Monday, August 31, 2015

Engine



This is from my brother's car. He learned everything he knows about cars from reading and following manuals and thus does not have any sympathy for people like me to don't know much about cars because, well, it's not hard to find a manual and follow instructions. Some day I'll be a car genius. The principles are the same for the gospel of Jesus Christ though. If we will read and follow God's manuals as provided by his prophets and recorded in scripture--past, present and future--then we can know a lot about life through the power of His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

Along those lines, I listened to Natasha Bedingfield's song "Pirate Bones" this morning and the word thirsty  just stuck out to me ("Thirsty in a desert with a bag full of gold") because Christ is the symbol of living waters, and he has promised those that come to him that they shall never thirst:

John 6:35
  • New Testament
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst
John 4:14
  • New Testament
But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. 
3 Nephi 20:8
  • Book of Mormon
And he said unto them: He that eateth this bread eateth of my body to his soul; and he that drinketh of this wine drinketh of my blood to his soul; and his soul shall never hunger nor thirst, but shall be filled. 

Aside from just being a beautiful song because it is honest and Natasha has a beautiful voice, her message has some hidden meaning when you consider these scriptures.

If you haven't heard Michelle Tumes' song "Healing Waters" I really recommend it too. I fell in love with the song when I was introduced to it in the missionary training center in Preston, England. I'd link to it except all I can find are 'pirated' copies on YouTube. Maybe I'll have to redo her song so I can share it openly, though I really don't think I can match her style. It is so pure.

Ah well. Take care & have a great week everyone. Sorry for not posting anything last week :) Sometimes I just don't know what to say.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sketches









I couldn't be bothered to clean these up. I kind of like their 'flaws'. Enjoy :)

Have a great week :)


Monday, August 10, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

The Heavens


I find a lot of comfort in cloudy skies, so long as it is not bitter cold outside. When the weather is bitter I have a hard time enjoying the outdoors unless I am playing in some snow. Otherwise bitter is bitter. This year has had a lot of rain where I live because the weather has been more temperate than normal. And oh. Do I love the cloudy skies! And the rain! And the sunsets! I love how they envelop the sky as a soft cozy blanket. It really is glorious!

I took this picture about a week ago. The whole sky was lit up at the horizon on the east and the west and even toward the north. What a glorious sight it was to behold!