Saturday, October 24, 2009

Saviors on Mt. Zion

We've been so blessed to have been given the Gospel of Jesus Christ in this day. There are so many sweet and sad souls out there that have no one to hold on to. No one to look to. Al & I went to Stake Conference tonight and it was incredible. We must all try to be Saviors on Mt. Zion. We must all try to lift the burdens of those around us. I love my Savior and I want to so badly become more as he is. I have such incredible examples in my life, such as Alex. I love him so deeply and I look up to his great and sweet hearted soul. What a service oriented man I married. How blessed am I? My healthy family, my lovely lifestyle... what more can I ask for. I must give it back to the world.

Mosiah 18:8-10 8 And it came to pass that he said unto them: Behold, here are the waters of Mormon (for thus were they called) and now, as ye are adesirous to come into the bfold of God, and to be called his people, and are willing to bear one another’s burdens, that they may be light;
9 Yea, and are awilling to mourn with those that bmourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort, and to stand as cwitnesses of God at all times and in all things, and in all places that ye may be in, even until death, that ye may be redeemed of God, and be numbered with those of the dfirst resurrection, that ye may have eternal life—
10 Now I say unto you, if this be the desire of your hearts, what have you against being abaptized in the bname of the Lord, as a witness before him that ye have entered into a ccovenantwith him, that ye will serve him and keep his commandments, that he may pour out his Spirit more abundantly upon you?

Please watch this video. It is incredible it really did touch my heart.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Round two of the Flu

Well about a few weeks ago Alex and I got the stomach flu together. Pretty awful stuff. Well this week Al got the "regular" flu and today I got the stomach flu again. Isn't that just great! We have stake conference tomorrow so I'm worried. I really want to go and not infect anyone. I hope we can. Everyone--- this is message out to be EXTREMELY careful this winter. The Flu is on a crazy rampage so guys please be careful! I love you all... until next time.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Conference with the Christensens

It's such a wonderful time to spend with family get around the television and look to the Prophets of our day and listen to them speak.

Conference is also a time to get answers to prayers.

I've been rethinking teaching a lot lately. I just get so stressed out when the students don't listen and when I have management issues with them, it just kills me.
I get so stressed out when I don't know how to teach a concept. I try to teach it in a few different ways and when it still doesn't get to them I get so sad.
I guess frustration is the wrong word, but I just feel incapable of teaching sometimes. I just feel like it's so important for me to get to each and everyone of those students and when I can't it just kills me. I want to know in my heart that every single one of my students leave knowing they will be on level with the grade they're going into. I want every single of my students to leave LOVING learning. I want every single one of my students leave having confidence in themselves as a person and a contributor of the world...
But Alas, these are only the dreams of a College Student Graduating in Elementary Education...

I've prayed a lot and decided that in these next three years being here in Rexburg while Alex is finishing his Bachelors that I want to go ahead and get my Masters Degree. I mean why not... I'll be here for the next three years, and I bet working full-time as a teacher I can get my Masters done in three years, don't ya think? I do... I want it to happen, therefore it will! Heavenly Father I feel like has put his stamp of approval on it.

Anyways, other than these things that I've come up with, I've got to spend a wonderful weekend with Al's side of the family. I am the honestly the LUCKIEST girl in the entire world. I love my family so much, but I don't get to see them much. My mom living in Iran, my brother in Atlanta, and my Dad in New Orleans we are all scatter and it's hard to get us all together ever. Yet I married a boy with a family right here in town. It's wonderful, because every single sunday we get to go over and spend a great time with them. I have never been to such a happier dinner table then one of the Christensens. Mom is the best cook and it's like Thanksgiving EVERY SUNDAY... I wonder what Thanksgiving will be like. And Dad and Mikel are so bad, joking around all the time making me laugh so hard I fall out of my seat, while Megan is saying, " OH MIKEL!" In her sweet voice. I love her so much, she has the sweetest voice. I can just know that wherever they end up Megan will be all her children's friend's favorite mom if that makes any sense. I am really blessed with my own family because my brother, dad, and mom are just so wonderful even though they're far away, and they get my nerves ( whose family doesn't, honestly!) I love them so much and love talking to them. But then I've also been blessed to have a family right here close to home where I can come and just be with and they make me feel as if I've been their daughter my entire life.

I love Conference.