Sunday, February 24, 2008
A whole lot of but sniffing going on. It's amazing to me how animals have these natural habits and i love how they are so comfortable with their habits that we as humans are so embarassed about...how great to be so humble, I guess that's why animals are more obedient to the Lord than we are, cause they're humble creatures that want to do what's right the first time, unlike us, who take lots of tries to figure things out...but i guess that's why we're here.
Brownie making. These kids love to cook that's for sure! I really enjoyed the help! We made some really good brownies al amode. It was great!
I think it's beautiful, that our very own prophet Gordon B. Hinckley said what the Lord himself would say at the passing of another prophet, so one could fill in his stead. He said this quote more than 15 years ago, probably describing his own life of growth and sharpening, when in essence it is what Heavenly Father does to each of his prophets as they are molded and strengthened into becoming the next prophet. It is easy to see how President Monson's life has been just what President Hinckley said each prophet's life is like. I sustain and love President Monson and feel a special kinship toward him. When all else fails, as President Hinckley has said many times, "If we have a prophet, we have everything. If we don't we have nothing." I know President Monson was raised up to be our next prophet. It is almost a bittersweet thing to see and say as I just started reading President Hinckley's biography today, but I know that no matter what, the Lord will always take care of His people and His church. It will always be lead at the helm by one who knows what to do, because that man will be directly guided by the Helm!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
We got snowed in at school until 10pm with students. It was kinda fun! I thought we were going to get to have a huge slumber party at school, like the school up the street who had like 60 kids spend the night! Instead of spending the night, the kid's parents finally made it to school around 9:30pm after being stuck in traffic for like 3 hours, to get somewhere, it would have only take like 5 min to get to...i also had a little telephone call and a truck elf on the way, but he got stuck in traffic and decided to walk home, so Morris and I ended up driving in her bug over to Tamee's house. we got stuck in the snow. I got out in the storm and pushed. It was hilarious. Everyone around us going 1 mile an hour, was probably thinking, "those crazy girls." Luckily it was little bitty bug and i rocked it back and forth, put it into 2nd and off we went! We went to sleep on Tamee's floor and watched "The Office". I called up KBull 93 and got on the radio the next morning...i do believe that news and media blow things out of proportion to get a story, but it was fun! so here's some pictures of the during and aftermath!
Sunday, February 10, 2008
I needed this scripture today. Bishop shared it with us in ward council and I needed to hear that if we just have faith and keep working righteously, then we will recieve that crown of glory. I feel a little inadequate with my calling, because it's had it's ups and downs. I've had it for like a year and a half. It's my third time and I got frustrated with all the inconsistencies and then today at our meeting, it was like my last straw...ready to get up and walk out of the meeting, but you don't do that in the church. It's obviously there for a reason, something to grow with. So after a good cry, working hard today getting things organized and realizing that the Lord pulls and stretches us in ways that we need, I kept thinking about that scripture and that he just wants me to keep going and doing my best.
After all that, I felt a lot better and I think it will get better...we just have to open our perspective and look at things in a different way and the outcome will come. I just know it. A few different ideas came to me of how to get more organized. So I'm hopeful. It will get better! So onward and upward. Just like I learned at a devotional a few weeks ago, "As long as the Savior lives and is our Savior (which he will eternally be) everything will be okay." I truly believe that. It gives me comfort. I feel better and the scriptures are true and helpful always. I have recieved so much revelation from them lately, in the last 4 months, just tons. So if you want to talk to the Lord pray to him, if you want him to talk to you, read your scriptures.