Saturday, September 19, 2015

Eternal truth and the theory of relativity.

Jesus es  mi Luz!
So I set a goal to write in my blog at least once a week, and I admittedly haven’t been very good at it since classes started.

SPEAKING OF CLASSES, I have this awesome class named Physical Science 100 that I should have taken as a freshman but didn’t. As most of you know, I’m REALLY academically minded. (That's the fancy way of saying I'm a smarty pants.) I've always done very well in school in all subjects except science. I’m really enjoying this class because I’m beginning to understand science concepts that have previously been mysterious to me--and that’s mostly because I’m putting a concentrated effort into it. I feel like Alma 12:

“It is given unto many to know the mysteries of God; nevertheless they are laid under a strict command that they shall not impart only according to the portion of his word which he doth grant unto the children of men, according to the heed and diligence which they give unto him.

“And therefore, he that will harden his heart, the same receiveth the lesser portion of the word; and he that will not harden his heart, to him is given the greater portion of the word, until it is given unto him to know the mysteries of God until he know them in full.”

It's pretty exciting to finally understand this stuff:) If science came to me as naturally as mathematics and social sciences do, I would totally study neuroscience or something along those lines.

GETTING TO THE POINT…We’ve been discussing theories of relativity and how motion is only relative to a frame of reference. For example, if I’m driving (in my Mini) in uniform motion at 70 mph on I-15 North, I won’t feel any acceleration. That’s why we can sit in a car without feeling the force of 70 mph. It’s as if I’m not moving at all. If I see another car driving 70 mph on I-15 South, they will appear to me as if they’re driving at 140 mph, because I’m in uniform motion. To the pedestrian watching from the side, we’re driving 70 mph in opposite directions. And I’m going 140 mph in the Mini from the perspective of my friend on I-15 South. So who is right? According to the theory of relativity, we’re all correct! See? IT’S ALL RELATIVE! Size, time, and motion, especially at super high speeds, depend on a frame of reference.

 Because I'll take any excuse to mention what I drive. #minilove

There is only thing that is unaffected by the theory of relativity and that is LIGHT! No matter what speed or direction I’m traveling, light will always travel at the speed of light, which is roughly 670,000,000 mph. My frame of reference doesn't matter--light is constant. 

In Section 88 of the Doctrine and Covenants (one of my favorites...) it says:

"The light which shineth, which giveth you light, is through him who enlighteneth your eyes, which is the same light that quickeneth your understandings;

"Which light proceedeth forth from the presence of God to fill the immensity of space.

"The light which is in all things, which giveth life to all things, which is the law by which all things are governed, even the power of God who sitteth upon his throne."

I know that God is the source of all truth, light, and goodness. It is that power that literally makes the world go round! Despite differences in frames of reference, God's light does not and cannot change. Truth is NOT relative. Public opinion and legislation will never alter the eternal laws of God. I speak specifically on issues that relate to the family: abortion, homosexual behavior, fornication, pornography, and infidelity will never be right. 

I know that when we give heed and diligence to God's word, He will open up mysteries to us and illuminate our path. I know that God loves us and wants us to walk daily in His light. Even though the world changes, God's love never will!

Also, here's a great Mormon Message about God's light! I haven't always felt close to God, but I know that He's always reaching to us :) http://www.mormonchannel.org/watch/series/mormon-messages/the-hope-of-gods-light

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Whenever I take a selfie, I don't know where I'm supposed to look.

I love Claire.
Not so politically correct here with my Redskins shirt.


At a parade with my dad:)
Fabian, one of my favorite investigators:)
Ute Stampede with some cousins and Uncle Jase.

charity is the pure love of CHRIST!

I'm so grateful for my missionary experience! My mission president, President E. Brad Wilson, was key in helping me develop a deep love for my Savior and my Heavenly Father. That love defines who I am and how I feel about myself. 


"The thing that energizes the doctrine of Christ, 
the thing that informs the doctrine of Christ, 
the thing that exalts the doctrine of Christ, 
is the life of Christ.

I pray that you will have an eternal love affair with the life of the Son of God.

I pray that you will teach your missionaries to love:
everything He did, 
everywhere He went, 
everything He said, 
and everything He is.

And if they love Him, the doctrine of Christ will be the most automatic thing in the world they will teach out of the life of Christ.

I would walk on hot lava, I would drink broken glass,
 to find one more word, one more phrase, one more doctrine, any parable that anyone could give me of the life of Christ the living Son of the living God.

So the doctrine of Christ means everything to me as a result of that feeling for the author of the doctrine of Christ. May your missionaries come home with that kind of affection forever."

-Elder Jeffrey R. Holland
New Mission President Seminar
June 2013