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How Can You be so Sure?

If you’re asking the question as a guarantee into the future, there truly isn’t any absolute certainty. Everyone has agency. That was part of the reason that King Mosiah in […]

Someone Should be Able to Stop This

The first half of 2016 has definitely been eventful: murders, arson, animal attacks, terrorist attacks, and more. At one point I saw several versions of the same thought cross my […]

Being Present

Last week, I started taking a deeper look at the things I had learned preparing to give a talk at church. I had to laugh at myself as I prepared […]

Long, Draining Lessons

One of the basic ideas taught in the LDS church is that mortal life exists because there are lessons that can only be fully learned by experience. To me, this […]

Becoming "Shame-less"

To me, shame is guilt run amuck. Guilt can be good, because it helps humans recognize that their behavior has crossed acceptable boundaries and that there is now a need […]

Repentance: Hurt and Healing

In October 2014, Elder David A. Bednar of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints told a story about his boys when they were young. The point of his […]

I’ve been thinking a lot about why I live my life the way I do. After all, being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints isn’t […]