Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Marvelous Work And A Wonder

My Grandpa Warnick has been very busy doing a great work. He has been finding so many of our ancestors that needed to be baptized. He found about 20 names for girls and 20 names for the boys. Last Friday Jessi, my Grandma, and myself were able to attend a baptismal session at the temple that just included our family and one other person who asked if she could join our session. The Spirit was so strong in the baptismal room. It was unlike any I had felt before. I really could tell that the people I had been baptized for were so glad that their work was FINALLY done and that they joyfully accepted the covenants performed by proxy.
Lately I've had a truly extraordinary opportunity to serve with the full time missionaries here because one is on a Spanish speaking mission while the other is on an English speaking mission. Going on exchanges with Elder Heywood and sitting there like a lame duck as he teaches the lessons really inspired me to try to study the gospel more which has only strengthened my testimony in the importance of missionary work, keeping the commandments, and doing temple work for those that have passed on. I am so grateful that God blessed me enough to have the marvelous, true, and everlasting Gospel that was set up by Jesus Christ during His time on Earth.  
These are challenging times that we live in. Times that we can often find despair. 
"Occasionally discouragement may darken our pathway; frustration may be a constant companion. In our ears there may sound the sophistry of Satan as he whispers, “You cannot save the world; your small efforts are meaningless. You haven’t time to be concerned for others.” Trusting in the Lord, let us turn our heads from such falsehoods and make certain our feet are firmly planted in the path of service and our hearts and souls dedicated to follow the example of the Lord. In moments when the light of resolution dims and when the heart grows faint, we can take comfort from His promise: “Be not weary in well-doing. … Out of small things proceedeth that which is great. Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind.”  Thomas S. Monson, “Finding Peace,” Ensign, Mar. 2004, 3

It really seems like everywhere you look Satan is winning. I, being somewhat of a pessimistic person, seem to see that even more than most and get discouraged easily. What, with Satan persuading the hearts of many to do evil and with Obama's step by step plan to implement communism in America (which is a whole other matter in and of itself), it just seems like there's absolutely no hope for righteousness to prevail. Many people say that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is one of hope. I finally realize why. In my mind, the world without the gospel is like a completely dark tunnel. But if we implement the gospel in there, there's suddenly a light at the end of the tunnel. A knowledge that good will TRIUMPH over evil in the last days. A security to know that we have a true and living prophet to guide us through the turbulent times. Not to mention the fact that we know that if we live righteously, we will be able to return to our Father in Heaven. How jubilant will we feel at that day? I have a picture in my room that shows the Nauvoo Temple amidst a violent storm. The temple is very bright and happy regardless the circumstances. It has a caption that says, "Refuge from the Storm." I take it to mean that even though the "Devil shall send forth his mighty whirlwinds," we can still find refuge in the temple (Hel. 5:12). Whenever I attend the temple, I can only feel peace and therefore happiness. The troubles of the world are swept from me when I enter into the doors of the House of the Lord. This is the work of God. I encourage all to jump on board and help out with the work.

Jon Schmidt is Truly Extraordinary

Jessi and Richard pointed this song out to me and it's just been stuck in my mind since then. I don't know exactly why I like it so much but I really do.


Saturday, November 8, 2008


Jessi has been dying for me to put pictures of Logan up because she doesn't have enough pictures... so hopefully these will suffice until I can get more up.

Friday, May 23, 2008


It has been so much fun having jessi home! It's just been awesome not being the only kid home. some crazy times have been spent with her.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Crazy Sisters!

Aren't crazy sisters wonderful? Crazy (obviously) but wonderful!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Are you Elfish?

So I saw this on Jen's blog and LOVED IT! but I didn't know how to put my own faces on there so there are some random elves on here. Pretty dang cool if I might add.


Sunday, December 2, 2007

Las Vegas Pioneer Purevision Bowl

BYU finished off the regular season at 10-2 and having a #17 ranking in the BCS standings! They are going to play in the Las Vegas Bowl on December 22. The game will be broadcast on ESPN for all who want to watch it, beginning at 5 p.m. (PST).

They play UCLA, who they lost to earlier in the season 27-17 IN Pasedena. Hopefully they'll be able to rebound from that loss and pull out a win. This will be the 2nd of 3 times that BYU and UCLA are scheduled to play in a calender year. BYU will host UCLA September 6, 2008. For those who want to read the article about the byu vs. ucla game the URL is http://www.byucougars.com/Filing.jsp?ID=9989.