Discipleship = being all-in

See The Way of the Disciple by Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Faithfully following our Savior doesn’t require that we become zealots, but it does mean that we give all that we can—and all that we are—to Him. It means striving to be like Him all the time, not just when it’s easy or convenient.

It’s easy in this situation to feel inadequate and even unworthy. After all, what a charge—to be perfect, just like Jesus? It seems impossible! But that isn’t what the Lord wants us to feel. To Him, we have always been worth everything. If we trust Him and take steps to follow Him, He promises us lasting peace, happiness, and joy.

I know that the Lord’s promises are true. I have experienced that peace and lasting joy in my life, and I know it comes from striving to emulate Christ. I know that everyone can feel the same, for God loves us all.

How does your faith in the Savior bring you joy and peace?

Marriage & Religion

For me, the question of whether or not living a religious lifestyle benefits marriage can only be answered in the affirmative. I have seen many people I love struggle through and end their marriages when their previously-strong commitment to God waned; it seems that losing faith in Him starts people on the path of losing faith in many things.

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Review: 7Twelve: A Diversified Investment Portfolio with a Plan

Craig Israelsen’s 7Twelve: A Diversified Investment Portfolio with a Plan is an excellent read about a very well-thought-out investment portfolio. Dr. Israelsen named the portfolio “7Twelve” after its components: seven asset classes divided into a total of twelve funds. This, he said, is how an investor can gain investment breadth as well as depth.

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