Sister Madsen loves dogs and is a memeber of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has been called to serve as a missionary in the Illinois Chicago West Mission
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
They are gonna win it this year October 24, 2016
I'm not just talking about the Cubs but I am a little bit talking about the Cubs. But more importantly I am talking
about how it is a good time to be a missionary. Especially here in Freeport. Sister Corbett and I have TEN real life
investigators that we are teaching and we found 6 of them just in these last two weeks. it is insanity. INSANITY.
The people of Freeport are prepared. Sister Corbett has already taught more investigators in these last three weeks
than I had in my first three months in the mission. It is very cool. #winning
I wish I could go into detail as to how all of this occurred, but I can't because I literally have no idea how it
happened. It just HAPPENED. Do you know what I mean? Probably not. But maybe. I read a little bit about miracles
this week in Jesus The Christ and it was awesome. The book went into detail about what humans definition of a
miracle is verse what is actually a miracle. To humans a miracle is something that happens that is un-explainable
that occurs that is out of the ordinary and is not in harmony with the natural law. Which means that as they become more common place and understandable it no longer seems so miraculous. But the same thing miraculous thing is still happening over and over, it is just us humans who are the reason that a miracle is no longer considered a miracle. Us being able to fly across the world through the air is still a miracle, even if we don't consider it to be so
because of it's common occurrence it no longer feels phenomenal. To say that there are no more miracles is to
say that everything that is ever going to happen has already happened. And we know that is not true. The scriptures
say that if miracles have ceased it is because our faith has ceased. But that may just mean that we don't have the
faith to see miracles for what they really are, miracles. They have become commonplace and our hearts have
become hardened. We are waiting around for a big huge miracle to happen when in reality they happen all around
us every day. is this corny. who cares. I feel like I talk about miracles every week but you know what, they happen
every week so I don't even care. God is always performing miracles and blessing us continually each day. The sun
rising? miracle. Because of the grace of Jesus Christ they aren't something that we earn when our faith is strong
enough. But it is that only when our faith is strong enough that we are able to recognize them as miracles. God is
good, God is great. We do nothing to earn anything because we can't. I could talk for days about our unprofitable-
servantness but I am pretty sure I have already done that. And if I haven't there is a man in the Book of Mormon
who already has. (Mosiah 2) James E. Talmage, the man who wrote Jesus the Christ, goes on to talk about how all
nature is miracle. That a small little round thing that is smushed into the dirt transforms into a plant just as
miraculous as water being transformed to wine. The only difference is that because of lack of understanding one
requires faith and the other does not. Legistically (is this a word?) putting something in dirt shouldn't make it turn
into a plant. and putting water into a pot shouldn't make it turn into wine. Alright. I am done talking about this.
But I know that 1 there are miracles always happening 2 we can see them if we have the faith sufficient to 3 and
we will be happier because of it. Seeing God's hand continually in my life makes me happier and appreciate things,
especially the little things, more. I am able to find joy because I can see and feel God's love for me. Find your faith,
and find the miracles
anyways Sister Corbett and I are both still doing well. But she is sick so pray for her.
ok, the Cubs... everyone is freaking out. But it's great. I bought two cubs shirts and a Cubs thermos. Still on the search for a Cubs cap though. Our Ward Mission Leader keeps telling everyone he is going to die this year. Because the last time the Cubs went to the World Series was the year that he was born so he figures the next time they go will be the year he dies. How fun.
I want to deny that me being in Illinois has nothing to do with the Cubs success but it just seems like too much of a coincidence that they started getting good as soon as I got here.
Also this is irrelevant but there was a cool article published on LDS.org that I invite all who can read to read.
I promise it will make you happier. She talks about a lot of the same things that former Disney Channel Icon
Miley Cyrus sings about. and that is, Nobodys Perfect. It's great.