This was a letter that I wrote to the California Santa Rosa Missionaries:
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Tomorrow is 4/20.
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Friday, April 15, 2011
Well, if you don't have a Post-it Note ready, get one, because otherwise you will again miss a major event!
"I think this writer is losing his marbles...maybe he should write that on a sticky note..."
Calm down your excitement people, I will reveal the event!
Monday, April 11, 2011
Guest Blogger: Elder Walker from Detroit, Michigan area.
Friday, April 8, 2011
Don't worry, guilt has embraced my heart, and I will be sending it off this Monday.
This little thing, wishing a Happy Birthday, can mean so much to people. I have very limited contact with my family, and every time it is someone's birthday I mail them a card, usually telling how much I love them, or something like that. Me failing to get my card sent this week, could lead my little brother to think I don't care about him or that I forgot his birthday. Both are untrue. He is my little buddy, and though he probably didn't hear it, I wished him Happy Birthday yesterday.
I think we have all have had events like this in our lives, where we are either on the failing end, or the forgotten end. Whether it is something small like a birthday card, something a little larger like a name. It could even be something even more devastating, a big favor that we promised a friend or a loved one.
To my brother I apologize, I should have gotten it out early, I hope you'll forgive me.
Christ was the perfect example of one who forgave. As we approach this Easter season who can forget His merciful words on the cross, to His father in behalf of the very soldiers who nailed his hands to the cross,
"Father, forgive them. For they know not what they do."
May we all follow our Savior's example and forgive, no matter what someone has done to us.
P.S. Happy Birthday Kaylie! (Her birthday is this Sunday...I will be sending you a card on Monday too!)
Monday, April 4, 2011
So moving on from that question...When you run in that field, remember those things that get stuck in your socks? Those are burrs. These burrs are carried about with us, sometimes knowingly, sometimes not. We can carry them around with us for miles, or we can carry them a few feet before ridding ourselves of them.
As they cling to the loose threads of our socks, they are actually doing this for survival purposes, they are seeds from a plant, and they are using you to plant them in an additional location from their mother plant. Ending up with the trails littered with plants that will make these burrs, which continue to produce burrs that stick to your socks and are led to an additional location than the mother plant. Ending up with the trails littered with plants that make... I think you get my point.
So what are the burrs in life? What spurious thing likes to hook itself onto unsuspecting people and allow them to carry it to others around them, and spread their infectious influence as wide as they possibly can?
I can think of a couple...
Selfishness, Laziness, Negativity, Rebelliousness, Anger, Deciet, just to name a few.
So how are we to pluck from us the burrs of life and move forward in our personal progress, as well as helping others, instead of spreading burrs?
1. See the Burr. Recognizing the burr is often a huge part of fixing the problem. So pay attention to how you act during the day, and seek to remove any negative things. Ask others what you can do to be a better person...see what they say. And probably most important Ask Heavenly Father to help you find the burrs that you should pluck, and ask for His help.
2. Pluck it out. Probably one of the harder steps, but slowly making changes in your life to rid yourself of these burrs will help you to feel greater peace, and it will help make the 'Hike' a lot easier...if you get my drift. Prayer is an important part of this one as well. Be praying to help you have the strength to change certain things, and then push with faith that God WILL help you...Because He WILL!