Saturday, April 26, 2014


Oh my goodness it has been a while. Gotta get back ontop of it!

I have no idea what this post will be about :).

Don't you just love springtime? It is new beginnings, Easter, growing, beauty, love joy and peace. I love all the flowers and birds and no snow. After a whole crazy winter, with -25 degrees and more inches of snow than I could count, I am grateful for the warmth. The sun on my face. The short sleeves. I love it!!!

Isn't it just beautiful!?

Take time outside today to enjoy the sun and watch butterflies and sit under cherry blossom trees. Life is so beautiful.

Can you believe that with all of God's incredible creations, we are the greatest? Don't believe me? Watch this:

<3 Eliza

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Because of Him

This is the greatest video ever!!! What has changed in YOUR life because of Jesus Christ?

As we celebrate Easter, I hope we remember all the things Jesus Christ has done for us.

Don't forget to share on social media with the #becauseofhim!!!

This song is just amazing. I'm gonna share my favorite lines:

He's the one who healed the leper, and who brought the dead to life,
He's the one who fed the hungry, and gave the blind their site.
He's the one who walked on water, and who brought them safe to shore,
And whenever you may need him, he's the one you're looking for. 

So let him in: and he will take away the pain, 
Through his love, you'll never be the same,

Come unto Christ, come unto him. 
And by his grace be made holy again. 
He's calling your name, he's waiting for you:
With arms open wide...come unto Christ. 

It seriously is an amazing video and song. Please don't let the words fool you: THIS WILL TOUCH YOUR HEART. 

And even though this post is getting kinda long, I would like to bear my testimony of Jesus Christ, my Savior. 

I love Jesus Christ. He is my best friend. If you ever feel hopeless, he can heal you. If you ever feel alone, he will stand by you and comfort you. If you are ever doubting you left worth, he will open your eyes to the value of your life. He performed miracles in his life, and can do it for you right now. Jesus Christ died for you and for me. He knows every pain and sorrow, he has felt it. Your Savior willingly suffered the weight of your sins so that you could become clean. He makes it possible for us to have eternal life. 

Because of Him, I can be forgiven, and I can forgive.
Because of Him, we will be reunited with our families. 
Because of Him, we can have hope. There is always sunshine after the rain. 
Because of him, I can be a better person. 
Because of Him, I don't need to be afraid. 
because of him, I can be happy. Because of Him, well, all that I have become and will become is because of him. 

I love my Savior. 

<3 eliza

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Refiner's Fire

In seminary yesterday, we learned about the refiners fire. They told this story that I really liked.

This lady was in a scripture study group when they came across how the days before Christ's second coming will be like a refiner's fire. She wanted to find out exactly what a silver smith does to "refine" the silver, so she went and talked to one.

When asked how he purifies silver, the smith said (oh my goodness! Coincidence that Joseph SMITH was the prophet that restored the church? ;) the smith said that he heats the metal up to temperatures extremely high, and he has to hold the metal over the center of the fire where it is the highest. This will soften the hard metal, causing impurities to rise to the top to be taken out.

She asked him if he sits and watches. The smith said he had to watch extremely carefully, because if the metal was left in the heat even a little bit overtime, then it would be damaged. Then she asked him when he knew it was done being purified. This man didn't know that she was doing this in a spiritual study, but check out what he said:

"Oh that's easy! The silver is done being purified when I can see my image in it!"


God gives us the heat turned up way way high, to the point we are melting. But those trials soften our hard hearts and purify us. And when are we done? When his image is reflected in us.

It kinda reminds me of "have you received his image in your countenance?"  idea. (Alma 5)

Well, I just thought that was super cool. Gives us a new way to look at our trying and fiery times.

Love ya guys!

<3 Eliza

Saturday, April 5, 2014


I'm so excited for general conference!

For those who do not know, us Mormons have a special broadcast twice a year where we listen to living prophets speak to us. Today we had two two-hour sessions and they were GREAT! If you wanna listen in tomorrow, you can on, byutv, mormon channel. You should totally join in on the conversation at #LDSconf (btw guys it's trending right now on google+, how awesome is that?!?!). Anyway, yeah, at 12-2 and 4-6 eastern time or 10-12 and 2-4 mountain time. Prophets lead the church and they recieve revelation from God on how to guide the church. It's super inspirational and you can feel the Spirit a ton.

And now some of my favorite quotes from today and past general conference: