Why I Love the Temple

Why I Love the Temple

By Stockton When I think about things that are the biggest blessing to me in my life, something that instantly comes into my mind is the temple. Temples are such an important part of being able to obtain joy and everlasting happiness. They are such a huge part of my life for many reasons and I know that whenever I am troubled with anything, I can go to the temple and receive comfort. One of my favorite things about temples is the fact that we can put aside any of our worldly problems and…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 …
Life is Better with Love

Life is Better with Love

by Tommy Recently, I participated in my church’s combined youth activity. We went to our church house and played games with people who had mental disabilities. I had such a great time! When I left I realized these people lacked most things that the world has marked as cool. In the eyes of man, they are weird and different. But in reality, they have everything that God thinks is cool. They were cheerful, loving, and God fearing. It doesn’t matter that they act differently--it doesn’t matter at all. Too often I see disabled people looked…Read more …
What Are You Thankful For?

What Are You Thankful For?

By Lincoln, Think about the last time you felt thankful for something small, like your shoes, or the sink, or hair product. Try to imagine how different life would be without some of those small things. A couple of them would make life very different! Beyond the small things, what would life be like without the big things in life, or the things that matter most? Your family, friends, house, food, clothes, you name it. Imagine life without any of those. How often have you expressed your gratitude for the important things, big…Read more …
Three Ways Fasting Can Make a Difference for You

Three Ways Fasting Can Make a Difference for You

by Sarah (Guest Blogger) Fasting has always been a practice among God’s people, and is still a commandment from God today. So, what is “fasting?” Fasting is going without food and drink for two consecutive meals or, in other words, 24 hours. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I am invited to fast once a month on the first Sunday (Fast Sunday). Like most growing teenage girls, I love food and, like for most people, it can be hard for me to not eat. Our bodies get…Read more …
Why Do I Pay Tithing?

Why Do I Pay Tithing?

by Ben T. Everybody has that dream of living the rich life while rolling in the “dough” eating all the Hi Chews they want... No? Well, that might not be yours but everyone dreams about money. Making money can be fun stuff, but what about when you are asked to pay tithing? Money can be very influential in our lives, it is the one thing that helps us live our lives the way we want to. People can sometimes crave money, and although it isn’t bad to work hard for something, we can’t let…Read more …
How Does Keeping the Commandments Protect Us?

How Does Keeping the Commandments Protect Us?

By Josh My grandfather served in the Navy when he was younger. He operated the sonar and radar on a submarine. When he was about to be discharged he had an opportunity to re-enlist and be on a new class of submarine, the USS Thresher. The Thresher was a nuclear submarine. It was quietest of its day and could also go the deepest. This would have been a great opportunity for my grandpa. However, when he was offered to go on the submarine he refused! He told them that he wanted to serve…Read more …
Imagine Driving Without Laws

Imagine Driving Without Laws

By Clancey No matter how much I begged, they would say, “No.” There was no way it seemed I could get my parents to say, “Yes.” I asked them if I could go to the store; it was as simple as that. Going to the store was not a bad thing, I reasoned … but being seven and walking alone to the store was not a good choice. Today, I realize my parents, “No,” was just their way of protecting me. They were protecting me, just like God does. “The gospel is not…Read more …