Wednesday, May 18, 2011


A couple of years ago, I had this idea pop into my head, and I haven't been able to get it out since.  I've put it off, thinking it's too hard and I wouldn't be able to do it.  That idea is a song.  It actually all started out when I was in the shower one day.  This line just kept repeating itself to me, and I have no idea where it came from.  "I am unstoppable when the Lord is on my side."  And I had a tune come to me as well.  But that's all that ever came.  I never tried to continue it, thinking, "I don't even know the first thing about song writing!  How in the world would I be able to do this?"  But for two years, this one line has been repeating itself over and over in my head.  Since then, I've taken only one basic music theory class.  This past Saturday, I was REALLY bored.  I have a program on my computer that lets me put in notes and it'll play it back to me.  So I sat down and started fiddling around with it.  I got the lyrics written in under an hour.  Then the tune gradually started coming.  I've got the tune completed, and am now working on the accompaniment part, which is a lot slower coming.  But it IS coming!   I only have the first page completed.  And so far, it's into six pages.  But I know that I'm not doing this on my own.  I truly believe that this idea has come from the Lord through inspiration.  And the words were definitely inspired!  There's no way I could have written them all in under an hour by myself!  So I'm getting this task completed.  I feel like I was called to do it.  Just as the lyrics go, "I am unstoppable when the Lord is on my side.  I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me."  So here goes nothing!  Here's the lyrics.  Any ideas?


This task is hard
Which He has sent me here to do
With all the trouble around me
How am I supposed to do His will?
I try to be strong
I try to be brave
But life pulls me down
How can I press on?

But I know
I am unstoppable when the Lord is on my side
I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me
If I have faith and turn to Him
He will guide me in my path

At times I’m scared
And I don’t know what to do
But we all have trials
We’re not in this alone
I am weak
I am a sinner
And life pulls me down
I start to lose my way.

And then I remember
I am unstoppable when the Lord is on my side
I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me
If I have faith and turn to Him
He will guide me in my path

Life is never perfect
We are hurt by the ones we love the most
The pathway seems dark and dreary
At times you might think,
“I can’t go on.
I can’t believe anymore.”
And life pulls you down
And you start to lose your way.

But please remember
You are unstoppable when the Lord is on your side
You can do all things through Christ which strengthens you
If you have faith and turn to Him
He will guide you in your path

There is a plan
Set for each and every one of us
There will be bumps along the way
But there must be opposition in all things
Let’s try to be strong
Let’s try to be brave
Life will pull us down
But we can press on!

We are unstoppable when the Lord is on our side
We can do all things through Christ which strengthens us
If we have faith and turn to Him
He will guide us on our paths.

We are unstoppable!

Friday, May 13, 2011

No Longer Vitimin D Deficient

I'm going to soak up the sun
I've got my 45 on
So I can rock on!

I've soaked up the sun so much today!  And I should have had my 45 SPF sunscreen on today...but you know, it just felt good.  And... I'm definitely rocking on.  :)

OK.  So I'm corny.  But who cares?!  It sunny!  For once in my life it seems.  It's been such a dreary and cold winter and spring.  So I'm pretty much the happiest person in the world right now.  I am no longer Vitamin D deficient!

I went outside for two of my classes today... the only two I had today actually.  Then I took 5 quizzes in the testing center and literally had the hallelujah chorus sung to me when I passed them all... no really, I literally did.  :)  Then I sat outside with my sister until she went to class, attempted to do homework, and 2 hours later, went to my next class.  So basically, I'm fried and loving it!  Gotta love aloe vera though!

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Book Written for Me

I just LOVE going to school at BYU-Idaho!  I think it's the greatest place in the world!  There's such a great spirit on campus, and everybody loves everybody.  I especially love that I get to go to a religion class each semester.  Since I'm still only a freshman, I'm taking the Book of Mormon class, and I absolutely LOVE it!  I've been in the class for less than 3 weeks, and I've learned so much more about it!  I can't count how many times I've read it before, but this semester's different.  We read a talk by President Benson that really opened my eyes.  He said that even though it was written over a thousand years ago, everything in it was written for our day.  The people the stories are about never read these things.  I've always read it before only seeing cool stories.  But now, I think, "How does this relate to the world today?  What is this trying to teach me?"  I can actually see how it applies directly into my life.  It's a book written for me!  I especially love the stories in Alma.  Before, they were just cool war stories and cool conversion stories.  Now, they're an amazing testimony of how the Lord lives!  I can't wait for my daily scripture study.  I take notes and pay a lot better attention to what I'm reading, instead of just skimming a couple verses every night.  I'm reading many chapters a night and really getting into it!  My testimony is so much stronger now!  It's amazing what less than 3 weeks can do to my life.  It truly is "Another Testament of Jesus Christ."  I feel happier, even though I've always been a pretty happy person.  I'm feeling more alive, and every day more and more grateful of what the Lord has done for my life.  I'm so thankful that I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints!  This gospel has done so much for me and has given me so much peace and comfort in my life.  I can't imagine a life without it.  It's the greatest thing that's ever happened to me!  I can't wait to read about it more!  I can't wait to continue developing my testimony of my Savior.  I JUST LOVE THIS GOSPEL!!!