Lost Keys

Lost Keys

By: Kenna I want to share an experience I had just recently with prayer. I believe that God hears our prayers and that He will help us when we earnestly seek Him. I am involved in a choral group at my high school called, Graces. We all were scheduled to meet at my high school and carpool from there to our performance. After our performance at a church Christmas party, we were driving back to our high school, and my friend realized that her car keys were missing. She looked for her keys…Read more …
Exhausted with One Race to Go

Exhausted with One Race to Go

By:  Jason I was on the swim team last summer. In one of our first practice meets I swam 4 individual events: the 500, the 200, the 100 backstroke and the 100 free.  That's a pretty tough workout considering it's over 2900 feet! My 5th and final event was a team relay and I was exhausted.  I said a quick but sincere prayer to my Heavenly Father asking for strength so I could do well for my teammates.  I thought of reasons I might not get the answer to this prayer and couldn't…Read more …
I Love to See the Temple

I Love to See the Temple

By: Chandler I love to see the temple. It is a place where I can feel peace, joy, and comfort. A couple of years ago, some of my friends and I were able to go on a trip where we visited every single LDS temple in Utah in one week. This was a truly amazing experience for all of us. Each day we would typically attend 3 temples. During this week I felt so much happiness and I didn’t want that feeling to leave me. That experience left a very definite impact on…Read more …
Sticks and Stones

Sticks and Stones

by Elise "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." I seem to hear this phrase, or many variations of it often. But I started thinking, in my life, and in the lives of others how true this statement is.  I've never encountered someone who wants to physically harm me. For instance, in school, nobody has ever tried to beat me up. But I have faced unkind words, both purposeful and unintentional. I have been the victim of hurtful words, and also the deliverer. I think we all have been…Read more …
Dealing with Disappointment

Dealing with Disappointment

By: Stockton I have always had a big obsession with sports, particularly basketball. I absolutely love everything about the sport of basketball. I have played on the school team for the last 5 years, beginning in 7th grade.   This year, though, is different. In my last year of high school I did not make the team. I was so disappointed. When I first found out, I cried for the first time in a long while.  It was super tough on me. It is still difficult for me to think of and talk about…Read more …
Family

Family

By: Stockton Think about the people you have the most fun with. Now think of those you have some of the hardest, most frustrating times with. For most people family will come to mind for at least one of those statements. For me personally, family comes to mind when I think of both the best and worst times I’ve experienced. I spend more time with my family than any other group of people so it is easy to see how I have so many different memories with them. There are some days where…Read more …
Are You Alive?

Are You Alive?

By: Megan We are all living, but are we all alive? Now some will be thinking, “Megan, of course we are alive. We couldn’t be reading this if we weren’t.” Yes, that is true. If you are reading this, you are living. But I ask again, are you alive? By now you’re probably wondering what I mean by this, so allow me to tell you. Do you go to bed every single night knowing that you were alive that day? Or, do you just sit there and realize you’ve done the same thing…Read more …
Feelings Around a Campfire

Feelings Around a Campfire

By: Stockton/photo credit Sam Howzit This month I had the opportunity to go to Wyoming for a youth conference with my ward.  It was a fun experience because we were able to do many enjoyable things such as white water rafting and a ropes course. We stayed in little bunking cabins and although we didn’t get much sleep, it was nice to have some form of shelter other than a tent. Our last night there we all gathered around a campfire where we shared our feelings and testimonies about the gospel of Jesus…Read more …
The Challenges of Life

The Challenges of Life

By:  Stockton Have you ever thought life was difficult? If you said no to this question, then you probably are not a human being. Everyone knows life is hard, and we all have our own difficulties and things we struggle with.  This could be focusing in school, working hard in your job, or even just having the willpower to wake up in the morning. I know I struggle with all of those things myself, especially the 3rd one! Life is hard but I think that is a good thing. Elder Robert D. Hales…Read more …
Dare To Stand Alone

Dare To Stand Alone

By: Megan Often times people are afraid to be alone. Alone, as defined by the dictionary, means having no one else present; on one’s own. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, I often times experience this feeling of loneliness. But, it isn’t like the dictionary definition states, it’s different. I never feel completely alone. I have my Heavenly Father with me. I have the Spirit with me. This world is getting more and more evil every single day. Teenagers, children and even adults are tempted to make wrong choices just…Read more …