The Pure Love of Christ

The Pure Love of Christ

by Clancey Love is a hard thing to understand sometimes. Jesus taught us to love one another. But how can we do that if we dislike someone? How can we love someone who's hurt us; emotionally, physically or spiritually? My science teacher is the only teacher that bugs me this school year. But I actually like the class. I like the people and what is being taught. But I do not like the teacher. Of course I could just go on telling you why I dislike him, but that is not necessary; because…Read more …
Why Would God Love a Person Like Me?

Why Would God Love a Person Like Me?

by Clancey I direct this to those of you who are depressed, discouraged and heartbroken; to you who have feelings of being unloved, unimportant and of no worth. I ask: Why would you ever think that you are lesser than those around you? Was it something someone said? Was it something you did? Was something someone did to you? I do not know, but I do know, however, that it is a lie. If you have not realized this, realize it now. Satan is real. He is, "The Great Deceiver” as Elder Marion G. Romney labeled…Read more …
#ShareTheGift

#ShareTheGift

By Clancey ​Forgiveness. I want to forgive others--including myself--because of Him. He who died for us. He who suffered for our sins. He who taught us how to be kind. He who forgives us. And He who teaches us to forgive. He is my healer; for He is the Healer. I love Him with all my heart, might, mind and strength. And I will #ShareTheGift by forgiving, because I love Him. He is our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. How will you Share the Gift? God shared the gift of His Son with…Read more …
The Still Small Voice

The Still Small Voice

by Clancey I remember my second day of high school, when I met an exchange student from Pakistan. She was in my Spanish class; we sat by each other. And little did I know that we would be best friends. I would always sit by the same friends everyday. It almost never changed, because we all had the same lunch. But then one day, I had a feeling. It was a pleasant and soft and warm feeling. It stuck out to me that I needed to sit by her—an exchange student from Pakistan,…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 …
Facing Challenges: What I Learned from Elizabeth Smart

Facing Challenges: What I Learned from Elizabeth Smart

by Clancey Kidnapped. Tortured. Raped. Controlled. Starved. Chained. Forced… and challenged to a whole lot of other despicable events that her captors had in store for her. Yet, Elizabeth Smart did not blame God. In her book, My Story, Elizabeth Smart recounts her experience with evil. She was taken from her home when she was just fourteen. She was forced to drink alcohol, raped every day, and was controlled by fear for the nine months that she was captured by Brian David Mitchell who forced her to do anything he wanted her to,…Read more …
Where Can YOU Turn for Peace?

Where Can YOU Turn for Peace?

by Clancey School. It may seem like a prison on the outside (and sometimes on the inside), but it’s a place where my peers and I learn. Some say school is completely pointless, others say it’s the best thing in the world. Some say it’s good, others say it’s bad. I say it’s both. In math class, I sat in the very back. Unfortunately, there were others there as well. I got along with the person sitting next to me very well. However, the kids to my right were always talking about something…Read more …
Imagine Driving Without Laws

Imagine Driving Without Laws

By Clancey No matter how much I begged, they would say, “No.” There was no way it seemed I could get my parents to say, “Yes.” I asked them if I could go to the store; it was as simple as that. Going to the store was not a bad thing, I reasoned … but being seven and walking alone to the store was not a good choice. Today, I realize my parents, “No,” was just their way of protecting me. They were protecting me, just like God does. “The gospel is not…Read more …
Why do I Believe Joseph Smith was a Prophet?

Why do I Believe Joseph Smith was a Prophet?

by Clancey It was some time ago that I “just believed” in Joseph Smith. My whole life I had believed in him but didn’t know he was truly a prophet chosen by God. Then not too long ago, I had watched a movie about Joseph Smith. I also read the Testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith, which is just before the Book of Mormon. I prayed to God and asked if these things were true. My answer came, and it was yes. Who was Joseph Smith? He was a latter-day prophet of The Church…Read more …