The Love Our Savior Has For Us

The Love Our Savior Has For Us

By: Kade Lately I have been learning a lot about the atonement of Jesus Christ and his impact in our lives. It has really helped me feel the spirit and think more about the Savior throughout these past few months. Something that has always stuck with me is a quote by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, “It was required, indeed it was central to the significance of the Atonement, that this perfect Son who had never spoken ill nor done wrong nor touched an unclean thing had to know how the rest of humankind—us,…Read more …
Thinking About Heaven

Thinking About Heaven

By: Stockton Recently, my older brother returned home from serving his 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints.  Since he’s been home I've been  thinking about how a mission is similar to our earth life.  It was hard for our family to send him to Mexico City and have to go without spending time with him for so long. This is similar to how our Heavenly Father felt when he sent us to earth. Another interesting thing that comes to mind is how we are still able to…Read more …
Lighten Your Load

Lighten Your Load

By: Megan The bell is going to ring in one minute and you are rushing down the hall to get to class when someone runs right into you. At first you may be angry, but after a quick "sorry" all is well and forgotten. It’s easy to forgive that person considering they might not have caused you much pain.  Now think about this, your best friend decides to spread a rumor about you, causing people to call you bad names. You are hurt, angry and have a hard time understanding the situation. A…Read more …
I Stand All Amazed

I Stand All Amazed

By Megan/Photo Credit:mckennastendermercies.blogspot.com One of my favorite hymns is “I Stand All Amazed.”  To me, it has the most beautiful words paired with an amazing melody.  It moves me to tears almost every time I sing it.  Why do I love it so much?   Because it is talking about Christ and what He did for me.  Let’s just take a look at the first verse: “I stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me, confused at the grace that so fully he proffers me.  I tremble to know that for me…Read more …
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 …
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 …
Why Do You Need a Savior?

Why Do You Need a Savior?

By Megan As I was walking around Temple Square in Salt Lake City a few days ago, I came across a sign. The sign read, "Hope is born, joy is born, peace is born. A Savior is Born." I couldn't help but feel overwhelmed. Here was this poster, nice and simple, containing little words. Yet, these little words shared so much meaning. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints recently released a video called, "Why We Need A Savior." As part of family home evening, my family and watched it and talked about…Read more …
The Scar

The Scar

By Kelci At the beginning of this past summer, I split my lip open playing catch. My hair was braided, I was wearing a tie dye t-shirt, it was probably around 8 o’clock because the sun was just starting to go down. We were on my front lawn playing catch with a bright yellow softball. It hit my face, and initially I didn’t feel any pain. I said “ow”, closed my eyes and tried not to cry. I noticed a metallic, salty taste in my mouth and when I spit it out I…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 …