There are six important things we can believe to help us develop our divine potential and complete our unique missions.
Rebecca L. Craven explores what the dignity and demeanor of discipleship look like. Standing as a witness of God means standing out.
Dale G. Renlund explains that lifelong conversion comes through determination to repeat the elements of the doctrine of Christ.
David Brooks, respected political and cultural commentator, teaches about the importance of character and persevering through life's challenges.
The illuminated stories of individuals throughout history show that courage and motivation to endure are required to experience greatness.
Julie Crockett assures us that our uniqueness and divine individuality are only magnified as we work toward attaining Christlike attributes.
We all meet our match somewhere. For Sister Worthen, it was algebra. When we are faced with something difficult, will we quit or will we learn?
By following the prophets and by avoiding pride and contention, we can minimize the interference beats that stop us from being in harmony with the Spirit.
Christ’s grace gives us the power and potential to become like Him. We need to believe Christ's words when he said "My grace is sufficient".
BYU's president offers 7 suggestions for a successful semester: self-awareness, self-control, service, spirituality, scriptures, scholarship, and standards.
Life is a lot like a game of football. You can be most successful if you have a game plan in place to stay close to God during your journey.
We have within our own sphere of influence [a] sacred . . . duty to seek and speak the truth in love and courage and to submit in meekness to inspired counsel.
President Bateman, colleagues, students, friends, and family, I appreciate the privilege that has been extended to me to talk with you for a few minutes this morning. I feel humbled by this assignment and pray that I might share a thought or two with you, especially as university students, that will be of some value and that the Spirit of the Lord might convey to you the feelings of my…
I am grateful for the opportunity to speak with you, because I have a hint as to who you are and what you will become. I have also fallen in love with this university, its students, and its mission to balance the sacred and the secular. President Bateman indicated earlier this semester that this balance “is at the core of this institution’s existence” (Merrill J. Bateman, “The Mission of Brigham…
A new year is an opportunity to resolve to make memories - to mend a relationship, express gratitude and love, and record little miracles.
Much of our happiness depends not on what we have, but on our gratitude for it, and contentment can bring us lasting joy.
It is said that some of the saddest words ever said are "it might have been." Don't let life and its opportunities pass you by.
Success in life is built on small, consistent choices and the determination to work hard. Steer a steady course, and you will not be disappointed.
This year, make resolutions to develop as the Savior did—intellectually, physically, socially, and spiritually. It will take effort, but will be worth it.
Brigham Young University needs the contribution of faculty who are strong in scholarship and faith in order to fulfill its great mission.
As you make resolutions for the new year, don't be too hard on yourself. Remember that God can give you the spirit of commitment and resolution.
We should seek unity in individually developing ourselves by improving our minds, bodies, talents, health, and abilities.
To have dependable staying power in your life, subscribe to basic principles, consistently do your best, and choose character over reputation.
Elder Featherstone gives examples of the various ways that righteous role models like President Kimball give their devotion to the Lord, to the last drop.
President Gordon B. Hinckley reminds BYU students that their university is sustained by tithing. The widow's mite is a sacred contribution.
The Discovery, Titanic, BYU—all began with a dream. We must nail our colors to the mast to ensure the safety and success of our ship.
Adrian Van Mondfrans explains how to become men and women of principle. There are gospel formulas we can follow to become better.
When money becomes our god, we are poor. One of life’s great lessons is to teach us that what we do with what we have is more important than what we have.
Like flaxen threads, seemingly insignificant habits build up in our lives and become impenetrable. Make wise choices; actions may become habits.
As we seek to walk in the footsteps of Jesus, we need to understand Him better. Ivan J. Barrett offers insights into the character of Christ.
There are many "necessities of living" here in mortality: thoughts, ideas, words, character traits, and acts to aid us in becoming who we need to be.
Ezra Taft Benson teaches that Christ grew in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man. We can follow in His steps by prioritizing.
God gave us the freedom to choose but not the freedom to choose our consequences. To become our best selves, we must choose the right.
A man of Christ is one who hold the Christlike attributes of integrity, selflessness, and courage and exercises them to help others.
Calling ourselves Latter-day Saints should fill us with responsibility to act like a saint. God expects us to be noble representatives of His cause.
Joseph Anderson shares insights from those who have greatly influenced his life, especially Church leaders who have left their footprints on many hearts.
This year, ask God to help you create a game plan that will help you overcome the adversary and reach your temporal and spiritual goals.
"2 + 2 = 4" means nothing without that powerful plus sign. What could come of your life if you committed to doing all that is required of you, "plus" ...?
There will be challenges this year, but stay safe, keep the Honor Code, help others, and take a well-rounded education seriously, and you will succeed.
You are here to expand your horizons—the horizons of your knowledge. experience, and character. Have the vision and confidence to strive for excellence.
Now is our time to choose. Let our New Year's resolutions be to listen better, to learn better, to labor better, and to love better.
"The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon." Can we be that kind of instrument in His hands? An example of love, service, and excellence? I believe we can.
In our lives, there are "ships" that, if anchored and used well, will greatly help us: workmanship, friendship, courtship, hardship, and worship.
God is the gardener of our lives. When we put our life in harmony with His will, we will be able to become what we are meant to be.
The worth of souls is great in the sight of God. He is interested in each member of the Church and their needs, potential, and talents.