Thursday, September 22, 2011

Honesty, More Precious Than Beer.

    Lets rewind to 1983. It was well before my time. But that year a great movie came out called Strange Brew. The movie follows the adventures of Bob and Doug McKenzie. A couple of jobless brothers who run into a problem when they blow their dad's beer money. They hatch a plan to try and get the local beer store to give them free beer by placing a mouse in a beer bottle. But the store doesn't buy it and makes them take it up to the brewery instead.
    Bob and Doug should have stopped the fib there, but instead they insisted on taking it further trying to avoid the consequences. That leads to a lot of problems and some near death experiences. Now we can learn a couple lessons from their troubles.
  1. Drinking is bad. You can learn more about that with the Word of Wisdom
  2. Honesty IS the best policy.
    I don't know how many times I have been faced with he choice to take responsibility for my actions or try to come up with some plan to get out of it. They do end up making it into a good situation though which is the subject of one of my previous blogs. But it would have been a whole lot easier, and much safer if they had just stuck to telling the truth.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

God Love Me, He Loves You Too

    God is our Heavenly Father, and despite what some people say, God loves each and every one of us. Even the worst of sinners. One of the ways that we know this is because of his willingness to send his son, Jesus Christ, to the earth to pay the price for every one of our sins.
 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
 17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. (John 3:16-17)
    We can communicate with our Heavenly Father through prayer. He wants us to pray to him. Our prayers can be answered through various means including the Holy Ghost, other people, and the scriptures.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

10 Years Later

    Like many people, I remember exactly what I was doing on September 11, 2011. My sister was the first person that told me anything had happened as she picked me up from school that afternoon. I don't really think I was old enough to understand how the events of that day would change my life, but now I do. Victor Guzman, a survivor of 9/11, shares his story in this video with how the events changed his life. He said "Since 9/11 my life has never been the same. It's actually better."
The apostle Paul wrote:
 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: (Romans 5:3-4)
We should all follow the example of Victor and use the words of Paul. They both had struggles in their life, but that gave them hope. They turned something bad into something great.
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