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Sofia

The Enemy of Excellence

A while ago, I came across this insightful quote from Elder Kevin W. Pearson:   “Average is the enemy of excellence, and average commitment will prevent you from enduring to the end.”   The context of this quote referred…

Giving Our Lives To God

I love this quote by President Ezra Taft Benson:   “Men and women who turn their lives over to God will discover that He can make a lot more out of their lives than they can. He will deepen…

These Are The Good Old Days

Have you heard the song “Good Old Days” by Macklemore and Kesha? I recently discovered it, and some of the lyrics were touching to me. These lyrics in particular are applicable to the gospel:   “Wish I wouldn’t have…

Is Not This Real?

The Book of Mormon contains a promise in Moroni 10:3-5, which is if you receive and ponder its teachings in your heart, then pray sincerely to know whether it is true, the Holy Ghost will testify of its truth…

Peace From Your Patriarchal Blessing

Recently, I received my patriarchal blessing. It was a very special, spiritual experience, and I would like to share a little bit about it with you.   In preparation for receiving my patriarchal blessing, I learned more about what…

Giving Gratitude

Have you ever thought of gratitude as a gift? When you thank others, it is like you are giving them a little present by acknowledging what they have done for you. If someone thanks you for something you’ve done…

There Is Beauty All Around

Happy fall!   The beginning of a new season is exciting because it reminds us of the beauty all around us. Whether it is the lovely scent of a fragrant rose, or rays of light seeping through the trees,…