What is the Armor of God?

What is the Armor of God?

By Andy “And their arm shall be my arm, and I will be their shield and their buckler; and I will gird up their loins, and they shall fight manfully for me; and their enemies shall be under their feet; and I will let fall the sword in their behalf, and by the fire of mine indignation will I preserve them.” Doctrine and Covenants 35:14 The Armor of God consists of six pieces; the Helmet of Salvation, the Breastplate of Righteousness, the Belt of Truth, the Shield of Faith, the Sword of the Spirit,…Read more …
3 Ways to Draw Closer to Christ

3 Ways to Draw Closer to Christ

By Whitney Life is crazy--I’m sure any high school student would agree. There is school, homework, sports, work, family, church things, and the list just goes on. There is one lesson that I believe God has been trying to teach me for a long time, and I think I am finally starting to get it. That lesson is to put God first, and everything else will work out. In Philippians 4:13 it says “I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me.” I know that with the help of our Savior we…Read more …
What can you do when there’s nothing left to do?

What can you do when there’s nothing left to do?

By Ben T. Have you ever felt you are hopeless and so useless?  I feel this especially when I lose things that I cherish or need in my life.  Some may say move on but I know something else that can help a lot. When I feel this way, I get on my knees and pray to my Heavenly Father.  You do not need to say specific memorized words to pray to Him; you can say anything that comes from your heart. Sometimes you may not be able to pray if you are…Read more …
Decisions Determine Destiny

Decisions Determine Destiny

By Lincoln In October, we had the opportunity to listen to the words of  my church leaders during the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints General Conference. During the conference the Prophet, Thomas S. Monson, shared a message.  In his address, he said these three simple words with a lot of meaning: “Decisions determine destiny.” [Tweet " Decisions determine destiny."] When I think about what these words mean, I think about it in a few different ways. The first comes from a lesson my Young Men’s President shared. The lesson focused on life choices.  He drew…Read more …
The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness

by Tommy In the Old Testament, Peter questioned Christ saying, “Lord, how often oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times? The Lord responded saying, “I say not unto thee, Unity seven times; but, until seventy times seven” Sadly, the savior isn’t saying we only have to forgive 490 times. The Savior’s response to Peter was very profound. In that time, forgiveness was put behind their ideas of justice. If someone wronged you, you hurt them back, that’s just how life was. Then Jesus came saying, "Forgive…Read more …
“If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments”

“If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments”

by Karli As a teenager obedience is a hard thing. Teenagers are known for wanting to be right and I can tell you that I love when I am right. Keeping the commandments can be a hard thing for teens to do because we think we know what’s best for us. We learn obedience by example so if you are the only friend that keeps the commandments all your friends will see how you are acting and they will start to want to follow your example. A great example of this is our…Read more …
Why Should I Keep a Journal?

Why Should I Keep a Journal?

by Whitney Keeping a journal has always been hard for me, mainly because I felt like I had nothing interesting to write about. I have so many journals with the first few pages filled out like this: About me (age, friends, family), then a daily log of my day ( I went to school. It was fun. I went to Savannah’s house after school, etc). My journals never had much meaning to me, and eventually I just stopped trying. Then I heard Brad Wilcox talk about how much he loved keeping a journal…Read more …
Gratitude: A Key to a Happy Life

Gratitude: A Key to a Happy Life

by Rachel Before you start reading this, promise me that sometime today you'll find the time to go outside, stand there, look up at the sky, and contemplate how great life is. Okay, continue reading. (: Whether it's the beautiful San Diego beach my family visits for Christmas or up in the gorgeous mountains of Northern Salt Lake, my absolute favorite place to be is the outdoors.  Question: Why is your favorite place outside where there's bugs, it's cold, and you probably can't get very good internet service? Answer: Because there is something…Read more …
How Do I Know Jesus Loves Me?

How Do I Know Jesus Loves Me?

by Travis (Guest Blogger) How do I know that my Savior loves me? There was a time where I was asking this very same question in my own life. I knew that God lives and that Jesus in the Christ, but how was I to know that Jesus knows me and loves me personally when there are so many people that live, have lived and will live on the earth? For starters I prayed and fasted to know for myself and to have my own testimony that Christ loves me, just as I…Read more …
How Can Serving Others Benefit Everyone?

How Can Serving Others Benefit Everyone?

by Ben T. Winter is coming up, and it is the season of giving. When I think of winter I also think of snow. This season also brings along great duties. Some neighborhood kids and I go and snow shovel peoples driveways that may need it during this time. I always thought it was troublesome to shovel snow knowing that it would snow again the next day. I often asked myself if the people even cared. One day me and my friend were asked to go shovel this elderly couple’s driveway.   We got…Read more …