What is the Greatest Gift Man Has Ever Received?

What is the Greatest Gift Man Has Ever Received?

by Rachel A few years ago at Christmas time, my family and I had the opportunity of meeting a man named Robert.   The lines and creases on his face made him look older than 62. His body was frail and bent. He had a gray beard and soft brown eyes. Robert had been diagnosed with a persistent lung disease that left him struggling to breathe. Although physically, he had some real challenges, there was something endearing in his smile and a sparkle in his eyes. We could sense a kindness in his spirit and…Read more …
How Do I Know Jesus Loves Me?

How Do I Know Jesus Loves Me?

by Travis (Guest Blogger) How do I know that my Savior loves me? There was a time where I was asking this very same question in my own life. I knew that God lives and that Jesus in the Christ, but how was I to know that Jesus knows me and loves me personally when there are so many people that live, have lived and will live on the earth? For starters I prayed and fasted to know for myself and to have my own testimony that Christ loves me, just as I…Read more …
Why Does God Give Us Trials?

Why Does God Give Us Trials?

Our Heavenly Father doesn’t put trials in our lives because He hates us or to punish us.  He does it because He loves us.  Now, that might seem like a weird way to say I love you, but He just wants us to be able to learn and grow.   We came to this Earth to gain a body and to learn through our experience so that we could return to live with Him again someday.  Well, we all obviously have a physical body! So what it really comes down to now is…Read more …
What is my “Individual Worth”?

What is my “Individual Worth”?

by Whitney Have you ever asked yourself "Who am I to be talented, gorgeous, brilliant, or fabulous?" Actually, who are you not to be amazing? Do you know who you are? Do you know your worth? You are a child of God! To Him you are more precious than rubies.  Unfortunately, in the world we live our worth is determined by how much money we have, where we live, what our bodies look like, what job we have, how much education we have, etc. But the Lord uses a very different scale to…Read more …
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 …
Why Did We Start the “Small and Simple Truths” Blog?

Why Did We Start the “Small and Simple Truths” Blog?

By Whitney A couple of weeks ago I had a friend visit me in Utah from New Jersey. We were driving around town and drove past the temple. She was amazed by the beauty and size of the great building. She asked me what it was. I told her that it was an LDS Temple; she gave me a confused look and asked what LDS was. I told her that I was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sometimes called the LDS Church. She was still a little…Read more …