Hey everyone!!!!! I've learned some key lessons about how to manage my time; I learned that spending a lot time trying to find time to do stuff really isn't that productive; I've found that just jumping into the middle of things has resulted in my getting a lot more done. So ... I'm going to keep this blog up to date :):):):):)
There are a couple of things on my mind at the moment, so I figured I'd share them with you. The first one is Rachel. I remember when we were saying "nine more months until we get married" now it's less than two months away!!!! I sure do love her, and I'm going to be really relieved when we finally get married.
The other thing that has been on my mind has been a lesson my roommate taught me last night. We were talking about the line between being a good example and forcing beliefs on others. He told me (I'm paraphrasing), "Mike, it's a lot more important that people have their own experiences with God than it is to share your experiences with them. Doing that is really not that hard. All you need to do is be friends with people; they will see the way you live, what happens I your life, and they will see the differences between you and them"
I'm not insinuating that I'm a saint or anything, but I learned what I needed to learn as I read the Book of Mormon. Here's what I learned; there are two key components to making a difference in other people's lives; 1) we need to live our lives the way god would have us live them and 2) just love people.
That brings up an interesting dilemma in my life at least. There are so many amazing people in my life that I love and want to spend time with, but time is something I need more of! I havent come to any conclusions on how to solve this yet; as far as I have been able to tell, all we can give is our best efforts, and the Lord will magnify those efforts.
I love you all, thanks for listening!!!! I'll talk to you next week!!!