Where Can I Turn for Peace?

Where Can I Turn for Peace?

By Rachel Three years ago, when I was in 9th grade, a tragedy happened at my junior high school. A boy my age took his life. The following day was full of grief. The mood of the entire school was shock and sorrow. I remember feeling confused, lost and angry. We would attend each class only to be surrounded by counselors and therapists who were doing their best to help. I appreciated their efforts, however I didn't feel like they did much. I felt dark inside and asking me questions, trying to get me…Read more …
Is Attending Seminary Really That Important?

Is Attending Seminary Really That Important?

By Stockton/Photo Credit: sltrib.com The first semester of my sophomore year in high school is ending and I have been thinking back over some of the classes I have enjoyed most. This definitely leaves math, science, and a few others out of the running! However, there is one class that stands out as a favorite: Seminary. Living in Utah, I have been blessed to be able to take seminary, a four-year religion course, as an elective class during my school day. In other parts of the world, those who may not have the option to make…Read more …
Five Ways to Be a Happier High School Student

Five Ways to Be a Happier High School Student

by Rachel Dear Summer 2k14, You deserve a speeding ticket. You will be missed. Sincerely, Everyone. Well hello high school. We meet again. Most people aren't too excited for school to start. It can be intimidating, boring, and even put some of us to sleep.  I know I have felt all of those things before. But since school is here and there is just not a way to make summer last forever, I have come up with five ways to have a great school year.  These suggestions have really helped me and maybe…Read more …
Three Things I Look for in Friends

Three Things I Look for in Friends

by Andy In my LDS seminary class (a religious class that I enroll in like a class at school), my teacher told us once that in our teenage years the two areas that influence us most are the media and our friends. That made me start to think a lot about who I was keeping company with and why I was surrounding myself with those people. Personally I thought that your family would influence you more than anything because those are the people that you share your home with, but as I thought…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 …
What’s So Special About Missionary Work?

What’s So Special About Missionary Work?

by Karli On April 26th 2014, one of my very best friends got baptized. It was such a neat experience for her but it didn’t only affect her, it affected me as well. When she came out of the water she was just glowing and I could tell that she just seemed happier. All of this wouldn’t have happened without missionary work. “We don’t expect [member missionaries] to be perfect, but they need to be anxious, willing and committed to serve.” (The Essential Role of Member Missionary Work by M. Russell Ballard in the…Read more …