Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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So I really need to write more.

It always feels so good when I am finished with a really solid blog post. So right now I am listening to the We Shot the Moon album entitled "Fear and Love". I am addicted for sure. This album really reminds me of one of my all time favorite bands, MXPX. I love love love it!

Just a quick note about having faith and not freaking out. I have learned in the past few months that things really never go exactly how you want them to. Mishaps are a part of everyday life. See the old me would literally freak out if something didn't go as planned. The new me (and I can't even put my finger on exactly when it happened) kind of just lets it go. Its like a drop of water hitting me, it pauses for a second and then it just rolls right off my shoulder. Don't get me wrong, I still get slightly upset when things don't go the way I planned, but it is just so refreshing to just let it go. I was talking about this with one of my friends and I was saying that I was worried that I couldn't feel anything anymore, that the fact that I wasn't freaking out was kind of freaking me out. She said something that has been stuck with me for a few weeks now. She said that she wished that her faith was that strong. That maybe the fact that I don't freak out anymore is a sign that my faith is getting stronger and that I know that everything will be ok.

Wow. That really hit me because I DO KNOW, without any doubt, that everything will be ok. Things are NEVER as bad as they seem. I will be ok. You will be ok. We will all be ok, if we just keep our faith strong and keep doing the things we are supposed to.

So......When your internship falls through and you have to stay in Provo all summer, it will be ok! When the cake your made for your roommate's birthday is lopsided, it will be ok because you can just cover it up with chocolate cinnamon bears!


So in the words of We Shot the Moon: "I'm ready for fear and love, and everything between"


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Beautiful Savior

Today in sacrament meeting, four boys in my ward sang "Beautiful Savior". It was honestly one of the most beautiful things I have ever heard. First off that song is gorgeous and second of all they had amazing voices. It was seriously wonderful.

Beautiful Savior

Fair is the sunshine, fairer the moonlight
And all the stars in heav'n above.
Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer,
And brings to all the world his love.

Fair are the meadows, fairer the woodlands
Robed in the flowers of blooming spring.
Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer,
He makes the sorrowing spirit sing.

Beautiful Savior! Lord of the nations
Son of God and Son of Man
Thee I honor, praise, and give glory.
Give glory evermore.