Making Scriptures a Priority

source I have historically not been the best scripture reader. Our ward has issued a Book of Mormon challenge, and while that has helped me become better at reading, I still sometimes struggle to get my scripture reading done. Often, what happens is that I start doing other things before I read my scriptures. I […]

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Slime Trails

One time, while sitting on the porch of a hotel room, I saw a snail. As I watched it crawl across the cement I became sort of fixated with it, and how slowly it moved. The snail seemed happy to be a snail, seemed happy to be creeping across my temporary porch, seemed oblivious to […]

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Optimism Over Pessimism

source “…there is none else save God that knowest thy thoughts and the intents of thy heart.” -D&C 6:16 For Family Home Evening a while ago, we read Elder Lawrence’s article in The Ensign titled, “The War Goes On”. He discusses some of Satan’s tactics in bringing down God’s children; it’s a fabulous and insightful […]

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You Are of Divine Origin

To begin with, I would have to admit that I had a wonderful childhood! I was blessed to live in an area with many other members of the church, amazing Young Women and seminary instructors, and so on. Overall, I was happy, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t have challenges. Just like any young girl, […]

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Try to Get Rid of Guilt

source “In our LDS culture, we’re realllly good at feeling guilty. And I think, sometimes, we unconsciously prefer to feel a little guilty because we think it’s easier than doing something like praying with real intent. But guess what- guilt is actually just varying degrees of self-anger. And an emotion like anger is simply a […]

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