Learning as I go

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Location: Taylorsville, Utah, United States

Friday, May 26, 2006

I hate stories with endings

I just got home from watching X-men 3. It seems to be the last of a trilogy that I really enjoyed. I hate it when a story I love ends. I read a lot of fantasy books and I hate it when they end too. I always pick up a new one quickly to compensate. I'm excited for Harry Potter book 7, but that will just be another ending. It just makes me sad when things come to an end. Even in life lots of good things come to an end. I was in a great relationship with a girl that ended just a few weeks ago. I have never really liked the idea of beginnings and endings in this sense.

I want you all to know that while things in this life may have a beginning and an ending we do not. The best stories never end they just keep going on forever. This story is the one we are writing without knowing it by the life we live every day. I think it hass to be chronicled somewhere. It is a daily struggle between good and evil. We fight it every day, but even after we win our stories will go on. How great are the blessings of eternity!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

They cannot be written

In 3 Nephi 19:31-35 we read about the prayer of Jesus. This prayer was such that the "tongue cannot speak ..., neither can be written." And yet "the multitude did hear and bear record; and their hearts were open and they did understand in their hearts the words which he prayed."

They understood in their hearts that which they couldn't have spoken or written. I'm wondering what you think this means?

Friday, May 19, 2006

I know, but how?

I had a talk with my friend last night. He is struggling with some things. He doesn’t know how to get back to living righteously. I’ve been there and I tried to give him to help by telling him how I have done things. I have had to rely on the Savior a lot, but haven’t we all. I explained to him how to use the atonement for repenting and in order to have the pains of other peoples sins healed. My family has had to deal with a lot of crap from our past, things that were done to us. Talking to my friend helped me realize just how far my testimony has come.

So here is my question, and maybe it is a dumb one: How do you use the atonement to repent? Also how do you use the atonement to be healed? I know how to use it, but I found out last night that it’s kind of hard to describe to someone.

Friday, May 05, 2006

What's so bad about Helaman?

In Alma 50:37-38 we read that Alma was hesitant to bestow the records on his son Helaman, or at least that he had wanted to bestow them upon Nephihah first. Did he not trust Helaman? Judging from the Alma chapters 36-42 Alma seemed to trust Shiblon more then his other two sons. Why didn’t he confer the records into Shiblon’s hands?