Can You Be Too Kind?

Can You Be Too Kind?

By Whitney Have you ever thought about how you want to be remembered? What if today was your last day on earth? How would people remember you? What would people say about you when you are gone? I want people to remember me as someone who was kind. [Tweet "I want people to remember me as someone who was kind."] Joseph B. Wirthlin said, “Kindness is the essence of greatness.” Have you noticed how far a kind act goes? Or how much a simple compliment brightens your day? It isn’t hard to be…Read more …
Up to Me: Keeping the Spirit In My Home

Up to Me: Keeping the Spirit In My Home

By Jentri I don’t always get along with my family. I often fight with my siblings and that takes the spirit out of my home. So how can we bring the spirit into our homes and always have it there? I find when my family does the simple things: family scripture study, prayer, family home evening, etc., we feel the spirit.  I also feel the spirit when I help my parents or siblings even when they don’t ask. When I have a good attitude about things like cleaning my room, my family is happier and so…Read more …
Changed

Changed

By Rachel In June, I had the wonderful opportunity of going to Bolivia for a humanitarian trip.  There were 16 youth in our group and three leaders. We stayed for three weeks with only two, two-minute emails home and no other communication with our family or the world. It was pretty much a mini mission. Our main focus was to serve the people in a small village.  We began work on a daycare.  Many mothers in the town must work and they have very few options for childcare.  Our goal was to give them…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 …
Life is Better with Love

Life is Better with Love

by Tommy Recently, I participated in my church’s combined youth activity. We went to our church house and played games with people who had mental disabilities. I had such a great time! When I left I realized these people lacked most things that the world has marked as cool. In the eyes of man, they are weird and different. But in reality, they have everything that God thinks is cool. They were cheerful, loving, and God fearing. It doesn’t matter that they act differently--it doesn’t matter at all. Too often I see disabled people looked…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 …