What is Agency?

What is Agency?

by Whitney “It is our choices that show us who we are, far more than our abilities.”– Albus Dumbledore All of us made the choice to be on God’s side, that is why we are here! God allows us to make our own decisions because He loves us! Agency is the gift given to everyone on earth from God; it is the ability to choose right from wrong and act for one’s self. We come to earth to be tested, and to see if we will use our agency to show our love…Read more …
What is the Restoration?

What is the Restoration?

by Lincoln This past summer I visited the Sacred Grove in Palmyra, New York. This is where Joseph Smith, a young boy who was seeking gospel truth, went to pray after reading James 1:5. I was able to go into the trees and experience the same area where Joseph knelt in prayer. It was a very special experience. I imagined what it would have been like to be Joseph Smith, and have God appear to me. The impression of the Holy Ghost I had was so strong, that it left me no doubt in…Read more …
What Role Does Gratitude Play in Life?

What Role Does Gratitude Play in Life?

by Ben T. “He who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious.”(D&C 78:19) I don’t know about you, but I love to receive blessings in my life. I pray to my Heavenly Father asking if He would be so kind and get me the things I want. I know that He loves us, and He wants to give us everything we ever want. That is why we must be thankful for all that we have, and show gratitude. When I yearn for something that I want, which is often, I sometimes…Read more …
Why Do I Choose Not to Swear?

Why Do I Choose Not to Swear?

By Andy: It isn’t always easy to choose not to swear. Sometimes it feels like a curse more than it is a blessing. But I choose not to swear for one main reason, and that is because Heavenly Father has made it a commandment for me not to use profane language. Also because it is a poor habit to have and swearing sounds uneducated and unprofessional. Playing on a high school baseball team is not the best way to try and make good habits with language. The entire team knows my standards and…Read more …
Why Does it Feel So Good to Help Others?

Why Does it Feel So Good to Help Others?

By Ambree: My family took a tour of one of the local food banks and the guide told us about how many people go hungry in our community. I couldn’t believe how many teenagers my age and children my little brothers and sisters ages go without food every single day. Never in my life have I gone hungry. I wanted to help, but how? At the end of the tour, the guide invited us to donate canned goods, and encouraged us to return and join other volunteers in our community who help sort…Read more …
Why Do I Believe God Answers Prayers?

Why Do I Believe God Answers Prayers?

by Nate An issue that I have been confronted with that seems to be a formidable challenge during the course of my daily life is how others around me behave. We are taught to surround ourselves with friends that respect our values and beliefs and perhaps even have them in tandem with those aforementioned qualities. It’s important to be in a positive atmosphere so that you may remain in peak spiritual condition. Years ago, I remember being put into a situation where a young man didn’t like me in particular. During my fourth…Read more …