I was 22 and physically unable to go to school, to work, to even maintain a healthy social life. It was like God had pressed a pause button on my life, my hopes, my dreams. I felt stuck, unable to progress, unable to have any amount of control of my life—in the present and even in the future. What was I to do?
More Nephi’s Bountiful Features
On July 19, the Church released a three-part series of Mormon Messages based around the life and struggles and spiritual insights of Sister Reyna Aburto of the Relief Society General Presidency. She has experienced everything from a devastating earthquake to divorce to civil unrest in her country and seeing the way she has processed and learned from these experiences is a lesson to us all. Here is her story in text and video.
“Human trafficking is the fastest-growing criminal enterprise in the United States, and the world doesn’t know,” says Tim Ballard, founder of Operation Underground Railroad. In fact, somewhere in the world, every thirty seconds a child is sold for sex, labor, or organ harvesting. A new documentary, Operation Toussaint, sheds light on this issue and the incredible efforts to rescue the victims of it.
My sister-in-law discounts other people's opinions, especially mine, and lauds her opinions as the final word on any subject whether she has any background or information on it. She also demands that the rest of the family do what she wants or raises an emotional ruckus. Then later launches a diatribe, "You wouldn't even do --- that I asked you." This has been ongoing all the 40-plus years I have been married.
While serving on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., Judge Brett Kavanaugh heard cases touching on religious liberty that could indicate how he could rule on such issues that go before the high court if he’s confirmed. Here are some telling examples.
Lately I've been in a spiritual slump. Day after day the spiritual feelings haven't come. My last few visits to the temple have been pleasant, but no more. When I read the scriptures no spiritual reassurance brings tears of joy. What can I make of this “spiritually barren desert” time? Previous insights offer possible answers.