We each have a responsibility, no matter our position in life, to care for our own spiritual needs "Leaders prepare themselves spiritually as they keep the commandments, study the scriptures and the teachings of latter-day prophets, pray, fast, and humble themselves before the Lord. With this preparation, they are able to receive inspiration to guide … Continue reading

Hope. The authors of "Hope in the age of Anxiety" note that this simple, obscure verse incorporates all three major elements of hope as they define them: mastery, attachment, and survival. "And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast [mastery], and that thine … Continue reading

My daughter reminded me of this hymn we memorized together. What a powerful message. 1. Know this, that ev’ry soul is free To choose his life and what he’ll be; For this eternal truth is giv’n: That God will force no man to heav’n. 4. May we no more our pow’rs abuse, But ways of … Continue reading

Pres. Uchtdorf footnoted the following in his conference talk:  "When your eyes are upon your symptoms and your mind is occupied with them more than with God's Word, you have in the ground the wrong kind of seed for the harvest that you desire. You have in the ground seeds of doubt. You are trying … Continue reading

The Gift of the Holy Ghost moderates our feeling, creating within us more evenness, more meekness, more peace. "And the remission of sins bringeth meekness, and lowliness of heart; and because of meekness and lowliness of heart cometh the visitation of the Holy Ghost, which Comforter filleth with hope and perfect love, which love endureth … Continue reading