Belonging in Heaven

September 1, 2014

Q. What happens if I feel like I don’t belong in the Celestial Kingdom? A. If my friend*, Johnny Depp, invited me to a red carpet event, I would feel out of place.  Even if everyone knew I was there with him, and that I could be there–I would still be completely uncomfortable.  Even if I […]

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Modest are Hottest

February 23, 2012
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“Modest are hottest” was a popular saying among the young men at my high school. They used the slogan to encourage the young women to live and dress in a way that showed that they respected themselves and those with whom they associated.  My girlfriends and I totally bought in to what those guys were […]

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Does God Know Me?

February 5, 2012

One of the most amazing blessings that came to me when I was a missionary for the LDS Church was feeling an intense amount of love for perfect strangers.  When I had been in one place only 3 weeks, I remember having this epiphony: “God knows everyone!  He knows their problems, He helps them in […]

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Question Box: self-harm

August 12, 2011

Question: I was curious if we believe in self harm (cutting and slapping yourself) and I was also curious to know if we believe in having eating disorders? A: I don’t fully understand the question. I think we believe that these are problems and we should be treating our bodies as sacred gifts from our […]

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How Can A Belief in Jesus Christ Help Me?

May 15, 2011

Faith, or a belief, in Jesus Christ gives purpose to our lives: “Our purpose in this life is to have joy and prepare to return to God’s presence.” (A Guide to Missionary Service – Preach My Gospel, pg. 50)  We do this by following Jesus Christ.  Jesus Christ is our great Exemplar.  His words and […]

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