Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Deathly Hallows

Well, along with being a HUGE musicals fan, I am also a HUGE Harry Potter fan. I believe those were the books that got me to really love reading. And as we know, they have made movies based on the books. I have not been able to see the last installments of the Harry Potter movies. But I have read the book, and it is my favorite one.

So the last one is called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The Hallows are three magical objects. One is the Resurrection Stone, which when used, can bring back a personage of someone that you lost.

Another is the Death Stick, a wand that is unbeatable.

 And the last one is an Invisibility Cloak that is impervious to everything.

So what does this have to do with the Gospel, you might say? Well, let me tell you. In our lives, we would need none of those objects. Why have the Resurrection Stone when we can all be resurrected and be with our loved ones again? Why have Death Stick, when we can have the Holy Ghost to warn us of danger and protect us? And why have an impervious Invisibility Cloak when we have the Lord on our side?

All of these things are promised to us if we choose to follow our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. We will all be resurrected, we will have the protection of the Holy Ghost, and the Lord is always on our side. All of these things are blessings from our Heavenly Father. And we can recieve them if we follow Him.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

My Dad

So what holiday is coming up? FATHER'S DAY!!!! I am so excited every year for Father's Day. To celebrate fathers is such a privilege. This post is going to be about my dad, Bob Krambeck.

I love my dad. He is the greatest example of quiet dignity. He is the most righteous priesthood holder I know. And he is a great friend. I remember that we would always go to Discount Tire Co. and wait for the car's tires to get rotated. It was a time when we just talked about things. It was a time when I could get some really good advice. I know that he cherished those moments. And then I remember that we would always go out to IHOP afterwards and have breakfast together.

I remember him playing basketball with me and teaching me the rules. It's those little things that really make a difference in a boy's life. Now, my dad is also the epidomy of hard work. Every day he gets up at 5:30am and works till 5:30 pm. He has done that for as long as I can remember. And so we never had the greatest amount of time together. But when we did, it was so special.

So Dad, I just want to say that I love you!! You are my greatest friend. You have shown me how to be a righteous priesthood holder. You have shown me how to be a great father and husband. You are such an example to me. I couldn't be doing what I am today without you!!! Happy Father's Day!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

"Everything's Coming Up Roses"

Sometimes I wonder why people complain so much. "I'm not tall enough." "I wish I looked like so and so." Don't people realize that we are so privileged in this world? Let's "look on the bright side of life."

We have everything going for us in this life. All of the technology that we have is amazing. We are lucky to be living at this time. Granted, there are a lot of bad things in this world. But someone is always pulling for us. And that someone would be Jesus Christ. He always wants us to be happy.

As always, I have a musical that I want to use for an analogy. In the musical Gypsy, the mother, Rose, just learned that her other daughter, the star of the show, left her. At first she is dumbfounded. Then she decides that this isn't the end. It's a brand new beginning.

As Rose says, "Now's your inning. Stand the world on it's ear! Send it spinning!" Right now is OUR moment. We have been saved to come down here at this time. Like I said earlier, we have everything going for us. Jesus Christ has put so many things for us to use to further the Gospel. For example, we have the internet. And with the internet we have,, and so many other resources.

So let's stop worrying and complaining about what we DON'T have, and start using and appreciating what we DO have. As Rose says, "This is just the beginning!" I promise that as we use what we have, the Lord will provide ways for us to accomplish even greater things.