Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Neal A Maxwell´s Inspiring Words

"When, in situations of stress, we wonder if there is any more in us to give, we can be comforted to know that God, who knows our capacities perfectly, placed us here to succeed. No one was foreordained to fail or to be wicked.

When we have been weighed and found wanting, let us remember that we were measured before and were found equal to our tasks; and therefore, let us continue but with a more determined discipleship.

When we feel overwhelmed, let us recall the assurance that God will not overprogram us; he will not press upon us more than we can bear"

I read this today while I was at work (It´s awesome working at the MTC.) and it was just inspiring. Some times life is hard and stressful, but Heavenly Father really does know what we can handle and life Elder Maxwell said, he placed us here to succeed. Something that comforts me is realizing that while sometimes on my own, my capacities may not be enough, with the help of my Father and Savior, I´ll be made equal to the task at hand.
I really feel like that´s true. There have been plenty of challenges this summer, but as I´ve confided in my Heavenly Father, he´s helped me do far more than I could have done on my own.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Martina - My BFF

I'd say that Martina McBride and I took our relationship to the next level. Ceci bought me a concert ticket and we had lawn seats which I would've been perfectly satisfied with. However, when we got offered tickets on the 11th row, life got so much cooler. Of course, when you're that close, you can do whatever you want, so we went up right next to the stage. I even think a drop of her sweat hit me on the face. (That's just a joke, maybe) Anyway, it was awesome singing out her songs up there at the front. I wanted to get up on the stage next to her and do some karaoke; maybe next time.

Just as a side note - I think her eye makeup job is awesome! I ought to try it - me with cat eyes.

These are some of the words from her awesome song - Anyway - the Song of the Week. Seriously - her songs are so motivating for girls and single ones especially! ( That's probably why the majority of people there were girls and a few men who got dragged there. ) Okay to the words...

"You can love someone with all YOUR heart
For all the right reasons
And in a moment they can choose to walk away
love em anyway

God is great but sometimes life aint good
And when I pray
It doesn't always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
Yeah I do it anyway, YEAH"