|"Lets look into the distances all|
dramatic like!" #bikes
We are continuing to have a wonderful timing working with all the youth here in Jönköping, I swear this place is a hidden gem, I love it. We had a fun little turnout for Volleyball on Friday Night, we had a few good games. The best part is just the end when we just take sometimes and just talk, it is really cool to be surrounded with such great people that are so genuine. We had another little activity on Sunday night and it was really the best. We watched the movie, Charly. It was really cool, I love that movie. I feel like it was really good for the people that came to see, it showed us that God is good and fair but that doesn't mean he will give us whatever we want whenever we want it. He has his will and we need to align our wills together. It was actually a really nice reminder.
|Living in California!|
We had Stake Conference yesterday, which usually I just like because that means we only have 2 hours of church, but this time I would have been totally fine if it just never ended. Wow, it was really good. There was on guy who talked about a time he was just drive home from a day of work as a policeman. He wasn't in uniform or in a cop car, he saw a few kids doing something they really shouldn't be doing. So he got out and told them to stop and to fix what they had done. They refused seeing that he had no authority, he then pulled out his badge and told them who he was. They then quickly apologized and hurried to correct their mistake. He then liken it to Us and God, We are often told my those around us but how often to we listen to them? Are we those who wait for God to show his badge before we will do the things we know we need to be doing? It was really great, just like these kids who knew what they were doing was wrong, refused to change or seek forgiveness until they were forced to. I really took from that we are striving to be the people who, ultimately, won't be in these situations but seeing that we are just "sinners that keep on trying" we need to strive to be people that can be corrected by our fellow men and be humble enough tochange and be better on our own. Before the Lord has to flash his "ID". That is my little weekly thought for you all. I also have been meaning to write this quote, I love it, just like be yourself and love it:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others."