Be Still, My Soul

Be Still, My Soul

By: Ambree Have you ever had a breaking point in your life? A point where you feel like your life is a complete mess, where problems seem to be coming at you head on, and you’re on the verge of giving up and shutting down? Whether you’ve already hit that breaking point in the past, are at that point right now, or will be facing it in the near future – there is HOPE! No matter how overwhelmed, pained, and defeated you may feel there is HOPE through the stresses of this life.…Read more …
My Christmas Shoes

My Christmas Shoes

By Ambree Since the beginning of December I have been thinking of ways I could make Christmas more memorable.  One of my seminary teachers said “ . . . the best gift to give the Savior is acts of service.” So I decided this Christmas I want to give the Savior the gift of service. A few days ago my friend and I decided to go get ice cream cones. As we stood in line talking about our day, we slowly moved up to the cashier who told us that the guy in front…Read more …
“Cease to Sleep Late”

“Cease to Sleep Late”

By Ambree How many of you find yourself sleeping in because you stayed up too late the night before?  Whether you were at a party with your family or friends, or stayed on your electronic devices, or watched movies, or maybe you were doing a last minute homework assignment, sometimes it's really hard to go to bed at a decent time. For some reason I become distracted at night and don’t get enough sleep. One day I read a scripture found in Doctrine & Covenants 88:124: “Cease to be idle; cease to be…Read more …
Three Simple Words That Will Strengthen Your Family

Three Simple Words That Will Strengthen Your Family

By Ambree There are three simple words have changed my family and my life: Family. Home. Evening. I have grown up in a family where we hold Family Home Evening (F.H.E.) every Monday night. This is a very important night of the week for us. In my family, we start F.H.E. with a prayer and that invites the spirit in. We then have a spiritual lesson from one of my family members and that really brings the family together. The next part of family night is the activity – the fun part! We…Read more …
The Dangerous Road of Pornography

The Dangerous Road of Pornography

We live in a day when most of us have a little computer in our very own pockets. It’s so easy to look up questions we have and in two seconds the answer is there. Media can be such a blessing and also a temptation. Whenever God inspires new things like technology, Satan tries to use it to destroy us.  With the internet we need to be extra cautious while on our computers, laptops, smartphones, iPads, etc. Satan knows the things that get our attention and what we are interested in, and then…Read more …
Hinckley’s Nine Be’s

Hinckley’s Nine Be’s

By Ambree One of my favorite quotes of all time is found in a book titled “Way to Be” by President Gordon B. Hinckley, a beloved prophet and former president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints . He said, “Be Grateful, Be Smart, Be Clean, Be True, Be Humble, Be Prayerful, Be Positive, Be Still, and Be Involved.” When I first thought about those 9 – “Be’s” and how they relate to my life I could see that I could improve on each one of them.  I also knew that if…Read more …
Does Music Affect the Way I Think and Feel?

Does Music Affect the Way I Think and Feel?

by Ambree A year ago, I had the opportunity attend E.F.Y. (Especially for Youth), which is an amazing program focused on youth ages 14-18 years old. This week-long experience changed my life for the better! One class that I will never forget was about how music can be a negative or positive influence on people’s attitudes. The instructor started the class by playing a piece of music that had a beautiful arrangement of the piano, the violin, and the flute. I instantly felt peaceful, happy, and relaxed. I could feel God’s spirit enter…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 …
Five SIMPLE Ways to Spread Sunshine

Five SIMPLE Ways to Spread Sunshine

by Ambree A well known song we sing at my church provides a great reminder: "Kindness begins with me!" President Gordon B. Hinckley once asked the question, "Why do any of us have to be so mean and unkind to others? Why can’t all of us reach out in friendship to everyone about us?" Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin added, "Kindness is the essence of greatness and the fundamental characteristic of the noblest men and women I have known...Kindness is how a Christlike person treats others."   [Tweet ""Kindness is how a Christlike person treats…Read more …