Facing Challenges: What I Learned from Elizabeth Smart

Facing Challenges: What I Learned from Elizabeth Smart

by Clancey Kidnapped. Tortured. Raped. Controlled. Starved. Chained. Forced… and challenged to a whole lot of other despicable events that her captors had in store for her. Yet, Elizabeth Smart did not blame God. In her book, My Story, Elizabeth Smart recounts her experience with evil. She was taken from her home when she was just fourteen. She was forced to drink alcohol, raped every day, and was controlled by fear for the nine months that she was captured by Brian David Mitchell who forced her to do anything he wanted her to,…Read more …
Faith In the Lord

Faith In the Lord

By Kaitlyn – “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 This is my all time favorite scripture. I love it because of the message it shares. It teaches about trust and faith in the Lord. If we have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, then he can direct our life in the way that will be most beneficial to us. Sometimes faith may be difficult but it will always be worth…Read more …
Why Do I Keep the Sabbath Day Holy?

Why Do I Keep the Sabbath Day Holy?

By Aaron (Guest Blogger) Growing up as a kid I was always told that I couldn’t hang out with friends or play certain video games on Sunday. At the time it just seemed like another dumb rule that my parents had implemented just because they could. Over time, as I matured, I was able to see the importance of these rules. It not only made the Lord happy, but it blessed my life. It took a while for this valuable principle to stick, but I was able to see the importance of it…Read more …
How to Find a Lost Key

How to Find a Lost Key

By Ben T. I am a speed skater. At the Olympic Oval, where I train, I have a locker to keep things safe that are valuable to me. The front desk lends us a lock and key we can use if we agree to pay for the key or lock if it is lost. I made sure to keep my key on a lanyard that I took with me every day to train. One day after practice I looked at my lanyard and saw that my key wasn’t there! I searched the halls…Read more …