“Cease to Sleep Late”

“Cease to Sleep Late”

By Ambree How many of you find yourself sleeping in because you stayed up too late the night before?  Whether you were at a party with your family or friends, or stayed on your electronic devices, or watched movies, or maybe you were doing a last minute homework assignment, sometimes it's really hard to go to bed at a decent time. For some reason I become distracted at night and don’t get enough sleep. One day I read a scripture found in Doctrine & Covenants 88:124: “Cease to be idle; cease to be…Read more …
Lost and Found

Lost and Found

By Kaitlyn This past summer I had the opportunity to go to BYU Provo for a week and attend Especially For Youth (EFY), a church youth summer camp. While I was there a lot of great things happened to me: I met a ton of new friends, felt the spirit, and had my testimony strengthened. Unfortunately one not so good thing happened to me as well: I lost my scriptures. For the rest of the week I searched everywhere for my scriptures. Every day I looked in the EFY lost and found, I…Read more …
How to Get Spiritually Hyped

How to Get Spiritually Hyped

By Tommy For the first few months of Seminary (an elective religion class I can take during my school day) I was really bad at reading my scriptures I forgot all the time, and found myself about 60 chapters behind my teacher's reading schedule. Then, in February, I finished the Doctrine and Covenants  in a little over a month. During that month, I read my scriptures and said a prayer every morning. Doing this took less than 20 minutes, but made such a difference. I was so excited about the gospel that month. It made…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 …
What’s So Great About General Conference?

What’s So Great About General Conference?

We asked the youth at Small and Simple Truths what they like most about General Conference.  Here are their responses.  Feel free to "Click to Tweet" your favorite!   Liz The typical primary kid answer to why I like General Conference would be because of the spirit I feel when I listen. The spirit that fills my whole home as the Prophets voice can be heard on a radio or TV in almost every room. But for me its not only the feeling I get or the things that I learn. Its the…Read more …
Five Ways to Strengthen Your Family

Five Ways to Strengthen Your Family

by Whitney I come from a big family. I am the oldest of six kids—three boys and three girls. My parents were married and sealed in the Latter-Day Saint Salt Lake temple. We believe this means our family can be together forever. My family is so important to me and I don’t know where I would be without them.  In the scriptures we read about families since the very beginning with Adam and Eve. In the Book of Mormon, a companion scripture to the bible and another testament of Jesus Christ, it says…Read more …
Why Do We Study the Scriptures?

Why Do We Study the Scriptures?

By Ambree When I turned 12 and started going to Young Women’s (a youth group that meets weekly at my church), I also tried reading the Book of Mormon because my leaders rewarded us if we did. I noticed that when I was reading the Book of Mormon I wasn’t really paying attention to the words and stories. My mind would wander off on different things, and this frustrated me. I didn’t know why we were supposed to read the Book of Mormon, because I felt like I wasn’t learning anything. I started…Read more …
Why Do I Want to Volunteer as a Missionary?

Why Do I Want to Volunteer as a Missionary?

by Douglas (Guest Blogger) For as long as I can remember I have wanted to volunteer as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The question was never IF I would serve a mission, the question was more where would I be going to serve a mission. I have always known that a mission was the right thing to do and my dad has constantly told me that there are things you will learn on a mission that you will not learn anywhere else. I have a love for…Read more …