Thursday, August 27, 2009

for the beauty

i really love this photo.

i don't know why.
maybe because i loved this day
maybe because i love the temple
maybe because of this ladys rad outfit
the backpack and pins on the hat seal the deal

love it
this photo always makes me smile.

I have been so engulfed in the love of my father in heaven lately, it has been amazing. and i don't mean that to exaggerate or boast or pretend life is perfect, but truly I have had some hard times. I have had to pick myself up in times that i didn't want to exist. I am just so blessed to have such absolutely WONDERFUL sweet friends. the people that surround me are above and beyond in love, charity and kindness toward me. my friends and family that have cared for me in rough times, are what picked me up. without a doubt, God has put these people into my life for this specific reason. they are the answers to my prayers. I am just continually astonished in the ways God ALWAYS answers my prayers. i am lucky to know that I can pray to my loving heavenly father at any time, and in any place. I love KNOWING that he wants the best for me and loves me so much. He always has his arms open to me and will guide me through this life.

In my recent scripture study I came across these particular lines that I'd like to share... from D&C section 6

"...for there is no gift greater than the gift of salvation."
"...behold, as often as thou hast inquired thou hast recieved instruction of my Spirit."
" I will encircle thee in the arms of my love."
"Did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the matter? What greater witness can you have than from God?"
"...even so am I in the midst of you."
"Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not. Behold the wounds which pierced my side, and also the prints of the nails in my hand and feet; be faithful, keep my commandments, and ye shall inherit the kingdom of heaven. Amen"

Our heavenly father wants everyone to have this gift. he lays it before you. it amazes me how so many people seek for happiness in some other place. momentary joy is littered throughout the earth, but true, everlasting and eternal joy is in the gospel of Jesus Christ. each person can learn and pray for themselves to know for themselves if this is true. I promise there is only happiness in doing so.

the moment i chose to turn to God when i was lowly crying on the hospital floor, my life changed. i began a relationship with a God that is all knowing, all loving, and forever by my side. in this, there could be nothing more precious to me.

i wonder what the pink backpack lady in the image is thinking. i watch her husband play with his overly large camera. do they know that that is the house of the Lord? do they smile because they can feel his warm Spirit? there is nothing better than to feel close to God and know that he loves you indiviually.
i'd like to make that couple out of clay. bright colored.

Monday, August 24, 2009

im on my way back

my sisters. are wonderful.
i wish you could see how funny my face is in this picture. even on the worst of days, this makes me laugh.

im on my way back to being on the path of happiness and progression. there are so many beautiful blessings in my life. perhaps if i dwell on these things more often, express such gratitude to my Heavenly Father, expound on my talents and passions, serve the Lord, and take quiet moments to ponder, I'll get there again soon. im already on my way.

i slept today to escape.
knowing my luck, i should have guessed- i had a dream that i was being chased by two huge, green dragon looking iguanas. is that what they are? either way, they were spiky and super fast. i was darting around them, but they played as a team. i watched some men i know golf next to me and not move to help. i grabbed a club and started swinging but never hit the speedy reptiles. frightening to be nipped in the legs by the dragons.
i woke up in a terrible sweat.
so that's how i begin one of the more rough days of my life
really? couldn't i have a dream that i was a princess in some beautiful castle and gorgeous purple lillies in the garden? no?

=] so to work it is!
life is still good

Thursday, August 20, 2009

danielle &jim

oh my. its been too long again.
welcome to my summer.
meet mr and mrs lowry.
they had a lovely little wedding along the beautiful mountains of utah. gorgeous.
it was a perfect day.