Friday, June 24, 2011

Inconvient Life Huh?

Life as we see it may be extremely inconvenient to us. We may see things such as

Traffic jams

long lines at the grocery store, or even

an unceasingly long stop light

All of these things try our patience. They make our lives inconvenient. We oft times say "Oh come on hurry up." Or "Why do I need to be patient." Though we ask these questions let us remember our Saviour who fasted for 40 days. And Satan cam tempting him. Saying.. "If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread." Now Christ had not eaten in 40 days. You think that he would be just a little hungry. His response was perfect. "It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." What a perfect response. I believe that there is a lot to this. I mean it would of been so much easier if Christ did so, for if he did so he could of satisfied his need for he needed to eat. That was convenient as we call it, but he choose the correct way. He did everything to the "T" as we call it of his Father's will. He followed and obeyed with exactness. Even Christ himself asked. "..O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt." I believe that speaks volumes. Let not us shirk away from being patient, but let us Endure Well.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Ode To My Dad

With Father's day being tomorrow. I wanted to express some of my feelings towards my own Dad. He is very much a hard worker. He taught me my work ethic. He "voluntold." my brothers and I to go help with a lot of projects that we felt interfered with our golfing. Which it did put us off later then what we wanted to be. We could of spent countless hours on that course, but my Dad in his wisdom, told us that we had more important things to do. We felt like it was drudgery. It was hard to put off something we loved. We however did it. maybe not with smiles on our faces, but you can sure count on that Dave had his three boys there. I don't remember all of the people we helped or even there names. But i do remember a couple three things that I learned. First and foremost. When someone needs help your plans change to what there plans are.
          Think of it like Batman. Whenever he Saw the "Bat Signal" he dropped what he was doing and went to see what the problem was. 
Second. Just because it's late at night, the Job must still roll on. I have had the problem throughout my mission. When we get a move going or there is flooding to be taken care of. We don't stop at 6:00 Pm for the night. We Go till we get the Job done, Or we drop from exhaustion.
Lastly, when people need HELP they can call on me to get the Job done. When People at home needed something in a pinch. My Dad was right there to help. Of these things. I have learned from my Dad. He has shown me how I must live. And more importantly how I must live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Thank you Dad.