And they're Hermana Leaders in the second area of my mission! CAPAS. Las dos. Las amooooo.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Fiona did this for me! I was starting to forget my high school PRs, so I asked her to snap a picture for me. On her last day of high school (yesterday), she did. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.
Monday, December 4, 2017
As I wrote my pericope paper for my Rel A 250 class (Christ and the Everlasting Gospel), I realized that I need to increase and, more frequently, express my appreciation for my Savior, Jesus Christ. And then when I went to rehab singing on Sunday, I realized that it's not in the grandiose things that we show our love for Him; rather, it is choosing to do the small, daily acts of service and maintaining ourselves worthy of the Spirit through regular scripture study and daily prayer that we can remain close to Him.
I am truly grateful for these epiphanies this week because sometimes, life can get overwhelming. I'm doing well in keeping myself physically fit and I'm staying caught up with school, but I may be totally slacking in doing my visiting teaching or participating in Light the World (theoretically speaking, of course...).
This is the passage I chose from Romans chapter 6 to write my paper on, and it was very eye-opening (as studying the scriptures so often is).
Romans 6:4-13, 21-23
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also of resurrection:
Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
For he that is dead is freed from sin.
Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:
Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.
Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.
Neither yield ye your members instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members instruments of righteousness unto God.
What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things death.
But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
For the wages of sin death; but the gift of God eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
A sneak peek into my paper: Elder Neal A. Maxwell states, "The submission of one’s will is really the only uniquely personal thing we have to place on God’s altar. The many other things we 'give,' brothers and sisters, are actually the things He has already given or loaned to us. However, when you and I finally submit ourselves, by letting our individual wills be swallowed up in God’s will, then we are really giving something to Him! It is the only possession which is truly ours to give!" (Maxwell, 1). This is a powerful truth. God has given us everything and in order to receive even more—to be like Him and to inherit eternal life—we must choose to accept His Son, Jesus Christ, as our Lord and Savior. As we do so and as we emulate His perfect example, we will experience the enabling power that comes through Christ’s Atonement and we will be able to achieve both justification and sanctification through His mediation even though, alone, we would always fall short.
P.S. I GOT A 100% ON THIS PAPER. WOOT WOOT!
P.S. I GOT A 100% ON THIS PAPER. WOOT WOOT!
I'm super grateful for nature, Joshy, Christmas lights, and the talents of others.
I am so grateful for these seemingly small things that we can do to help others feel the love of their Savior.
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Today I feel especially thankful for:
Mexican food (This is all homemade. My mom is the best.)
Fiona and Tigger
(Yes, I went swimming on November 23rd.)
Pies, rolls, and turkey
The Holy Ghost
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Sunday, November 12, 2017
My cousin’s wedding and a friend’s sealing. Both in Snowflake, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon of the same day. What a blessing.
I love my family.
Te extrañamos, Mami! Nos vemos en Thanksgiving!
They are just stunning.