Wave Your Banner with Gusto and Joy

Wave Your Banner with Gusto and Joy

By Kerry (Guest Blogger) Forty-three years after I left BYU, I'm back.  Going back to school is really hard for me, but I love the Book of Mormon class where I am really studying the scriptures and learning so much. One of my assignments this week was to watch a video clip of President Hinckley’s October 2003 conference talk: “An Ensign to the Nation, a Light to the World.” I love President Hinckley and decided to listen to the entire talk, and I wanted to share some thoughts I had about his testimony…Read more …
Don’t Wait to be Happy

Don’t Wait to be Happy

by Kelci (Guest Blogger) “Stop waiting for Friday, for Summer, for someone to fall in love with you, for life. Happiness is achieved when you stop waiting and make the most of the moment you’re in now.” Too often we picture happiness as an end goal. We become caught up in the illusion that there’s always something just beyond our reach that could bring us happiness: obtaining an expensive material item, a better financial situation, the ending of a difficult trial. Elder Uchtdorf taught, “The older we get, the more we look back…Read more …
Why do I choose to be sexually pure?

Why do I choose to be sexually pure?

by Rachel Ever since I was little, I’ve been taught that sexual intimacy is to be between a man and woman sealed in the power of marriage. An intimate relationship within marriage is something very special and important. It helps a husband and wife express love and tenderness and also to bring children into the world. It is a part of marriage that should be personal and held with deep regard. The world has a much different view of sexuality. TV, music, movies, the Internet often promote the idea that sexual intimacy is…Read more …
What is the Armor of God?

What is the Armor of God?

Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. -Ephesians 6 by Whitney In life we need protection. Life is a battle everyday. Our battles may not be the same as ancient ones, but the are just as bad. The Apostle Paul said, "We wrestle not against flesh and blood,but against... spiritual wickedness." In this battle we are in, we need to decide now whose side we are on. Richard G. Scott said, "Stay on the Lord's side and you will win…Read more …
Ask the Missionaries!

Ask the Missionaries!

By Lincoln Have you ever taken the opportunity to speak with your local missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints? Whether you are a member nor non-member, the missionaries have a lot to offer you -- from service, to friendship, to sharing their knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many members of our church may see missionaries as only those who are interested in teaching and baptizing new members of the church. While that is true, they are also there to assist members of the church in the areas they are…Read more …
Patience In a World That Does Not Like To Wait

Patience In a World That Does Not Like To Wait

By Kaity Heavenly Father has a purpose in making His children wait. Every one of us is currently waiting for something in our life. And most times, we wait for things which at the time may appear so right and so good for us that we can’t possibly imagine why Heavenly Father would delay an answer. God’s promises are not always fulfilled as quickly as or in the way we might hope; they come according to His timing and in His ways. With patience we must trust in the Lord’s promises and in…Read more …