True joy comes when we focus on what is within our control and then center and recenter our faith and life on Jesus Christ.
“What Deb and I have found around the country is that the closer up you see the United States—the more you are at the neighborhood and community level—the more hopeful you feel.”
Being a beloved community means daily beginning again at building this beloved community.
Faith that is “tested, wounded, but . . . here” is a powerful, transformative kind of faith. That kind of faith recognizes that because we look through a glass, darkly, we will still have questions. It is a faith that coexists with questions and paradoxes. It is a faith that has battle scars but also enduring resonance.
Dambisa Moyo explains the impacts of macroeconomic, geopolitical, and social trends that are prevalent today, especially the decrease of GDP.
Perhaps we should reflect on what can and should happen to us as we link ourselves with the name of our Savior. As we do, we too can change.
All of us can find ways to be more open and receptive to the transformative change that the Lord requires of us—even that mighty change that transforms us into someone new.
Christ was the perfect example of someone who understood His purpose...He continued till the end because He knew His purpose and He knew His why.
I cannot fully take advantage of the Atonement of Jesus Christ when I fear or when I am unwilling, because then I am doubting our Savior and the power of His Atonement.
So you see, the rigorous change required by the gospel of Jesus Christ is not meant to be disheartening or exhausting; it is exciting and exhilarating! The plan of salvation is the ultimate adventure.
Andrea Thomas teaches that doing small things and listening to those around us are easy ways to make a difference in the world.
Because attaining knowledge is such an important task—and a lifelong endeavor—it is important to understand the meaning and implications of being
teachable. When we are teachable, the Holy Ghost bears witness of truth and we increase in knowledge and wisdom.
As Elder Holland and Elder Scott suggest, let us all, both personally and collectively, look at our traditions and the established way we do things and make sure they are in line with how the Lord would have us live and, if necessary, establish new traditions.
The abundant opportunities to choose the right that confront us in apparently small ways each day provide the choices that I am talking about. These are the choices that mold character and determine who, at the core, we really are.
We know who we are. We know that we have made the commitment to do our parts in advancing scholarly excellence while lifting and strengthening the faith and testimonies of our students. Without apology, we affirm the supremacy of Deity, the reality of the Restoration unfolded through the Prophet Joseph, and our allegiance to today’s presiding high priests who are also the officers of our board of trustees.
In my devotional address today I am going to take the dangerous tack of speaking on a subject that everyone in the audience is already thoroughly familiar with and may even dislike. I am going to talk about change and offer a few perspectives on coping with change as individuals and as a university community. Since I am a librarian, some of you probably came today expecting me to talk…
If we continue earnestly with faith and hope in Christ to seek the gift of charity, it will be granted to us. We will be filled with a love of God and of all people.
Robert K. Goodwin, president and CEO of the Points of Light Foundation, asks all to join in the nationwide effort to get involved in service.
"The depth of the Savior’s atoning power in our hearts is governed by the degree to which we study and follow the words of his prophets, ancient and modern."
Reconciliation with God is at the core of the gospel. Reconciliation is, after all, the object of the Atonement wrought by the Son of God.
His desire is for you to change, to have a change of heart, a change of nature, and to, over time, completely cast off the natural man.
How I love to come to BYU. I like the crunch of autumn leaves and the Y on the mountain. (I really liked the football game on Saturday.) But most of all, I like seeing you—book bags, bikes, comfortable shoes, and long shorts. I love and admire the good things you are doing. When I look in your faces, it makes me wish that this visit could take place in my kitchen.…
Larry EchoHawk, as a Native American BYU law professor and attorney general of Idaho, shares his experience and vision of the promise of America for all.
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Our ability to maintain ourselves in the face of changing circumstances and a changing world will depend principally on our ability to build our house on those things that do not change.
But if I could turn back the clock, would I also have to trade in what I have learned? I wouldn’t want to give that part back. Always having our first choice might mean giving up unknown benefits.
I humbly remind you of the only pure, sinless life ever lived on this earth, that of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Seek for Him! And when you find him, you, too, will make a difference.
Troubles we all have, but the “germ” of discouragement, to use Fitzgerald’s word, is not in the trouble, it is in us.
Don't abandon sound economic principles: stay out of unnecessary debt, use a budget, and set yourselves up for financial peace of mind.
Constant study of the gospel will help you in developing the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be guided by the Spirit in following the Savior.
N. Eldon Tanner explains the organization and administration of the restored Church and how departments work in tandem to accomplish the Lord's work.
God gave us the freedom to choose but not the freedom to choose our consequences. To become our best, we must choose the right and change ourselves.
As we begin a new year and contemplate New Year’s resolutions, let us not forget the things we have pondered over the recent Christmas holiday. Center your goals on having the spirit of Christmas with you always.