Prayer is Always Available

by: Elder Mike Agreen
 
I still always chuckle when I hear that old saying, “As long as there are tests, there will be prayer in schools.” Of course, this joke is aimed at poking fun at the often misunderstood “separation of church and state” practice, which many uses to keep prayer out of our public school system. However, there is an underlying truth to the joke, and that is that Prayer is always available to us, no matter what our circumstance. Read more…


Sink or Swim

 
I was led back to a time when I was new to a job, and I didn’t yet possess the skills to even be independently operational in my day-to-day responsibilities. I remember the grueling effort to learn the analytical and technical demands of my role. Many instances put me on edge, and it was absolutely a sink or swim point, where the water level was just below my nose. I was so overwhelmed, to say the least. Read more…


Goal Setting for the New Year

 
When you mark the beginning of something, you want to do it right. For me, I wanted to hone in on how to properly set goals for the year. A goal is an idea of the future or desired result that a person envisions, plans and commits to achieve. But a goal without a plan is only a dream. Read more…


Make Room For Jesus

by: Eric Ladson

 

In this holiday season, we might have more worries about finding the perfect gifts and less concern of making room for our Savior, Jesus.  Since Jesus knocks at our hearts daily, let us examine if there’s space for Him.  There are frantic preparations made for holiday celebrations but are we preparing ourselves to simply tell Jesus, “There’s no room here”?  Where can Jesus rest and dwell within us?   Read more…



Conflict with Your Child

 
Every parent has their own plight of dealing with disciplining their child. We get frustrated with a display of bad attitude. It doesn’t matter whether they’re a toddler or a teenager – it’s inevitable that we go through these rough patches. As our child grows up, we also grow alongside them in the testing of our character. Read more…