Answers to Prayers

By Paula B My daughter was born very prematurely and experienced subsequent health problems. During this time, I learned to rely on God more and received answers to my prayers in different ways. Sometimes God guided the words I said in my prayers. About a week after her birth, when my daughter’s condition was extremely critical after an emergency surgery, I found myself praying for patience. Patience was not the original solution I sought, but that is what I needed. Another time I foun...
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What Can Those with Special Needs Teach Us?

By Tyler C. My younger sister means the world to me. She has cerebral palsy. She was born with this disease and has grown up with it. It gives her struggles on a daily basis. There is no cure. She has had so many difficulties in this life, yet she shows so much courage through it all and has overcome many challenges that an average person would not have been able to do. She is my hero. When we were first growing up I actually didn’t get along with my sister very well. It didn’t register wi...
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How Can I Overcome Sadness?

By Tyler O. My life fell apart when I was a senior in my high school. Things weren’t going the way I had planned. Everything I did still came out short. I spent many nights trying to figure out why things were the way they were, what was happening. It seemed to me that if I were doing the right things then my life should be going well, but this was not the case. I felt sad and alone; nobody could help me with my struggles. My parents noticed that I was acting differently and tried to talk ...
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Can Christ’s Love Really Save Me?

By Ekadasi N. “Oh God, why me?” How often do you either ask this question or hear others asking it? I do not usually find myself asking it, but I hear others around me on a fairly regular basis, usually after some setback or hardship. I must admit, however, that I asked it recently. I looked up into the sky with gratitude filling my heart from how blessed my life had become and asked my Heavenly Father, “Oh Lord, why me?” No sooner had the words left my lips than I heard a still small voice, ...
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