Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

The last post

...at least for class. I hope that as I continue to learn about and grow in my role in this life, I will also continue to take time to share my thoughts on the subject. For now, here is something that I thought a while ago in response to overwhelming circumstances.

Over the last year, I thought that I was coming to better understand the Lord's love for me. Now I'm realizing that much of His love is manifested through the love of our family and friends. Though I am willing and happy to serve other people, if I am unwilling to receive others' acts of service--unwilling to expect them to love me--I am not fully accepting His love. I have been working so hard on growing into the leader Heavenly Father wants me to be; now I need to learn to follow. I humbly hope that the Lord will teach me to depend on others, to rely upon and grow stronger in their strength.

This class has taught me not just that I am a leader--I already knew that--but, more importantly, that everyone is a leader by divine birthright. As I move forward, I want to help others reach their potential, both by leading (serving) them and by letting them serve me.

"I lift thee, and thee lift me, and we'll both ascend together."


Friday, April 2, 2010

Fun stuff! For a grade!

Thanks for this assignment, Tommy! It was great!

So, my friend Jeff and I went to the closing performance of As You Like It, which was really very well done. It had been a while since I'd experienced Shakespeare, and this was a compelling and entertaining way to revisit him. On top of that, I got to catch up with an old friend from high school who happened to be sitting behind us. Then came hamburgers at the Creamery and typing this post on Jeff's computer before listening to...interesting?...music. We'll see how that goes.

In all, this has been a fantastic ending to a very long week. Enjoy Conference, everyone! The deep-ish thoughts will resume tomorrow.