Messages from the Directors

The Law of the Harvest: Planting Seeds of Faith

Bennett Borden, North Star President September is the first month when we begin transitioning from summer into fall, and this time of year often calls to mind the seasons and cycles of life.  When God organized this wonderful Earth and placed it in its...

The Law of the Harvest: Planting Seeds of Faith

Bennett Borden, North Star President September is the first month when we begin transitioning from summer into fall, and this time of year often calls to mind the seasons and cycles of life.  When God organized this wonderful Earth and placed it in its...

The Gift of Grace: Finding Empowerment Through the Atonement

Bennett Borden, North Star President We, as Latter-Day Saints are expected to do a lot.  We have family obligations, church callings and demands at work. We try to do everything we’re counseled to do including going to the temple, doing genealogical research, and...

Modern Pioneers

Bennett Borden, North Star President This month as we celebrate our pioneer heritage, I have thought a lot about how that heritage extends far beyond the Saints who made their way from Nauvoo to the Great Salt Lake valley in 1847.  It extends to the early...

#TrueToHim: Share Your Story

At the very heart of the North Star community experience is the real and intensely personal, individual story. I'm certain all of us have been moved and encouraged by reading and viewing impactful stories that helped us realize we are not alone! Can you recall how...

With a Grateful Heart

I began my journey just prior to the first North Star Conference in 2014. Filled with hope, I purchased 2 tickets before my wife of 30 years even knew -about …me.  I remember the overwhelming fear and anxiety replaced with deep gratitude for the people of North Star...

Rising Above the “War of Words and Tumult of Opinions”

Like Joseph, as I’ve watched this chaos and confusion unfold I asked myself, “What is to be done?” (JS History 1: 10). For quite some time I pondered and struggled to understand who was right and who was wrong. As a leader within North Star I felt it was important that I had a “clear stance” on the subject. I began to get very frustrated as it seemed my prayers to God were going unanswered.

North Star’s New Leadership Structure is Taking Us to the Next Level

I am so humbled and grateful for the incredible time and creativity so many people have put into this organization. As one who was there at this organization’s founding, it’s been exciting to see how it has grown, and how much it owes to the tireless service of so many. But this is only the beginning. With more people than ever involved in North Star, with more diverse talents and networks to draw upon, I can hardly wait to see what exciting progress we’ll be making in the years to come.

Check Your Motivation

I have had several conversations with members of the North Star community with people who have made the choice to devote their lives to living the gospel (“Awesome! Me too!”). When we get to talking about reasons for this choice, often times people will say things about how they “can’t imagine anyone could really be happy in a gay lifestyle.”… They find much of their motivation to stay active in the gospel from focusing on how awful or scary the alternative would be.

I know about the Atonement, but how can I apply it to me?

I am learning how to communicate with my Father in Heaven continuously, when I find myself in sin, I immediately seek forgiveness even when I’ve made that same mistake many times. He is waiting to forgive, He is waiting to bless us with the Spirit again to give us more strength to overcome. I am learning to share everything with Him and its blessing my life immensely.

I am…

I made a list entitled “I AM,” and so far there are 786 things on it. I went through the list and started prioritizing them in order of importance. Do you know what made the top of the list? Number one was, “I am a child of God”