My name is Erik Gray. I am 19 years old, a three-time cancer fighter, a runner, and a Mormon— meaning that I am member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was born in California, but have lived in Cedar City, Utah, my whole life. Growing up, I loved to explore new [...]
Posts under ‘Encouragement’
When I was a toddler I used to be so afraid to be dropped off at a babysitters because I thought my parents would forget me. Believe it or not, they never did! But the reality is that they could have forgotten me, probably not forever, but at least for a small period of time. [...]
I was writing an article about the apostle Peter today for another website. I like Peter. Sometimes people aren’t very nice to him because they focus too much on the mistakes he made, but he did more right than wrong. Peter was the first apostle Jesus chose. He had so many people to choose from, [...]
by Jessica Around the time that I was finishing high school, my parents ran into some financial difficulties. Everyone goes through something like that at one point or another. Since there were still 3 children living at home, food was something that was essential, especially since two of us were teenagers. One day, my mom [...]
by Jessica In the beginning, when a powerful spirit was cast down for rebellion, “he became Satan, … the devil, the father of all lies, to deceive and to blind men, and to lead them captive at his will” (Moses 4:4). He and the spirits who follow him are still deceiving the world. Modern revelation [...]
Paris Thomas was once homeless and has been a high school dropout. Today, he’s become a Mormon. He’s back in school and making something of himself. What did Paris learn about himself that made the difference?
Brandon Haws wasn’t a naturally talented basketball player, but hard work made him one of the best high school and college basketball players anyway. Find out how setting goals is making his dreams come true.
Everyone can’t be the star of the show, but to God, everyone’s contributions matter.
Everyday courage isn’t about running into burning buildings to save someone. It’s about having the courage to do what is right, no matter the risks.
When life gets hard, do you complain, or look for the good you can find in it? Sometimes, a little of both can take you a long ways.