Elder Holland and Carlson

Wow...what a weekend. I am so blessed to be a part of such an incredible church. My dad was released as the stake president today and a new stake was formed. We had the privilege of having Elder Holland of the Twelve as our presiding authority, as well as Elder Carlson a new member of the 70. Their words are so powerful. There is no denying they are led by the spirit. A few of my favorite...

"Give away the present and trust in the future."

"Don't plead for an easier time than divinity entails. Hold on."

"Get a grip!"

"Remember with all your heart that God loves broken things."

"You'll be stronger than you thought you were."

-Elder Holland

"We were each born with a magnifying glass...magnify attributes and Christ-like qualities instead of faults."

-My dad :)

We also had the opportunity of being their hosts on Saturday night, which means Sunday morning...I ate breakfast face to face with an apostle! I just wanted to post the picture and share with you what an incredible experience it was. They are truly men of God, every last one of them. I love each of them so much. I'm so proud of my Dad. How truly blessed I am.