Sunday, August 28, 2011

Churchy stuff

I just got called to be a Sunday School teacher at church. I'm maaaaaybe a little intimidated, but I think it will be really good for me.

And I just got called tonight to speak in church on September 18th. I'll be speaking for 10 minutes about Matthew 7:21-19.

 21 ¶Not every one that asaith unto me, bLord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that cdoeth the dwill of my Father which is in heaven.e
 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not aprophesied in thy name? and in thy bname have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never aknew you: bdepart from me, ye that work ciniquity.
 24 ¶Therefore whosoever aheareth these sayings of mine, and bdoeth them, cI will liken him unto a dwise man, which ebuilt his house upon fa rock:
 25 And the arain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and bbeat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a crock.
 26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a afoolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that ahouse; and it bfell: and great was the fall of it.
 28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended athese sayings, the people were bastonished at his cdoctrine:
 29 For he taught them as one having aauthority, and not as bthe scribes.

One scripture that I know I'll be sharing is from the Doctrine and Covenants 88:34:
34 And again, verily I say unto you, that which is agoverned by law is also preserved by law and perfected and bsanctified by the same.

I love the promise of that scripture--the obedience we offer is rewarded not only with blessings from God because of our obedience, but we are also sanctified simultaneously. 

So,  it will be an interesting few weeks as I prepare for my talk while starting school and working. I would love to hear your thoughts on these scriptures, if you feel like sharing... 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

So, I moved. (And other non-essential updates.)

In no particular order:
  • I moved in with a couple of friends. One of the friends bought the house. (It's brand new and beautiful. Don't worry that there was a grease fire in the kitchen less than 10 days after she closed. It's fine.*)
  • I got a job! I'm working on campus in the testing center. I started in July, and it's a great job--the people are awesome, it keeps me busy, and I get to interact with people ALL day. Awesome. (It pays just under 50% what I was making before, but beggars can't be choosers.)
  • I went to a Real game. It was really fun, and I want to go again, but maybe next time not melt in the sunshine the whole time.
  • I may have two or more crushes happening simultaneously.
  • I am terrified that I have a job and am taking 12 hours of art classes this fall (art classes= heavily project based. Remember the project I did for my 2-D class? Easily 25 hours put into that one...)
  • I am happier than I have been in YEARS.
  • I'm way behind on my goal to be in the best shape of my life during the year of my 30th birthday. Getting on that. Maybe I'll post weekly updates. Ha. Probably not.
  • I sold a bunch of clothes I never wear to Plato's closet the other day so I would have enough money to buy groceries, fill my car with gas, and get my prescriptions filled. Paying almost $400 a month for insurance is going to be painful.
  • I spent an awesome weekend at the lake house with the Knight family. Best weekend of the year. Every year.
  • Also spent a few hours with the Roberts clan chatting, swimming, and munching. I love my families.
  • I came to terms with the fact that I look TERRIBLE in orange.
  • I learned that I look really awesome in coral. Never knew!
  • I went to Whole Foods for the first time ever. I would move just to live in a city with a Whole Foods.
  • I took a sushi-making class that I bought in February. Too much fun. Going to have a sushi party one of these days.
  • I took a much-needed drive up the canyon to cool off and enjoy nature for a bit.
  • I toyed with the idea of moving to Texas. Only briefly.

*Always buy homeowner's insurance.