The Daily - 2021

A laptop computer sits on a white table with white painted bricks. There are some plants in vases also on the table. "The Daily" is displayed on the display.
Join us Monday through Friday to hear inspirational stories, news, events, quotes from Church leaders, and more for your daily uplift.

Sep 16, 2023

A New Year: 2021

We are all looking forward to 2021, a new year that will bring a new normal. But as we look forward to 2021 with hope and gratitude, we can also be thankful for the lessons we have learned and the blessings we've received from the Lord in 2020.
A mother, father and young girl sitting on a lawn in bright sunlight.  They are laughing.

Sep 16, 2023

Come Listen to a Prophet's Voice

Because a living prophet teaches us today, we can rejoice in truth. As we put our trust in Jesus Christ, rather than in men, and obey His commandments, we will see that signs follow faith.
Official portrait of President Russell M. Nelson taken January 2018.

Sep 16, 2023

Setting Goals

Setting goals is an important way to measure growth and change. Personal-development specialists suggest that it’s important to set goals that are specific, difficult but attainable, and time-constrained. These goals may be related to spiritual growth, physical health, family, careers, education, and even our hobbies. This week, let's take some time to withdraw like the Savior did—without distractions—to pray, ponder, and set some worthy goals of improvement.
A young woman with long black hair sits at a table in a high school classroom and takes notes in a notebook beside another girl with short blonde hair.

Sep 15, 2023

Consecrated for Thy Gain

The Lord will also strengthen us, not only through this pandemic but through all the challenges we face in mortality. And through His grace, our afflictions may be consecrated for our gain.
Frontal head and shoulders portrait of Jesus Christ. Christ is depicted wearing red and white robes. In 1989, a correlation review committee evaluated the painting with regard to its suitability for Church use. The painting was rated a "5" on a scale of 1-5 (with "5" as the high).

Sep 17, 2023

Lift a Burden to Lift Your Burden

A yoke is a type of harness to distribute a load. When we are yoked with the Savior, we add our efforts to His work, and He offers us His strength as we face challenges and trials. We must give before we can receive, but He gives us so much more in return. As we lift burdens around us while doing His work, we will feel our own burdens grow lighter.
A man helping an elderly woman with her groceries.  They are in a parking lot.

Sep 16, 2023

Ask of God

As we follow the example of and counsel from prophets of God, we will receive both answers and comfort. We don’t have to wonder; we can find truth when we ask of God.
A young woman in a pink cardigan and a white shirt kneels down and rests her clasped hands on her bed to pray.

Sep 14, 2023

Family History and the Hearts of the Children

Temples may have been largely closed for all but living ordinances over most of the last year, but we have still been able to do family history work. As temples begin to open for proxy work in areas that have contained the SARS-Cov-2 virus, we will be able to once again proxy for the family names we have found during their closures.
Family looking at family history record in North Carolina

Mar 30, 2023

Can We Change Our Natures?

If we are to truly become like the Savior, we must be willing to change—to give up our rough edges—because we love Him. We are good enough and we are loved, but we are still incomplete. As we follow the Savior’s path, we will progress, step by step, toward becoming like Him.
A laptop computer sits on a white table with white painted bricks. There are some plants in vases also on the table. "The Daily" is displayed on the display.

Sep 16, 2023

He Knows Our Needs

We may not always understand why we aren’t given what we want when we want it, but the Lord has a plan for us, and He has perfect love and compassion for us. As we accept His will, we will find His plan of greater happiness, more understanding, and a greater determination to accept His will.
A young woman and an older woman standing together on a mountain.

Sep 16, 2023

Facing Doubts and Questions

When we do encounter questions, we should take them to the right sources. As we approach the Lord in search of truth, He will not lead us astray. And we must remember to doubt our doubts before we doubt our faith, as Elder Uchtdorf taught. There may be things we do not or cannot understand, but that doesn’t mean we should deny the truth we have.
Couple in Thailand kneeling together praying.

Sep 17, 2023

The Sealing Power and Gathering Israel

Elijah was the last Old Testament prophet before Jesus Christ to the sealing power of the Melchizedek priesthood, and he restored this power on April 3, 1836. The sealing power is one reason that Elijah’s return was so important: it allows us to be united eternally in families and enables us to receive ordinances on behalf of our ancestors in the temple. It is instrumental to the gathering of Israel.
The Nauvoo Illinois Temple at sunset.

Sep 14, 2023

How Can I Keep from Singing?

