At 12, I never thought I’d learn so much from climbing a mountain for a few hours. And now, I look back on that experience and see so much more than I ever could have back then.
So Much Comes Down to Faith
If we want God to make a difference in our lives, it is according to our faith how much of an influence He will have.
What to Do When You’re Questioning What You Believe
I want you to pause for a minute and ask yourself – What questions do I have about my religious beliefs? Don’t skim past that. Let yourself think about it. Now what do you do with those questions?
The Difference Between You and God – And How Faith Can Help
The way we think can be very different from how God thinks. We face challenges in our lives and wonder how God could punish us with those difficulties. God, on the other hand, understands how those challenges will actually benefit us.
3 Ways to Remember the Mercies of God
There’s a common admonition in the scriptures that I find interesting – the need to remember. It’s such a simple thing to do that I think we forget to do it a lot of the time. At least, I do. I get so caught up in the day-to-day stuff that I don’t pause to think […]
Changes Don’t Matter (Unless…)
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 […]
We Lived After the Manner of Happiness
There’s a perspective in the world that I feel like I come across more and more. A perspective that I’m not sure I understand, but that I do play into sometimes. It’s a perspective that we all want happiness but live in sadness, misery, depression, etc. And that’s how life is, so there’s nothing we […]
Miracles Don’t Hide
Miracles can seem few and far between (pardon the cliche). We all know life is rough, and that things often don’t go the way we want them to. Even when we ask God to give us the miracle we’re looking for. But in the New Testament, Jesus performed loads of miracles. Every place He went, […]
Making Changes With God’s Help
Are you ever frustrated with the progress, or rather, lack of progress you make in your life? It’s tiring sometimes to look at the things you know you need to fix in your life and realize that you’ve been working on them for a long time – only to find that you’ve hardly improved. Those […]
People Who Stood for Christ and How You Can Too
We’ve all heard stories of people who stood for Christ through their whole lives. People like prophets, martyrs, pioneers, even family members, all who willingly made sacrifices, struggled through seemingly impossible circumstances, and changed their lives to follow Christ. What is it about these people that helped them to continue forward, even facing death and […]