Why Do I Care?

By Amelia B As the orphans of parents who both died of AIDS in Mozambique, my brothers and I lived a fairly directionless life, especially my brother Rogerio who lived a reckless life of partying.  One day he met some missionaries and decided to listen to what they had to say.  As he began to live the teachings of Jesus Christ, he began to feel a change coming over him.  He changed from a sullen and hopeless teenager to a vivacious and happy individual.  It made him so happy that he wanted to...
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How can I Know God Knows and Loves Me?

By Brynley L. My life has been full of challenges. I have witnessed and experienced the heartbreak of abuse; I have been the child of a bitter divorce; I have been the target of prolonged and vicious bullying; I have battled anxiety and depression, and I have combated painful loneliness. Yet, throughout my life, even in the midst of my most serious trials, I have also been blessed to see God’s hand operating and to know and feel of His love for me. This great blessing has provided (and contin...
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What Is Faith? (To Those Who Doubt, Part 2 of 6)

By Michael T. What is “Living Faith"?  Now, one might argue that there is only “living faith,” in that faith (as the “principle of action,” in the words of Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet) is either active or it doesn’t really exist. My goal is to bring comfort and hope to those among us who might be afflicted by uncertainty as to  whether or not God lives, loves us, and takes an interest in our existence; and • the truthfulness of the Restoration through the Prophet Joseph Smith an...
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Truth

Like Brigham, I also have a friend struggling with the question of whether or not God exists. This has caused me to think about faith as well, but most of my thoughts have been about the even more general topic of truth. I have a few friends who have for some reason decided to make their “beliefs” field in their facebook profiles say “Truth”. This is probably partly to create conversation, partly to make themselves come across as somewhat pretentious stoic philosopher-types, and partly because t...
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