Even when we lose our comforts and our happiness, we can find peace. When we cling to the rock of our salvation and our refuge, Jesus Christ, we can find joy even in trouble. Because of Christ, how can we keep from singing and praising the Lord?
Family singing hymns with small boy in Brazil

Sep 15, 2023

His Paths Are Straight

A straight line is the shortest distance between two points, and the Lord’s paths are straight. When we follow His path, we will reach our goals more directly than by following our own counsel. Sometimes, this timing doesn’t match our plans, but it is always the best timing.
Two young woman walk through a tree lined path at Grant Park in Chicago.

Sep 16, 2023

Suffering and Joy

Suffering does not mean we stand apart from the chosen of God. Elder Matthew S. Holland reminded us that when John the Revelator asked the Lord about those standing in white robes and praising God, the Lord replied, “These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Jesus Christ is the source of all joy, and He can heal all wounds and right every wrong. No matter the cause of our pain, relief comes from this one source.
Photograph of actor portraying Jesus Christ in the Bible Videos.

Sep 16, 2023

Words, Seeing, and Believing

Many things we know as a society are based on the words of others. Our knowledge of physics, chemistry, medicine, and many other fields depend on our trusting experts who then communicate their knowledge. Similarly, we can trust the word of
A young woman in a chemistry lab.

Sep 15, 2023

The Persuasions of Men

It can be tempting to fear men more than God and go “on in the persuasions of men." But even when things seem dire, the Lord will support us “against all the fiery darts of the adversary,” and he will be with us “in every time of trouble” when we are faithful and heed His counsel.
Young man sitting by a river

Sep 16, 2023

We Are Sowing

Every action we take plants a possibility for the future. When we do good, we are sowing possibilities for goodness in the future, whether in our own lives or the lives of others. We may not always see the fruits of our labors, but the Lord does, and He will bless us for our efforts.
Young Women sewing

Sep 17, 2023

Hurt and Forgiveness

Most of us have experienced both ends of a misunderstanding. We have inadvertently and unintentionally hurt feelings, or we have been hurt by the insensitive actions of others. But the Lord has taught us what to do in both of these situations. As we come to understand the gospel of Jesus Christ, we will seek reconciliation with all men.
A series of images of youth and leaders doing a service project in Ohio.

Sep 16, 2023

Voices of the Restoration

As we read the words of individuals who lived through the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ, we can better understand both that restoration and the challenges faced by the early Latter-day Saints. We can recognize their worries, questions, and fears, and how they faced them. As we read their testimonies and learn how they overcame their own trials and uncertainty, our own faith can be strengthened.
Restoration Project (other):  Man in period clothing.

Sep 16, 2023

Sharing Light and Truth

President Russell M. Nelson's graditude challenge in November helped to fill social media with messages that are authentic, edifying, and praiseworthy. It encouraged us to share light and truth. As we strive to fill social media with these things throughout the year, not only during the holidays, we can help lift others.
A young adult Asian woman looking slightly upward with light streaming behind her.

Sep 16, 2023

It Is Not Expedient Now

When Oliver was transcribing the Book of Mormon as Joseph Smith translated, he had a desire to translate, as well. The Lord called this a righteous desire, and He gave Oliver the gift of translation. But when Oliver didn’t use this gift, it was rescinded. The Lord explained, “It was expedient when you commenced; but you feared, and the time is past, and it is not expedient now." Sometimes in our own lives, we fear and miss opportunities. But through the atonement of Jesus Christ, we can continue to improve and progress.
Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery bow their heads and pray before translating the Gold Plates.

Oct 31, 2023

Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

We learn from Nephi’s vision that the Tree of Life is a representation of the love of God, and we learn from the ancient prophet Alma that we must nourish the word of God, looking forward with an eye of faith, if we want to pluck its fruit. After we have been diligent, patient, and faithful, we will taste this fruit, which is "sweet above all that is sweet."
Lehi by tree of life

Sep 17, 2023

If You Desire

We generally do what we most want to do, and we often achieve what we most desire to achieve. The question is what we really want, and whether we really want eternal rewards more than earthly ones.
A young woman lying on the grass reading the scriptures and pondering.

Sep 16, 2023

Changing Our Natures

The Lord asks us not only to change our behavior, but to change our very natures. As we cultivate our love for the Lord through obedience, we will also cultivate a change in our natures: we become more like the Lord because we love Him.
A man sits in a chair.  He looks like he is deep in thought and doesn't like what he is thinking or feeling.  Very sad looking.