How Does God Speak to Us?

By Mallory P. Someone asked me to come to the faculty meeting because notes needed to be taken. Mr. Someone was my boss, so I took off my coat and put my purse back in the cabinet. I love my job (I do), but late afternoon faculty meetings push the limits of my otherwise enjoyable work day. Do you ever have those moments where you can feel in the sarcomeres of every muscle the tension of life’s unaddressed concerns and worries? I felt it for just a moment, and I sighed as I walked up the tw...
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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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How Can I Read the Bible and Understand It?

By Stephanie L. The Bible is a big book and you may not know where to start as you attempt to meaningfully study it. However, it doesn't have to be that way. Make a plan that incorporates one or more of the approaches listed below and try it out. This way you can take it in bite-size pieces and start to understand what God would want you to understand. It takes work to learn of God; but that's the point, right? We tend to value what we work for. Each year I try to focus my studies of th...
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What is the Purpose of Life?

By Lora I. Arguably the most clichéd religious and philosophical question is this: What is the purpose of life? This question has been uttered, written, and repeated by thousands of folks around the world including Adam, one of my good high school friends. Even now, a full decade later, I still remember our conversation about the purpose of life. It was the years of adolescent angst and strong opinions, so typically, I was perfectly happy to philosophize about grand questions. However, even t...
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What’s the Point of Reading the Scriptures?

By Ashley D. I love to read, but I admit that I don’t typically get caught up in the scriptures like I do with a bestselling novel. While I believe God would like me to study the Bible and Book of Mormon with great intensity, I’ve often asked myself, “What’s the point of reading the scriptures?” I recently found one pretty solid answer. In the book of 2 Nephi in the Book of Mormon, the prophet Nephi is delivering a message to his people where he describes what he calls the “doctrine of Christ...
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Passion Week: Why Did Jesus Have to Die for Us?

By Logan Today is one of the most sacred days in all Christianity, the day that Jesus was crucified. This event marked the consummation of the Savior’s earthly ministry, the fulfillment of a centuries-old prophecy that, just as God had brought physical liberation to the ancient Israelites in Egypt, he would also bring spiritual redemption to all those who earnestly followed him. Many of my friends in India often wonder what made Jesus different from the rest of the ancient prophets. The ev...
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