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September, 25, 2014

The Key of Knowledge

As college students, we stress over every detail offered in our hundreds of hours of lectures, and we try to pull every morsel of information out of the words within a textbook. Finally receiving a diploma tells the world that we hold a key of knowledge that will open the doors to success. This key, …

April, 4, 2014

Mountains: Temples of Learning

The Education in Zion Gallery, with its stunning two-story windows, has one of the most beautiful views on BYU campus.  I love how you can see a large portion of campus (most notably the library), but mostly I love how you can see the mountains framing campus. This view is just one of the many …

March, 28, 2014

To Cherish the Unseen

The spirit of the Education in Zion Gallery is one of eternal reflection. The stories of Saints long gone—and yet ever-present by their works of dedication—are a source of reflection; pictures of their solemn, smiling, or firmly determined expressions tell their stories. What did it matter that there were no papers, pencils, maps, or other …

March, 10, 2014

Sacrifice Brings Forth Blessings

This week I gave a tour of the gallery to a friend of mine who goes to massage therapy school and has been working very hard to get an education.  We talked about the sacrifices that some of the early Saints had to make in order to help their children get an education. I then …

February, 28, 2014

The Spirit of the Gallery

I love the experiences the gallery holds for individuals of all majors, backgrounds, and faiths. The gallery is a wonderful place that invites the Spirit to teach us and allows for deep reflection. The first time I had a tour from one of the gallery educators, I was blown away. I knew education was important, …

December, 9, 2013

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

With lights, poinsettias and carols beginning to appear all over campus, it is so thrilling that the Christmas season is here! While I love that this is the most socially acceptable time to spontaneously burst into song, I think the best part is the atmosphere of good will and charity that abides wherever you go. …

December, 5, 2013

To Those Who Made This Possible

The gallery is a place where students and friends can come to feel the influence of the Spirit of God. It features stories and images of our pioneer heritage that have touched my life and caused deep reflection. The lengths our forefathers went through to ensure their children could receive educations speaks volumes of the …

December, 5, 2013

Never Look Back

The Education in Zion Gallery stimulates introspection about the quality of one’s testimony.  As you read the stories and see the pictures of these “beginner saints,” you come to realize that the word “quit” was not in their vocabularies. The Saints were intimately acquainted with the words they sang: “No toil, nor labor fear,”and “should …

December, 2, 2013

Line Upon Line

The south wall of the Education in Zion Gallery bears an amazing 10 x18 foot mural of the Kirtland Temple. In the forefront of the mural is verdant farmland with a gently flowing river; behind the temple is a gigantic mid-western storm, which overwhelms the horizon. The overall feeling of the mural is one of …

December, 1, 2013

Brigham Young’s Foresight

Church President Brigham Young saw the growth of secularism in public education during the 1860s and 1870s as a threat to the youth of the Church and the future of Zion. Early in that period, he began mentoring individuals and setting aside resources that the Church would need, including property for schools. Early during this …