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 …
Thankful All Year-Long

Thankful All Year-Long

By: Megan It’s that time of year again. The turkey is cooked all day, the potatoes get mashed to perfection, the carrots are delicious. We sit around the table with family and friends, eating and celebrating how thankful we are. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year. Everyone seems to be a bit nicer, a bit happier, and a lot more thankful. People start to realize everything they have in their life and are grateful. As the year comes to a close, people reflect on everything that helped them make it twelve…Read more …
Lighten Your Load

Lighten Your Load

By: Megan The bell is going to ring in one minute and you are rushing down the hall to get to class when someone runs right into you. At first you may be angry, but after a quick "sorry" all is well and forgotten. It’s easy to forgive that person considering they might not have caused you much pain.  Now think about this, your best friend decides to spread a rumor about you, causing people to call you bad names. You are hurt, angry and have a hard time understanding the situation. A…Read more …
I Stand All Amazed

I Stand All Amazed

By Megan/Photo Credit:mckennastendermercies.blogspot.com One of my favorite hymns is “I Stand All Amazed.”  To me, it has the most beautiful words paired with an amazing melody.  It moves me to tears almost every time I sing it.  Why do I love it so much?   Because it is talking about Christ and what He did for me.  Let’s just take a look at the first verse: “I stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me, confused at the grace that so fully he proffers me.  I tremble to know that for me…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 …
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 …
With a Grateful Heart

With a Grateful Heart

By Megan/ Photo Credit: Christian Life In eighth grade I ran for student body office.  That was nerve-wracking, especially for a shy girl like me.  I was put under a lot of stress in trying to create the best poster and video I could.  As I began the process, I realized how blessed I really was.  I remember being overcome with gratitude.  I was grateful for my mom who helped make my posters and my dad who helped me put my video together.  I was grateful for my uncle who filmed the video…Read more …
You’ve Got This!

You’ve Got This!

By Megan/Image Credit: staystronghopeiscoming.tumblr.com We’ve all had times in our lives where we feel completely helpless.  Where we are carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders.  We often get discouraged and feel like giving up.  Failure seems to ride us like a horse, bringing disappointment along for the journey.  You feel as if everything is going wrong and the universe and God hates you. None of that is true.  Life hasn’t given up on you. Hope hasn’t given up on you. And God certainly has not given up on you. You…Read more …
Why Do You Need a Savior?

Why Do You Need a Savior?

By Megan As I was walking around Temple Square in Salt Lake City a few days ago, I came across a sign. The sign read, "Hope is born, joy is born, peace is born. A Savior is Born." I couldn't help but feel overwhelmed. Here was this poster, nice and simple, containing little words. Yet, these little words shared so much meaning. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints recently released a video called, "Why We Need A Savior." As part of family home evening, my family and watched it and talked about…Read more …
My Brother Jacob

My Brother Jacob

By Megan My younger brother, Jake, is 12 years old.  He has an uncommon syndrome called Optiz syndrome.   It is a form of high functioning autism. Let me tell you about Jake.  He’s almost thirteen, but his mind has developed only to around the age of eight.  He goes to junior high but is in a special education class because he doesn’t learn as quickly as others.  He loves to read and enjoys Legos.  He can make amazing trucks and trailers out of those small blocks I could never dream of building.  Legos are his…Read more …