"I'm never eating that!" "I'm not doing that ever." "Yeah no. Count me out. Not doin' it." There are many variations of how you can say it, but we are all guilty of saying "I never" at some time in our lives. When I was young, this typically pertained to food. Yes, I'm guilty of being a picky eater. My mother would place something in front of me and instantly I would turn my nose up at it. Claimed I would never eat it. As I have gotten older and somewhat wiser, I have found that the word "never" is a word to be very careful with. On the first transfer of my mission I learned a valuable lesson when saying the word "never."
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
The Lord is the one that does the judging. It is not for us to judge others. We too need to put on our "Jesus goggles", as a member in Vacaville called it. See others for what they really are, sons and daughters of God. We are all worth something. You don't know what is in someone's heart based on their appearance. Judge less, look deeper, and love more.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Ever have one of those songs in your head? The ones that linger for days and days? You try as hard as you can to put another one there and it ends up a failure. Well this is one of those songs, "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing." I heard the piano piece first as my companion plunked away at it. Later, I looked it up online to listen to it and fell in love! This rendition is absolutely breath-taking! It became embedded into my mind. I would hum along as my companion would play. I made a meager attempt to sing along, but quickly remembered why I am a "music appreciator" only.
There are many wondrous stories told of a former Elder in our mission who sung this song and brought tears to our Mission President's eyes. Of course, it was before my time. But that didn't stop me. Being the online missionary that I am, I contacted the former Elder and asked him if he had a recording of it. He didn't at the time, but does now (as you can see). This is Alex Balagna singing "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing." Enjoy!
It is truly incredible how music can instantly bring the Spirit into a room, car, park, and your soul. Music brings the Spirit at any time and any place. I am so grateful for the power of music!
Monday, January 17, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Today I am taking a break from the "Life of a Sister Missionary" series to share with you an experience I had. Yesterday was a day to remember and I thought it appropriate to share what I learned. The day began as all others do on the mission. Things were going great. We were teaching, it was sunny, and everything was wonderful. Most days are like this. The Spirit is always there and you just can't help but feel happy about life. However, my day took a very drastic turn.