Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ah life

Tomorrow is graduation. It is an odd feeling to be finished with high school. After tomorrow I am no longer a senior in high school, but a freshmen in college. Oh the joys of being a freshman (heavy sarcasm). At least being a freshman won't be as awful the second time through. My voice has already changed, thus reducing the amount of voice cracks, girls are not taller than me anymore, and I am not the scrawny, weak, awkward freshman I was the first time. I'm pretty excited for college. Ogden should be good for me! Hopefully I don't freeze to death up there. Senior Ball was last Friday! It was great! I went with Hilary Ammons! Great Way to finish up my senior year.

Here are my countdowns!

Tomorrow is Graduation!!
8 Days until youth conference at Utah State
47 Days until my Lake Powell trip
71 Days until my 18th birthday
87 Days until i move out
314 Days until i can start my mission papers
436 Days until my 19th birthday and I can go on a mission!!!!!

Do you think I am starting my countdown for my mission too soon?

Thursday, May 20, 2010


I can never walk past my piano without sitting down and pressing some notes out of my piano. She is always calling to me and tempting me with her lustrous keys. Eventually I submit to the temptations happily. My fingers and her keys fuse together, and together we create streams of melodies that flow into listener's ears like the Provo River flowing into Utah Lake. The warm feeling of friction soon develops on the tips of my fingers, and I realize just how much I love playing the piano.

Senior Ball tomorrow! I'm certainly excited. Seven Days until graduation too. Also I lettered in World languages and student leadership today. Wohoo?...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Mosiah 23:21

So I found a new favorite scripture from an email that my brother sent me, Mosiah 23:21. "Nevertheless the Lord seeth fit to chasten his people; yea, he trieth their patience and their faith. I must admit when I first read this verse it left me a bit frustrated, why does the Lord need to try my patience?! I suppose the verse clicked for me today after my seminary lesson on faith. Faith is much more than passive belief. You express your faith through action—by the way you live. In the 12th chapter of Ether in the sixth verse the prophet Moroni gives a great explanation on faith. "And now, I Moroni, would speak somewhat concerning these things; I would show unto the world that faith is things which are hoped for and not seen; wherefore, dispute not because ye see not, for ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith."

The last line of this verse is key, "ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith." We must take a leap of faith, much like Indiana Jones in the movie, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. We must put all our trust in God, he will never let us fall! Through a trial of patience and faith, you can receive a witness, and because of that witness your testimony will be strengthened by the power of the holy ghost.

Moroni is a perfect example of this principle. Later in chapter 12 Moroni is worried about his weakness in writing his language. In verse 23 Moroni says, . . ." for Lord hast made us mighty in word by faith, but thou hast not made us mighty in writing." Moroni speaks with so much power, that he cannot possibly write them down. Moroni and his father, Mormon, take a HUGE leap of faith writing and compiling the Book of Mormon. They had to trust that the Lord would help them write this Book for our day. The Lord did try Moroni and Mormon's patience while they worked on the Book of Mormon. Because of their steadfastness through this frustrating time, they received a witness that the Book of Mormon would become the keystone of the future church.

Anyway I thought this was pretty sweet! The Book of Mormon is just amazing. There are so many cool principles! Thank goodness that Joseph Smith restored the gospel and translated the Book of Mormon right?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Why am I going to school again?

Yesterday in A.P World , we watched Rocky IV..... then in seminary we talked about terrorists... ..... Then in A.S.L we played a game.... WOW..... senioritis is affecting all the more since we are not doing anything in any of my classes. I have one more final then I am done with school, but still have to attend for two more weeks. Gah school needs to be over.

Here are my countdowns ....

8 days until senior ballBold10 days until seminary graduation
14 days until graduation
60 days until lake powell
84 days until I become an adult
100 days until I move out.