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The restoration of the gospel is about hope. Heidi S. Swinton speaks of the restoration and how its message should bring "peace like a river" to our souls.
I had been on my mission in Taiwan only a few months when Sister Newton was preparing to return home. Several sisters were visiting with her on the eve of her departure, and someone asked, “What’s the most important thing you’ve learned on your mission?” After a moment’s reflection, Sister Newton replied, “I’ve learned about the joy of serving the Lord. If I’m called to be the light-bulb changer when…
Elaine S. Marshall reminds us that because of the Atonement, we can choose to have joy in this life, no matter how difficult our trials may be.
Why is it that Christ's commandment to "be of good cheer" often comes in the midst of adversity? No trial is more powerful than the peace of His grace.
Nephi said, “My soul delighteth in plainness unto my people, that they may learn” (2 Nephi 25:4). He later explains that “after this manner doth the Lord God work among the children of men” (2 Nephi 31:3). The Lord truly does work according to plainness. Plain means pure, clear, uncomplicated, honest, simple, and without ornamentation (Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, s.v. “plain”). Sometimes in the worldly scope of things plain…
The call to arise and shine forth reminds each of us to champion the cause of virtue in the world—and modesty in dress is an essential element of virtue.
Our daughter, Emily, was in the hospital in another state caring for her two-month-old baby, who had an upper-respiratory infection, and her two-year-old, Ella, who had come to visit her little sister. It had been a difficult five days for Emily. Her husband was in the middle of final exams in a rigorous graduate program. Two children under two years of age is a large enough challenge under the best…
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Do you know who you are, little child of mine, So precious and dear to me? Do you know you’re a part of a great design That is vast as eternity? Can you think for a moment how much depends On your holding the “Iron Rod”? Your life is forever—worlds without end— Do you know you’re a child of God? Do you know where you’ve been, little child of mine?…
We have sacred roles as women and men. We can achieve a fulness of joy by fulfilling these roles, preparing to return to live with our Father in Heaven.
In times of trial and tribulation, the Lord will always be with us to strengthen our backs and lighten our loads. Suffering makes us stronger.
In the same breath that Nephi said his "soul delighteth" in God, he admitted that he gets discouraged. What can we learn from him about the joy of the Lord?
The gospel of Jesus Christ is one of joy, happiness, and optimism. Let us cultivate a merry heart, a cheerful countenance, and a healthy sense of humor.
Women of the Church come from all walks of life, but each woman, when her foundation is strong in Christ, builds the Kingdom of God in her own unique way.
In her BYU Women's Conference address, Patricia T. Holland teaches that peace comes as we love each other without judgment, comparison, or pettiness.
The word of God is more powerful than sword or any other force. When it seems that nothing else is able, God's word has the power to heal and change us.