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

 

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

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

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

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On that subject, here’s a video of him. Marshall McDonald, playing his arrangement of If You Could Hie to Kolob.

Favorite Hymn. And if anyone knows me it has inspired me to learn about Kolob. :] 

Some blessings come soon, some come late, and some don’t come until heaven; but for those who embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ, they come.

Jeffery R. Holland

Awake, my sons; put on the armor of righteousness. Shake off the chains with which ye are bound, and come forth out of obscurity, and arise from the dust.

2 Nephi 1:23 - The Book Of Mormon - Another Testament of Jesus Christ

"You are loved by your Father in Heaven, of whose divine nature you have partaken. And He desires that His Holy Spirit will be near you wherever you go if you will invite it and cultivate it.
There is something of divinity within each of you. You have such tremendous potential with that quality as a part of your inherited nature. Every one of you was endowed by your Father in Heaven with a tremendous capacity to do good in the world. Train your minds and your hands that you may be equipped to serve well in the society of which you are a part. Cultivate the art of being kind, of being thoughtful, of being helpful. Refine within you the quality of mercy which comes as a part of the divine attributes you have inherited.
“Some of you may feel that you are not as attractive and and glamorous as you would like to be. Rise above any such feelings, cultivate the light you have within you, and it will shine through as a radiant expression that will be seen by others.
You need never feel inferior. You need never feel that you were born without talents or without opportunities to give them expression. Cultivate whatever talents you have, and they will grow and refine and become an expression of your true self appreciated by others.”

Gordon B Hinckley