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Belief and testimony and faith are not passive principles. They do not just happen to us. Belief is something we choose—we hope for it, we work for it, and we sacrifice for it. We will not accidentally come to believe in the Savior and His gospel any more than we will accidentally pray or pay tithing. We actively choose to believe, just like we choose to keep other commandments.
—  L. Whitney Clayton (“Choose to Believe,” April 2015)
You have awakened a flame in me that I cannot tame,
I have felt you on my skin a million times and each time is different.
You write a different story on my skin with your lips each time the two meet.
The knot in my stomach and the shaking in my hands will not rest.
You are the cause for every thought in my head.
You have awakened me, when I thought I lost my smile.
You allow me to see clear when my vision was going cloudy.
I have found clarity in the nothing that we are.
—  Kimberlymarie, Clarity