Tuesday, October 15, 2013

San Fransisco

Over the weekend of the 21st of September my dad and I went to San Francisco. It was wonderful! We got in late Friday night then Saturday was go time. We woke up early so we could get in as much exploring before the concert as possible. We walked past Union Square Park and up to the famous Sear's Fine Food for breakfast. It was packed even that early in the morning. And um can you say the best egg white vegetable omelet ever? mmmm. After breakfast we went on the cable car down to fisherman's warf (we had the best and funniest driver). By this time it was pouring rain. But that didn't stop us! All it did was make it more memorable. We bought ugly yellow ponchos and kept going. Fisherman's wharf is really cool! We saw Alchatraz from across the way and walked around. We went and got soup in bread bowls and then headed back to the cable cars. One of the lines was broken so we went to a different line, and found out that was also broken. We went and sat in one of the broken cars and then to our surprise a huge truck came and pushed the cable car up the hill. Once we got back to our hotel we grabbed our stuff and a rental car and headed to the Golden Gate Bridge. Wow. It is insane! So huge! And so cool. It looks fake. We got to see some of the Yacht Races and walk across part of the bridge to see an incredible view of San Fran. Then we headed to Mountain View for the Keith Urban concert! The concert was INCREDIBLE! Seriously. We had awesome seats, and the Shoreline Amphitheatre is amazing. Keith Urban is such a great performer. He went up into the cheap seats and performed twice during the concert. You could tell he just loves his fans. During the finally my dad and I got to go up even closer and then when it was over and Keith was bending over the stage shaking people's hands and meeting fans, we got to go even closer. It was AWESOME! Sunday we went to church and then drove to the airport and came home. It was such a fun weekend. I loved getting to spend time with my dad. 

Kinda blurry, but I love this picture of us on
the cable car. 

Alcatraz in the distance.

                                                      The Cable car getting pushed by the truck.

View from the bridge.
At Keith Urban! (With Dustin Lynch and Little Big Town)

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Line Upon Line Precept Upon Precept

"President Joseph F. Smith explained how this pattern of revelation occurred in his life: “As a boy … I would frequently … ask the Lord to show me some marvelous thing, in order that I might receive a testimony. But the Lord withheld marvels from me, and showed me the truth, line upon line … , until He made me to know the truth from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet, and until doubt and fear had been absolutely purged from me. He did not have to send an angel from the heavens to do this, nor did He have to speak with the trump of an archangel. By the whisperings of the still small voice of the spirit of the living God, He gave to me the testimony I possess. And by this principle and power He will give to all the children of men a knowledge of the truth that will stay with them, and it will make them to know the truth, as God knows it, and to do the will of the Father as Christ does it. And no amount of marvelous manifestations will ever accomplish this” (in Conference Report, Apr. 1900, 40–41)."

"In many of the uncertainties and challenges we encounter in our lives, God requires us to do our best, to act and not be acted upon (see 2 Nephi 2:26), and to trust in Him. We may not see angels, hear heavenly voices, or receive overwhelming spiritual impressions. We frequently may press forward hoping and praying—but without absolute assurance—that we are acting in accordance with God’s will. But as we honor our covenants and keep the commandments, as we strive ever more consistently to do good and to become better, we can walk with the confidence that God will guide our steps. And we can speak with the assurance that God will inspire our utterances. This is in part the meaning of the scripture that declares, “Then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God” (D&C 121:45)."