Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Stepping out into the sea...

Matt 14:24-27
"But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the forth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the seas, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid."

Emphasis is added to go along with a thought that was shared with me today at Institute. 'Sometimes in life what first scares you to death will be the resolution to the problem.' -Bro. Jack Marshall.

The apostles were in a hard situation, being 'tossed with waves' and at first glance when seeing a man walking on the water their first thoughts went to fear. When it was in fact an answer to their struggles.

This hit home with me. That sometimes those things that really scare me the most are the ones that I must put my whole faith in and move forward. Christ then calls to Peter to come out of the boat and come unto him. Instead of avoiding the opportunities that at first bring fear to me, I should with more faith pray that I can have the strength to step out of the boat into the waves. I will undoubtedly get wet but, with my focus on the Savior I will not drown. I just need to have faith that by stepping on the water and focusing on Christ I will not fall... "...Lord, it it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus." With faith in the Savior we too can do miraculous things! . . . Time to step out!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Okay here are some pictures...

Okay so I figured that some of you m ight be getting tired of just reading about my thoughts...for those of you who still read this out there. So I thought I'd just add a few pics to switch it up.
Below are a few pictures of the people I spend the most time with these days.

My beautiful neice Annie... She's a hoot!

My cat Spike is always around to keep me company...He doesn't do much but at least he's here to look cute.

These are my fellow 'nicest kids in town' from my current project of 'Hairpsray.' I see these girls and my other cast members more than my family. But we open this week so my time will be a bit more free. Thank goodness we have so much fun when we're together. This is our 'you don't want to mess with us' face. We may be 'the nicest kids in town' but you really don't want to make us mad.

This is a picture of my adventure last week of going to call backs for 'So You Think You Can Dance.' This is Tino, we met thrusday and are best of friends now. He's such a great dancer. I hope he gets on the show. You wont see me in the top 20 this year but I might be seen on the salt lake episode. But don't worry I'm going to keep trying for that trip to vegas.

Going to the auditions reminded me of how much I love to dance. And how important talents and hobbies are in this life. They are given to us for a reason and even if it's just for our own enjoyment we should do all we can to continue to cultivate them. So what if I'm 26 I can still work on my dancing skills and be good at it. Who says you have to stop dancing when you're...well younger than me. :) I'm so grateful for the talents the Lord has blessed me with. If nothing else to bring a smile to my face on a bad day.