Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Educating in Zion

The section that stuck out to me most was C. From Academy to University. There were stories of a man named Delbert Brown who helped individual students out. He really cared about them and wanted the best for them. He did not know them personally, but he knew their life was just as important as his.
Also there were two quotes that stuck out to me. One by President Hinckley saying to not focus on the mistakes and flaws of those who have built the University but rather there accomplishments. There flaws are small compared to that. The other quote talked about how a teacher should not do anything for a student they can do on their own. And that reminded me our Father in Heaven. He will not do anything for us if we are able to do it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


I was able to be in the parade for BYU Cheer. It was a lot of fun. We had some alumni cheer come back and it was a lot of fun to see them cheer and how excited they were. I love saying hi to the little kids because they get so excited. Also I love being with Cosmo during the parades. I feel special because everyone will cheer really loud and we think it is for the cheerleaders and then we realize that Cosmo is right there. It was neat to be able to be apart of this parade. There were more people that came then I thought would. It was kind of early and cold. It was neat to see BYU supporters out there. I love all the older people that come. They are so fun to interact with! This was really fun to participate in.


My Favorite talk with President Monsons talk that told about the little boy who crossed the stream at night when he knew he shouldn't. This stood out to me because the little boy really thought that going to get the cow was good. He thought it was the best thing at that time diapite the warning of his father. In some ways it reminded me of myself. Listening to my parents and doing what they say always makes me happy. Also, listening my Father in Heaven brings happiness. There are times when I feel like something should be done or I know the better answer, but the lord tells me otherwise. When I go against that counsel I fell scared and alone. Just like the little boys father, I know my Father here on earth and in Heaven would rescue me even though I went against their word. Their love for me is undying. It made me realize how blessed I am. This talk is something I still think about everyday. I love conference so much. It is always hard to choose a favorite, but this on really made an impression on me.