"...Behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise" --Alma 37:6

Friday, November 16, 2012

United Families International- I Got Published!

Hey Everybody!
              I am currently taking a Child & Family Advocacy course here at BYU-Idaho. One of my assignments for the class was to work with a partner on an article that would be reviewed and potentially published on the United Families International website. They are an amazing organization and I am excited to say that the article my partner and I wrote was published on their site! It's really exciting. I am placing a link to it below for your reading enjoyment. Thanks again for reading this blog!

Jessica

United Families International-Divorce: A Child's World Flipped Upside Down

P.S.- There is an article above mine and my partner's, so just scroll down a little ways and look for the above title about Divorce. My name will be right underneath the title. Thanks!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

On the Night You Were Born

"On the night you were born, 
the moon smiled with such wonder
that the stars peeked in to see you
 and the night wind whispered,
'Life will never be the same'

Because there had never been anyone like you...
ever in the world.

For never before in story or rhyme
(not even once upon a time)
has the world ever known a you, my friend, 
and it never will, not ever again..."
-Nancy Tillman

"On the Night You Were Born" is a great children's book that reminds children and all else who read it, that they are a unique person. There will never be another person exactly like them. In Doctrine & Covenants 18:10 Christ tells us to, "Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God". Even just one soul is extremely precious. 

To my friends, and strangers who happen upon this humble blog, I want you to know that you are special to me and to your Heavenly Father. Not all of my close friends are members of my same church, some are Christian, some are atheist, and some just don't know what they are. To all of them, I ask, no, I plead with you to remember who you are. Because who you are is someone amazing. Who you are is an heir to the universe, to worlds without number, or end. You are the children of the great being who created our planet and the universe around it. 

You are Children of God. I know, I know. The atheists reading this are shaking their heads in disbelief. To those atheists I direct my next comments. You believe that you cannot believe in something you cannot see. If it can't be scientifically proven it doesn't exist. If such is true then I submit that Egypt does not exist. I have never physically been to this so called Egypt. I have not seen these supposed pyramids for myself, so by your logic they do not exist. 

Yet, they persist to exist regardless of whether or not I have seen them or accept their existence. Just as God does in fact exist regardless of whether you believe he does or not. God is an eternal truth. He does not pass away or simply cease to exist because man has evolved beyond deity. Man cannot evolve past that which is greatest above all things. I do not wish to preach and force all who read my post to suddenly believe in Christ and their divine nature and destiny. I do wish that when looking up at the stars at night, see past their basic nature as balls of light. See them instead, as beacons placed there for us by a loving Heavenly Father. 

See them as a phenomena similar to that of a rainbow. A rainbow was given to Noah as a promise from God that He would never flood the earth again. See the stars as a promise that we will never be alone and that all that we may endure in this life will be for our path to perfection. So that we may one day dance among the stars with our eternal companions and children by our sides, and worlds at our fingertips. 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Life So Far

Hey My Readers:

I know that I said that I wasn't going to post anymore,....but I accidentally lied. I wasn't planning on posting again, but something draws me back. Maybe, it's the realization that life can really suck sometimes and posting about it somehow makes it easier. I called my mom the other day and declared that I no longer wanted to grow up. I was going to the Post Office and changing my mailing address to:

24 Secret Tree House
Neverland, Universe

Would running away to Neverland really solve all my problems? Not really, but it felt good to say it. When you are job hunting in two different cities for two different points in time you begin to feel like you are a rift in time, or stuck between dimensions. You are neither here nor there, and can't be seen in either location. You are an enigma, an unexplained phenomena that scares the local kids on Halloween.

Yet, through the dark mist that seems to encircle me, there is a voice, still and soft, calling me by name. It gently breaks through the mist and surrounds me with warmth. The voice tells me that I am a child of God and He loves me. It reassures me and reminds me of my divine nature and destiny. That warmth comes every  Sunday when I go to church. It helps me get through the week until I can come again to church the following Sunday and get a fresh reminder for the next week.

What is my point in writing this post? Simply to remind all of my followers that even if life just isn't going according to plan, and seems to be unraveling at your feet, it's not the end. Don't give up. If you are feeling truly depressed talk to me. Most of you are friends with me on Facebook, so message me. I have two great listening ears, when they are used together. If we aren't friends on Facebook, send me a message through the blog and we can talk that way.

I want to make a final note: I am a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

It's Been A While

Hey,
I haven't posted for a long time. I decided that my scripture study was a private matter and so will no longer be blogging about my scripture reading. I am keeping this blog up so that my previous posts can be read, but will probably no longer blog new posts. Thanks to all my readers!