Quotes of the week.
"I keep mixing my r's and my l's when I am speaking engrish....." -me.... it is getting bad folks...
On the Menu
blueberry filled donuts.
y'all this was no ordinary donut. this donut was better than krispy kreme *gasp*... I don't even know how this happened.... It blew my mind.... if there is a Paris Baguette near you go find one....
Muppets vs Sesame Street...
So I have a confession... I really didn't watch either of these consistently as a child... but Muppets was referred to at English class and I was like ya like big bird. To which my companion was like... those are not the same thing. and I am pretty sure my reality fractured a little....... I really just thought that Muppets where what the called the puppets on Sesame street.... anyway just in case you wanted a current embarrassing story, I lay my pride at the feet of the internet......
So I know my last blog was about prayer... but prayer is just sooo awesome an so basic it gets two... I have been thinking a lot about prayer and the purpose of prayer and fasting. Really all commandments are for our own benefit. God already knows what we are thinking and what we want and how badly we want it, so why do we need to pray or fast? First, God already has everything, the only thing he wants from us is a broken heart and contrite spirit, and those are accumulated through keeping commandments like prayer and fasting. It is away for us to recognize that God is there. It is how we exercise our faith, and how our faith can grow. Through prayer and answers to prayers we recognize the source of the blessings. "Seek and ye shall find, Ask and it shall be given you, knock and it shall be opened unto you." but we have to put in the effort so we can have greater faith.
Also, prayer helps us align our will with the Lord. The habit of running our plan through to the Lord (especially out loud) helps us connect with the Spirit and make changes to our plans if necessary. It gives us an added perspective that we wouldn't have otherwise. More importantly, when we incorporate the Lord in our plans we will be prompted on how to make what we pray for come to pass.
I really liked this quote from President Eyring, "Of all the that you might choose to do to help the Lord, prayer will be at the heart of it There are apparently ordinary people who when they pray inspire others to open their eyes to see who is there. You can be such a person"
No matter who you are, missionary, wife, husband, mother father, sister, brother, friend we can be an example of faith and help others remember who is there waiting to bless them. This is my testimony in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.
So these are the spiders that live behind the church... the elders sometimes catch dragon flies and feed them.. haha