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Homecoming Talk

Thanks to my good friend Steve, I have a recording of the talk I gave upon arriving home from my mission! Nothing groundbreaking, but I thought some of you might like to hear it 🙂


My Story

I hope that in sharing this, I might be able to uplift someone who’s walking where I’ve walked. Please take what you can from it, and share it with those you know who need it most.

Infinite Love

“Watch Me!” We’re thinking of syndicating.

It’s Your Move

 Heavenly Father has a very specific plan for each of us. He knows where He wants us to go, what he wants us to learn, how He wants us to feel, and the purpose He wants us to fulfill. He’s watching me, and you, very closely to see how we’re doing and what we might need to help us along the way. I’ve heard a lot of analogies to describe this relationship.

For example, it’s like we’re in a maze and He’s in a tower in the middle  of the maze directing us. It’s also like He’s an eagle flying ahead to report the danger we can’t see from the ground. It’s like we’re in a Choose Your Own Adventure book, and He already knows all of the endings.

But what it really comes down to, metaphors aside, is that He loves and knows each of us so perfectly. He cares so much about where we end up, and He is concerned with what we have to go through on the way.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected aend. 12 Then shall ye acall upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will bhearken unto you. 13 And ye shall aseek me, and find me, when ye shall bsearch for me with all your cheart. 14 And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will agather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord…

He’s begging us to let Him help us. It’s often said that, “Life’s Not Fair”. It’s true, it isn’t, but who is really getting the short end of the stick? Heavenly Father has given us every single thing we could possibly need to succeed- But so many of us throw it back in His face and try to do it our own way.

And yet, He doesn’t sit back, give up, throw up His hands and exclaim, “Life’s Not Fair!” He just keeps patiently loving us, and waiting on us. And He always will, “Thereby showing that he is the asame God yesterday, today, and bforever. Amen.” – D&C 20:12

La la la

I wrote recently about how the music surrounding us can have such a profound effect, but this morning I was thinking about the music that comes out of me! My companion and I had a wonderful morning studying the scriptures, and as I was packing my things to leave the house, I noticed we were both spontaneously humming happy little hymns. With sunshine streaming through the windows, I was overwhelmed with gratitude that Heavenly Father has given us the gift of music to express that which words can not. In this video, Marissa shows how she has used her gift to touch the lives of others, but when you see the light that she has, it is evident that when you share, you can’t help be uplifted yourself 🙂