It Gets Better

It was a late July night when I told Alex my secret. My heart was beating audibly in my chest; my hands shook from the sheer speed of my pulse. My breathing was shallow… Continue reading

Entitled to Happiness

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.”- Albert Camus In my personal pondering, I have touched on the topic of what happiness is, and if… Continue reading

One Year Since BYU-Idaho

Everyday I take a moment to look through my Timehop app to see what I was saying on social media on this day over the past several years. Without even realizing it, today… Continue reading

How It Feels To Submit To God’s Will

It feels like you’re letting go of everything that holds you together, but instead of falling apart, you fall into His arms.

“It’s an animal you feed as much as you feed yourself”

Thoughts about Caring at 2am

I don’t understand why, but my mind works differently than others. I have this constant urge, a compelling force, to communicate. Thoughts flow freely like an open faucet; the basin of my mind… Continue reading

Time for what matters

God doesn’t make time, he gives us time and we scrimp and save and invest it into the people we love. We pour our life-time allowances into Facebook and Twitter, with little return,… Continue reading

Hate

Bigotry is the  H A T R E D of  H A T E, Which is Hypocrisy- Ironically. #poemintenwords

Which do you prefer?

Truth is a face slapped; lies are slowly daggered hearts. #poemintenwords

Porcelain

On the verge of breaking, Tears leak through porcelain eyes.  #poemintenwords

Modern Zoramites

When I sit down to read scriptures, I don’t do so expecting to come away with any grand revelations.  However, sometimes I do happen to come upon something substantial.  Not substantial in any… Continue reading

Body and Spirit: Divinely Inspired, Incompatible

As a friend and I were discussing the most popular challenge facing LDS young single adult men (finding a suitable woman to date and marry) our subject expanded as he touched on an… Continue reading

The Ten Virgins of BYU-Idaho

Originally written in late March I don’t believe I’m a sheltered person, but when a random person called me the C-word on Facebook I was taken aback. I had heard the word before,… Continue reading

Salt in the Wound

I have a keychain that I had made a while back.  It’s rectangular in shape, about an inch long, a fourth of an inch thick, and made of metal.  It has four sides,… Continue reading

Hedonism

The late American cartoonist Charles M. Schulz was once quoted saying, “Happiness is a warm puppy.”  While Mr. Schulz was able to give happiness a pretty simple definition, it wasn’t far off from… Continue reading

Factual Plagiarism? or Incorrect Definitions?

I recently received a 0% on a major exam in a class of mine.  The exam called for the overview and explanation of the history, art, literature, and architecture for four different Islamic… Continue reading

Journal Summary: Sweet Necessities: Food, Sex, and Saint Augustine

Summary of article found in the Journal of Religious Ethics Gilbert Meilaender is a Professor of Theology at Valparasio University.  His biography states that his research generally falls under the category of religious… Continue reading

Egoism

  All the forms of Ethical Philosophies that we have studied have all carried many truths with them.  Utilitarianism always looking to do what is best for the masses, Kant telling us to… Continue reading

The Ethical Dilemma About Attending Ethics

I had no idea that by taking an Ethic’s class I would somehow be initiating real life experiences that would require me to make ethical choices.  Apparently I was asking for these experiences. … Continue reading

No Connection

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts;… Continue reading

How To Save A Life

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.  I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”- Jane Austen Every time I… Continue reading

Betsy Tracy

Just because I take pictures and edit them does not make me a photographer.  I do however think photography is a great hobby and would love to expand my knowledge base of it.… Continue reading

YOLO

The most cliché acronym of 2012 has now found its way into my every day vernacular.  During the Seven week break between the spring and fall term, students staying at Brigham Young University-… Continue reading

It Gets Inspiring

The most life changing video of 2012

A Life Worth Living

Many would agree that a life is only worth living if it is lived to the fullest.  To live more fully, people take trips to exotic locations, or buy expensive luxury cars, or… Continue reading

A Mighty Medley

A Personal Narrative written for my English class about an experience at my First Especially For Youth (EFY) In the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ, Amen. The hushed sound of the resounding… Continue reading

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