Aug 28, 2011


I'm really glad I got to live at home this summer; I love my family! They are all so fantastic :) 
(Don't let the rest of this thought cheapen what I just said.)


College town: traffic, figuring out what the heck to eat, walking to campus (and feeling older as the freshmen seem younger than in the past), incredible roommates, reorganizing your stuff, new goals, friends, spontaneously staying up way too late, cool classes, possibilities, etc. It is invigorating. 

(Random experience that made my day:) Whilst driving to Provo, I passed a middle-aged man on the freeway. He had his window down and was rolling the air around on his hand, enjoying the day. I smiled at him. He saw me and smiled back!
I kept driving, then I rolled down my own window, turned up my music, and grinned to the world. I was coming back!

Also, I took the cube test today. Ever heard of it?

-Tonight, I saw a zillion and three stars :) :) :)
-Tonight I saw the COOLEST CLOUDS (clouds fascinate me in a they-freak-me-out kinda way: they don't look real)
-And tonight the sky unleashed the craziest lightning/rain storm!
Have I ever mentioned that the sky is one of the most soul-stopping, awe-inspiring, heart-warming things in my life? 
In addition to being stunningly lovely, the sky makes a great canvas for your thoughts. Staring upwards somehow adds the touch of eternity to anything that is weighing you down, or simply drifting through your mind. 

(What is drifting through my mind at this second is that I need to get up for work in five hours and should probably go to sleep)


Aug 25, 2011

Something More

(Stole this from Vera's facebook wall. I love that woman and I love this video!)

If you don't get a miracle...become one.

Aug 21, 2011


If a bandwagon is jammin to a tune you like, better late than never to jump on board, right? So I'm gonna try this blogging thang!

Why? Sometimes I think a lot and I'd like to remember those thoughts. A blog is as good a place as any to do so. (And, since I tend to fail at journaling, I'm hoping this venture might be more successful.)

Warning: I'm a cheese-ball and occasionally draw inspiration from random sources. If it doesn't inspire you too, that's okay!

My title comes from one of my favorite quote. It is by Ezra Taft Benson and is best read slowly:

"The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ would take the slums out of people, and then they would take themselves out of the slums. The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature...Yes, Christ changes men, and changed men can change the world."

Pretty powerful stuff, eh? 

Something I really feel drawn to is trying to change the world for the better. But I'm going to have to start from the inside out! This blog is about some of my thoughts and experiences on this journey towards that :)