Tuesday, August 18, 2009


1. elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action.
2. a pleasing or attractive quality or endowment.
3. favor or good will.

Our (Tati and I) keyword for this coming semester is grace. This word originally came into my mind when I was imagining myself running around like a mad woman or a chicken with it's head cut off this next semester when I am working 20 hrs. a week and in my second year of grad school. Sometimes I get stressed and act kinda silly (e.g. grunting and sighing a lot, even making frustrated screaming noises). I decided that I don't want to be like that. No matter how crazy crazy things get, I want to maintain composure. I want to be graceful. I want to do everything gracefully, and with style. No screaming and pulling my hair out, just calm deep breaths and smiles :)

I was telling my best friend about our keyword and it occurred to me that the word grace is also in my all time favorite scripture. 2 Nephi 25:23 : "For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do." I love love LOVE this scripture because it teaches me that if I do everything that I possibly can and have faith the Atonement will make up the rest and everything will be OK!!



  1. That is why Belinda's middle name is Grace. To remind her of the enabling power of the atonement (Bible Dictionary). It is a beautiful word. Good luck with this next semester. I'm sure you will handle everything with poise and beauty.