An Example to All

An Example to All

By: Kenna As a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I strive to be an example to all I come in contact with. I try to live my standards and keep the commandments as best I can each day. I want people’s first expression of me to be positive, so that when they meet me, they feel the light of Christ and sense the joy and happiness that I radiate.  In Elder Russel M. Nelson’s talk called  “Be Thou an Example to the Believers”, he says something that…Read more …
Secrets to Happiness

Secrets to Happiness

By Stockton/photo credit: pxhere.com Happiness is something that all human beings search for throughout their lives. There are many different ways to obtain this feeling and some things make us happier than others. For me, I find happiness every day of my life by doing a few simple things such as: having a positive attitude, smiling, laughing, and spending time with those I love.  There are a few other things I have noticed recently, however, that have seemed to guarantee happiness and I would like to share my secrets with you. [Tweet "I…Read more …
Free to Choose

Free to Choose

Life is full of choices. Big or small, they exist. Different sources have estimated that an individual will make about 35,000 decisions every single day. I don't know about you, but that is a lot of choices to make. Just think, that's 35,000 opportunities to do good and make choices that will benefit your future. Before this life, we had agency. We chose to follow God's plan,  which included Jesus Christ as our Savior, and come to this earth to gain a body and learn and progress to become more like God. Our…Read more …
Cooking with Mom

Cooking with Mom

By: Natalia When you serve the homeless, elderly people, and others in need, it feels like a great accomplishment. But, have you ever thought about serving your family? I never really had because I always thought that they didn't need it. However, serving family members brings such a beautiful spirit into your home and it also feels like you are accomplishing even more. For a service project , I decided to help my mom cook for the family for the holidays. She usually didn't ask me to do the complicated part of cooking,…Read more …
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 …