(Also I'm going to choose not to comment on the fact that Kristin will have Crimson and Tyde.....) I won't hold that against them. ;)
I had a really cool insight this week during personal study. It's probably something that has been told to me a billion times, but you know, I'm hard headed and all that. I read Alma 34:36 and the phrase "...in hearts of the righteous does He dwell...garments shall be made white." It just really hit me that God already knows we are going to mess up over and over again. Mistakes do not remove the spirit's ability to be with us or the power of the atonement from our lives. Refusal to admit that we are not perfect and repent, however, does. Perfection is a process that will be continued for long after this life, and we have to do the best we can while continually relying on both the example and atonement of Jesus Christ.
I love you all TONS and miss you like crazy. I hope you are all enjoying the snow because I miss it and it definitely hit 100 again this week. But I laughed super hard when on Sunday it was 75 and everyone came to church in sweaters and boots.
Have a good week! (And P.S. transfers are next week so I will be on on Tuesday, just figured I would let the 5 people that actually e-mail me know. ;) )
I LOVE YOU!
-Sister Bren Scadden