Friday, August 24, 2007

Bear Lake

Today I went to an Owlz baseball game and for the first time ever caught a shirt. I've always tried my hardest to catch free things that are thrown at me- even if it meant tackling the little kid next to me to try to get it. Today I didn't even have to fight. I just looked at the girl throwing t-shirts and new it was coming straight for me. Okay, so it's an extra large and goes down to my knees, but I caught it on my own.

I took a trip to Bear Lake for my first time a couple weeks ago. It was really pretty and I had a fun time with my camera. There was a terrible wind storm that was strong enough to lift poor Hannah almost over the 2nd story deck of our cabin. Luckily we caught it on camera. I've never seen such blue water. I wonder what the water looks like in New Zealand?

I AM PECULIAR (this is a permanent post. If you have already read it, scroll down to see my latest)

Those of you who read my blog could probably make a list of all the reasons that you think I am a bit peculiar. No worries, I would be the first to shout an amen to everything you could think of. I know I’m peculiar; but let me tell you the number one thing on my list that I think makes me a peculiar person.

I know where I come from, why I am here and where I am going. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some of you will know me as a “Mormon” although that is just a nickname. The word ‘Saint’ just means ‘member’ in this context. I believe in God the Eternal Father, that I am a daughter of God, and that He loves me and wants me to be happy. I believe in my Savior Jesus Christ who lived a perfect life, atoned for my sins, died and was resurrected all that I might enjoy the blessing of being forgiven of my sins, and having my body and spirit reunited after death. I know that just as God called prophets in the Old and New Testament times that He has in fact called a prophet to lead and guide us today. I believe that families can live together for eternity; death does not have to be the end of our relationships with the ones we love. Some of you may wonder how on earth I can know these things. As I learn more and more from the Bible and other scriptures and actually live what I learn I see the promises the Lord has made being fulfilled in my life, and I feel the Holy Spirit bear witness that these things are true.

I know, I’m peculiar, but thankfully there are over 13 million other peculiar members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and with each year that number grows. I feel so much joy and happiness in my life because of this knowledge. If you want to know more depth about anything I have said that makes me peculiar, visit This website explains in detail much of what I have just professed to believe and more.