As we work to be grateful in our circumstances rather than for things, we can find greater peace in life and greater joy in discipleship. Continue reading A disposition of gratitude
This church is for everyone everywhere because Jesus Christ is the Savior of everyone everywhere. Continue reading You are welcome here
“Faith is when you believe but can’t see it, but it is really there.”
Fiona’s first talk in church, given in Primary sharing time on Sunday, 10 May 2015. Continue reading Faith
Understanding the priesthood, including its history and organization, is essential to understanding the Restoration of the gospel and the organization and mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The first talk Dustin ever gave in sacrament meeting, in the Charlotte 3rd Ward on 15 May 1994. Continue reading The Aaronic Priesthood
For at least 126 years, from 1852 to 1978, people of African descent could not fully participate in my church. I don’t know why. But what I do know is my own belief that all people are created equal and deserving of being treated with dignity, respect, and love. Continue reading Mormons and race
Sustaining our Church leaders means more than raising our right arm to the square. It is an action verb that will strengthen our testimony and help us realize the blessings the Lord has in store for us. Continue reading The meaning of sustaining
Zion is more than a physical place. It is a spiritual state, which means it can be established anywhere—even here in New York City. Continue reading Establishing—and becoming—Zion
In our world where people are confused, how are Latter-day Saint parents to go about raising their children? Fortunately, the Lord has given us direction through the scriptures and prophets and apostles, and it all begins with having the courage to share our testimonies with our children.
A talk Dustin gave in church on Mother’s Day, Sunday, 12 May 2013—with audio! Continue reading Trend parenting for Latter-day Saints
I returned home from my service as a full-time missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ten years ago today. Here I reflect on what those two years of my life mean to me—and remember that my real mission has only just begun. Continue reading True to the faith
My experience in the Utah Salt Lake City South Mission was not only a time to teach but also a time to learn—to learn for myself the truth of this work and the blessing I have to be a part of it. Continue reading Do we realize what we have?
Who was Joseph Smith, really? This is the basic question Richard Lyman Bushman attempts to answer in Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling, a “cultural biography” of the first president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The answer Mr. Bushman—a member of the Church* and an emeritus professor of history at Columbia University here in New York—gives is, in many respects, rather simple. … Continue reading American prophet
I thought it was a silly question. But the Spirit had something very profound to teach me. Continue reading Hearing with our ears—and our hearts