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LDS young women

Changes

At the women’s session of general conference earlier this month, Young Women General President Sister Bonnie H. Cordon announced a new Young Women theme and changes to Young Women class organization and names. The new theme now reads: I…

Ye Shall Have Peace

Looking back at 2018 there were countless moments of stress, anxiety, physical pain, emotional breakdowns and many more unpleasant things, making it a hard year. Despite all of that, I have been able to recognize the purifying power of…

Harvest the Light

I was sitting in church last Sunday, sort of listening, sort of allowing my own thoughts to mix with the words of the Sacrament Meeting Speaker. Part way into her talk, she uttered a phrase that made me sit…

Meet Maya and Gabie Gonzalez!

Gabie Gonzalez is a bright-eyed 14 year old who loves to hang out with her friends, and says that family is everything. It’s clear that she looks up to her parents, and especially values the example of her mother,…

War: What’s It Good For?

Today in our seminary class we had a lively discussion on combat, and the value of going to war. Most everyone was in agreement that fighting really serves no beneficial purpose, and there is nothing good that can come…

Loved Beyond Measure

Emery, an almost-twelve-year-old with five sisters, plays on the same basketball team as twelve-year-old Nealey, who has one younger brother. They both live in Harvard, Massachusetts and love baking cupcakes and making milkshakes together. When I asked them how…

Five Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

This time of year, I find myself perpetually in a bad mood.  It’s cold and gray outside, the holidays are over, and it feels as though summer will never arrive.  I find that I want to simply curl up…