Photo Credit: Del Parson http://mormonartist.net/interviews/del-parson/
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Last night our Stake President taught us about the butterfly effect. We learned that small changes, such as a butterfly flapping its' wings, could have large results around the world, like redirecting a tornado's path in Kansas. While something like this is very hard to prove, the idea that a small effort on an individual's part could make a big difference for someone is a beautiful thought. As we learn in the Book of Mormon, "by small and simple things are great things brought to pass" (Alma 37:6). I hope that we can all have faith that there is much good in this world and that we can do the small and simple things to make good's influence grow and be felt by everyone. It all could be as easy as a butterly simply flapping its' wings.
Photo Credit: http://www.boston.com/community/moms/blogs/parent_buzz/Butterfly%20landing%20-%20butterfly.jpg
Sunday, July 20, 2014
The psalms are such a beautiful collection of poems that were originally put to music. In fact the name for this book in Hebrew, "Tehillim", comes from the word "halal" which means "to praise" (this has the same root as hallelujah which means to praise to Jehovah). So many of the words in this book of the Old Testament resonate with me and are found throughout the New Testament, other scriptures, and our hymns. I recently rediscovered the beauty found in the much-quoted Psalm 23: