Category: Seventy

  • Replacing Doubt with Faith

    Replacing Doubt with Faith

    “Doubt is an enemy of faith and joy. … doubt is the breeding ground for spiritual hurricanes.” states Elder Sean Douglas in “Facing Our Spiritual Hurricanes by Believing in Christ.” The one thing that has tempted me to move away from my faith is doubt. It is one of, if not the major factor for…

  • Incremental Improvements

    Incremental Improvements

    In “One Percent Better“, Elder Michael A. Dunn talks about making incremental improvements in our lives. “Every effort we make – no matter how tiny it seems to us – just might make the biggest difference in our lives.” Where can we make these improvements? How do we identify where and what to improve? Taking…

  • Having Hope During Trials

    Having Hope During Trials

    “Gratefully hope is found in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and hope can also be part of your life,” states Elder Anthony D. Perkins. His talk “Remember Thy Suffering Saints O Our God“, describes four principles of hope we can apply in our lives. 1. Suffering Is Not a Sign of God’s Displeasure Heavenly Father’s…

  • A House Of Order

    A House Of Order

    In “A House of Sequential Order“, Elder Vaiangina (Vai) Sikahema states “‘Sequential Order’ is a simple, natural, and effective way for the Lord to teach us, as His children, important principles.” He goes on to describe how God has created a house of order that helps us return to His presence. God has told us…

  • How I Hold Up My Light

    How I Hold Up My Light

    The Olympic torch is a symbol of light for athletic competition between nations. It makes a journey from Athens to the host country’s cauldron. Millions of people line streets to see it pass. It is a light that is held up to the world. In like manner members of the Church of Jesus Christ of…

  • Do I Have Christlike Qualities?

    Do I Have Christlike Qualities?

    In his talk “To Be a Follower of Christ“, Elder Alfred Kyungu discusses four qualities of the Savior. They are humility, courage, forgiveness, and sacrifice. How am I doing in these areas? Do I have these Christlike qualities? Humility According to a Google Dictionary search, humility is “a modest or low view of one’s importance”.…

  • I Don’t Have To Be Perfect

    I Don’t Have To Be Perfect

    I don’t have to be perfect! That’s it! That’s the Tweet, Post, Picture, Dance, Status, etcetera. Elder Wilcox reminds us of this in his talk “Worthiness Is Not Flawlessness“. He talks about several messages that are misunderstood, including worthiness. What Is Worthiness? “Worthiness is being honest and trying” states Elder Wilcox. President Nelson has said…

  • The Scriptures Convert Us to Christ

    The Scriptures Convert Us to Christ

    Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela, in “Deepening Our Conversion to Jesus Christ“, discusses how delighting in the scriptures strengthens and deepens our conversion to Christ. For me, the scriptures are an anchor and a way to learn and grow. Favorite Scriptures There are scriptures that are an anchor to my soul. These favorite scriptures are ones I…

  • How God and Christ Heal

    How God and Christ Heal

    In his talk, “Is There No Balm in Gilead“, Elder Brent Nielson discusses how God and Christ heal us. He relates the story of his dad’s battle with cancer. I like this story for one reason, it didn’t have a “Liahona” ending. Our Story Usually, stories in the Liahona have endings where the person is…

  • How to be “Favored of the Lord”

    How to be “Favored of the Lord”

    Elder Moises Villanueva discusses how we should react to our afflictions in his talk “Favored of the Lord in All My Days“. How do we garner that favor? What can we do to be “favored of the Lord”? There are many talks in this conference that bring us back to the “Primary Answers“. It would…