Finding Yourself

Finding Yourself

When I was a teenager, it was common for young people to talk about trying to “find themselves.” While this was seemingly a worthwhile project, most teenagers and young adults searched for themselves in all the wrong places. For some, it was nothing more than an...
Hope in Difficult Times

Hope in Difficult Times

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, Second Counselor in the First Presidency, described hope as one leg of a three-legged stool. The other two legs are faith and charity. “These three stabilize our lives regardless of the rough or uneven surfaces we might encounter at the...
Be Still, and Know That I Am God

Be Still, and Know That I Am God

It is reported that Brigham Young (1801-1877), the second president and prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, known as the Mormons, once said, “we should pray as if everything depended on the Lord, then work as if it all depended on...

The Pursuit of Happiness

Is there anything that you want more than to be happy? You might list several things that you feel you need to make your life complete, but probably the overarching desire, the thing you want most of all, is just to be happy. This has been mans’ goal since the...
Teens: Perspective

Teens: Perspective

This was the lesson I gave in my Young Women’s class recently. I didn’t make it to Sunday School, where most of my spiritual epiphanies originate, so I’m taking my inspiration from the messages I delivered in class. Perspective is a funny thing. It has to be based on...
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