…and there is hope in thine end. Jeremiah 31:17 I’ll never forget the moment when my son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It was a spring day in Utah, so there was still snow on the ground, along the edges of the roads. We drove to the evaluation full of angst, sat through all…

If you’re anything like me, most mornings you wake up with quite the array of thoughts coursing through your mind. First, excitement as you remember all the things you are doing, planning and looking forward to in life. Next comes a wave of let-down as you remember all your to-do’s on a list as long…

As a songwriter, I always appreciate a carefully-crafted phrase.  Whether in a radio song, or a poem, or even Instagram sometimes, I marvel at the way some talented and creative minds are able to put words together in just the right way to express a complicated thought.  I am inspired to reach a little deeper…

One of my most poignant childhood memories was talking late into the night with my mother one evening, sharing with her my sincere desire to feel our Savior’s love at one of the loneliest points of my life. “I’m just so homesick for heaven,” I told her quite emotionally, as if it were possible for…

I get married in 17 days. I’ve had a countdown in my phone since 180 days away from my wedding. And now, it’s right around the corner. In 17 days I’m going to be married, I’m going to start my forever with my best friend. But there are still moments I feel inadequate, Convincing myself…

Editor’s Note: Every so often, we love to share guest posts from some of our amazing readers and community members. Today’s post comes from Shawna from Eat, Think, and Be Merry. We love her thoughts on this parable from the New Testament. This past Sunday I lost my cool. Maybe you’ve done the same at…

I know three teens who have been successful in uniting people from different age groups representing many different religions and denominations in collegiality for service. Six-year-old Sam Barlow and his dad, Dave, liked to play a little game in which they expressed their love for each other. Sam would say, “I love you.” Dave responded,…

We boated across miles and miles of the lake and saw beautiful scenery, lots of people, too many fish, a beaver or two, and hundreds of ducks. Of course, none of this was new to my eyes, because it’s all the same things I’ve seen during my many, many trips before this one. However, this…

I always wonder what happened next! We read in the scriptures about the rich young man who asked Jesus what he needed to do to gain eternal life. Jesus challenged him to give away all that he had to the poor and follow Him. “But when the young man heard that saying, he went away…

Teaching religious principles to young people can be difficult, but the starting place has always got to be seeking to understand your learners. Whether young people, children, or peers, effective teachers strive to know and empathize with the concerns of those they teach. Has the person you are teaching lost a loved one? It would…

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