Monday, April 18, 2011


I'm not engaged.
I went to a wedding on Friday.
That's all.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Yesterday I prayed a lot. worked. :)
That's all.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Just some ideas being tossed around in the dryer.

Growing up is weird.
Change is why we're here.
Faith gets us through.
Agency is power.

To be in time means to change.
-C.S. Lewis

My mind is full of big ideas. Massive concepts. But they're just stuck in there. I have such a hard time squeezing them out. Occasionally I attempt to share one, but when I do I feel as if it's been condensed. Now it's the Reader's Digest version of my profound idea, it shrunk in the dryer and doesn't fit exactly the way it did before.

Some shrunken, shriveled, wrinkled, watered down major big conceptual ideas:







Love and Pride

The main reason I fell into such adamant admiration of Mr. Fred Rogers is because of his astounding ability to convey big ideas in such simple terms. (Check out the alliteration in that last sentence!) Simple enough for a child to understand. The gospel is simple. I want my ideas to be simple. I analyze all of the information that I take in and desperately grasp several concepts at once, trying to tie them all together. It seems to work fine in my mind but when I start to put it into words the threads become thinner and some of them break and everything gets all jumbled up again.

I just feel as though there are only a few underlying concepts to understand in this life. They really are quite simple, but we spend our whole lives examining their complexities in an attempt to comrehend something beyond our mortal comprehension.

I suppose what brings me peace is knowing that we are not meant to understand all things at this time, only what we can. We learn to trust God and be at peace with the fact that the universe is in His merciful, loving hands. We learn to love the questions in our heart as line upon line glorious mysteries are unfolded.

And that is the joy and the glory of this life: To inevitably bring to pass (line upon line, precept by precept) the immortality and eternal life of man.

"Behold, great and marvelous are the works of the Lord. How unsearchable are the depths of the mysteries of Him; and it is impossible that man should find out all His ways. And no man knoweth of His ways save it be revealed unto him; wherefore, brethren, despise not the revelations of God."
Jacob 4:8