How Losing Your Self-Esteem Is a Good Thing

The burden you carry is partly because in our culture we view ourselves as separate individuals. So we think a lot about how we’re doing—how we feel about ourselves. You don’t need to do that. Let go of that. Because, in fact, we are not separate individuals but interconnected with each other.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is a beautiful painting created by the artist Greg Olsen. You’ve likely seen it before. But do you know the story behind the painting? The painting shows a young man in dark clothing sitting on a bench in a park. Sitting next to the young man, with a warm and gentle smile, is the Savior Jesus Christ. The Story Behind Lost…

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Did J.K. Rowling Just Prevent a Suicide?

J.K. Rowling, author of the phenomenal Harry Potter series, may have just prevented a suicide. Remarkably, she didn’t do it through the use of magic, but through the use of words. This shouldn’t surprise us because words are, as Dumbledore stated, “our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” In May of 2015, a fan…

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Don’t Give Up. The Cannons Are Coming…

Whenever I’m feeling discouraged, I’m reminded of a true story from the American Revolutionary War. To me, this story is a testament of the power of persistence in the most difficult of circumstances. In January of 1776, the American cause was on the brink of ruin. In fact, things were so bad that General Washington (who rarely ever allowed himself to show signs of discouragement)…

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