What matters most to you?

What matters most to you?

Elder M. Russell Ballard spoke about an experience he had while visiting refugees in relief centers located in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas after Hurricane Katrina. He said, “Several of the brethren I recently visited where devastated as they began to try to put their lives back together. Their stories and situations are tragic and poignant in many ways, but in all that I heard, what touched me the most was the crying out for family: “Where is my mother?” “I can’t find my son.” “I’ve lost a sister.” These were hungry, frightened people…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 …
Service Is Effective Medicine

Service Is Effective Medicine

by Kaity Common complaints of the youth today may be about the pressures of school, friends, lack of sleep, car problems, or parental restrictions. To the youth that feel this way, I suggest an effective medicine to cure your problems. Lay your books aside for a few hours, leave your phone, and go visit someone who is lonely, someone who is sick, or someone who is discouraged. Oftentimes, if you have complaints about your life, it is because you are thinking too much of what concerns you and not of what may concern…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 …
If You Think You Have It, You Most Likely Don’t

If You Think You Have It, You Most Likely Don’t

In the competitive world that we live in today, humility ranks quite low on the scale of desirable character traits to possess. With humility, life can be viewed as the privilege, blessing, and the lovely journey that it is. To be humble is to gratefully recognize your dependence on the Lord. In this life, there will never be a time when we will not need His support. We will always have a constant need of His guidance in our lives. [Tweet "To be humble is to gratefully recognize your dependence on the Lord."]…Read more …
Do You Know Who You Are?

Do You Know Who You Are?

by Kaity Are you confident in yourself? Do you know your worth? Are you happy with who you are? The book No Doubt About It says “The way that we see ourselves, or our sense of identity affects everything we do. It affects the way we behave, the way we respond to uncertainty, the way we see others, the way we handle pressure and disappointment, the way we feel about ourselves and the way we make choices. In short, it determines how we live our lives. So the question we might all do…Read more …
Faith In the Lord

Faith In the Lord

By Kaitlyn – “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 This is my all time favorite scripture. I love it because of the message it shares. It teaches about trust and faith in the Lord. If we have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, then he can direct our life in the way that will be most beneficial to us. Sometimes faith may be difficult but it will always be worth…Read more …
Decisions are Easier When You Listen to The Lord

Decisions are Easier When You Listen to The Lord

by Kaity I am, and have always been, a very indecisive girl. I use to cry about choosing a Barbie Doll from the toy store because I couldn’t decide which one I wanted. As teenagers, we are faced with many important decisions in the next few years of our lives that can, and will affect our eternity. I have always struggled with making decisions, whether big like choosing a career or small like choosing a Barbie Doll. Thankfully a career or a Barbie are wonderful decisions to be faced with. However, there are…Read more …