The Love Our Savior Has For Us

The Love Our Savior Has For Us

By: Kade Lately I have been learning a lot about the atonement of Jesus Christ and his impact in our lives. It has really helped me feel the spirit and think more about the Savior throughout these past few months. Something that has always stuck with me is a quote by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, “It was required, indeed it was central to the significance of the Atonement, that this perfect Son who had never spoken ill nor done wrong nor touched an unclean thing had to know how the rest of humankind—us,…Read more …
Be Still, My Soul

Be Still, My Soul

By: Ambree Have you ever had a breaking point in your life? A point where you feel like your life is a complete mess, where problems seem to be coming at you head on, and you’re on the verge of giving up and shutting down? Whether you’ve already hit that breaking point in the past, are at that point right now, or will be facing it in the near future – there is HOPE! No matter how overwhelmed, pained, and defeated you may feel there is HOPE through the stresses of this life.…Read more …
Thankful All Year-Long

Thankful All Year-Long

By: Megan It’s that time of year again. The turkey is cooked all day, the potatoes get mashed to perfection, the carrots are delicious. We sit around the table with family and friends, eating and celebrating how thankful we are. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of the year. Everyone seems to be a bit nicer, a bit happier, and a lot more thankful. People start to realize everything they have in their life and are grateful. As the year comes to a close, people reflect on everything that helped them make it twelve…Read more …
I Stand All Amazed

I Stand All Amazed

By Megan/Photo Credit:mckennastendermercies.blogspot.com One of my favorite hymns is “I Stand All Amazed.”  To me, it has the most beautiful words paired with an amazing melody.  It moves me to tears almost every time I sing it.  Why do I love it so much?   Because it is talking about Christ and what He did for me.  Let’s just take a look at the first verse: “I stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me, confused at the grace that so fully he proffers me.  I tremble to know that for me…Read more …
Pointe Shoes and the Atonement

Pointe Shoes and the Atonement

By Maddie/Photo Credit: Robert Maxwell When people hear I am a dancer, more specifically a ballet dancer, they often ask, “Doesn’t it hurt your toes?!” The answer is YES. Pointe shoes definitely hurt. Spending three hours in a rehearsal with your toes squished in a pink satin covered box IS painful. There is no way to make the pain go away completely. Blisters and bunions are bound to happen. But… I was thinking… what if somebody could endure all of that pain for me? What if someone else got the bloody blisters and achy feet,…Read more …
My Christmas Shoes

My Christmas Shoes

By Ambree Since the beginning of December I have been thinking of ways I could make Christmas more memorable.  One of my seminary teachers said “ . . . the best gift to give the Savior is acts of service.” So I decided this Christmas I want to give the Savior the gift of service. A few days ago my friend and I decided to go get ice cream cones. As we stood in line talking about our day, we slowly moved up to the cashier who told us that the guy in front…Read more …
What is the Armor of God?

What is the Armor of God?

Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. -Ephesians 6 by Whitney In life we need protection. Life is a battle everyday. Our battles may not be the same as ancient ones, but the are just as bad. The Apostle Paul said, "We wrestle not against flesh and blood,but against... spiritual wickedness." In this battle we are in, we need to decide now whose side we are on. Richard G. Scott said, "Stay on the Lord's side and you will win…Read more …
What is the Greatest Gift Man Has Ever Received?

What is the Greatest Gift Man Has Ever Received?

by Rachel A few years ago at Christmas time, my family and I had the opportunity of meeting a man named Robert.   The lines and creases on his face made him look older than 62. His body was frail and bent. He had a gray beard and soft brown eyes. Robert had been diagnosed with a persistent lung disease that left him struggling to breathe. Although physically, he had some real challenges, there was something endearing in his smile and a sparkle in his eyes. We could sense a kindness in his spirit and…Read more …
3 Ways to Draw Closer to Christ

3 Ways to Draw Closer to Christ

By Whitney Life is crazy--I’m sure any high school student would agree. There is school, homework, sports, work, family, church things, and the list just goes on. There is one lesson that I believe God has been trying to teach me for a long time, and I think I am finally starting to get it. That lesson is to put God first, and everything else will work out. In Philippians 4:13 it says “I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me.” I know that with the help of our Savior we…Read more …
The Power of Forgiveness

The Power of Forgiveness

by Tommy In the Old Testament, Peter questioned Christ saying, “Lord, how often oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times? The Lord responded saying, “I say not unto thee, Unity seven times; but, until seventy times seven” Sadly, the savior isn’t saying we only have to forgive 490 times. The Savior’s response to Peter was very profound. In that time, forgiveness was put behind their ideas of justice. If someone wronged you, you hurt them back, that’s just how life was. Then Jesus came saying, "Forgive…Read more …