How Can We Stay Calm During Crisis?

My favorite hymn is “Lead, Kindly Light”, because it reminds me how I should react to anxiety. When I sing it, the sentiments are mine. John Henry Newman’s words might have been written by me today, instead of in the nineteenth century. Lead, Kindly Light, amid the encircling gloom; Lead Thou me on! The night is dark, and I am far from home; Lead thou me on! These lyrics imply that in unfamiliar territory, fear often takes over. I know I am vulnerable and need help. My husband and I k...
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How Do Believers Remain Faithful While Having Doubts? (To Those Who Doubt, Part 5)

By Michael T. I and others in the Mormon faith believe that it was in the doubts, religious divisions, and uncertainties—and, ultimately, in the faith of a young boy named Joseph Smith—that the marvelous revelations of God, his Son, their existence, and character occurred in modern times.  Those questions of doubt, supported by faith, resulted in what we call the Restoration of the Gospel. Moreover, isn’t it interesting that many of the great revelations of this dispensation and Restoratio...
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Is There Life After Death?

By James B. When I was seventeen, my aunt announced that we wouldn’t need to buy her presents for Christmas, she wouldn't be around long enough to receive them.  They’d found a tumor wrapped around her intestines.  The doctors said six months. She announced this just as summer had begun.  To me, summer is what eternity must feel like.  There’s a sort of endless renewal during summer that I’d taken for granted up until that moment.  And with one pronouncement, life had a clock.  Six months. I ...
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