Sunday, September 30, 2012

Watched Over

I was brushing my teeth tonight, getting ready for bed when it hit me. Heavenly Father is watching out for me! A lot. I can see it especially in my school work. Last Thursday, I came home from school and for some reason had an insane urge to do all the homework I could. In only a few hours I was a couple assignments ahead in all of my classes. The weird thing was that somehow, I had plenty of time to do all of this school work before I had to be at work. 

I didn't really think anything of it other than noting that I wouldn't really have to do homework for the rest of the weekend if I didn't want to. But I wasn't planning on not doing any homework. I really wanted to get even farther ahead over the weekend.

Of course, I woke up feeling incredibly sick on Friday. I skipped my two classes and stayed in bed most of the day. Needless to say, no homework was done. Not a word read for any of my classes. Saturday found me not getting any school work done either between working and running errands. And of course, I don't do homework on Sunday. Anyway, I started to panic a little bit about half way through the day because I was sure I had some assignment due tomorrow that I had neglected while I was on a homework break. 

But no. When I had my insane burst of motivation I got everything done that is due. Heavenly Father knew I would get sick and that I wouldn't feel like doing any homework so He helped me get enough of my work done in order to be ABLE to take the weekend off to rest. He knew exactly what was ahead of me and He made sure I was prepared. 

I am incredibly blessed. Heavenly Father loves me and knows who I am. He knows exactly what I need and want. It's not just me either, He loves everyone on this planet with an all consuming love. He knows each of us, our names, our favorite color, our biggest fear. Not a single one of us is alone. Incredible. 

Monday, September 24, 2012

I touched a camel!

It's Monday night, and that means FHE. Tonight was so much fun! Our group went to a local straw maze and just had a blast. This particular maze had a couple of really cool animals that we were able to take pictures with and just enjoy petting. 
I love this picture! It's like we're laughing at each other. Such a silly camel.
And yes, this is a baby kangaroo named Rudy. Adorable!
Of course we all split up once we got in the maze and the straw cut off all noise so silence was almost loud. I made an alliance with my two roommates Robin and Emily and one of our FHE brothers Gui. Of course, we got lost countless times and went in a ton of giant circles. But guess what?! We were the first ones to finish. Yeah, that's right. Maze couldn't keep US in. 

Gui, Emily, Robin and I after the maze

Our group about to get all sorts of lost.

Spiritual High

This last weekend has been one of some insane spiritual highs and I love it. Feeling the Spirit is an incredibly empowering feeling. At this moment, I feel like I can do anything simply because Heavenly Father is holding my hand every step of the way. He wants me to succeed more than anyone else, ever. 

I've been thinking a lot about how the internet has made it so easy for us to touch the lives of people we've never even met before. This weekend, I've been touched by a woman I've never met, but will soon. Her story has deeply touched me and through reading her thoughts and story, I feel the Spirit. I want to do that for someone. She has no idea the impact her words have had on my life, nor will she ever. Or the countless other people who know her or who don't know her but perhaps stumbled upon her blog. 

Heavenly Father is there. He is real. He is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent. I know without a doubt that He understands our struggles, doubts, fears, and anxieties for the future. But the amazing thing is, He will help us overcome all of that. The love that my Father in Heaven has for me is something I will never comprehend. I don't need to. It's not important for me to understand how it works, only to know that it does. 

I'm not a huge David Archuleta fan but this just makes me happy.