Is There a Path to Follow?

By Chandler F Two years ago my family, friends, and I went backpacking through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Our plan was to hike 25 miles up to a certain peak and then to return. Excitement abounded among us as we camped at the bottom that first night. We were ready. Morning came and we were anxious to begin this great journey through the beautiful mountains. Unfortunately for quite some time, we couldn't figure out where our trail was! This setback was frustrating. Finally my grandfat...
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How Can I Overcome Doubt?

By Stephen S Doubt and belief cannot coexist. Only one can operate at the same time. Sometimes, it has been a challenge for me to stick with what I believe because of my own doubt. However, I have learned that acting on my belief has always led to me in the right direction. In my experience, these two things have helped me to overcome doubt: first, continuing to have faith and then second, taking action—doing something about it. Like many of us, I can be skeptical. It can be a challenge to...
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Do Science and Religion Really Contradict?

By Roger S. When people say they don’t believe in religion because it contradicts science, I think it is because of erroneous interpretations of divine truths. Yes, there is a lot of misguided religion in the world, but don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. God’s truths are much more compatible with science than are the dogmatic beliefs dictated by some religionists’ misinterpretation of scripture. A great example is the insistence by some that ‘God created the world in seven days, ...
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How Can I Make Good Decisions?

By Richard H. I was preparing to select a graduate school to attend following my undergraduate studies. I had applied to and had been accepted by many schools. Following visits, I began to prepare a list of pros and cons for each school, ranking each based on a variety of key factors. This led me to choose the University of Illinois for graduate school. Before accepting the offer, I prayed to experience the confirming feelings of the spirit that this was the right choice. Much to my surprise ...
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Do We Learn and Grow from Prayer?

By Brenna H. I was sitting in the living room of our apartment when Sarah, my roommate, ended the phone conversation with her brother. I remember hearing her crying in our room in the back. She had told me about her older brother who was going through some hard times. He had married in high school, against their parents’ wishes, and had divorced within a year of that marriage; he was uncertain of what to do with his life after this divorce. While we were freshmen in college, he had remarried ...
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Why doesn’t God answer questions clearly and immediately?

By Cherie G. I've learned that the things relating to God and the gospel often seem ambiguous because they are so big, and while many of us raised in the western world would love for them to fit in neat little boxes that we can fit perfectly into our experiences, that's not how things of eternity work. They don't fit into anything. Not time. Not space. Not even mortality. They're more comprehensive than any temporal language could describe, bigger than any mortal framework could hold, and mor...
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