Monday, April 27, 2009

Spring Semester Book of Mormon Project Proposal

There are many things that I would like to change in my life, some of them big, and some not so big. But the one thing that I can think of changing now is having a better relationship with my Heavenly Father. I know I am a Daughter of God, and I know that He is my Heavenly Father, but, at the moment, I don’t have an open line of communication with Him. I know that I could pray more, and have a stronger relationship with Him if I worked on it. Also, with praying, I can have the Holy Ghost with me more, and feel the presence of him, and know that he will be with me to help me know what is right, what is wrong, and what I should choose to do. I feel I need to make this change now because it is something that I have struggled with, and I feel somewhat disconnected from Him. I also know that if I don’t make the change now, then I will not have a strong relationship with Heavenly Father now or in the future, and I really want to have a better relationship with him. I also think that, without the open line of communication with God, I am shortchanging the wonderful blessings that I can have, and that I am not allowing myself to know the direction that He wants me to travel, and I am allowing my own will to go before His. I believe that, if I faithfully do this, and make this change, I will be able to know what to do in my life, and the right choices to make, and I will be able to feel His love for me, and be able to go to Him for anything that I need help on. If I work on praying now, and getting that relationship with Him, then I will better understand His plan for me, and know the many things that I need to know in order the allow His will to flow from me, and with the strengthened relationship comes a stronger testimony and more faith in not only Heavenly Father, but Jesus Christ as well. I know that if I work on praying more fervently and more with the intent of talking to Him and getting answers from Him, then I will be blessed with being able to hear what His will is for me, and that I will be able to know that He is here for me, and to help me through each and everything that I go through. I just want to say that through the atonement of Christ, we are all able to repent for the mistakes that have been made, and make changes, and because of this, I know that I will be able to make this change, and others that will come later in life. “… I will pray with the spirit, and I will pray with the understanding also…” (1 Cor. 14:15).

Monday, April 6, 2009

Oh, side-post.

This is funny to me :D

God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him, resting on the seventh day.
He inquired of God. "Where have you been?"
God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction, and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've made."
Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?"
"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put Life on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a great place of balance."
"Balance?" inquired Michael, still confused.
God explained, pointing to different parts of earth. "For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over there I've placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things,"
God continued pointing to different countries. "This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."
The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land area and said, "What's that one?"
"Ah," said God "That's Washington State, the most glorious place on Earth. There are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, plains, and coulees. The people from Washington State are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to be found traveling the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, and they will be known throughout the world as diplomats, and carriers of peace."
Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then proclaimed, "What about balance, God? You said there would be balance."
God smiled and said, "There is another Washington...wait until you see the idiots I put there."

There are certain things that I just can't stand.

1) Abortion
2) Pornography
3) Alcohol
4) Drugs
5) Suicide

And others, but it is 3:17 am, so I can't really think. But honestly, these 5 things get brought up with me, and we might have a heated discussion. I feel passionate about my opinion on these subjects, and if you know that you believe the opposite of me, just don't bring them up.

All of these are hurtful to not only the person who does them, but to everyone around them. Addiction can come from 3 out of the 5, which can cause problems in the future. I just... Don't understand the "glamorous" side of these. I don't see how soooooo many people can enjoy them. It just bugs me. And it bugs me to know that soooo many people who do these things are under the legal age!!!! I mean, honestly, do they understand the affects these things have on their brain? On their development?! On what they will feel like for the rest of their life?!?!?!?!?!?!

Can you tell I am passionate?! GAHH!!

But, anyways, if you would like to know more details about my opinions on these subjects, you can ask. As long as you don't mind me getting frustrated ;)


Saturday, April 4, 2009

Wow, I am so cool

So, it is 6:14am mountain standard time, and yes, Symone M. Stout is still awake. My roommates, FHE sisters and I decided to have a LOTR Marathon (or Lord of the Rings, for those of you who didn't know what that stood for). Anyways, I am the only one who has stayed up the entire time! Am I crazy?! It is 6-something in the morning on a Saturday where General Conference is starting in less than 4 hours. Wow... I really should be sleeping, I know, but we are on the 3rd movie, which is my favorite out of all 3 movies. And it's extended edition, which makes it even better. I sure hope it ends before conference starts, so I can get some sleep!! And Jon better pay up... he bet me $10 that I wouldn't be able to do it. Well, I got a few more hours to go before Jon has to pay up. Hope I can make it...