Choose Happiness

Choose Happiness

By Lincoln Happiness does not happen by chance or luck. There is a lot you can do to create happiness in your life. I want to highlight two verses of scripture found in the Book of Mormon that touch on the subject of choosing right from wrong and the happiness that is at stake in that choice. The verses are honest and simple -- that's why I like them so much. The first is found in Alma 41:10: “Do not suppose… that ye shall be restored from sin to happiness.  Behold, I say…Read more …
Keeping Your Phone Temptation Free

Keeping Your Phone Temptation Free

By Tommy The internet is a scary place. With only two clicks you can find tons of pornography, you can say and read terrible things, or waste hours of your life watching cat videos. Every time you turn on your phone, you are only inches away from these dangers.  But I have found a really easy way to instantly build a wall against you and the evil that can reach you through your smart phone. I suggest setting an image of Christ as a wallpaper on your phone. Simple as that. There's tons…Read more …
Making Tough Choices

Making Tough Choices

By Karli Have you ever had a tough decision and the best choice was not obvious? I have.  I am a senior in high school which means that I have to choose which college I want to attend this fall. Until recently I was set on going to a university, getting out of the house and rooming with my best friend so I could have the total college experience. One Sunday afternoon I was talking to my dad and I got this feeling that my definition of the total college experience just wasn’t…Read more …
Finding Light

Finding Light

By Sister Haylee Tate (Currently serving in Lansing, Michigan as a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) What is light?  In a literal sense, it is what makes sight possible.  It is brightness, illumination, and the source of life.  Light is also attributed to the gospel in the sense that it is intelligence, truth, understanding, discernible, good, and that which dispels darkness.  There are many situations and events that teach us about light and the effect that it has on us. Here are five that have struck me:  1. JSH…Read more …
The Dangerous Road of Pornography

The Dangerous Road of Pornography

We live in a day when most of us have a little computer in our very own pockets. It’s so easy to look up questions we have and in two seconds the answer is there. Media can be such a blessing and also a temptation. Whenever God inspires new things like technology, Satan tries to use it to destroy us.  With the internet we need to be extra cautious while on our computers, laptops, smartphones, iPads, etc. Satan knows the things that get our attention and what we are interested in, and then…Read more …
Who is Your Best Friend?

Who is Your Best Friend?

By: Ben T. Almost everyone has friends they are close to and with whom they share many experiences.  The ideal friend is loyal, trustworthy, happy, caring, and many other things.  You want people with these qualities in your life.  In order to have friends you need to be a good friend.   It’s a two way deal that requires your effort. Our earthly best friends are great, but nothing can compare to our Father in Heaven.  He would give you that last piece of candy, bring you a Slurpee when you’re feeling down, or lend you…Read more …
How to Play Offense Against Evil

How to Play Offense Against Evil

By Tommy Satan is hard at work trying to bring us to his misery, and he is really, really good at it. He has control over so many people, and lots don't even know it. I loved Whitney's blog about the Armor of God (if you haven't read it, do it now, it’s really good). Defending against evil is extremely important, but there's also ways to play offense. Whitney's post talked about the sword of the Holy Ghost, and its role as the most lethal weapon with which Heavenly Father has equipped us. In my…Read more …
March Madness Promises

March Madness Promises

Last week in seminary my teacher challenged us to do what we call, "March Madness." Most people think of March Madness as the college basketball championship where you fill out a bracket predicting which team will take it all, and then watch as many games as possible. Well this March Madness is different. Our seminary teacher challenged us to read the entire Book of Mormon within the month. Now asking a 17 year old to read 17 pages of the Book of Mormon each day isn't easy; but there are some great blessings promised!…Read more …
What I Should Have Said

What I Should Have Said

By Alex My ears twitched back, my mind cringed, my heart hammered, and my fists at my side lost color because they tightened so much. Sound dramatic? This was actually a normal day at school. I was standing in the lunch line when overheard two not-so-pleasant boys talk about a girl in the most carnal and foul way. Being raised with three older sisters I know that respecting woman is of paramount importance. I wanted to do nothing less than to pin him against a wall and tell him how wrong he was…Read more …