Ganel-Lyn Condie

January 01, 2020 12:52 PM MST
I stood outside of Buckingham Palace in April 2017, and it was spectacular. The day was filled with pageantry and spectacle as thousands gathered to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s ninety-first birthday. My daughter, Brooklyn, and I just happened to be in London that day and thought we would make our way over to the palace to witness this special changing of the guard and birthday festivity.
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February 08, 2019 09:00 AM MST
A boat filled with tired missionaries and a storm: the beginnings of one of the grandest faith-promoting scripture stories of all time.
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May 03, 2018 05:00 PM MDT
What happens when a child misbehaves? As a daughter of God, I mess up and frequently fail. It happens every day. This process of falling down and transgressing doesn’t shock or surprise my Father. He knew I would not always get things right. It’s part of a process on the ideal path of learning that God established for all His children. He provided a Savior, and in doing so He ensured all His children the chance of success, regardless of our sins or transgressions. So why have so many of us forgotten His love? How did we go from rejoicing about the Father’s plan in that premortal family council meeting to thinking we were sent to earth to never make a mistake and that if we did, He would withhold His love? When did we start thinking that God would love us and accept us only if we were perfect?
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November 08, 2017 10:00 PM MST
Recently, a friend reached out to me for some advice. Her daughter has received a mission call, but the guessing and celebrating long passed, excitement has given way to worry for this dear mom. And she’s not alone. Her missionary is also struggling with anxieties and doubts—feelings that seem to affect all newly called missionaries.
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September 16, 2017 01:00 PM MDT
For National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we wanted to highlight this powerful story from LDS author Ganel-Lyn Condie.
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November 23, 2016 10:00 PM MST
When we talk of forgiveness we often think of those great stories in the paper or inspiring posts on Facebook that bring us to tears. For example, the true story of the humble Amish community that responded with mercy toward the family of a man who tied up ten young girls, killing five of them and then himself. Or there’s the father in my community who just lost his son and son’s girlfriend in a head-on collision. The driver was a family friend, and the grieving father’s Facebook post of forgiveness went viral.
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August 22, 2016 12:10 PM MDT
Watching the news and reading my Facebook feed there seems to be a common thread lately—hurt. Some of the recent headlines have brought me to my knees asking what can be done and how can we better heal? Answers to my prayers often come in reading the scriptures. And the answers that have come, for both those hurt and those doing the hurting, was forgiveness.
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