Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Some random thoughts

So lately, I've been remembering my dreams! I haven't remembered my dreams my whole life - so this is kind of a big deal.
Recently, I had a dream that I had a tattoo? And it was so sweet in the dream. Like it wasn't a big deal or anything. Anyway.

Also, I a B in my first college class. La la la.... whatever.

I saw Jeff on Tuesday!!! As in, the Schoon Schoon.

I felt vibes again last night.... it's been a long time. It was sweet:)

Oh! I've gotta question....

Oh ya! Probably because I WORKED 27+ HOURS IN TWO (2) DAYS. My feet are gonna like, fall off.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Music people

You know those times, when someone just says something BRILLIANT?

It's the type of thing you can say in a sentence or two, but it just explains sooo much more?
It gets you thinking, and sheds so much truth on life?

It's too good.

But as good as these can be..... when one of these genius phrases come along and are put to a tune, there is just something about them that gets me. 

I really appreciate the musical people who create such gems. I wish I could be one. But until then, I am just fine learning from their words of wisdom.

I've started appreciating lyrics so much that I started writing them down in my phone when I heard them on the radio.

These are just a few of the great things I've heard recently:

- "My next thirty years will be the best years of my life"

- "Be a best friend, tell the truth"

- "This is gotta be the good life"

- "If you don't like me brother that's ok, I'm not gonna let it wreck my day"

- "Makes me wanna take a back road"

- "Every day is independence day"

- "There's a lot of pretty girls in this city.....tryin' to pick the right one"
- "Funny when you're dead how people start listenen"

- "....Please tell me what there's to complain about?"

It's the best.

Music people have it right.

Friday, August 12, 2011

I wish I could preach like Alma

If you are needing a boost of faith, look no farther than chapter 32 of Alma.

Seriously, make it your bed time reading assignment.

17 Yea, there are many who do say: If thou wilt show unto us a sign from heaven, then we shall know of a surety; then we shall believe.
18 Now I ask, is this faith? Behold, I say unto you, Nay; for if a man knoweth a thing he hath no cause to believe, for he knoweth it.

Dang! Sometimes people, it's just easy to forget.

I once heard a quote that went something like this:

"We have to take a step into the dark before we realize the light will follow us."

We'll never be in the dark. The light follows us. Just try it - take that step and see for yourself.


Monday, August 8, 2011

Ohh the answers you'll find.

I encourage you all to read this book.
It is true, I tell you! How could it not be?

Inside can be found an answer to a question you might have. I've learned that for myself.
Try it today!

Monday, August 1, 2011

I'm learning!

Recently, I have loved Sundays so much.
I mean, I've always liked them growing up and all. I have the best home ward ever. And I always really liked passing/blessing the sacrament. I love the people in my home ward. I think that's why I liked it so much. Plus... Grandma's house for Sunday dinner :)

But ever since I recently started going to my single's ward about a month ago, Sundays have just been elevated to a whole new level. Church is different for me now. It has helped me realize the Church is bigger than my home ward. The people in my new ward are great too though.
But now? I don't go to Church for the people. I go because I learn. And because I love learning the gospel. I love feeling the Spirit of learning the gospel.

Today was full of the Spirit. I started my Sabbath by going to listen to one of my best friends talk in sacrament meeting. He is leaving for his mission in about a week to Talahassee, Florida. It was so good. I learned while I listened to him and the others speak. I felt the Spirit. He will be a great missionary.

After visiting with friends at his house afterward, I went to my singles ward - we arrived just in time for sunday school. Again, I learned. Jessica Paulson taught about faith, among other things. I really admire how she magnifies her calling as a sunday school teacher. The Paulson's are such a great family. During the combined 3rd hour, I got to sit by her little sister, Janene. They're all just wonderful people. The day I start smiling, crying, and giggling a lot.... that will be the day I know I've become as good as the Paulson's. Their whole family is amazing.

Anyway, the 3rd hour was the best of all. Brother Luse? (I think that's his name) gave an incredible lesson on the importance of the temple. When I say incredible, I mean it was seriously so inspiring. I learned so much and the Spirit was so strong. The Spirit of learning is the best feeling in the world, and it was definately present.

The lesson was of particular importance to me because I'm scheduled to recieve my endownments in the temple this Friday evening. I cannot wait. The temple is crucial to our eternal happiness, folks. It is there that we learn and grow. We will further learn of God's plan for us. We will learn to become Christlike, and learn to live happily.

I could continue talking about my Sundays and how wonderful they are all night, but this post would be super long if I did that. I will tell you about those things some other time. But for now, I want to leave you with one word of advice.