Tuesday, April 24, 2012
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By Jared Willis – age 14
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
We were going on a hike up the mountain to the Jesus rock. We were going so fast that I almost fell off the steep hill, and it was scary. I did not want to go any further, so we went home. I did not to go there any more. Then, I was going to go with Mom, but my Dad woke me up from my dream saying rise and shine.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
I enjoy working. Without working hard you can’t get anywhere in life. I get to milk dairy cows as my job. When we milk the cows, there’s more than just milking. You need to feed the cows and the 0-3 month old calves. There are a lot of other things too, but we won't go into detail.
My dad has taught me since I was little that slacking doesn’t work. If we don’t do a good job on the work that he has given us, then he will give us an extra job in addition of our old job. As you can imagine, people start doing their job right the first time.
My favorite part of my job is finishing. It makes me feel good when I can look and see that everything is complete and done right. I think that is what motivates me to work.
In Proverbs 6:6 it tells the lazy people to follow the example of ant. We need to work hard. When we work hard, we will get rewards. An attribute of ants is that they work together. They are small but together they can do a lot. That applies to us. It is a lot harder to do something on your own, then with help.
by Jared Willis - age 14
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Friday, April 6, 2012
By Jared Willis Age 14
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
I walked out the door this morning, and it felt good to get a nice, big breath of fresh air. When I looked around and saw all the beautiful things that said spring is coming, it was just another reminder of how great God is. I went walking around, and I saw trees budding, flowers blooming, everything turning green and looking alive. I am very grateful that God gave me such a beautiful world to live in.
When I try to think of all the effort that it would take to make the earth, it helps me realize how much he loves me. In Genesis 2:2 it says that God needed to rest because of the work that he did. In Psalms 145:9 it says that his actions show how much he cares. If he is willing to do all that for me, then I think that I should be willing to follow him, because without him I am nothing.
I love my baby sister Emma. When she looks at me I can’t help but love her. God loves me more than I can love her. That’s a lot of love given to one person. In John 3:16 it says that God loves us so much that he gave his own son. I don’t know many people, if any, who would give their son so a lot of people could be saved, but the majority won’t even take notice of it. If God is willing to make that big of sacrifice, then I should be able to make sacrifices in order to follow him.
In Alma 37:37 it says to thank the Lord in all things. I am not very good at that. I should make time in the day to thank God for big and small things. One thing that I am thankful for is that God loves me.
By Jared Willis – 14 years old