Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The sunset is God's eye. I never notice it until the day is coming to an end and it is on the horizon lowering down to my level. The warmth is soft on my face and it is comforting. If I let my guard down the sun toasts me and reminds me to protect myself from the exposure of the adversary. Without the sun we would have no warmth or light and we wouldn't be able to survive. One of God's eye is always watching over us, we just need to sit and let his warmth and light in and let it change us. Feel humble because of His love and caring for each and every one of us. He gives us what we need to make it to the end. His love is like the warmth of the sun and even though a lot of the time we cant see the sun because there are clouds, the warmth still is able to make it through and in all cases, the warmth is kept in and feels even warmer than before, so remember when the clouds of doubt and sadness block out our path that we are striving for, that the love of Heavenly Father is always there, especially through the hard times.
I have been in Utah for the last two weeks and they have been the most wonderful weeks I could ever ask for.
I was able to attend efy with 300 other youth that believed the same things I did. It is really hard for me sometimes when I have to stand alone for what I know to be true but I know I am truly fighting for something worthwhile when I have the privilege to spend a whole week with other people who have the same passion for the gospel that I do. The theme for the week was the Thirteenth Article of Faith:
We believe in being Honest, True, Chaste, Benevolent, and in doing good to all men. Indeed we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul - we believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report, or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.
I have gained such a strong testimony to the truth to these words and what they really mean. Our session director (Brother Kent Hugh) stressed on us to whenever we think of this theme that we need to substitute "we" with "I". I do that now and it makes it so much more intimate and special for me.
I felt so much love at efy that I usually never feel at home and I knew that I wasn't in it alone. The gospel is a beautiful thing, to not exercise it would be to not use AC while it is 105 degrees outside, it wouldn't be sensible. I know that in the future I will look back on the experience I had at efy and it will be one of my major anchors when I feel doubtful or weak.
i was also able to spend a lot of time with my family and I know that I needed it because I lean on them so much for support and love. they are so special to me and i love them very much. I dont know where I would be if it weren't for the bond that I have with my family.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Why Princess? Sometimes I think to myself in life, "how on earth am I a princess?" I often feel so discouraged, like everything is ending for me and I will never be happy again. But over the last three years as a high school student I have learned my worth and my purpose. I am very much a princess and so are all the other young girl teenagers living in hardship and pain, feeling there is no hope. This is why I am creating this blog, to share my thoughts and experiences as a growing spirit, to speak out to all who think I have no voice to be heard or no lesson to teach. I hope that I will change their minds as I share my resilience to the wiles of the world and the temptations of the adversary. I hope you all enjoy.