Finding Faith in Failure

Finding Faith in Failure

By Guest Blogger Emma We’ve all been down that path. You know, the one where we are feeling so down on ourselves because nothing seems to be going right. Everything seems to being going exactly opposite of what's planned and we can’t see anything but the negative. Sometimes we fail. That’s life. Often times when we’re not successful we look back and start throwing out the “Would-a, could-a, should-a’s.” We start asking ourselves what we could have or should have done better in order to succeed. Maybe you were cut at tryouts for…Read more …
Life is Better with Love

Life is Better with Love

by Tommy Recently, I participated in my church’s combined youth activity. We went to our church house and played games with people who had mental disabilities. I had such a great time! When I left I realized these people lacked most things that the world has marked as cool. In the eyes of man, they are weird and different. But in reality, they have everything that God thinks is cool. They were cheerful, loving, and God fearing. It doesn’t matter that they act differently--it doesn’t matter at all. Too often I see disabled people looked…Read more …
We Are All Cakes

We Are All Cakes

By Guest Blogger Amber Everyone goes through trials daily. Without them, we wouldn't be able to become stronger. I've learned a few things due to obstacles throughout my life.  One of those things is that I wouldn't be able to get through hardships without our Savior and His love. [Tweet "I wouldn't be able to get through hardships without our Savior and His love."] I like to think about an analogy a speaker once shared with me: We are all cakes. At first I thought it was weird, until he started talking about…Read more …
The Worth of Souls is Great

The Worth of Souls is Great

By Rachel This past Christmas I had the opportunity of watching the classic movie, "It's a Wonderful Life." I'm sure most of you have seen it, but in this film we get to know George Bailey and the influence he had on other people. He runs a family business of banking and loans. It comes to a difficult time in his life where he's in debt, and is severely depressed. One night he considers committing suicide and is convinced that things would be much better if he had never been born. In that…Read more …
Wellness and the Word of Wisdom

Wellness and the Word of Wisdom

By Lincoln The Lord has given us certain commandments for us to follow. God has placed these commandments in our lives because He loves us, and wants us to become like Him. Our Heavenly Father has only provided us with these commandments  because He knows what is best for us.  We are free to choose if we desire to follow and obey what God has asked us to do, or disregard what He has said. We, however, are not free to choose the consequences of our actions, whether they be good or bad.…Read more …
Challenges

Challenges

By Karli The last few weeks have been pretty hard on my family. Three weeks ago we learned my grandma has cancer. We didn't know what kind or how strong the cancer was at first. I was really worried because this huge challenge had just come into my life and I didn't really know what to do about it. I went to my best friend’s house that night and told her all about it and how scared I was for what was to come. The very first thing she said to me was trust…Read more …
Embark in the Service of God

Embark in the Service of God

by Whitney In our Church every year there is a scripture that acts as the theme for the year. The theme this year is Doctrine and Covenants 4:2. This is one of my favorite sections in the scriptures. Therefore, O ye that embark in the service of God, see that ye serve him with all your heart, might, mind and strength that ye may stand blameless before God at the last day. —Doctrine and Covenants 4:2  [Tweet "Serve Him with all your heart, might, mind, and strength, that ye may stand blameless before…Read more …
The Pure Love of Christ

The Pure Love of Christ

by Clancey Love is a hard thing to understand sometimes. Jesus taught us to love one another. But how can we do that if we dislike someone? How can we love someone who's hurt us; emotionally, physically or spiritually? My science teacher is the only teacher that bugs me this school year. But I actually like the class. I like the people and what is being taught. But I do not like the teacher. Of course I could just go on telling you why I dislike him, but that is not necessary; because…Read more …
The Virtue of Patience

The Virtue of Patience

by Lincoln Unfortunately not everything here on earth goes according to our plan or to our timing. Sometimes when we develop a desire for something and things don’t go exactly our way it can be frustrating. Waiting for things may not always be the easiest thing. However, it is essential for us to have patience. It’s much easier said than done, but it’s so important for us tor remember that we have a place in God’s plan. Many times in life things happen that we simply don’t deserve. From small things like getting…Read more …