Thursday, April 26, 2012

How can God NOT exist?!

Morning in Utah
 I'm sitting in my hotel room on my husband's 30th Birthday and the sun is starting to come over the beautiful rocky mountains and I can't help but wonder how anyone could try to say that God doesn't exist.  That being said, I absolutely believe in evolution.  I think that if you don't believe in evolution then you're not being logical.  In my personal opinion though, there is no way that this earth was created without a God and a living Savior.  

I feel so grateful to live in one of the most beautiful places in all the world.  I grew up fishing on the Provo river with my Dad, hiking the red rocks of Zion national park, and snow skiing on the greatest snow on earth.  Evolution did not start this earth.  It was created by our Heavenly Father who sent us here to learn valuable lessons, go through trials, and endure to the end as our best self so that we can one day return to live in his presence.  

I'm so thankful to have a beautiful place to call my home as I go through this mortal life.  I'm thankful to have my needs met, have a wonderful family that loves me, and I'm truly grateful for my trials that I believe bring me closer to my Savior.  I am truly appreciative of the life that I have been given.  It's not always easy, but no one ever said it would be.  Like I said before, we were sent here to be tested and to remain faithful and strong so that we can return to our Father in Heaven again.  

I hope all of you are having a wonderful Spring on this beautiful April day.  I hope you can get out and enjoy the weather, the beauty of where you live, and even just listening to the birds chirping this morning.  What a beautiful world we have, and we should never take it for granted.  You can always find something beautiful, and something to put a smile on your face if you will just look.  :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter

Just a short note for Easter....
{Posted on by Jill}
 When I became deathly ill 1 month after my husband and I were married in the temple, I really gained a new love and respect for my Savior. I was heartbroken thinking that I was going to leave my new eternal companion and spent hours and hours on my knees begging him to save me so I didn't have to leave my sweetheart. It was after a particular surgery where in recovery the nurses kept telling the doctor's that they were losing me. I had a very special experience where I knew that I had the option to choose to live. God was going to let me either come home and be out of pain or give me the chance to go back and live with my husband but continue to suffer. He let me know that he would be with me, but it would be painful. All I cared about was being with my husband if even for 1 more day. I instantly woke up in screaming pain, and have struggled with my health for the last 3 years of our marriage, but he kept his promise. I'm alive and I wake up every day to see my sweet husbands face, and for that I am eternally grateful. That is why my Savior, Jesus Christ, is important to me.