Sunday, November 14, 2010

Before/After

It all started with Millie. I had always had long-ish hair and chopped it off for college to signify the huge step in my life (or to not have to cut it regularly...). It eventually grew out and then there was Millie. Our Costume Director decided to schedule 10 min chop fests for each member in the cast and crew. So I had a 20's "bob" with bangs done in all of 10 minutes. The sides were uneven and really just everything about it was bad. So I grew it out. And out. And out.



And I decided it was time for a change. I have been losing weight with our P90X program and while I am not at my ideal weight I wanted some motivation and really to look 20 and not like a teenager pop star. So: I chopped! (Well the beautiful ladies at "Seven" chopped. Buford GA- you should check it out they are amazing! )


Forgive the peacock action happening in the back of my head. But otherwise I love it!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

VOTE!

I applied for a new drivers license around 2 months ago so I would be registered in Gwinnett County to vote for today's seemingly monumental Congress (Senate and House) elections. I never got my new drivers lisence so I was going to sit at home today while everyone else went out and voted. Then I went to read my scriptures and an overwhelming feeling came over me that I would NOT sit around and wait for every one else to vote, I needed to do what I could do now! So, kind of begrudgingly I got dressed and asked PJ where we were assigned to vote and as I drove there the same feeling came to me again and I got all teary eyed as I realized Heavenly Father feels very strongly about elections and voting for as "righteous" as a candidate as possible. Once I got home I continued reading in my scriptures only to find that before the Consitution of the United States was written, before Thomas Pain gained some Common Sense, Heavenly Father had already laid out how the judicial system should work.

"..let us appoint judges, to judge this people according to our law; and we will newly arrange the affairs of this people, for we will appoint wise men to be judges, that will judge this people according to the commandments of God. Now it is better that a man be judged of God than of man, for the judgements of God are always just, but the judgements of man are not always just. Therefore, if it were possible that you could have just men to be your kings, who would establish the laws of God, and judge this people according to his commandments, ... then it would be expdient that ye should always have kings to rule over you... Therefore, choose you by the voice of this people, judges, that ye may be judged according to the laws which have been given you by our fathers, which are correct, and which were given them by the hand of the Lord. Now it is not common that the voice of the people desireth anything conrary to that which is right; but it is common for the lesser part of the people to desire that which is not right; therefore this shall ye observe and make it your law- to do your business by the voice of the people. And if the time comes that the voice of the people doth choose iniquity, then is the time that the judgements of God will come upon you... And now if ye have judges, and they do not judge you according to the law which has been given, ye can cause that they may be judged of a higher judge... And I command you to do these things in the fear of the Lord; and I command you to do these things, and that ye have no king; that if these people commit sins and iniquities they shall be answered upon their own heads." (see Mosiah 29)

I am so thankful for the prompting I received today and that I was able to vote. I am also thankful that this is truly a blessed land by the Lord that we have this opportunity. As the sticker says : I am a Georgia voter!