Tuesday, February 28, 2012

It is a Rather Small World.

 Only very few of you will understand why this is funny. So for those of you who will, enjoy!
 On the left; Elder Parker Terry, on of my very best friends through out all of High School. He is now serving his mission in Tempe, Arizona.
 On the right; Elder Dave Neff. Family friend. A very close family friend. Who also happens to be serving his mission in Tempe, Arizona.
 Like I said, it is a small world.

What... the heck?!

Last week was a good week. Want me to tell you why? Well Elder Manning hit is one year mark, and what does that entail you might ask. Well let me tell you. It means we now have less than 365 days! Yay! I cannot believe how fast time has gone. But am I grateful? Yes, definitely.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Marvin J.

 My Mom showed me the shorter version of this last night. Love, love, love this. & to be honest, I really needed this.
 “Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don't judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone's differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn't handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another's weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other.
 None of us need one more person bashing or pointing out where we have failed or fallen short. Most of us are already well aware of the areas in which we are weak. What each of us does need is family, friends, employers, and brothers and sisters who support us, who have the patience to teach us, who believe in us, and who believe we're trying to do the best we can, in spite of our weaknesses. What ever happened to giving each other the benefit of the doubt? What ever happened to hoping that another person would succeed or achieve? What ever happened to rooting for each other?”
― Marvin J. Ashton