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 …
The Love Our Savior Has For Us

The Love Our Savior Has For Us

By: Kade Lately I have been learning a lot about the atonement of Jesus Christ and his impact in our lives. It has really helped me feel the spirit and think more about the Savior throughout these past few months. Something that has always stuck with me is a quote by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, “It was required, indeed it was central to the significance of the Atonement, that this perfect Son who had never spoken ill nor done wrong nor touched an unclean thing had to know how the rest of humankind—us,…Read more …
Patience

Patience

As a teenager, it can sometimes be difficult to have patience. In fact, patience is definitely not one of my strong characteristics. This is very tough because being patient can lead to some great rewards in the long run. I love the story told by Dieter F. Uchtdorf in his general conference talk titled “Continue in Patience.” He talks about an experiment by a professor at Stanford University which occurred in the 1960s.  Children at the age of 4 years old were given a giant marshmallow.  They were told that they could eat…Read more …
Be Still, My Soul

Be Still, My Soul

By: Ambree Have you ever had a breaking point in your life? A point where you feel like your life is a complete mess, where problems seem to be coming at you head on, and you’re on the verge of giving up and shutting down? Whether you’ve already hit that breaking point in the past, are at that point right now, or will be facing it in the near future – there is HOPE! No matter how overwhelmed, pained, and defeated you may feel there is HOPE through the stresses of this life.…Read more …
Thinking About Heaven

Thinking About Heaven

By: Stockton Recently, my older brother returned home from serving his 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints.  Since he’s been home I've been  thinking about how a mission is similar to our earth life.  It was hard for our family to send him to Mexico City and have to go without spending time with him for so long. This is similar to how our Heavenly Father felt when he sent us to earth. Another interesting thing that comes to mind is how we are still able to…Read more …