Last night it started to sink in that I'm actually graduating. I'm trying to convince myself that I actually want to graduate. Although it would difficult at the point to fail my classes, most of the work is already done. Darn, maybe I could pay one of my teachers....just kidding. After last night I realized that I need to graduate and start help building the kingdom.
I've been so so so blessed to be able to attend school at this university. I feel it was tailor made just for me. All the experiences I've had here have been exactly what I needed. I wish I could explain more exactly what makes this place so special, but what it comes down to is the "Spirit of Ricks". You can't describe, you have to feel it or see the effects of it. Here is a little about BYU-Idaho that I cut out of a program from a musical performance:
"...the school is more than just a facilitator of academic degrees. BYU-Idaho is a disciple preparation center where students come to better know the Savior by following His example of service and love. These lessons in discipleship help prepare students for lifelong service in the home, the Church, and the workplace. A tradition of service, hard work, friendliness, and compassion is being preserved and enhanced throughout the campus community."
Last night President Clark gave some great council that gave me some things to improve and ponder in my life. One of which is, "The distance between you and the world can not stay constat" We live a remarkable time, but we also live in some very troublesome times. I have great hope in the future, but I must not set my standards by the world. As the world is getting darker and darker, the Gospel is becoming more powerful and a great beacon of light. Where ever I go, I need to be part of that light, share that light and help others radiate that light. There have been many prophesies about the graduates of BYU-Idaho, I pray that I may live up to those prophesies. I have learned and discovered many wonderful things up here, but the most important is my testimony of my Savior Jesus Christ. He is our Redeemer. He came to this earth, lived a perfect life and then Atoned for our sins and transgressions. He has been lower than anyone can ever go. And He did to glorify His Father. I know this, I have found out for my self.
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