Can Feelings Lead Us to God?

By Kristen B My journey is composed of infinite shades of feeling: minutes, hours, days, years--a myriad of hues that construct the ongoing tapestry of my life. Threads of learning, in the depth of emotion that a human life brings, have woven my heart to the ways of the Savior. He who is the means of redemption gives meaning to the emotion of days that form a life. The process of aligning the human experience with the divine is not an easy one, but there is a harmony that can burst forth when...
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How Do you Pray?

By Larry R When our youngest daughter was born, she became very sick. Within a week of her birth, we took her to her doctor and he said we had to get her to the hospital immediately as a helicopter would be waiting to life-flight her to a large hospital over an hour away. We took her to meet the helicopter and then began the long drive to the larger hospital. We talked for part of the way and then prayed the rest of the time. We cried during most of the journey. While we did not know wha...
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How Can God Help Me Make a Good Decision About Marriage?

By Russell D. My first wife passed away while I was still in my 50's. We were fortunate enough to have time to discuss our lives after she was gone. She encouraged me to remarry. After a few years of grieving, I wondered if I should and if so when. After study and thought, and making a decision that the answer was yes and I would know when it was time, it became clear that the decision was correct. Then I met a genuine lady and we started to date. We discussed marriage, but was this the corre...
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Does God Speak to Me?

By David F. Growing up in New Jersey, there were not many Mormons. In high school, I was the only one. I did not want anyone to know that I was Mormon. When someone at high school would ask me what religion I was, I would say “Protestant.” My father was the first person in his family to become a Mormon. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in his thirties. He married my mother and she was baptized while she was pregnant with me, their first child. I was blessed in the ...
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Can We Receive Daily Inspiration?

By Darsi D. Turmoil reigned! One of my boys had put a piece of pizza in the microwave and now couldn’t get the microwave door open. I had been out for the evening, leaving my husband with our five boys, and now their food was securely locked in the microwave. After examining the oven and determining that the opening mechanism was broken, I moved on to getting the kids to bed. I lay down with my youngest son, talking about the events of the day and saying good-night. As I lay there, the ide...
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Spiritual Spring Cleaning

By Stephanie L. “But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.” – Deuteronomy 4:29 Lately I have been doing some spring cleaning in my living space. It's nice to get rid of old things and open the windows to let in the fresh spring air. I haven't put away my winter clothes yet because I live in Boston (sometimes the weather here is unpredictable), but eventually my heavier clothes will be replaced by lighter...
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