"I am more afraid that this people have so much confidence in their leaders that they will not inquire for themselves of God whether they are led by him. I am fearful they settle down in a state of blind self security. Let every man and woman know, by the whispering of the Spirit of God to themselves, whether their leaders are walking in the path the Lord dictates, or not."
"Out of 100 men, one will read the Bible, the other 99 will read the Christian."
I saw Gatsby tonight…..and…..I would like to officially petition for this image to be placed on the American flag.
PERFECT. KAY. THANKS.
I will never stop loving this. NEVER.
"It is a commonplace of all religious thought, even the most primitive, that the man seeking visions and insight must go apart from his fellows and love for a time in the wilderness."
My day of insanity with miamormon
Exams have expended every bit of sanity I had in me. As a result, I get days like this featuring Mia (miamormon):
4pm: Fatgirl time at Annie’s eating California burgers, fries and chocolate-banana milkshakes
6pm: Sam drives Mia to the environmental/agricultural science campus and they play with three very cute baby cows.
7pm: arrive at the mall and wander aimlessly through Sephora gathering samples up the ying-yang because we’re poor.
8pm: decide that we HAVE to go to Walgreens, so we hit up the Stevie Wonder channel on Pandora and become the “token white girls” dancing to She’s a Bad Mama Jama down the highway
8:15pm: wandering aimlessly through Walgreens buying cosmetics to add to our individual hoards
9pm-12am: Basically Mia and I laying around half naked, talking ourselves in and out of going to church tomorrow, whilst trying on
and hating with a burning passion everything in my closet.
Throwing literally every dress and skirt Sam owns on the floor
not picking that up til tomorrow…bye
Putting on inappropriately short skirts and laughing every time at the thought of showing up to church with our boobs and cookahs out.
“Sam I hope you have sex in that one day.”
Twerk sesh to Tom Jones
“If we were alive in the 50’s we would have been single groupies, sluttin through mortality.”
More clothing struggles.
“I’m not going to church- no wait I have to because I want to hear all the conservative babies cry about how gay marriage became legal- and laugh in the corner with a rock-on symbol in the air.”
Church outfit achieved.
first world problems “Dude it’s almost 1…….”
Literally 25 minutes after answering the last anon, I came to the portion of Rough Stone Rolling where Bushman parallels ”The Psalm of Nephi” and Joseph Smith’s own struggles with mortality and feelings of inadequacy.
I’m on another level right now.
Anonymous asked: Do you have a favourite scripture in the BOM?
I don’t have a favorite verse in the BOM- or in the Bible. If anything, I have favorite passages. In the BOM, without hesitation, I would say 2 Nephi 4: 16-35.
I have read this passage many times and absolutely CANNOT get through it without some perspiration in my eyeball region. It is in these verses that I find myself identifying with Nephi the most.
Nephi really bares his soul about his struggles with being a mortal. He has seen angels and has been guided through the wilderness by the grace of God, yet he still finds himself falling victim to the struggle of the natural man: sin. He is also (the way I interpret it anyway) thoroughly confused as to how God could love him, and doesn’t understand how God continues to love him despite his struggle with “temptations and the sins which do so easily beset me.”
Nephi is his own worst critic- that I can definitely identify with. Additionally, I myself, cannot wrap my head around the infinite love God has to offer. It doesn’t make sense on any mortal level of consciousness.
"In this nonfundamentalist understanding of faith, practice is more important than theory, love more important than law, and mystery is seen as an insight into truth rather than an obstacle. It is the great lie of our time that all religious faith has to be fundamentalist to be valid."
I’m sleeping over at my sister’s house in the burbs.
I open the window and immediately recognize and identify 3 different frog calls.
down to their scientific names
This is the definition of Wildlife problems.
Effing eff my life right now.
Anonymous asked: Hey baby, what's yo sign?
I ain’t yo baby, baby.
Anonymous asked: Are you an introvert or extrovert in rl?
Well, it depends on your definition.
A friend told me once that it costs an introvert energy when around others (i.e. it drains them), while an extrovert gains energy around other people.
By that definition, I’m an definitely an extrovert.
I have my shy moments. Doesn’t everyone?
"Disciples and devotees…what are most of them doing? Worshipping the teapot instead of drinking the tea!"