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Looking Back and Looking Forward
It is not by chance that we find ourselves here in this time in human history.
On a Dare
My friends dared me and I did it. I only wished I had done it earlier.
Was it even possible to be too good?
When Should I Get My Patriarchal Blessing?
Get your blessing when you are ready emotionally as well as spiritually.
What Joseph Smith Taught
Learning to love as God loves is the purpose of the gospel.
Questions and Answers
“My friend has started smoking. How can I offer to help her quit without offending her?”
Personal Progress by Proxy
Laura White needed help. That’s when the Young Women stepped up.
Out of the Best Books, Movies, or Music
How to find the best and reject the rest.
Too Much Information
Good role models are a key to your future.
The Unplanned Duet
As I sang, I suddenly forgot the words until my bishop came to my rescue.
Lindsay Palmer strives for perfection in every pitch.
The Extra Smile
Better Than an A
The admiration of a seven-year-old was better than any grade.
Ties and Traditions
Members and visitors are welcomed like family in Solvang, California.
One Sunday Was the Difference
One lesson turned my life around and pointed me toward the temple.
Guided through the storm; learning of the Savior; someone loves me; helping a friend change.
We’ve Got Mail