Sunday, May 6, 2012

A towel a day keeps the tree huggers away

For crying out loud he's right, I can't not do it! Now I look like a weirdo shaking my hands 12 times over the sink every time I wash my hands. I'm pretty sure that this is what qualifies for obsessive compulsive disorder by definition and he just signed us all up. On the other hand I just used 1/3rd the tree I usually use for wiping water off my hands. Its a noble cause for the tree to die for I just wish that not so many have to give their lives in the service of getting that water off my hands. My day would just be so much longer with that pesky water on my hands.

This week marks the launch of the Juggling Workshop of Brigham Young University Idaho. Its a hit. With minimal advertising 15 people came. We have a few people with experience and one person with stilts! Once we get a few more pieces of apparatus like that this will become quite the spectacle. I want to see unicycles, giraffe unicycles, poi, cigar boxes, juggling sticks, and rola bolas. Then I'll be quite thrilled with where we've ended up.

Unrelated with juggling, but still cool- I tried slack lining for the first time this week. For those of you who don't know its basically tight rope walking. Yes, it is as hard as it looks. But I will not be beat by a 2 inch piece of rope! This things going down.

I had a project for my English class today. The guidelines for the project were this: create something and bring it into class. I was thinking about doing a juggling act and filming it and bringing it in. One thing led to another and I produced this. I seriously mean one thing led to another and this video just happened, no forethought, no planning.

My roommates thought I was crazy. And they're right. I shake my hands 12 times before using a paper towel.

Best quote of the week comes from Elder Packer of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles. "There was a senator some years ago who tried to get the church out of the state of Idaho. Well all I have to say is he's dead! And the church is still here." And so it is.
I'm sure glad it's still here too. I won't profess to know everything about it. In fact I made a short list of things I don't know about it. Here is an abridged version.
  • How exactly does the power of God work? How does he control the elements or know the thoughts and intentions of man?
  • What will we do for eternity? What is the end goal? Is there an end goal?
  • How is it that during our lifetimes we can't remember anything before or after it? Is this a one time thing in the stretch of forever?
  • How does gravity work? That's not doctrinal but I don't get it.
  • What does God look like?
On the flip side there are also things that I do know. In the end they may prove to be much more significant.
  • God does live.
  • Temples are the house of the Lord.
  • God listens to me. He cares.
  • God supports his messengers, the missionaries, out declaring his message of peace.
  • By drawing close to the Lord through prayer and study of his word, he will bring peace to our souls.
  • The Holy Spirit speaks to man as it did in the Old and New Testament times.
I have reason to believe each of these things. Perhaps when it comes down to it, its more important for us to know these things. Too many facts confuses a mind. Most of what we have to worry about is finding faith in our savior Jesus Christ. His grace is available for all despite past mistakes. The partakers of his grace experience the most supernal peace and joy in their lives.

Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind but now I see.

Shout, shout for glory,
Shout, shout aloud for glory;
Brother, sister, mourner,
All shout glory hallelujah

That's all for this week.

1 comment:

  1. I love reading these! I learned a lot from them. And your class project video is hilarious!