Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom (Thursday Edition)

It's one of those days weeks, so this just really felt appropriate.
Sums up the way I've had to be in various situations this week.
(sorry Mom!)

That is all.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom

In a talk at church on Sunday, a girl read the words to this song. 
Since then, I have not been able to get it out of my head. 
Each time I listen to it and/or read the lyrics, I cry. 
It was an answer to a prayer I didn't know I had. 

There have been times in my life that I have felt like something is wrong with me.
I've never really struggled with major temptations. 
Sure, there are the little things, but I've never had to worry about any of the BIG sins. 

As I've gone through college, I've seen how common issues like that are.
I've seen the Atonement in action in their lives as they work to fix their mistakes and come back to Christ. 

While it is an incredible thing to see, I have sometimes felt... jealous in a way. 
They experience the difference of the Spirit and the lack thereof. 
They come to truly appreciate the feeling. 

And then I realize that that's a stupid way to feel. 
Just because I haven't needed the redeeming powers of the Atonement like others may have doesn't mean Jesus Christ doesn't love me the same way. 
I can use the Atonement in other ways. 

I may not be one of the lost lambs, but that doesn't matter to Him. 

I am still one of His. 

And now I can't see anymore because I'm crying again, so just listen to it and read the words.
The parts in purple are my favorite parts.

I am one of the ninety and nine
I’m not perfect but basically I’m doing fine
I have not lost my way, I have not gone astray
I’m just one of the ninety and nine
I am here in the heart of the fold
I’m not mindless but I try to do as I’m told
I’m not tempted to run and become the lost one
I am here in the heart of the fold

So why is my shepherd coming this way toward me
He’s holding his arms out and he’s calling my name
Yes he’s calling my name! But how, how can this be?

I’m just one of the ninety and nine
I have stumbled and fallen, but I’ve kept in line
I’m not one he must seek; I’m not all that unique
I’m just one of the ninety and nine

So why is my shepherd treating me like a lost lamb?
He’s searching to find me
And he’s holding me now, yes, he’s holding me now
And teaching me who I am

So why am I feeling like I’m the only one here
It’s like I’m his favorite
And he takes me aside, and he sweetly confides
These remarkable words in my ear

You are one of the ninety and nine
Have you any idea how brightly you shine?
You are safe in this fold, and it’s time you are told
That I know where you’ve been so I know where you’ll be
Because all of your life you’ve been following me
You are more than just one of the sands of the sea
Or just one of the ninety and nine

You are mine, you are mine, you are mine
You are mine

I am one of the ninety and nine.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fall in Logan

First things first, push play. Then continue scrolling.

Did you push play? 

Ok. Go.

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies.

For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies.

Lord of all to thee we raise,
This our hymn of grateful praise.

For the beauty of each hour,
Of the day and of the night.

Hill and vale and tree and flower,
Sun and moon and stars of light.

Lord of all to thee we raise,
This our hymn of grateful praise.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wednesday Wisdom

Now, obviously my choice isn't going to be a margarita, but I just like the logic of this.

You don't have to do everything.
Slow down.
Take a break.
Sometimes it's worth getting behind.

Sit down.
Drink a beverage of your choice.
Watch an episode (or whole disc) of your favorite tv show.
Get a good night's sleep.

And THEN get up and get things done.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012