Today, we’re faced with unique challenges. It’s comforting to know that God never intended for us to go through them alone. Every day we’re given the opportunity to reach out and tap into this divine power by putting our faith in Jesus Christ. This video beautifully highlights a New Testament example of this reaching out.
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Recently, a friend called to ask for my counsel. Once again he had caved in to an addiction that had plagued him for years, and now he felt ashamed, miserable and defeated. I reminded him that I was not his bishop, but in preparation for our talk, I called my bishop to seek advice. What could I say to someone who was so obviously good and trying so hard and yet was being crushed by this vicious enemy?
More than 60 percent of Utah residents will be affected by the recent organizational restructuring of the LDS Church’s elders quorums and the church’s personal ministering system, which now includes females ages 14-18. This change will encourage people of different generations to work together, serve one another and learn from one another. We’ve been given an opportunity not just to exchange religious insight, but to unite generations.
My husband booked our trips to and from the DR-Congo through Belgium rather than through the easier portal of Paris to save money. This particular booking and who we would meet along the way, would become part of my growing testimony that the Lord is a part of our lives at all times and in all places, that He knows what is needed and how to succor and empower His children.
Many young men receive the Aaronic Priesthood with limited understanding about what they are receiving. Often that understanding consists only of their role in administering the Sacrament. But the Aaronic priesthood is much more than that.
“Please bless that the two new spots in Mommy’s brain are not cancer.” This most recent phrase from my eight-year-old son’s prayers tugs at my heartstrings, but also causes me to question faith.
When we moved to Little Rock, Nancy launched her traditional “meet the neighbors” campaign. One day, after I got home from work, she told me about her visit to Elizabeth Howitt who lived directly behind us. “She is the most amazing woman! She is a remarkable seamstress, a vibrant woman, and a delight to talk to. She is 80-something years old and a widow from Scotland.” Nancy had already fallen in love with her.