Lessons in Hoops and Humility

Lessons in Hoops and Humility

By Aaron/Photo credit: waynepal.org For the past two summers I’ve been invited to participate in the Southern Oregon Hoops Camp. The memories I've made are unforgettable. My coach’s family asks Jabari Parker, a Mormon NBA player, to come and help out at the camp. This is a major highlight of my experience there. My coach’s family is close with Jabari. They have known him for a long time so he is happy to help them out. While I've learned many things on the court and improved my skills, one of the greatest lessons I've learned…Read more …
Who Can You Become?

Who Can You Become?

By Lincoln One of the most important things each of us can do is realize our potential and become our best self.  As children of God, all of us have the potential to become like Him.  However, many of us don’t realize this possibility. By following God’s commandments, we can one day return to His presence to live with Him. But before we can we achieve it, we need to first realize it. My favorite story of achieving full potential is the story of NBA player Harrison Barnes. Harrison is currently a starter on one of…Read more …
If You Think You Have It, You Most Likely Don’t

If You Think You Have It, You Most Likely Don’t

In the competitive world that we live in today, humility ranks quite low on the scale of desirable character traits to possess. With humility, life can be viewed as the privilege, blessing, and the lovely journey that it is. To be humble is to gratefully recognize your dependence on the Lord. In this life, there will never be a time when we will not need His support. We will always have a constant need of His guidance in our lives. [Tweet "To be humble is to gratefully recognize your dependence on the Lord."]…Read more …
What Role Does Gratitude Play in Life?

What Role Does Gratitude Play in Life?

by Ben T. “He who receiveth all things with thankfulness shall be made glorious.”(D&C 78:19) I don’t know about you, but I love to receive blessings in my life. I pray to my Heavenly Father asking if He would be so kind and get me the things I want. I know that He loves us, and He wants to give us everything we ever want. That is why we must be thankful for all that we have, and show gratitude. When I yearn for something that I want, which is often, I sometimes…Read more …