Living Faith

This Week on Social: Young Women invited to share how their leaders inspire and bless their lives This week on social media, Church leaders celebrated — and were gearing up for — significant anniversaries, asked readers to examine their spiritual lives and invited youth and young adults back to seminary and institute.
Colorado Latter-day Saint youth gather close to 16,000 pounds of canned goods for local food bank “We are so grateful for the incredible food donation we received from the youth group at Fountain Colorado Stake from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” said Care and Share CEO Lynne Telford.
Sheri Dew: How losing my mother taught me that grieving is a kind of enhanced gratitude "My mother never saw herself as anything but the most ordinary woman, but there was nothing ordinary about her goodness or her faithfulness or her absolute devotion to her children," writes Sheri Dew of her mother who passed away this year.
BYU continues its strategic plan — including enrollment increase of 3,000 — regardless of COVID-19 "If we fully engage, process and remember the experiences of this present pandemic world, we can bring together the past and the present to make a better future," BYU President Kevin J Worthen said.
This week on social: How Elder Uchtdorf achieved his dream of becoming a pilot Church leaders took to social media this week to write about how to come closer to God, the importance of consistent gospel effort, and their joy in members following the Lord.
Kathryn Reynolds: Blessed by priesthood power as a single woman As a single member of the Church, Relief Society board member Kathryn Reynolds knows what it is like to not have a priesthood bearer in her home. Here's what she has learned about how the Lord blesses her with priesthood power individually.
Sydney Walker: My personal connection to Emmeline B. Wells, Eliza R. Snow and the suffrage movement "To see a photo of my fourth-great grandmother sitting next to Emmeline B. Wells and Eliza R. Snow — it was as if I discovered gold," Sydney Walker writes.
This week on social: What it takes to listen to spiritual promptings, according to these Church leaders Three Apostles and a Young Women general leader shared their testimonies on social media this week about listening to the Spirit and working through difficult experiences.
Memnet Lopez: Choosing to trust and wait on the Lord Relief Society general board member Memnet Lopez shares what she has learned about trusting God and His timing in answering some of the big questions she has about the gospel.
Gerry Avant: How an interview I did 47 years ago still serves as ‘living history’ "My interview with Lorenzo Petersen was a doorway, so to speak, that led back to a past century and, at the same time, was grounded in the then-present looking toward the future," Gerry Avant writes.
Music and the Spoken Word: ‘That which is timeless’ "So what is it about such music — or any kind of art — that keeps us engaged over the decades, even centuries? Some of its timeless appeal comes from its ability to lift us above the mundane, temporary things of daily life," Lloyd Newell said in this week's Music and the Spoken Word.
This week on social: How to turn alone time into ‘character time,’ according to Elder Holland, Elder Uchtdorf and Sister Craig In the last week, several Church leaders have shared ways to make personal time a time to build character and one’s relationship with Heavenly Father.
Boyd Matheson: Being mindful creates calm and confidence In the midst of a global pandemic, many have used the label "new normal." A more mindful term, one that requires a person to be present in the moment and create space to think deeper, is the "new now."
How one tractor-driving service missionary learned the Lord was aware of him Driving a tractor at a Church welfare farm as a service missionary was not what Elder Mill envisioned when he was called to a proselyting mission in 2019. Now he's grateful for the reassignment.
Watch: ‘Emmeline B. Wells and the Road to Suffrage’ special presentation The presentation “Going to Work with a Will: Emmeline B. Wells and the Road to Suffrage” will be streamed live on the Church History Museum’s Facebook page tonight at 7 p.m. MDT.
Amy Wright: Are we prepared to receive what the Lord offers us? When it comes to learning about God's power on earth and how it can bless the lives of individuals, it is important to reflect on whether or not one is "prepared to receive."
Gerry Avant: Elder J. Richard Clarke’s experience with ‘disruption and delay’ of missionary service When emeritus General Authority Seventy Elder J. Richard Clarke was called to serve a mission as a young man in South Africa, his expected six-week voyage turned into a nearly four-month wait.