Am I Ready?

Am I Ready?

By Kaitlyn "Looking forward with an eternal perspective gives one hope, a reason to look up and feel gratitude for even the smallest bit of light.” Rosemary M. Wixom The past few months have been insane. Everything has happened so fast. I was accepted to the University of Utah and Brigham Young University. After much prayer and consideration, I decided to attend the U of U and was accepted into the NEAP program. I also decided to live on campus, to enroll in Institute, and to apply for a job at the University Hospital.…Read more …
Standing in Sacred Places

Standing in Sacred Places

By Megan/Image: windowsforreflection.com I recently had the opportunity to visit Palmyra, New York.  Palmyra is significant to me because it is where the first prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Joseph Smith, saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.  As a young boy of just 14 years old, Joseph Smith experienced a life changing event--an event that changed my world and everyone else’s. When my family traveled to Maine, we visited Kirtland, Ohio, Palmyra, New York, and Harmony, Pennsylvania. Kirtland and Harmony were amazing, but Palmyra was my favorite…Read more …
How a Comic Strengthened My Testimony

How a Comic Strengthened My Testimony

By Tommy/Photo Credit: moviepilot.com The Holy Ghost is great at teaching lessons when we don’t expect it. He helps us to absorb knowledge during talks and when we hear church leaders speak, but I’ve noticed that he can also teach and build our testimonies in unexpected ways and places. The Holy Ghost was able to teach me about the plan of salvation through the comic/cartoon “Dragon Ball Z”. Dragon Ball has absolutely nothing to do with Christianity or anything gospel related, but the Holy Ghost was able to see that the immense amount…Read more …
I Know that Jesus is The Christ

I Know that Jesus is The Christ

By Joe The Articles of Faith outline 13 basic points of belief of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The fourth Article of Faith states, “We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ…”  Notice, the first principle of the first principles of the gospel is faith in Christ.  The Book of Mormon may be the keystone to the LDS religion, but faith in Christ is the cornerstone, trusses, and framework. Gaining a testimony of Christ is difficult and so is keeping…Read more …
Unashamed: Living My Christianity

Unashamed: Living My Christianity

By Tommy Being a Christian isn’t the most popular thing to be right now. Many people mock Christians as blind fools who believe too strongly in dead people and their ancient scrolls. It’s easy to believe in Christ but hide it because you don’t want to be ridiculed. But I've found the blessings that come from living as a believer in Christ far outweigh the discomfort of an occasional rude comment. Romans 1:16 says “For I am not ashamed in the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation…Read more …
Lost and Found

Lost and Found

By Liz The last several months have been a time of  transition for me. I started college and I felt I was on my own, to make my own decisions, for the first time in my life. Regarding church, my attitude was, “My parents aren’t around to tell me I have to go. My school friends aren’t around to drag me to Young Women’s anymore. Relief Society is for old people. I am now free to do whatever I want on Sundays and define the church for myself.” I decided I was going…Read more …
How Can You Know the Truth?

How Can You Know the Truth?

By Kaity This past weekend was a very special one for me. It was the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' semi-annual General Conference. I love to hear the words of the prophets and apostles in my home and and feel the spirit  it brings. The talk that left the biggest impression on me was given by President Henry Eyring. In his talk he shared two stories about his father. Both stories focused on the power of the Holy Ghost. The first was about his father praying to find a church to attend.…Read more …
A Reverent Excitement

A Reverent Excitement

By Rachel A couple of weeks ago I was able to cheer at one of my school’s volleyball games.  The gym was buzzing with students and athletes. We got in our lines to cheer and the game started. Bump, serve, spike. Bump, serve, spike. Bump, serve, spike. Suddenly,  my teammate nudged me and whispered in my ear, “Isn’t that Elder Holland?” I quickly turned around to see Elder Holland and his lovely wife scurrying up the bleachers to find their seats next to this family. As  people began to notice his presence, the…Read more …
Know Your Worth

Know Your Worth

By Megan Have you ever felt like you aren’t important?  Or that you aren’t beautiful?  These feelings are common for everyone, especially teenagers.  We are constantly fighting a battle against the world.  We are told that in order to be beautiful we have to wear this and look like that.  Our personality has to be a certain way.  The world is throwing so much at us, and it can be overwhelming at times.  It may also be discouraging, causing us to feel worthless. A couple of days ago in seminary, my teacher gave…Read more …
Lessons I Learned on a Mountain

Lessons I Learned on a Mountain

By Tommy Four weeks ago, I left with my brother to go to Philmont Scout Ranch, the largest scout ranch in the world. We didn’t know the troop we were leaving with because they were part of my uncle's ward. The camp was two weeks long and we hiked 65 miles in total. It was hard, but it was also one of the best experiences of my life. My brother and I learned a lot of lessons I feel are essential to personal conversion. Lesson 1: Nature is awesome. I wish I spent more…Read more …