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 …
Seven Reasons to Celebrate

Seven Reasons to Celebrate

By Kaity/ Photo credit: lds.org This Christmas season I celebrate because He knows me. I celebrate because He fixes all that is broken. I celebrate because thanks to Him, goodbyes aren't forever. I celebrate because He brings me comfort, peace, and happiness. I celebrate because He gives me a second chance. I celebrate because through Him, we can return home to live with our Heavenly Father. I celebrate because a Savior was born.Read more …
Be Kind.

Be Kind.

By Kaity Everyone you meet is fighting  battle you know nothing about; be kind. No one is perfect. If no one is perfect, then no one is exempt from pain or suffering. If no one is exempt from pain or suffering, then no one has it easy. And if no one has it easy, then we must all be compassionate and kind. We are all sons or daughters of our Heavenly Father and we are all fighting battles. Every single person that has lived, is living, or will live on this earth will…Read more …
How Can You Know the Truth?

How Can You Know the Truth?

By Kaity This past weekend was a very special one for me. It was the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' semi-annual General Conference. I love to hear the words of the prophets and apostles in my home and and feel the spirit  it brings. The talk that left the biggest impression on me was given by President Henry Eyring. In his talk he shared two stories about his father. Both stories focused on the power of the Holy Ghost. The first was about his father praying to find a church to attend.…Read more …
Lost and Found

Lost and Found

By Kaitlyn This past summer I had the opportunity to go to BYU Provo for a week and attend Especially For Youth (EFY), a church youth summer camp. While I was there a lot of great things happened to me: I met a ton of new friends, felt the spirit, and had my testimony strengthened. Unfortunately one not so good thing happened to me as well: I lost my scriptures. For the rest of the week I searched everywhere for my scriptures. Every day I looked in the EFY lost and found, I…Read more …
What’s On Your To Do List Today?

What’s On Your To Do List Today?

By Kaitlyn Sometimes, the most important things we do each day are never on our “to-do” lists. We might worry about the things that never get done, but past prophet and president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Gordon B. Hinckley reminded us, “You never know how much good you do.” I, like most of us, enjoy recognition for my work. But I have learned that the Lord will bless us for our efforts whether our others recognize what we have done or not. The service that counts most is usually recognized by God…Read more …
Motherhood

Motherhood

by Kaitlyn Life, every life, and every heartbeat..began with a mom. A mom who willingly accepted a divine role. A thankless job. A sticky, sleepless, soul stretching career. She taught us right from wrong, left from right, baking soda from baking powder. She slept little and worried much. She laughed, lathered, rinsed, and repeated, and repeated. Who taught us to love God? To love others? To love ourselves? Who taught us to walk in the light? Who prayed with us? Who prayed for us? Who read to us and taught us what the words meant? It was…Read more …
Charity: The Pure Love of Christ

Charity: The Pure Love of Christ

Marvin J. Ashton's words on charity inspire me every day to be a better person. He served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. His words inspire me to be kinder to others. To give others the benefit of the doubt. To seek the good in others. To turn my cheek and to truly forgive those who have caused me pain. To be more optimistic. To expect the best of others and to help them be the best they can be. Moroni 7:47…Read more …
Patience In a World That Does Not Like To Wait

Patience In a World That Does Not Like To Wait

By Kaity Heavenly Father has a purpose in making His children wait. Every one of us is currently waiting for something in our life. And most times, we wait for things which at the time may appear so right and so good for us that we can’t possibly imagine why Heavenly Father would delay an answer. God’s promises are not always fulfilled as quickly as or in the way we might hope; they come according to His timing and in His ways. With patience we must trust in the Lord’s promises and in…Read more …
The Savior Is My Best Friend

The Savior Is My Best Friend

By Kaity Good friends are crucial in my life. My friends have a significant influence on who I am and who I will become. They help me to be a better person and make it easier for me to live the gospel of Jesus Christ. My friends bring me comfort in times of need. Good friends are significant in all of our lives. And to have good friends, we must be a good friend. Good friends love each other, listen to each other, and are good examples for each other. [Tweet "To have good…Read more …