How Firm is Your Foundation?

How Firm is Your Foundation?

By Whitney Do you remember the story about the wise man and the foolish man? The wise man built his house upon a rock and the foolish man built his upon the sand. And when the rain came the wise man's stood still, and the foolish man's was washed away.  The lesson from the story is that it is important to have a strong foundation. We can apply this to our lives in many ways. Usually we cannot see the foundation of a house. It is typically hidden under the ground. A small…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 …
Being a Good Friend

Being a Good Friend

By Seth With the start of the new school year lots of people concentrate on making new friends, but I think it’s just as important to focus on BEING a good friend. Jesus Christ was a perfect example of how to be a good friend to others. He put others before himself. An example of this is when the Savior was very tired and people kept bringing their children to him. The disciples tried to turn them away but Christ said, “Suffer the children to come unto to me.” He also taught the…Read more …
Where Can I Turn for Peace?

Where Can I Turn for Peace?

By Kelci Life is stressful. Life is hard. Life is occasionally scary. Life can be harsh and difficult. Life seems to never take a timeout or rest for a minute. In a sometimes stressful and frustrating life, how do you find peace? Last week, I threw my backpack over my shoulder and walked out the door to my senior year. I have felt excitement, enthusiasm, and exhilaration for this upcoming year because I have thoroughly enjoyed high school. I've been blessed with great friends and incredible experiences. Overall, I have a good attitude…Read more …
The Only Language You Need to Speak

The Only Language You Need to Speak

By Whitney I had the opportunity to spend 2 1/2 weeks in the Dominican Republic last month. It was amazing. I fell in love with the people there. The people there were so kind, loving and humble. Even though we spoke different languages, the Spirit was the same. We didn't let language ever become a big barrier for us. We talked, laughed and became great friends. When I got home I was thinking about this and came across a talk from President Uchtdorf: He said, “Have you ever wondered what language we all spoke…Read more …
#BecauseHeLives: You Will Always Have a Friend

#BecauseHeLives: You Will Always Have a Friend

Have you ever felt alone? Like nobody knows how you feel? Has there ever been a time when you just needed a friend? Have you ever needed someone to talk to? Because Christ lives you will always have a friend. You will always have someone who knows how you feel and what you are going through. He is waiting for you to invite Him into your life. [Tweet "Because Christ lives you will always have a friend."] There are many times throughout the scripture where He refers to us as His friends. One…Read more …
Finding Light

Finding Light

By Sister Haylee Tate (Currently serving in Lansing, Michigan as a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) What is light?  In a literal sense, it is what makes sight possible.  It is brightness, illumination, and the source of life.  Light is also attributed to the gospel in the sense that it is intelligence, truth, understanding, discernible, good, and that which dispels darkness.  There are many situations and events that teach us about light and the effect that it has on us. Here are five that have struck me:  1. JSH…Read more …
Who is Your Best Friend?

Who is Your Best Friend?

By: Ben T. Almost everyone has friends they are close to and with whom they share many experiences.  The ideal friend is loyal, trustworthy, happy, caring, and many other things.  You want people with these qualities in your life.  In order to have friends you need to be a good friend.   It’s a two way deal that requires your effort. Our earthly best friends are great, but nothing can compare to our Father in Heaven.  He would give you that last piece of candy, bring you a Slurpee when you’re feeling down, or lend you…Read more …
We Are All Cakes

We Are All Cakes

By Guest Blogger Amber Everyone goes through trials daily. Without them, we wouldn't be able to become stronger. I've learned a few things due to obstacles throughout my life.  One of those things is that I wouldn't be able to get through hardships without our Savior and His love. [Tweet "I wouldn't be able to get through hardships without our Savior and His love."] I like to think about an analogy a speaker once shared with me: We are all cakes. At first I thought it was weird, until he started talking about…Read more …