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The secrets of Godliness

I’ve heard some members who were born in the Gospel wish that they had been born outside the Church and then converted later in life. These members look back and say, “I wish I could have actually had fun in...

Letting God Prevail over Politics

An online forum asked Church members if the Church endorsed Republicans or Democrats. One member’s highly-voted answer essentially said:

The Church stays out of politics. But when you look at our faith’s teachings about family values, sexual morality, drugs,...

Trials that harden, trials that soften

2020 wasn’t the dumpster fire everyone makes it out to be, but it has been a roller coaster year. COVID, lockdowns and their religious liberty concerns, and the most contentious election of my lifetime.

Thankfully, my ward...

I can't bear it (and that's okay)

A few months ago, I watched the movie Unplanned, the true story of Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson’s conversion to pro-life. She had spent her entire career working on the administrative side of things, but when they were...

A prison built with our own hands

The battle was fierce, but also short and decisive– despite a huge loss of men and a painful personal wound, Captain Moroni’s had thrown “one of the greatest of the armies of the Lamanites” into complete disarray. But Moroni “did...

Dumpster fire? No, 2020 was a great year!

All through the year, our news feeds have been inundated with messages like:

  • “Kobe Bryant, Alex Trebek, Sean Connery, and RGB? This year can’t get any worse.”
  • “First COVID and now murder hornets? Lord, just take me now.”
  • “This...

#GiveThanks and #AskNothing

On Friday, the Prophet invited us to “turn social media into your own personal gratitude journal. Post every day about what you are grateful for… flood social media with a wave of gratitude that reaches the four corners of the...

Think U.S. elections are contentious? Try Nephite elections!

Elections have been on my mind recently, as I’m sure they have been on all of ours. 4 years ago, we experience the most divisive election in my lifetime. But by all available data, it looks like this one is...

Why the best part of the Book of Mormon is so short

“The crowning event recorded in the Book of Mormon is the personal ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ among the Nephites soon after His resurrection.” This marvelous event was followed by 300 years of idyllic peace. Of those righteous Nephites,...

Being filled by a tiny bite of bread and a few drops of water

Can you imagine how the Nephites felt when they received the sacred emblems of the Sacrament from the Savior Himself? Just hours before, each had stretched forth his or her hand to feel the wounds in His side and the...

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