Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Ever feel like this chicken? Ever been thrown into a situation that was obviously not going to turn out for the better? We all do, but unlike this chicken, we have control over those situations. No one grabs us, ties us onto a balloon, and sends us to our doom. In a sense the only person who does that is us. We do it to ourselves by the things we do and the people we hang out with. And even when we get into those situations, we can grab our stuff and book it out of there whenever we want. So make the right choices now, so that you don't have to worry about these situations in the future. Do as Joshua councils and "choose you this day whom ye will serve... as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Do that and I can promise you that you won't have to be this chicken, and life will be a whole lot easier. Don't you think?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Jesus Loves You

Many people have struggles, trials, and hard times in their lives. We all have times of doubt and distress. So if we have these, how are we supposed to overcome them? With all the confusion and just plain hypocrisy that goes on today there aren't many people we can all trust in.
But God is always there to hear our prayers and to comfort us when we are going through hard times. God loves us. He is our Heavenly Father and wants to bless us. And the most significant way He has blessed us is through His Son Jesus Christ. Do you remember what it was that Jesus did for us all? I am not talking about helping old ladies cross the road, or picking up someones papers that they had just dropped. No, I am talking about a gift that Christ gave to each and every one of us, something that we can use in our lives, this is called the Atonement.
When Christ performed the Atonement he not only died on the cross for us, but suffered for all the pains and trials we would go through. He knows the hurt we feel and the guilt we all carry around with us. But it is up to us to take those feelings and seek His help in overcoming them. He wants us to come to Him and be freed from those burdens. I know that God loves us, He loves us enough to send His own son to die for us. And I know that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, and that His sacrifice for us is real.