Where Can I Turn for Peace?

Where Can I Turn for Peace?

By Rachel Three years ago, when I was in 9th grade, a tragedy happened at my junior high school. A boy my age took his life. The following day was full of grief. The mood of the entire school was shock and sorrow. I remember feeling confused, lost and angry. We would attend each class only to be surrounded by counselors and therapists who were doing their best to help. I appreciated their efforts, however I didn't feel like they did much. I felt dark inside and asking me questions, trying to get me…Read more …
Is Attending Seminary Really That Important?

Is Attending Seminary Really That Important?

By Stockton/Photo Credit: sltrib.com The first semester of my sophomore year in high school is ending and I have been thinking back over some of the classes I have enjoyed most. This definitely leaves math, science, and a few others out of the running! However, there is one class that stands out as a favorite: Seminary. Living in Utah, I have been blessed to be able to take seminary, a four-year religion course, as an elective class during my school day. In other parts of the world, those who may not have the option to make…Read more …
You’ve Got This!

You’ve Got This!

By Megan/Image Credit: staystronghopeiscoming.tumblr.com We’ve all had times in our lives where we feel completely helpless.  Where we are carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders.  We often get discouraged and feel like giving up.  Failure seems to ride us like a horse, bringing disappointment along for the journey.  You feel as if everything is going wrong and the universe and God hates you. None of that is true.  Life hasn’t given up on you. Hope hasn’t given up on you. And God certainly has not given up on you. You…Read more …
Who Captains Your Ship?

Who Captains Your Ship?

By Kaitlyn B./ Photo Credit: Intermedia Imagine you are on a ship. The ship is large and unfamiliar to you. As you sail through a seemingly endless sea, storms often come. Many of these storms are almost too much for your ship to take despite the size and stability of it. The ship maker was very proficient, but despite the quality of the ship the only thing you can think while you attempt to navigate through the threatening waves is how inadequate your ship seems in the face of such large waves. It's impossible. What's…Read more …
Just a Little

Just a Little

By Whitney/ Photo Credit: wallgraffitivinyl It's the beginning of a new year. A time to reevaluate and make new goals. I've been thinking about this a lot this past year, and today I was reminded of something the late prophet LDS prophet Gordon B. Hinckley urged us all to do: "Try a little harder to be a little better." This is my goal for the year: Try a little harder to be a little better. This can be applied to many different parts of our lives. Whether it's trying to be better at scripture study,…Read more …
Healthy Body, Mind and Faith

Healthy Body, Mind and Faith

By Ben/Photo Credit: twincities.com Keeping our bodies healthy is very important.  That doesn’t mean just having a healthy physical body but an emotionally healthy spirit as well.  We can always work on something even if we think we are doing well.  Life is hard and can sometimes get the best of us; we need to be ready for trials in all aspects of life. I have been extremely blessed competing in a sport that includes 17-inch blades and physically demanding exercises that make most people hold their backs in pain just watching.  This…Read more …
Pointe Shoes and the Atonement

Pointe Shoes and the Atonement

By Maddie/Photo Credit: Robert Maxwell When people hear I am a dancer, more specifically a ballet dancer, they often ask, “Doesn’t it hurt your toes?!” The answer is YES. Pointe shoes definitely hurt. Spending three hours in a rehearsal with your toes squished in a pink satin covered box IS painful. There is no way to make the pain go away completely. Blisters and bunions are bound to happen. But… I was thinking… what if somebody could endure all of that pain for me? What if someone else got the bloody blisters and achy feet,…Read more …