So, with that introduction, this blog will contain thoughts about what is most precious to me. It will show what makes up my identity, and my soul. There are many things that make up my character, from experiences to people, from the scriptures to personal answers to prayer. These things are what bring me joy, happiness, and peace in life. I love to share that with others. And, that's just what I want to do with this blog.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
'Twas the night before transfers, when all through the zone
Not an elder was stirring, not even by phone;
The white shirts were hung in the closets with care,
In hopes that each elder would get to stay there;
The planners were nestled all snug in their vests,
While visions of baptisms danced in their heads;
Elder Barnett in his trench coat, and I in my cap,
Had just settled down for a long winter's tract,
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The other day, my companion and I had a experience that I think is hilarious. It relates to pie. Elder Barnett wanted to buy a pumpkin pie for thanksgiving. I suggested we wait until after thanksgiving because someone may give us a pumpkin pie, and we could never eat TWO pies. He agreed. Unfortunately, we didn't get a pumpkin pie. Instead, we were given two apple pies and a cherry pie. Determined to get a pumpkin pie, Elder Barnett grabbed one, as soon as we entered the grocery store the following Monday. It wasn't until we got home that he realized that he had grabbed a sweet potato pie, instead of a pumpkin pie. Defeated, he gave up on pie and simply ate pumpkin bread instead. He still topped it with whipped cream though.
Now we have a whole lot of pie, which brings me back to the point I made before: Mmmmmmmm, boy. Pie heaven!
(P.S. As a missionary, I don't feel comfortable posting this without adding the disclaimer that there is no scriptural evidence that there is such a thing as pie heaven, only in a symbolic sense in our fridge :)