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How to Get Confirmation that What is Said in Conference is True

I used to look forward to General Conference two times a year. I don’t simply look forward to it anymore. Now, I find that I need it. I often envision myself crawling across the scorching desert sand calling out “water…water…” as I drag myself by my fingertips to the feet of the Prophet and...


How much fasting is enough to receive blessings?

We humans have been on a wild ride recently. With the virus in many countries and the implications which follow, there have been feelings of uncertainty and worry. While we may not know the end from the beginning, the Lord does. He tells us that if we are prepared, we shall not fear. Even if we are prepared, I think there is...


What are the Differences Between Mistakes and Sin?

My son recently watched a movie where a young boy, after having made some extremely poor choices, responded simply, “Mistakes were made.” While we sat together watching the film, this tagline grated on my nerves. We all make mistakes, but we have to own them, or we don’t learn and grow.

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How Do We Find God's Lost Sheep

I love the parable of the lost sheep. We learn that The Shepherd loves us so much that He will leave the ninety-nine in the safety of the flock to find the one who wandered and became lost. Since our Savior cannot be with us physically at this time, it is our...


Was The War In Heaven The Only War Ever Fought In Heaven?

Was the War in Heaven the Only War Ever Fought in Heaven?

It is difficult sometimes to imagine what life was like in the pre-mortal realm since we remember nothing of it. We know that we lived under the tutelage of our Heavenly Parents who wanted us to be able to become like Them at some point. I believe we spent time together as family members where we enjoyed one another’s company and worried about these people as we left our heavenly home for mortality.

We know that...