Healthy Body, Mind and Faith

Healthy Body, Mind and Faith

By Ben/Photo Credit: twincities.com Keeping our bodies healthy is very important.  That doesn’t mean just having a healthy physical body but an emotionally healthy spirit as well.  We can always work on something even if we think we are doing well.  Life is hard and can sometimes get the best of us; we need to be ready for trials in all aspects of life. I have been extremely blessed competing in a sport that includes 17-inch blades and physically demanding exercises that make most people hold their backs in pain just watching.  This…Read more …
Wellness and the Word of Wisdom

Wellness and the Word of Wisdom

By Lincoln The Lord has given us certain commandments for us to follow. God has placed these commandments in our lives because He loves us, and wants us to become like Him. Our Heavenly Father has only provided us with these commandments  because He knows what is best for us.  We are free to choose if we desire to follow and obey what God has asked us to do, or disregard what He has said. We, however, are not free to choose the consequences of our actions, whether they be good or bad.…Read more …
What is the Word of Wisdom?

What is the Word of Wisdom?

by Ben L. The Word of Wisdom is a set of guidelines that tells us what to do with our bodies. It explains what we should put into our bodies and what we should not eat or drink. On February 27, 1833 Joseph Smith received revelation about the Word of Wisdom. The Lord revealed to the prophet which foods are good for us to eat and which substances are not good for the human body. He also promised health, protection, knowledge, and wisdom to those who obey the Word of Wisdom. The revelation he…Read more …
How Does Keeping the Commandments Protect Us?

How Does Keeping the Commandments Protect Us?

By Josh My grandfather served in the Navy when he was younger. He operated the sonar and radar on a submarine. When he was about to be discharged he had an opportunity to re-enlist and be on a new class of submarine, the USS Thresher. The Thresher was a nuclear submarine. It was quietest of its day and could also go the deepest. This would have been a great opportunity for my grandpa. However, when he was offered to go on the submarine he refused! He told them that he wanted to serve…Read more …
Why Do I Keep the Word of Wisdom?

Why Do I Keep the Word of Wisdom?

by Karli Keeping the Word of Wisdom can be a tricky thing for a teenager. There are a lot of temptations that come your way when you least expect it. I was once at a New Year’s party and a kid from my school showed up completely drunk. At the time I was a sophomore and it scared me out of my mind! It was the first time I had ever been around someone my age who had been drinking. I have never had a hard time saying no to drinking when alcohol has been…Read more …
Why Do I Choose Not to Smoke or Drink?

Why Do I Choose Not to Smoke or Drink?

By Ryan Anyone who has ever competed in sports could probably tell you that playing to the best of their abilities is almost impossible after eating multiple pieces of cake or pizza. I had this experience first-hand. A couple of years ago, I decided that I wanted to join my school’s track team. From the very beginning my coach told me that I would need to eat a lot healthier if I wanted to succeed and see improvement in my racing. At first, I followed my coach’s advice, and I continually saw improvement…Read more …