As important, desirable, and exciting as our identities and pursuits are, we need to remember one thing – all of it is secondary to our divine identity as children of God. When the greatest love we have in our lives is for God, then our identity as children of God will be at the forefront of our minds.
It’s always interesting to see the themes that come out during General Conference. It’s rare for speaking topics to be assigned in Conference, yet somehow common themes still show up between the talks. Let’s take a look at a few of the major themes we heard about this October: 1. Love the Lord So many […]
We’ve been blessed with the kingdom of God. And with that blessing comes the responsibility of caring for and growing the kingdom. The work of God is not for God to do alone; He brings us into it. It becomes our own. Our greatest gift and blessing is to be one with God in His work.
Christ is our perfect example in all things. Our goal is to become more like Him, and that means learning a lot while we’re here on earth. But learning to be like Christ by only reading the scriptures will only get you so far. We also need to learn of Christ in our day-to-day lives, which means looking for Christ in those around us. Mothers are probably the best examples of this. We spend so much time around them while we’re young and their examples (along with our fathers’ examples) make the greatest impact on us.
Our Father’s sacrifices, aside from their role in bringing about our opportunity for progression and recovery in the first place, also highlight for us the absolute priority our progression holds in our Father’s eyes.
I’m often amazed at the relationship Christ is willing to have with me. I think we all have moments when we feel unworthy and wonder why Christ would care or does care. But that’s the thing – He does care. He always cares. Even when we walk away from Him, His hand is always there, reaching out to pull us back as soon as we take His hand again.
Here are a few ways to learn about the Book of Mormon.
I sat in my Christian History classroom last year, waiting for class to start. My professor strode into the room, shut the door, gave us his typical staredown, and asked us what we had thought of General Conference the weekend before. At BYU-Idaho, this wasn’t a strange question. Even some of my non-religious classes had […]
I don’t know about you, but I am really good at thinking about all the ways I need to change to be a better person. All the things I am bad at, or mess up, or quit. These things pile up in my head, and it can be pretty hard to get rid of them. […]
This has been one of those weeks. You know the ones. The week when I end up tired, not just physically, but emotionally. When I’m sick of dealing with problems that I can’t control. And when things haven’t started to look up yet. I’m sure you can relate. We all hit weeks like that. What […]