Family

Family

By: Stockton Think about the people you have the most fun with. Now think of those you have some of the hardest, most frustrating times with. For most people family will come to mind for at least one of those statements. For me personally, family comes to mind when I think of both the best and worst times I’ve experienced. I spend more time with my family than any other group of people so it is easy to see how I have so many different memories with them. There are some days where…Read more …
With a Grateful Heart

With a Grateful Heart

By Megan/ Photo Credit: Christian Life In eighth grade I ran for student body office.  That was nerve-wracking, especially for a shy girl like me.  I was put under a lot of stress in trying to create the best poster and video I could.  As I began the process, I realized how blessed I really was.  I remember being overcome with gratitude.  I was grateful for my mom who helped make my posters and my dad who helped me put my video together.  I was grateful for my uncle who filmed the video…Read more …
Just a Little

Just a Little

By Whitney/ Photo Credit: wallgraffitivinyl It's the beginning of a new year. A time to reevaluate and make new goals. I've been thinking about this a lot this past year, and today I was reminded of something the late prophet LDS prophet Gordon B. Hinckley urged us all to do: "Try a little harder to be a little better." This is my goal for the year: Try a little harder to be a little better. This can be applied to many different parts of our lives. Whether it's trying to be better at scripture study,…Read more …
Why Modern-Day Revelation Matters

Why Modern-Day Revelation Matters

By Melody I loved watching my spiritual leaders share messages during my faith's semi-annual General Conference. It's such a wonderful way to receive revelation! For me, General Conference addresses are like spiritual TED talks. The difference is that when we watch General Conference we can be sure that what we are hearing is complete truth. General Conference addresses are always about what we need. The messages shared are like spiritual prescriptions from our Heavenly Father--there to help us lead healthier, happier lives. Every year in seminary my teacher challenges me to write down questions I…Read more …
That They Might Have Joy

That They Might Have Joy

By Whitney One of my favorite scriptures says, “Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy.” 2 Nephi 2:25. Our purpose on Earth is to be happy and have joy.  Jesus Christ and His Gospel is the source of that everlasting joy. I had the opportunity to attend the Saturday Afternoon session of LDS General Conference. During that session everyone (over 20,000 people!) stood and sang We Thank Thee Oh God for a Prophet.   I couldn't help but get emotional while standing in the Conference Center singing…Read more …
Hinckley’s Nine Be’s

Hinckley’s Nine Be’s

By Ambree One of my favorite quotes of all time is found in a book titled “Way to Be” by President Gordon B. Hinckley, a beloved prophet and former president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints . He said, “Be Grateful, Be Smart, Be Clean, Be True, Be Humble, Be Prayerful, Be Positive, Be Still, and Be Involved.” When I first thought about those 9 – “Be’s” and how they relate to my life I could see that I could improve on each one of them.  I also knew that if…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 …