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Saturday, February 26, 2011

How do Mormons feel about other churches?

How do Mormons feel about other churches?

In my many adventures from the edge of Marin, to the center of Vacaville, I have been followed by this question. I have answered it many times, and I suspect I will probably answer it many more times.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Giving up things we like, for those we love.




Think of things that you do that entertain you, that you fill your free time with. Whether it be reading extremely well written blog posts...or ones like these. Listening to well written ballads, or free-style rapping with a couple of other white guys... Or reading well written political biographies, or Calvin and Hobbes" comic books. Whatever it is, just think about it...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Faith From Vanuatu




So kind of a different guest blog, I had this wonderful Elder write me a letter, bearing his testimony.
Elder Tokalolo is an incredible missionary. He is from the island of Vanuatu, (in the pacific). He is the oldest of four kids, and at the age of 16 his father passed away from a strange illness. He has overcome many trials in his life, and is now dedicating 2 years to serving God. He is one of the most humble people I have ever met. Just feel the power of his testimony.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Where is God?


Where is God?


 Do you see him in the ocean,
               In the sunsets, in the mountains?
                                    Do you look for him in the desert,
                                                        In the storms and in the sea?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Landmine!!!

Landmine!!!


Doesn't it always seem like someone steps in it?
Doesn't matter how careful you are, or how much red tape you put around it.
Someone always get's it.



I am speaking from experience this morning. I happened to step in the landmine, and now I'm not allowed in my apartment, unless I take my shoes off.

Honestly what am I thinking this morning?
Crap happens, and all we can do is wash it off and move past it.
Do not get so discouraged that you have stepped in it.

Just shake it off, wipe it on the grass, and walk past it.

I have met too many people who are too focused on the problems of their lives, their physical ailments, their rough situations.

Elder Holland in a recent talk stated "Look ahead, and always remember that Faith is in the Future." For the rest of the talk go to The Best is Yet to Be

I echo his words, and urge you to move forward walking in Christ's footsteps so that you can reach your fullest potential.

I am kicking the crap off my shoes, wiping them in the grass, and moving on. I hope you do too!






Photo taken from: http://www.travelblissful.com/photo-week-footsteps-sand/

Sunday, February 13, 2011

V-day!

Have you seen all the red lately?
It always seems like holidays control the color scheme of our world.
In an odd parallel our lives seem also to be controlled by the events and plans in the world surrounding us.

So in this world where we seem to be carried along in the current...
Where do we find security?
Where do we find an anchor?
Where can we turn for peace?

We visited a wonderful lady last week, she fed us tacos and Diet Pepsi. 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Chance to Change

Start as a seed, brittle and small,
Worth really nothing, nothing at all.
Bring me a caterpillar, ugly as mess,
Now, try to give that thing a caress.

But give these some time, some nourishment too,
And see, just see if they surprise you.

Put that seed into some dirt,
Give it some water, down in that earth,
Shine in some sunlight, make it to grow,
Pick up the caterpillar too, oh I don't know,
Give him some leaves a twig, or a branch,
and let that poor thing a bigger chance.

A chance to grow, a chance to become,
A chance to change, and to overcome.
Overcome the expectations, overcome the fears,
And continue to change throughout all their years.

One soars as a companion to the beautiful sky,
The other the earth, it stands close by,
Both so beautiful, and graceful a testimony of God,
But they started limited, ugly, and closed off.

Both had potential though it seems strange,
They just needed a chance to change




Jesus Christ is waiting for us to reach out and accept His help. Wherever you are at in your journey of faith, I urge you to once again and accept the reaching hand of our Savior, and Grow!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Mormon.org






Not only has my site got a revamping...



Check out http://www.mormon.org/ it is pretty sweet!

Friday, February 4, 2011

A Rock

 Another Guest Writer: Elder Epps, He is from North Carolina. He is an incredible missionary, and is an inspiring person. Read carefully his words. 

 Well I'm not a very creative person, never have been but I would like to share something with you that has been on my mind as of recent. The thing that I have thought a lot of about is the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Sometimes I think I do not deserve the great sacrifice that our Savior Jesus Christ made for us as he, the perfect Son of God, humbled himself before our Heavenly Father and willingly accepted to pay for every single little and big mistake we make in our lives. Sometimes I get down because I know the mistakes I have, do, and will make added on to that pain He felt. I have often thought that I am not deserving of that great sacrifice He made for us.
   As I have continued to study, pray, and feel, I have come to realize those feelings and thoughts that many of us have of inadequacy or worthlesness only come from the opposition, who is Lucifer. We need to completely turn over our lives to the Lord and see what he will make out of us. Someone that helped me a lot as I grew up once compared us to a rock. Yes a rock. We have many weakness and we make many mistakes throughout life and we just look like an ugly good for nothing rock. For example this one...
     Now we can compare Christ to a river. As we hand our life over to him and the things he taught and he did and allow the river (Christ) to take us where it is going we will change. Along the way we might hit bigger rocks, and harder places to get out of (our trials), but these bigger rocks, and rough currents that we hit will shape us and form us into something more pure as we continue to allow the river to take us. Our rough edges and not so attractive things (our mistakes) will go away. We will turn into something more pure and with less defects. The product will look something like this....

    After a long, rough and difficult process we are perfected. We are without blemish. We are pure. Only through the river carrying us down that long and difficult path we can become like this. Only through Jesus Christ our Redeemer we can become pure and without blemish. I encourage all of us to leave those feelings of doubt and inadequacy behind and hand our lives over to our Savior and see what he can make us. No matter the trials or difficulties we have, lets not stop. Just keep going forward with faith and we will one day stand before our loving Heavenly Father withouth blemish and he will warmly welcome us into his arms as well as his perfect loving son, Jesus Christ.
Elder Epps