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 …
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 …
Seven Reasons to Celebrate

Seven Reasons to Celebrate

By Kaity/ Photo credit: lds.org This Christmas season I celebrate because He knows me. I celebrate because He fixes all that is broken. I celebrate because thanks to Him, goodbyes aren't forever. I celebrate because He brings me comfort, peace, and happiness. I celebrate because He gives me a second chance. I celebrate because through Him, we can return home to live with our Heavenly Father. I celebrate because a Savior was born.Read more …
Why Do You Need a Savior?

Why Do You Need a Savior?

By Megan As I was walking around Temple Square in Salt Lake City a few days ago, I came across a sign. The sign read, "Hope is born, joy is born, peace is born. A Savior is Born." I couldn't help but feel overwhelmed. Here was this poster, nice and simple, containing little words. Yet, these little words shared so much meaning. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints recently released a video called, "Why We Need A Savior." As part of family home evening, my family and watched it and talked about…Read more …
Where Can I Turn for Peace?

Where Can I Turn for Peace?

By Kelci Life is stressful. Life is hard. Life is occasionally scary. Life can be harsh and difficult. Life seems to never take a timeout or rest for a minute. In a sometimes stressful and frustrating life, how do you find peace? Last week, I threw my backpack over my shoulder and walked out the door to my senior year. I have felt excitement, enthusiasm, and exhilaration for this upcoming year because I have thoroughly enjoyed high school. I've been blessed with great friends and incredible experiences. Overall, I have a good attitude…Read more …
The Dangerous Road of Pornography

The Dangerous Road of Pornography

We live in a day when most of us have a little computer in our very own pockets. It’s so easy to look up questions we have and in two seconds the answer is there. Media can be such a blessing and also a temptation. Whenever God inspires new things like technology, Satan tries to use it to destroy us.  With the internet we need to be extra cautious while on our computers, laptops, smartphones, iPads, etc. Satan knows the things that get our attention and what we are interested in, and then…Read more …
The Savior Is My Best Friend

The Savior Is My Best Friend

By Kaity Good friends are crucial in my life. My friends have a significant influence on who I am and who I will become. They help me to be a better person and make it easier for me to live the gospel of Jesus Christ. My friends bring me comfort in times of need. Good friends are significant in all of our lives. And to have good friends, we must be a good friend. Good friends love each other, listen to each other, and are good examples for each other. [Tweet "To have good…Read more …