A Reverent Excitement

A Reverent Excitement

By Rachel A couple of weeks ago I was able to cheer at one of my school’s volleyball games.  The gym was buzzing with students and athletes. We got in our lines to cheer and the game started. Bump, serve, spike. Bump, serve, spike. Bump, serve, spike. Suddenly,  my teammate nudged me and whispered in my ear, “Isn’t that Elder Holland?” I quickly turned around to see Elder Holland and his lovely wife scurrying up the bleachers to find their seats next to this family. As  people began to notice his presence, the…Read more …
What Can Melt Your Frozen Heart?

What Can Melt Your Frozen Heart?

By Ben T. This year in high school I decided I to take an Art/English class called Humanities.  They told us it would be a little different from the other classes and we would be thinking more outside of the box.  So far it has been a great experience and I look forward to class. Each day, we are given a small prompt at the beginning of class and are encouraged to draw what comes to mind.  I am no artist, but it has helped me think in a different way and see what…Read more …
We All Have Questions, God Has Answers

We All Have Questions, God Has Answers

By Lincoln, Photo: lds.org In one week, LDS General Conference will be upon us. General Conference is a semi-annual event where the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints speak to the world. There are six sessions in total: four for everyone, one session for women, and one for men. In total, almost 50 talks are given, with topics ranging from marriage and family to stories about aviation and World War II. General Conference is one of my favorite occasions of the year. Hearing from the Prophet and other men…Read more …
Know Your Worth

Know Your Worth

By Megan Have you ever felt like you aren’t important?  Or that you aren’t beautiful?  These feelings are common for everyone, especially teenagers.  We are constantly fighting a battle against the world.  We are told that in order to be beautiful we have to wear this and look like that.  Our personality has to be a certain way.  The world is throwing so much at us, and it can be overwhelming at times.  It may also be discouraging, causing us to feel worthless. A couple of days ago in seminary, my teacher gave…Read more …
Lost Your Way? Don’t Lose Hope.

Lost Your Way? Don’t Lose Hope.

By Jace Nobody is perfect. At times we all falter.  There will always be something that gets us down at one time or another.  All of us will struggle with something.  But because of the atonement of Jesus Christ, when we do mess up, we don't have to despair.  Through the saving power of Christ's atonement we can all be found pure again. Hebrews 8:12 says "For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will remember no more." In Moses 1:39 it reads, “This is my work…Read more …
“Cease to Sleep Late”

“Cease to Sleep Late”

By Ambree How many of you find yourself sleeping in because you stayed up too late the night before?  Whether you were at a party with your family or friends, or stayed on your electronic devices, or watched movies, or maybe you were doing a last minute homework assignment, sometimes it's really hard to go to bed at a decent time. For some reason I become distracted at night and don’t get enough sleep. One day I read a scripture found in Doctrine & Covenants 88:124: “Cease to be idle; cease to be…Read more …
Can You Be Too Kind?

Can You Be Too Kind?

By Whitney Have you ever thought about how you want to be remembered? What if today was your last day on earth? How would people remember you? What would people say about you when you are gone? I want people to remember me as someone who was kind. [Tweet "I want people to remember me as someone who was kind."] Joseph B. Wirthlin said, “Kindness is the essence of greatness.” Have you noticed how far a kind act goes? Or how much a simple compliment brightens your day? It isn’t hard to be…Read more …
How Can I Serve?

How Can I Serve?

By Kayla Mosiah 2:17 And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God. As teenagers, we often don't have a lot of money to give others, but we do have time -- time to serve others. Service can be planned or spontaneous.  A couple months ago, some youth in my church got together and we went over to our neighbors and mowed, weeded, and cleaned up the yard because they weren't able to do it at the time. The service took…Read more …
Being a Good Friend

Being a Good Friend

By Seth With the start of the new school year lots of people concentrate on making new friends, but I think it’s just as important to focus on BEING a good friend. Jesus Christ was a perfect example of how to be a good friend to others. He put others before himself. An example of this is when the Savior was very tired and people kept bringing their children to him. The disciples tried to turn them away but Christ said, “Suffer the children to come unto to me.” He also taught the…Read more …
Three Ways to Change Your Conversations with God

Three Ways to Change Your Conversations with God

By Melody Last week I started my first week of school. It was a great week and a great start to my senior year! Nothing too horrible happened, but starting school is always a little bit stressful for everyone. Toward the end of the week, I noticed that as school started, I was a lot more diligent in my prayers. I started thinking about how many little things I prayed for each morning and I realized Heavenly Father has blessed me a lot. I wondered why my prayers felt so much more meaningful.…Read more …