Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
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
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.