The Importance of Education

The Importance of Education

By Stockton/Image: lds.org With school starting up I feel like it would be appropriate to share my thoughts on the importance of getting a good education. Education is going to be one of those things in life that is going to stay with us forever. In a modern-day book of scripture called the Doctrine and Covenants we learn, "Whatever principle of intelligence we attain unto in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection."  Doctrine and Covenants 130:18.   A good education will help to prepare us for any circumstance that we may stumble…Read more …
Am I Ready?

Am I Ready?

By Kaitlyn "Looking forward with an eternal perspective gives one hope, a reason to look up and feel gratitude for even the smallest bit of light.” Rosemary M. Wixom The past few months have been insane. Everything has happened so fast. I was accepted to the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. After much prayer and consideration, I decided to attend the U of U and was accepted into the NEAP program. I also decided to live on campus, to enroll in Institute, and to apply for a job at the University Hospital.…Read more …
Standing in Sacred Places

Standing in Sacred Places

By Megan/Image: windowsforreflection.com I recently had the opportunity to visit Palmyra, New York.  Palmyra is significant to me because it is where the first prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Joseph Smith, saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.  As a young boy of just 14 years old, Joseph Smith experienced a life changing event--an event that changed my world and everyone else’s. When my family traveled to Maine, we visited Kirtland, Ohio, Palmyra, New York, and Harmony, Pennsylvania. Kirtland and Harmony were amazing, but Palmyra was my favorite…Read more …
Lessons From the Pool: The Refiner’s Fire

Lessons From the Pool: The Refiner’s Fire

By Whitney Can I tell you something you might think is strange? When I was on the swim team in high school I always loved it when my coach yelled out her critiques of me during practice. I know that sounds weird, but her critique, her attention, made me feel important. I already knew I was't a perfect swimmer and when she yelled at me I felt like she cared about me; that she was watching me and that she knew I could improve. After every race I  talked to her about my performance. I…Read more …
Learning to Love Me

Learning to Love Me

By Kaitlyn/Image: thoughtcatalog.com I've always wondered why it is so much easier to love all God's other creations than it is to love ourselves. I see other people and I just think what wonderful and beautiful creatures they are. I can look at a waterfall or a sunset and tell God how grateful I am for His creations. Meanwhile whenever I look in the mirror, I cringe and turn away. It's not just me either, it seems as though everyone has this kind of experience, or one similar to it. Why is that?…Read more …
Isn’t it Wonderful?  Lessons from General Conference

Isn’t it Wonderful? Lessons from General Conference

By Megan/Photo Credit: littlerandomsparks Twice yearly, my church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, holds a General Conference or meeting of all its leaders and members. For me, it is one of the best times of the year.  We get to hear from the prophet, apostles and other general authorities.  They always have so much to teach us.  Through the Holy Ghost, they teach us lessons we have been yearning to learn. Our last conference as held in April 2016. It was impossible to pick a favorite talk.  They were all so…Read more …
Driving Out The Darkness

Driving Out The Darkness

By Kyle In my high school seminary class we were asked to write a Psalm, or a song of praise unto the Lord. This is in likeness of the ones David wrote in the Old Testament. In my psalm I told about my true testimony, complete with an experience I will never forget. (It does not rhyme nor go to a tune, but it is a testimony and praise.) I'd like to share my psalm with you: _________ "As I was going through a dark and dreary time, I laid in bed wondering late…Read more …
How a Comic Strengthened My Testimony

How a Comic Strengthened My Testimony

By Tommy/Photo Credit: moviepilot.com The Holy Ghost is great at teaching lessons when we don’t expect it. He helps us to absorb knowledge during talks and when we hear church leaders speak, but I’ve noticed that he can also teach and build our testimonies in unexpected ways and places. The Holy Ghost was able to teach me about the plan of salvation through the comic/cartoon “Dragon Ball Z”. Dragon Ball has absolutely nothing to do with Christianity or anything gospel related, but the Holy Ghost was able to see that the immense amount…Read more …
Join Us. It’s Conference Time!

Join Us. It’s Conference Time!

The General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints provides an opportunity to receive personal revelation as living prophets give counsel and direction. Asking questions can help you prepare for conference, increasing personal revelation while you watch. The general priesthood session for priesthood holders will be Saturday, April 2, at 6:00 p.m. MDT. The general sessions for individuals and families will be Saturday and Sunday, April 2 and 3, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. MDT. All sessions will be streamed live on the home page of LDS.org. They are…Read more …
A Different Type of Spring Cleaning

A Different Type of Spring Cleaning

Throughout the springtime, we see new life. Isn't it amazing? The grass becomes green. The flowers begin to sprout. The trees form buds. Life is given. Baby ducks are seen waddling and nests the of baby birds are snuggled in trees. After a cold winter the world rejuvenates, renews, and refreshes. Likewise, the Easter season provides us with the same opportunity. We reflect upon and rejoice in the redemption provided by our Savior, Jesus Christ. Many years ago, He gave us hope. After fulfilling the incomprehensible sacrifice for each and every one of…Read more …