Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Now on Display...

The much anticipated event of the, not The Dark Knight. I have finally published some of my photography. I hesitate in becoming a businesswoman, because I am so critical of my own work. However, I appreciate every opportunity I have to hone my craft. Just click on the image above and please feel free to browse; you may see some familiar faces. Maybe even mention to your associates that I am always looking to expand my portfolio.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Vote Beck '08

Last night Adam and I were two of about 20 conservatives in a large movie theater is Marin County, California. We were there to see the live comedy show of conservative radio and television personality Glenn Beck. Adam introduced me to the Glenn Beck radio show while we were dating and I have been a fan ever since. Glenn broadcasts on AM talk radio and has the 3rd highest rated show in the country next to Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. One other interesting fact about Glenn is that he is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!

His live show was not only funny, but it was truly inspiring. Glenn gave a speech as if he were running for President. He addressed all the issues facing the country in true Glenn style without a shred of political correctness. He reminded us what it means to be Americans and that we would never find the answers we were looking for in Washington D.C. He became emotional several times as he tried to convey how great this country is and how politicians are just trying to divide us. He said that the greatness of this country comes from the hearts of the people, and the hearts of people get that greatness from God. He told us not to let anyone tell us that this is a Godless country, because if we believe that then we will be brought to our knees and humbled until we remember that this is a chosen land and there is nothing we cannot accomplish together. God bless America!

If you ever get a chance to catch his radio or television show I highly recommend him. I have a link over to his site in my sidebar.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Joining the Conversation.

I will admit that I hesitated in joining the blogging community. Not that I have anything against technology. Quite the opposite, in fact, anyone who knows me knows that I love almost anything that has to do with computers. I thought it was amazing that I could log onto a myriad of my friends and family members' blogs and stay in touch with them so easily. I guess my hang-up was the fact that everyone's blog primarily focuses on writing about their beautiful children, and since I have not been blessed with children at this time in my life, I felt I had nothing much to write about.

It wasn't until I received this month's church Ensign that I finally decided that blogging could be more valuable than I might ever realize. The cover article written by Elder M. Russell Ballard entitled, Sharing the Gospel Using the Internet, reminded me that I cannot just sit by and hope that my good example will be enough to further the work of the Lord, but that I must join the global conversation about the Church of Jesus Christ.
I will be the first to tell you that moving from Orem, Utah to just north of San Francisco has been a bit of a shock. The area is beautiful! There is so much diversity and a thousand wonderful things to see and do. It is also an area of the country with very liberal political views that don't often align with the teachings of the gospel. Right now, for example, all the the Stake Presidents in the state are pushing hard for members to support causes that will reverse the right for same-sex marriage. Some going as far as challenging their members to donate $500 per family to the coalition of christian churches that are opposing this decision.

Being a member of the church at this time in this place has forced me to really see the division between good and evil. I share with you my testimony that knowing who I am and what I stand for impacts my life everyday. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored and more importantly, when I walk among my brothers and sisters here in the Bay Area of California or blog on the internet I know how much their father in heaven loves them and how much he needs me to let them know that.