Sunday, February 27, 2011


To organize, to bestow intelligence upon

This has for a long time, been my favorite of the Mormon Messages. I love that we can be creative just by being us. So this week, instead of actually making or creating something, I am going to work on just being me, no matter who I'm around or what I'm doing. I'm going to work on understanding that my personality and my specific strengths are gifts to me from God; gifts that I should develop and not hide. Also, just like it said in the video, isn't it amazing to think that we are the literal children of the being that created our bodies and the very ground that we walk on every day? I know that someday, we are going to have the opportunity to become gods and create just as He, our Father in Heaven. Let us do all that we can to earn that privilege! 

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Remember that post when I talked about a wonderful feeling of satisfaction and relief at getting accepted to a college? It's happening again!

"Dear Bronwen,
Congratulations! You have been admitted to Brigham Young University to begin Fall 2011."

Oh man! I could live off of this feeling forever. And, I hope that my dear friends all check your emails really soon because I spent 10 minutes looking you all up on the student directory and want to talk about it. However, it would be really lame for you to find out through me. So, get on with it!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Oh, My Love

There's no need to actually watch this video that's not really a video but you should definitely listen to it. So, press play, close your eyes, and enjoy the experience.
Now, did that not just give you the chills? Every time I hear those opening credits, my heart begins to race and I can't breath. Ahh!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kate and Leopold

Okay, for those of you sad souls who haven't seen this movie, this trailer should provide inspiration to go and watch it and for those of you that have, it should be a reminder of one of the cutest movies ever. 


P.S. The end of this little clip is the gem that I posted it for. A little bit of a slap in the face. :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Increasing in truth and light

Progress is such a beautiful thing! Many people in our day, especially members of the church, have a common weakness. We (I say "we" because I know we all do it, at least somewhat) lie in bed every night and instead of thinking about the things that we accomplished or the good things that we did, we think about the ways we messed up or the things that we did wrong. We worry that we weren't as affectionate, as respectful, as beautiful, as professional, or as responsible as we or other people wanted us to be. There are people that have such a hard time with self criticizing or self disappointment  that they sink into a state of depression that only hinders any improvement they might have made. I know that many people spend a lot of time worrying about the day of judgment and the things that our Heavenly Father will say to us. I know that we all worry that we will never be good enough to again enter into His presence or live with Him again. However, I know that all that God requires of us is to improve, to try just a little harder each day. He never has and never will require perfection, only the movement towards it. Progress is another one of those merciful and gracious gifts that God has given us. We should show our gratitude for that gift by loving ourselves for who we are, not worrying about perfection, and only trying to improve every day.