we discussed the story of Cain and Abel. As we reached the tragic conclusion that left one brother dead and another forever cursed, a classmate said something I’ll never forget. “God cared more about the agency of Cain than the life of Abel.” It was a strong statement and one I’ve thought a lot about. I …

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6 Things LDS Temple Workers Want You to Know

6 Things LDS Temple Workers Want You to Know

Latter-day Saint temples are sacred places where members of the church make sacred covenants, received revelation, and seek after God. For the past four years, I have had the joy of working as an ordinance worker in the temple; I get to officiate in the ordinances and help those who visit the temple have a good experience. There is a …

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Thoughts & Prayers CAN Do Something. Here’s How.

Thoughts & Prayers CAN Do Something. Here's How.

On June 13, 2016, one day after the horrific shooting in an Orlando nightclub that left 49 people dead and another 58 wounded, I was overwhelmed. Overwhelmed with grief. Helplessness. Exhaustion. I expected all of these. Sadly, I also expected to be overwhelmed by something insidious that should never be so tied to tragedy: contention. It’s commonplace these days when …

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10 Positive Affirmations for the Perfectionist Mormon

10 Positive Affirmations for the Perfectionist Mormon

Positive affirmations are a popular way to cultivate happiness and peace in life. A positive affirmation is a phrase designed to encourage and inspire you. They are based in truth and short enough to repeat when you need them. Positive affirmations are especially useful when you feel overwhelmed, stressed, or discouraged. One of the common reasons members of the Church …

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What If You Need Light in YOUR World?

What If You Need Light in YOUR World?

Today, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are beginning an initiative to bring light into the world through Christ-like acts of service. For the next 25 days, they will feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and mourn with those that mourn. Videos will provide inspiration and scriptures will remind us that Christ is our exemplar. What …

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Read This Powerful Poem from a Grieving LDS Missionary

Read This Heartbreaking Poem from a Grieving LDS Missionary

This was the last poem I would ever write, I was sure of it. It was penned with bright purple ink and rage. The words spilled out of me faster than I could comprehend them. When it was done, I thought it was a poem from the other side and from deep inside. My soul was trying to tell me …

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6 Things to Try When You REALLY Struggle With Fasting

6 Things to Try When You REALLY Struggle With Fasting

The practice of fasting has been a commandment throughout ancient and modern history. Scriptural accounts of fasting abound and prophets today continue to teach this important principle of abstaining from food and sacrificing physical needs and comfort to draw near to the Lord and to serve. However, fasting would likely not be described by anyone as easy and there are …

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How to Talk About Your Suicidal Feelings & Intentions

How to Talk About Your Suicidal Feelings & Intentions

If you’ve struggled with suicidal feels or intentions, you know how hard it can be to open up and ask for help. However, sharing your experience is essential to receiving the support and guidance you need not only to survive, but thrive. It may seem impossible, but there are ways you can take control and become your own best advocate. …

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Thoughts on Responding to Disasters & Changing the World

Thoughts on Responding to Disasters & Changing the World

This past week, I’ve received numerous invites to fundraising events to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey. It has truly been inspiring to see people around the world band together to help those in need. It has also made me think about my own “selective caring” habits when it comes to helping others. As a journalist, I was not only …

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