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 …
Challenges

Challenges

By Karli The last few weeks have been pretty hard on my family. Three weeks ago we learned my grandma has cancer. We didn't know what kind or how strong the cancer was at first. I was really worried because this huge challenge had just come into my life and I didn't really know what to do about it. I went to my best friend’s house that night and told her all about it and how scared I was for what was to come. The very first thing she said to me was trust…Read more …
The Imperfect Art of Perfection

The Imperfect Art of Perfection

By Guest Blogger Eric The scripture “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Heavenly Father which is in heaven in perfect” (Matthew 5:48), has often caused me to groan in despair. The idea of reaching perfection seems so impossible; why even try? I recall having similar feelings of inadequacy while attending art school. My drawings often looked rough and sloppy. I could see the finished result perfectly in my mind, but transferring that vision to my hands was nearly impossible. I was fortunate to be surrounded by instructors who would help me recognize…Read more …
What can you do when there’s nothing left to do?

What can you do when there’s nothing left to do?

By Ben T. Have you ever felt you are hopeless and so useless?  I feel this especially when I lose things that I cherish or need in my life.  Some may say move on but I know something else that can help a lot. When I feel this way, I get on my knees and pray to my Heavenly Father.  You do not need to say specific memorized words to pray to Him; you can say anything that comes from your heart. Sometimes you may not be able to pray if you are…Read more …
Preparation

Preparation

by Ryan Last summer I had the opportunity to be a lifeguard. During lifeguard training I had to practice many life saving scenarios that I thought would never really happen. Up to that point the only thing I had seen lifeguards do was yell at people to walk or to not push people into the pool. I thought that would pretty much be the extent of my job. As you may have guessed, I was wrong. One day when I was on duty I noticed a young girl unintentionally float into the deep…Read more …
Why Do I Choose Not to Smoke or Drink?

Why Do I Choose Not to Smoke or Drink?

By Ryan Anyone who has ever competed in sports could probably tell you that playing to the best of their abilities is almost impossible after eating multiple pieces of cake or pizza. I had this experience first-hand. A couple of years ago, I decided that I wanted to join my school’s track team. From the very beginning my coach told me that I would need to eat a lot healthier if I wanted to succeed and see improvement in my racing. At first, I followed my coach’s advice, and I continually saw improvement…Read more …
Faith In the Lord

Faith In the Lord

By Kaitlyn – “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 This is my all time favorite scripture. I love it because of the message it shares. It teaches about trust and faith in the Lord. If we have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, then he can direct our life in the way that will be most beneficial to us. Sometimes faith may be difficult but it will always be worth…Read more …