How can I overcome feelings of low self-esteem?

Question   Dear Gramps, How can I overcome feelings of low self-esteem? Every so often I am plagued by these feelings and it is getting me down. I am an active member and try to act as the Saviour would. I read my scriptures and pray daily. It seems that whenever...

Am I worthy of help?

Question   Dear Gramps, I haven’t been exercising my faith lately and I started suffering from depression. I read that I can ask for a blessing, but I don’t feel worthy, not at all. So I wish I changed and know I need help, yet I don’t feel like...

What is the difference between purity and righteousness?

Question   Gramps, What’s the difference between purity and righteousness? Marilyn   Answer   Dear Marilyn, Your question is very short, and thus it is hard to discern your intent.  Forgive me if I have misunderstood you.  At first glance, some...

Is there any value in physical beauty?

Question   Dear Gramps, Of what value is great physical beauty if the inside is what’s important?  Why did the Lord even create great physical beauty when He only looks upon and judges us according to the heart?  He must have had a reason or else He would...

Trials

My dear friend has been having a lot of trials lately. It seems everytime something is set to go well life pulls back and says “gotcha!” As a result her outlook on life is bleak and I can feel her losing faith. I remember reading a scripture about our...
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