Why Do I Pay Tithing?

Why Do I Pay Tithing?

by Ben T. Everybody has that dream of living the rich life while rolling in the “dough” eating all the Hi Chews they want... No? Well, that might not be yours but everyone dreams about money. Making money can be fun stuff, but what about when you are asked to pay tithing? Money can be very influential in our lives, it is the one thing that helps us live our lives the way we want to. People can sometimes crave money, and although it isn’t bad to work hard for something, we can’t let…Read more …
Five Things Young Men Look for in Young Women

Five Things Young Men Look for in Young Women

by Lincoln Many of you may have seen the last post by my twin sister, Rachel, titled Five Things Young Women Look for in Young Men. Let’s be honest guys, it was good to hear what girls find attractive. It’s good to think about areas to improve and hey - physical appearance didn’t even make it into their top 5 so we’re already winning. I thought it would be cool to give a perspective from a guy’s point of view. Two weeks ago, I asked young men around my age, what they looked…Read more …
Five Things Young Women Look for in Young Men

Five Things Young Women Look for in Young Men

by Rachel (Ladies, check out my brother's blog Five Things Young Men Look for in Young Women) This past month while writing this blog, I wanted to find out what qualities girls look for in boys they date and what is most important in a future spouse. So I texted a bunch of the girls in my contacts, and I asked the question on my Facebook page. Now, while this isn’t a scientific study, it seems to be a pretty good measuring stick. Of course, nobody is perfect. We all have our flaws,…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 …
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 …
Why Did We Start the “Small and Simple Truths” Blog?

Why Did We Start the “Small and Simple Truths” Blog?

By Whitney A couple of weeks ago I had a friend visit me in Utah from New Jersey. We were driving around town and drove past the temple. She was amazed by the beauty and size of the great building. She asked me what it was. I told her that it was an LDS Temple; she gave me a confused look and asked what LDS was. I told her that I was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sometimes called the LDS Church. She was still a little…Read more …
Play to Success

Play to Success

by Nathan I’m an avid competitive gamer. This interest is better known as eSports. I’ve been an avid follower since 2005 but it wasn’t until summer 2011, that I personally started playing competitively. I was practicing with my team, when I realized how easily we could relate our teamwork to spiritual and emotional success. Being part of a team comes with responsibility on your part and on the part of your teammates. You need constant and open communication and honesty with each other to further your skills and relationships. Constant practice and persistence…Read more …
What is Better Than Time with Our Family?

What is Better Than Time with Our Family?

By Ben L. One time my Mom was having a rough day so my little brother Cayden got up and gave her a hug with all his love.  Then my sister got up and hugged her, too. This prompted us all to join in for a huge family group hug. Soon enough we had my mom feeling better and we had a great rest of the day together. Moments like that make me feel so glad to be spending the rest of my life, and even our life after death, with my family. In my…Read more …
How Does Keeping the Commandments Protect Us?

How Does Keeping the Commandments Protect Us?

By Josh My grandfather served in the Navy when he was younger. He operated the sonar and radar on a submarine. When he was about to be discharged he had an opportunity to re-enlist and be on a new class of submarine, the USS Thresher. The Thresher was a nuclear submarine. It was quietest of its day and could also go the deepest. This would have been a great opportunity for my grandpa. However, when he was offered to go on the submarine he refused! He told them that he wanted to serve…Read more …
Why Do We Study the Scriptures?

Why Do We Study the Scriptures?

By Ambree When I turned 12 and started going to Young Women’s (a youth group that meets weekly at my church), I also tried reading the Book of Mormon because my leaders rewarded us if we did. I noticed that when I was reading the Book of Mormon I wasn’t really paying attention to the words and stories. My mind would wander off on different things, and this frustrated me. I didn’t know why we were supposed to read the Book of Mormon, because I felt like I wasn’t learning anything. I started…Read more …