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 …
Facing Challenges: What I Learned from Elizabeth Smart

Facing Challenges: What I Learned from Elizabeth Smart

by Clancey Kidnapped. Tortured. Raped. Controlled. Starved. Chained. Forced… and challenged to a whole lot of other despicable events that her captors had in store for her. Yet, Elizabeth Smart did not blame God. In her book, My Story, Elizabeth Smart recounts her experience with evil. She was taken from her home when she was just fourteen. She was forced to drink alcohol, raped every day, and was controlled by fear for the nine months that she was captured by Brian David Mitchell who forced her to do anything he wanted her to,…Read more …
What is the Word of Wisdom?

What is the Word of Wisdom?

by Ben L. The Word of Wisdom is a set of guidelines that tells us what to do with our bodies. It explains what we should put into our bodies and what we should not eat or drink. On February 27, 1833 Joseph Smith received revelation about the Word of Wisdom. The Lord revealed to the prophet which foods are good for us to eat and which substances are not good for the human body. He also promised health, protection, knowledge, and wisdom to those who obey the Word of Wisdom. The revelation he…Read more …
Five Ways to Be a Happier High School Student

Five Ways to Be a Happier High School Student

by Rachel Dear Summer 2k14, You deserve a speeding ticket. You will be missed. Sincerely, Everyone. Well hello high school. We meet again. Most people aren't too excited for school to start. It can be intimidating, boring, and even put some of us to sleep.  I know I have felt all of those things before. But since school is here and there is just not a way to make summer last forever, I have come up with five ways to have a great school year.  These suggestions have really helped me and maybe…Read more …
Three Things I Look for in Friends

Three Things I Look for in Friends

by Andy In my LDS seminary class (a religious class that I enroll in like a class at school), my teacher told us once that in our teenage years the two areas that influence us most are the media and our friends. That made me start to think a lot about who I was keeping company with and why I was surrounding myself with those people. Personally I thought that your family would influence you more than anything because those are the people that you share your home with, but as I thought…Read more …
What Are You Thankful For?

What Are You Thankful For?

By Lincoln, Think about the last time you felt thankful for something small, like your shoes, or the sink, or hair product. Try to imagine how different life would be without some of those small things. A couple of them would make life very different! Beyond the small things, what would life be like without the big things in life, or the things that matter most? Your family, friends, house, food, clothes, you name it. Imagine life without any of those. How often have you expressed your gratitude for the important things, big…Read more …
Five Ways to Strengthen Your Family

Five Ways to Strengthen Your Family

by Whitney I come from a big family. I am the oldest of six kids—three boys and three girls. My parents were married and sealed in the Latter-Day Saint Salt Lake temple. We believe this means our family can be together forever. My family is so important to me and I don’t know where I would be without them.  In the scriptures we read about families since the very beginning with Adam and Eve. In the Book of Mormon, a companion scripture to the bible and another testament of Jesus Christ, it says…Read more …
Why Do Mormons Build Temples?

Why Do Mormons Build Temples?

by Ambree It was summer break, and out of the blue my mom announced to my brother and sisters to get dressed and eat breakfast, because we were going on a temple tour. We looked at each other wondering what a "temple tour" meant exactly. We quickly got ready and jumped in the car. First, we drove up to the Oquirrh Mountain, Utah temple. In my faith the temple is literally the "house of the Lord.” The primary purpose of the temple is to provide a dedicated place where sacred ordinances needed for…Read more …
Three Ways Fasting Can Make a Difference for You

Three Ways Fasting Can Make a Difference for You

by Sarah (Guest Blogger) Fasting has always been a practice among God’s people, and is still a commandment from God today. So, what is “fasting?” Fasting is going without food and drink for two consecutive meals or, in other words, 24 hours. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I am invited to fast once a month on the first Sunday (Fast Sunday). Like most growing teenage girls, I love food and, like for most people, it can be hard for me to not eat. Our bodies get…Read more …