Melissa Western shares how she came to know the Savior, and her testimony that we can each replace our fear with lasting peace from Him.
Janalee Emmer shares how both faith and art transform our hearts and foster empathy. Art can help us see the world from a new perspective.
With the eternal perspective of the gospel as our guide in this life, we can learn how to be truly happy now—and forever.
The meaning of life events will be determined not so much by the events themselves, but on how we choose to view and respond to them.
Whether it's math, relationships, or the scriptures, powerful blessings come into our lives when we choose to start seeing things differently.
Through the lens of the plan of salvation, we gain perspective that helps us deal with questions, frustrations, and even crippling challenges.
When we truly lay hold upon the word of God, believing it and committing to it, we open ourselves up to the life-changing power He has in store for us.
Kevin J Worthen urges BYU graduates to keep an eternal perspective as they look forward to their "callings" at work and at home.
We can develop eyes to see God’s gifts. To do so, we must foster desire and prepare to receive personal revelation.
The Lord’s hand in our lives can be gentle and almost imperceptible, but we shouldn’t forget that the good things in our lives come from Him.
What should we do when our situation seems hopeless? If we have faith, courage, hope, and trust, God will bless us and miracles will occur in our lives.
As we learn to truly respect and love others for their cultural differences, we will see miracles in their lives and ours.
Your BYU education can strengthen spiritually and intellectually. Consider how you have seen God's hand in your life.
Brigham Young University librarian Janet B. Bradford discusses how we can learn to carry on amidst challenges and adversity.
While the future is scary and unknown to us, God knows exactly how things will work out. Overcoming adversity is possible when we have faith in His timing.
Faith in Jesus Christ has the power to help us get our stories straight, and I pray that, like Zoram, we will see that our life’s circumstances are often the very conditions in which God has chosen to bless us as He helps us work out our lives.
“Change your thoughts and you will change your world.” What you expect from life and from yourself will greatly determine your ability to be happy.
The past is to be learned from but not lived in. We remember the blessings and the lessons, but then we look with faith toward the future.
Rather than wishing the days by, waiting for some future moment of happiness, we can choose to treasure today - every day.
Our experiences at BYU have helped us to better understand that we are in similitude of the Savior and belong to the great family encompassing all of the people of the earth.
When you feel overwhelmed by the many choices ahead of you, remember to be grateful for the freedom to possess such boundless choice.
At commencement, graduates are asked to consider their perspective, their purpose, and the need for peace in the world.
How should we face a rapidly changing world? With the optimism that we can always learn and adapt, and the assurance that some truths never change.
At the 2005 commencement, BYU graduates are counseled on ways to celebrate difficulty and trial for the strength and learning that they bring.
Looking back upon journal entries from my freshman days at BYU, I found what I had written to sum up my year of learning: “An unconfident man will say he has no talent. A foolish man will believe him.” This idea has made a strong impression upon me.
When we capture the vision of eternity, our perspective and priorities shift from the things of this world to the blessings that await us.
Two parts of my university education introduce my subject today. The first I remember from my BYU freshman English class, where I had an excellent teacher. We wrote essays that were due every Friday, and, at that point, I hoped someday to be a writer. I had enjoyed some success with my writing during my 18 years. I had won a prize here and there, and my parents certainly thought…
As trials and challenges come, we'll be tempted to view our glass as half empty. However, focusing on the gospel can help us see life half full.
As we replace earthly perspectives with eternal perspectives, we find that keeping God's commandments becomes natural and our lives take on new meaning.
The spiritual eyeglasses we view the world through define what we believe, where we focus, and how we act. Wearing an incorrect pair can distort our vision.
As I’ve envisioned this moment and considered what to share with you today, my mind has gone back to the hundreds of times I’ve attended events here in the de Jong Concert Hall. Thinking about those times caused me to reflect on the changes that have come into my life since I first arrived at BYU 30 years ago and reminded me that life’s journey is accomplished one small step…
As we humble ourselves, following the Savior and the prophets, the Spirit can enlighten us and give us an eternal perspective in this life.
Our response to adversity shapes our character. Trials are temporary, but the blessings we can receive from them are permanent.
Good managers produce personal gain and rely on the wisdom of the world, but great leaders build the Lord's kingdom. Leadership relies on God.
Amidst political, economic, and educational challenges, don’t be a "pickle sucker." Be positive, focus on the good, and "let not your heart be troubled."
Marvin J. Ashton reminds us that murmuring leads to personal apostasy. While it may seem like fun or be easier to murmur, when we do, we turn away from God.
To widen your horizons academically, expand your mind and learn something new. To widen the horizon of your soul, follow the prophetically established pattern of reading God’s word, asking Him for guidance, and then learning by revelation from promptings of the Spirit.
After inviting Louise Lake to bear her testimony on the importance of gratitude in our trials, Adam S. Bennion counsels students to keep an upward reach toward heaven. Keep your spiritual channel open to receive God's revelations and blessings.