Is What You’re Doing Now Getting You Closer to Where You Want to Be Tomorrow? 

Is What You’re Doing Now Getting You Closer to Where You Want to Be Tomorrow? 

by Rachel I am your average junior in high school. Every day I am faced with a countless number of decisions that will ultimately determine the outcome of my future. Will these choices help me to serve a mission, get married in the temple, get as much education as possible, provide me with more opportunities in the future, etc. That's a scary thought for some kids. Elder Richard G. Scott gave us some great advice: "Think of the long view of life, not just what’s going to happen today or tomorrow. Don’t give up…Read more …
Torpedoes of Temptation

Torpedoes of Temptation

by Collin Nestled under the shadow of Pike’s Peak in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado, there is a large Boy Scout camp that I attended one summer. The camp was perfect for enjoying the great outdoors and offered many activities like mountain biking, rock climbing, archery, and canoeing; it even had a pool! Being a small 11-year-old boy who loved animals, I was most excited to go horseback riding, even though I had no experience with horses at all. Most of the horses had very unoriginal names like Stewey, Missouri, Sunny, or…Read more …
Why Do I Keep the Word of Wisdom?

Why Do I Keep the Word of Wisdom?

by Karli Keeping the Word of Wisdom can be a tricky thing for a teenager. There are a lot of temptations that come your way when you least expect it. I was once at a New Year’s party and a kid from my school showed up completely drunk. At the time I was a sophomore and it scared me out of my mind! It was the first time I had ever been around someone my age who had been drinking. I have never had a hard time saying no to drinking when alcohol has been…Read more …
What is Agency?

What is Agency?

by Whitney “It is our choices that show us who we are, far more than our abilities.”– Albus Dumbledore All of us made the choice to be on God’s side, that is why we are here! God allows us to make our own decisions because He loves us! Agency is the gift given to everyone on earth from God; it is the ability to choose right from wrong and act for one’s self. We come to earth to be tested, and to see if we will use our agency to show our love…Read more …