Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Shine On

Well this time I wanted to change up my blog a little bit and do something different. I am doing this post in honor of my sister. I love music. Songs are the best way to describe how Im feeling. If Im ever sad, happy, or angry there is all sorts of music to describe the feelings or moods Im in. So this song is a song she listens to when she is feeling down or upset. I know that she loves this song a lot too. It helps her to not give up and to continue pressing forward through her day. Through this mesasge I hope that we all can learn from it and to learn to "Shine On." Hope y'all enjoy it. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

You Are Loved

These past few weeks have been the hardest of my mission. Being far from home from my family with Thanksgiving that has recently passed and the Christmas season coming up. I have been in the shoes that this song seems to describe. This song really seemed to describe how I have felt the past few weeks. Recently our music rule has been changed out here to include Josh Groban. So we went and bought a CD (my companion and myself). I have grown ot love this song. I listen to it alot when Im feeling down or whatever. This really describes how our Savior feels about all of us and especially me. When my hearts heavey he will lift it for me. That is a great thought. Take time to listen and read the lyrics to this song as it plays. It Is a really great song and has brought lots of peace to me lately.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Power of Emma

This song really portrays what Emma Smith really went through. I never really knew how much pain and affliction she went through. She had some major trials that she had to work her way thorugh. Being the wife of a prophet was not easy. She lost many of her new born children. Would have her home broken into as mobs would come in and wrestle Joseph out of bed as they dragged him out to the street to spread tar over his body and beat him. Take a minute to stop and ponder this question: "How much can one heart take?" Put yourself in her shoes. Could you have done a better job with her challenges and circumstances. Could you honestly really handle it better? I personally believe that none of us ever could. She was called and she was chosen for this task of being the prophets wife. I know she never lived an ordinary life. Always there was something going on to disrupt her life. For everything she loved she had to pay a price. The struggles that she had to go through are far more harder then mine ever were. I know with out a doubt that she was chosen to be by Joseph's side.