Readers’ Forum: Break the seasonal cycle

To quote the director of the local Provo Bicycle Collective, Kira Johnson, who has been cycling to work year-round since 2016, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing.”  

Readers’ Forum: What? You didn’t enjoy your mission?

This mindset that missions are wonderful and aren’t hard that can lead to the stigma that missionaries who didn’t enjoy their missions or came home early did something wrong. Yes, there were so many amazing moments and I met tons of wonderful people but that doesn’t take away the trials I faced.

Reader’s Forum: Loving Means Listening

I don’t want to think about politics when I’m at church—or on a date, or hanging out with friends, or visiting family.

Readers’ Forum: A tribute to Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II, on her death

With great sadness, Buckingham palace today announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving Monarch in British history and arguably one of the most influential women throughout time.

Opinion: Rejection and moving on

When it comes to dealing with rejection and reassuring my worthiness, I cannot think of a better role model than Jesus. He was "despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief" (Mosiah 14:3). I know He has experienced our illnesses, our pain, loneliness, confusion, sadness and feelings of inadequacy and low self-esteem.

Opinion: Hope and leaves grow back

We experience challenges, learn more and become better versions of ourselves. I also believe some relief from difficulty won't come until much later. However, in the middle of this whirlwind of world chaos, I felt maybe none of it would come until later.
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