“If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments”

“If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments”

by Karli As a teenager obedience is a hard thing. Teenagers are known for wanting to be right and I can tell you that I love when I am right. Keeping the commandments can be a hard thing for teens to do because we think we know what’s best for us. We learn obedience by example so if you are the only friend that keeps the commandments all your friends will see how you are acting and they will start to want to follow your example. A great example of this is our…Read more …
What is the Word of Wisdom?

What is the Word of Wisdom?

by Ben L. The Word of Wisdom is a set of guidelines that tells us what to do with our bodies. It explains what we should put into our bodies and what we should not eat or drink. On February 27, 1833 Joseph Smith received revelation about the Word of Wisdom. The Lord revealed to the prophet which foods are good for us to eat and which substances are not good for the human body. He also promised health, protection, knowledge, and wisdom to those who obey the Word of Wisdom. The revelation he…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 …
Why Do I Keep the Sabbath Day Holy?

Why Do I Keep the Sabbath Day Holy?

By Aaron (Guest Blogger) Growing up as a kid I was always told that I couldn’t hang out with friends or play certain video games on Sunday. At the time it just seemed like another dumb rule that my parents had implemented just because they could. Over time, as I matured, I was able to see the importance of these rules. It not only made the Lord happy, but it blessed my life. It took a while for this valuable principle to stick, but I was able to see the importance of it…Read more …
Why Does God Give Us Commandments?

Why Does God Give Us Commandments?

by Collin One universal rule of hiking is to stay on the trail. Last summer, I was on a hike with a few of my cousins in a forest in West Virginia. Just a few yards off the trail that we were hiking, was a large vine hanging from a tree, perfect for swinging on. The five of us took our turns riding the vine, and pushing each other back and forth, each of us trying to swing higher and farther than the person before. Eventually, a few other hikers walked up to…Read more …
Decisions are Easier When You Listen to The Lord

Decisions are Easier When You Listen to The Lord

by Kaity I am, and have always been, a very indecisive girl. I use to cry about choosing a Barbie Doll from the toy store because I couldn’t decide which one I wanted. As teenagers, we are faced with many important decisions in the next few years of our lives that can, and will affect our eternity. I have always struggled with making decisions, whether big like choosing a career or small like choosing a Barbie Doll. Thankfully a career or a Barbie are wonderful decisions to be faced with. However, there are…Read more …