Friday, September 26, 2008

It's scientific!!

And now for something completely different, update!! Like I'd said we would in my last post, my mom and I went to church with her super sweet coworker, Ponda, last Sunday. We stayed for Sunday school and RS, too. Mama loved it!! She cannot get over how friendly the people were, and she lovedlovedloved the music and the talks. She even spoke up in Sunday school! And...she wants to go back!!!! Oh my gosh, I am so happy!! I've been praying and praying for something like this to happen!

This past Monday, the 22nd, I had my first lesson with the missionaries!!! I was sooo excited, and Madison got to be there with me, yay!! We talked about the Restoration, and we read a couple of verses that have really stuck with me this week:

"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
"And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it."
--Amos 8:11-12

I had goosebumps when I heard that, and I just cannot stop thinking about it! I'm planning on making it to 5th Ward this Sunday. Heather's been trying to talk me into singing in we'll see what happens, lol.

Anywho, I have to get back to y'all!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Time passes...

...and it feels like I'm barely keeping up.

Lately, all of my waking moments have been devoted to class, Institute, and homework. At least, that's what it feels like. Surprisingly, though, I'm not really that stressed. But let me tell you, prayer works wonders!! haha. :)

Thankfully, I will definitely be making it to church this Sunday...but I won't be going to 5th Ward. One of my mom's coworkers, Ponda, is LDS, and my mom and I are going with her to her family ward!! It'll be Mom's first LDS service, and my first service at a family ward. We're both super excited, and I can't wait to see how Mom likes it!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Witty Wednesday!

"What you believe, you can achieve."
--Mary Kay Ash

What we've covered during the first two weeks of my BIS 301 class can pretty much be summed up in that quote. For our first discussion post assignment, we had to watch Randy Pausch's "Last Lecture." Wow!! This guy was amazing, so if you haven't listened to his lecture, you can watch it here. Just to warn y'all, though, there is some language...and the video's over an hour long. But if you have the time, it's totally worth it!

Anywho, my shift at Hallmark last week went very well. The only big wigs who visited our store while I was there were some Canadian managers, so it wasn't too stressful.

Let's see...what else? Ooh, I'm super happy right now, because I just got done with my Institute class!! I was able to find a class that worked out with my schedule, so I don't have to wait until the spring to take one, after all! Hooray!! I'm taking the first half of Book of Mormon with my lovely friend, Heather, and I can already tell that this class is going to help me a LOT with my Scripture study. It's going to be awesome!! Also, when I got out of class, I ran into my ray of sunshine, Madison!!! Seeing her definitely put the icing on the cake. :)

Other than that, I've just been trying to keep up with all of my assignments. Fun stuffers.