That They Might Have Joy

That They Might Have Joy

By Whitney One of my favorite scriptures says, “Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.” 2 Nephi 2:25. Our purpose on Earth is to be happy and have joy.  Jesus Christ and His Gospel is the source of that everlasting joy. I had the opportunity to attend the Saturday Afternoon session of LDS General Conference. During that session everyone (over 20,000 people!) stood and sang We Thank Thee Oh God for a Prophet.   I couldn't help but get emotional while standing in the Conference Center singing…Read more …
No Such Thing as Coincidence

No Such Thing as Coincidence

By Lincoln This past week, I had an experience that helped my faith and strengthened my assurance that God knows and loves each of us. Last Tuesday, I was planning on going to the my local LDS temple after school to do baptisms for the dead. Before my last class of the day, my mom texted me and told me she would be willing to excuse me from school to go to the temple so I could beat the after-school rush. As I pulled into the temple parking lot it was, as I had expected, rather vacant.…Read more …
My Future as a Father

My Future as a Father

By Ben People always say  high school is the best time of your life and you should enjoy it while you can. Lately, more than ever, I'm think this could be true. Last weekend I heard a talk during LDS General Conference by Larry M. Gibson.  The talk was about fatherhood.  He told a story about competing with his sons in a 50/20 competition--walking 50 miles in less than 20 hours.  They all completed it and when they got home both sons collapsed in exhaustion.  He then asked the younger son if he was okay.  His…Read more …
Three Life Lessons My Great Grandmother Wants You to Know

Three Life Lessons My Great Grandmother Wants You to Know

I would like to introduce you to my great grandmother, Mildred.  She was born August 23, 1921 in a small town in Georgia.  Grandma lived in this same general area until her 90th birthday when she packed up a few things and moved across the country to live with my grandparents (who happen to live right next door to me). Over the last 3.5 years, it has been a special experience for me to have my great grandma so close by.  She is truly a remarkable, amazing, beautiful person and I want to share a…Read more …
Growing My Faith

Growing My Faith

By Alex For as long as I can remember, any time I heard the call from my church's leaders to Come Unto Christ or to work toward personal conversion I immediately told myself, "Yes! I will! I am converted and I am willing to do everything the Lord tells me to do." Reflecting on my personal testimony, I am proud of my enthusiasm and my willingness to serve. However, recently I have taken a different approach to developing my testimony and, in the process, I have discovered a new meaning of conversion. Recently, a few friends of…Read more …
#BecauseHeLives

#BecauseHeLives

This Easter morning, the missionaries of Small and Simple Truths invite you to rejoice in the blessings that are yours #BecauseHeLives:   #BecauseHeLives I can live forever with the greatest blessing the Lord has given me: My Family. ~Kaity  __________________________________ #BecauseHeLives Because He lives He has given me the opportunity to live with my family again. It is my responsibility to utilize the blessing of being a big sister and be the best example I can be. I'm so thankful that He sent us here is families. They help me feel closer to my…Read more …
#BecauseHeLives: You Will Always Have a Friend

#BecauseHeLives: You Will Always Have a Friend

Have you ever felt alone? Like nobody knows how you feel? Has there ever been a time when you just needed a friend? Have you ever needed someone to talk to? Because Christ lives you will always have a friend. You will always have someone who knows how you feel and what you are going through. He is waiting for you to invite Him into your life. [Tweet "Because Christ lives you will always have a friend."] There are many times throughout the scripture where He refers to us as His friends. One…Read more …
Charity: The Pure Love of Christ

Charity: The Pure Love of Christ

Marvin J. Ashton's words on charity inspire me every day to be a better person. He served as a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. His words inspire me to be kinder to others. To give others the benefit of the doubt. To seek the good in others. To turn my cheek and to truly forgive those who have caused me pain. To be more optimistic. To expect the best of others and to help them be the best they can be. Moroni 7:47…Read more …