Sunday, February 21, 2010

Happy Day! All Is Well!

I love how the Lord speaks to us in common, yet unexpected ways. I was driving today while listening to a cd of hymns that I made about 8 months ago. But today after all the times I have listened to this cd and this song throughout my life, it touched my heart. It was "Come, Come Ye Saints". I have listened and sung this song countless times, but one line really hit me today. It was the first line of the fourth verse that says, "And should we die before our journey is through, Happy Day! All is Well!". As I heard that line I thought, do I feel that way? Do I feel that if I were to die right now, before my journey is through, that all is well? I am not sure if I feel that way, which scared me. I thought of the Saints crossing the plains while singing this song and all that they were enduring. I was jealous that they felt that way. I am not sure I could stand before my Savior today and say all is well with me. I still have so many weaknesses and habits I need to change in my life. I need to be a lot better about so many things. I think mainly I suffer from sins of omission. I need to better myself in all the areas I feel inadequate, to make sure that if I am called before my journey is through that I can say, "Happy Day! All is Well!".

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Love Is All There Is

Love is one of the most mysterious of feelings. You cannot understand it or describe it, until you have felt it. It is not something you can plan on or decide to create, it just happens. The hardest things in life involve love. Love brings the most extreme feelings of joy and sorrow. And the longer you live, the more you come to realize the love is all there is.

In honor of Valentine's Day I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes on love:

"Love is what you go through together."

"I don't pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me; love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person, love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of, love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you."

"You can close your eyes to the things you do not want to see, but you cannot close your heart to the things you do not want to feel."

"If you love someone, let them go. If they return, they were always yours. If they don't they never were."

"One of the hardest things is watching the one you love, love someone else."

"Trying to make someone fall in love with you is just as pointless as trying to control who you fall in love with."