Ask the Missionaries!

Ask the Missionaries!

By Lincoln Have you ever taken the opportunity to speak with your local missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints? Whether you are a member nor non-member, the missionaries have a lot to offer you -- from service, to friendship, to sharing their knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many members of our church may see missionaries as only those who are interested in teaching and baptizing new members of the church. While that is true, they are also there to assist members of the church in the areas they are…Read more …
Wellness and the Word of Wisdom

Wellness and the Word of Wisdom

By Lincoln The Lord has given us certain commandments for us to follow. God has placed these commandments in our lives because He loves us, and wants us to become like Him. Our Heavenly Father has only provided us with these commandments  because He knows what is best for us.  We are free to choose if we desire to follow and obey what God has asked us to do, or disregard what He has said. We, however, are not free to choose the consequences of our actions, whether they be good or bad.…Read more …
The Virtue of Patience

The Virtue of Patience

by Lincoln Unfortunately not everything here on earth goes according to our plan or to our timing. Sometimes when we develop a desire for something and things don’t go exactly our way it can be frustrating. Waiting for things may not always be the easiest thing. However, it is essential for us to have patience. It’s much easier said than done, but it’s so important for us tor remember that we have a place in God’s plan. Many times in life things happen that we simply don’t deserve. From small things like getting…Read more …
Decisions Determine Destiny

Decisions Determine Destiny

By Lincoln In October, we had the opportunity to listen to the words of  my church leaders during the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints General Conference. During the conference the Prophet, Thomas S. Monson, shared a message.  In his address, he said these three simple words with a lot of meaning: “Decisions determine destiny.” [Tweet " Decisions determine destiny."] When I think about what these words mean, I think about it in a few different ways. The first comes from a lesson my Young Men’s President shared. The lesson focused on life choices.  He drew…Read more …
The Beauty of the Temple

The Beauty of the Temple

by Lincoln  Many people wonder what life after earth is like. Some believe in heaven and hell. Others believe there is nothing. Many people aren’t sure. But I know that through the blessings of the temple, families can be sealed together for time and all eternity. Here on earth, God has commanded for there to be temples built all across the world. Temples are the most sacred and special buildings to our Heavenly Father, and within their walls, we are able to make eternal promises with Him. One of these sacred ordinances includes eternal…Read more …
What Did I Learn from General Conference?

What Did I Learn from General Conference?

Every six months, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints meet in a General Conference to hear from modern-day apostles and prophets, as well as other church leaders.  The most recent conference was held on October 4th and 5th. We asked the youth at Small and Simple Truths what they learned at this most recent conference.  Here is what they said: Kaity While listening to General Conference I increased my knowledge about God's love for me. A few talks spoke specifically about God's love for us. But besides these, every…Read more …
What’s So Great About General Conference?

What’s So Great About General Conference?

We asked the youth at Small and Simple Truths what they like most about General Conference.  Here are their responses.  Feel free to "Click to Tweet" your favorite!   Liz The typical primary kid answer to why I like General Conference would be because of the spirit I feel when I listen. The spirit that fills my whole home as the Prophets voice can be heard on a radio or TV in almost every room. But for me its not only the feeling I get or the things that I learn. Its the…Read more …
The Purpose of Missionary Work

The Purpose of Missionary Work

by Lincoln All of my life I’ve been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – more widely known as the Mormons. I’ve grown up within a family that goes to church every week, and friends who share the same beliefs I do. In our church, we follow our prophet, who speaks directly with God, and we follow his instructions. One of the Lord’s expectations revealed by the prophet is for all able and worthy young men to serve a mission, as well as any young women with…Read more …
What Are You Thankful For?

What Are You Thankful For?

By Lincoln, Think about the last time you felt thankful for something small, like your shoes, or the sink, or hair product. Try to imagine how different life would be without some of those small things. A couple of them would make life very different! Beyond the small things, what would life be like without the big things in life, or the things that matter most? Your family, friends, house, food, clothes, you name it. Imagine life without any of those. How often have you expressed your gratitude for the important things, big…Read more …
Five Things Young Men Look for in Young Women

Five Things Young Men Look for in Young Women

by Lincoln Many of you may have seen the last post by my twin sister, Rachel, titled Five Things Young Women Look for in Young Men. Let’s be honest guys, it was good to hear what girls find attractive. It’s good to think about areas to improve and hey - physical appearance didn’t even make it into their top 5 so we’re already winning. I thought it would be cool to give a perspective from a guy’s point of view. Two weeks ago, I asked young men around my age, what they looked…Read more …