My name is Lauren and I am a student at Brigham Young University - Idaho and I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I will be posting quotes, scriptures, mormon messages, the blessings in my daily life and much much more. This blog is a way for me to keep learning and to share with people what I know so that it sticks with me a little bit better.
" But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:" - 1 Peter 2:9

 

8/30/11

CYMB - 10th edition

Today was hard. I was negative I feel and tried a lot today and I don’t know if I really “endured it well”. Anyways I am thankful for patience. Some how I have patience and I am not sure where that comes from, but I am thankful I do. 

God is eagerly waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as he always has. But he can’t if you don’t pray, and he can’t if you don’t dream. In short, he can’t if you don’t believe.

Jeffery R. Holland

7 My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment;

8 And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.

9 Thy friends do stand by thee, and they shall hail thee again with warm hearts and friendly hands.

Doctrine and Covenants 121:7-9

8/28/11

CYMB [Count your many blessings] - 9th edition. 

This is for Sunday, sorry I have skipped a couple days. These are my last couple days at home for a while and I am thankful for family. [Even though mine are CRAZY] I love them to pieces. Last night my niece and nephew spent the night and we had fun. I also made dinner for my family. Teriyaki chicken salad sandwiches, sweet potato french fries and salad. Then a dessert that my brother… and I quote said, “Lauren, this is the best thing to happen to my life. You could… you should sell this!!!” Lol he is way great. My family is way great. They lift me up, they give me what I need. Even though I am exhausted from the slumber party and my back is killing from all this cooking, I wouldn’t have changed it. I feel so accomplished and loved. I love them so much. 

The most treasured and sacred moments of our lives are those filled with the spirit of love. The greater the measure of our love, the greater is our joy. In the end, the development of such love is the true measure of success in life.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

This morning

I am catching up on a friends blog who is serving as a sister missionary in London England. It is all her emails home… and let me tell you… her experiences are incredible. 

Getting me pumped up all over again to get going and turn my papers in and get my call. March 8th can not come fast enough. 

Important Lingo

That any BYU/BYUI/BYUH/LDSBC hopeful should know: [You will also see an example of the context or how it would be used in a sentence. :P]

Premi: Pre-missionary

  • Ex. “I don’t want to get too attached, he is a Premi.”

NCMO: Non committal make out (Avoid these, they are just bad situations)

  • "It’s just a NCMO…"

The Y: Brigham Young University - Provo (lovingly referred to as BYU-South by us BYU- Idahoers. :P)

  • "Does he go to the Y?"

BYU-I do: Brigham Young University - Idaho

  • "You are bound to get married soon, you are going to BYU-I do!"

The U: University of Utah

  • "Does he go to the U or the Y?"

Holy War: The U vs The Y football game happens every year

  • "Are you rooting for the Y or the U in the Holy War?"

DTR: Determine The Relationship

  • "We went out twice and we were already having a DTR!"

Devo: Devotional - Held 11 am on Tuesdays at BYU and 2 pm on Tuesdays at BYU-I. The devotionals are similar to firesides and have guest speakers, sometimes even general authorities. [Sorry I do not know what time they are held in Hawaii.]

  • "Hey come to devo with us, we will save you a seat!" 

Devo Date: When you meet up with someone of the opposite sex and sit by them at devo. Sometimes holding hands or scratching each others backs or resting your head on each others shoulder. [Very common in Idaho]

  • We went on another devo date, I think this is the real deal!”

Molly Mormon: Good girls that do everything right and usually hold high callings and get 100% on their visiting teaching and modest. [Really it should be a compliment to be called this I think]

  • "She is the epitome of a Molly Mormon!"

Peter Priesthood: The guy version of the Molly Mormon

  • "Look Molly Mormon and Peter Priesthood make such a good couple!"

RM: Return Missionary, someone who has come home from a mission and usually one of the ones that the girls go after. 

  • "I feel really good about him, he’s a RM."

MTC: Missionary Training Center, the main one is located next to the Provo campus and missionaries go there to be trained and then leave for their mission.

  • "His family just went to drop him off at the MTC."

Now some things that just apply to BYU-Idaho.

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No matter how difficult something you or a loved one faces, it should not take over your life and be the center of all your interest. Challenges are growth experiences,temporary scenes to be played out on the background of a pleasant life. Don’t become so absorbed in a single event that you can’t think of anything else or care for yourself or for those who depend upon you. Remember, much like the mending of the body, the healing of some spiritual and emotional challenges takes time.

Richard G. Scott