To say living conditions on South Dakota’s Oglala Lakota Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation are akin to a Third World nation may be an overly positive comparison.
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Sharon Eubank: "If you have ever thought 'I can’t do one more thing!' or 'How does God expect me to do that?' then you will know how I have been feeling over the past several months. If you have, I hope there’s something in my experience that can be of use to you."
Mormons are generally happy people. We are known for our big hearts, bright smiles, and willingness to bring potato salad to anyone in need. But what about when life breaks down our cheery disposition? Do we allow ourselves to feel deep human emotion, or do we feel pressure to put on a smiling face even when the world is crumbling around us?
As baptized Latter-day-Saints we have been taught. We have, for whatever reasons, been blessed to live at a time and place where we have heard the law of the gospel and are therefore accountable to it. The word “gospel” is supposed to mean good news! How can it be good news that we are held to an impossible standard?