Just What is Essential?

Lately, we’ve heard the word ‘essential’ used quite a bit.  By definition, the word essential means something that is absolutely necessary or indispensable.  People have jobs that are essential, or nonessential.  Businesses and services are either essential or nonessential.  Travel can be essential or nonessential.  A desire to see a medical professional can be deemed … Continue reading Just What is Essential?

Faith Drives Away Fear

During these tumultuous and uncertain times, we are all in need of comfort and assurance. Recently an Uplift the World follower submitted the comforting words of David A. Bednar. We think they are worth repeating: "In our daily lives, endless reports of COVID-19 occurrences and restrictions, criminal violence, famine, wars, corruption, terrorism, and the destructive … Continue reading Faith Drives Away Fear

We Can Be Hopeful

Some days, as I drop my "tween" daughter off to school, she expresses distress and doesn't want to go. On one particular day she was dreading getting out of the car, I encouraged her to think of a part of her day that she could look forward to. I explained she could be optimistic about … Continue reading We Can Be Hopeful

Solace for Your Sad Thanksgiving: Seeking and Finding Peace

My wish for all those sad hearts is that, especially when you feel hopelessly alone, you will stop and remember where the one true source of comfort is - the Savior, Jesus Christ. Christ has been given many titles: Jehovah, Son of God, Messiah, Holy One, and Redeemer, to name a few. He has also been called the Prince of Peace.

Out of the Mouth of Babes

"These precious children of God come to us with believing hearts. They are full of faith and receptive to feelings of the Spirit. They exemplify humility, obedience, and love. They are often the first to love and the first to forgive."

It is no wonder that the Savior sought out these little ones and demonstrated great love to them throughout His ministry. "...Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God."