Sunday, June 21, 2009

Whats going on

I am just at the point of moving. I have been in this current home for almost two years now so I have been fortunate. I am looking to move to central Edmonton just North of Whyte Avenue. It will be a lot closer to work; the only sad part will be that I will need to move Wards also.
Currently I am serving as the Ward Mission Leader in my Ward. I was a little tentative a first when I got that calling again. Now that it comes down to leaving my ward and calling I feel kind of sad.
We have some incredible people coming into the church right now. This is not a time that I want to move away. We had a Spanish couple from Mexico who came to our YSA ward. They were refuges from Mexico as some drug gang was pursuing them after the husband foiled one of their operations. I was able to help teach the first discussion and translated church for them one Sunday which was pretty cool. I was awesome to see how they were just so accepting of the gospel. Never a "I don't think thats right," or anything like it. It has been a long time since I have seen someone just believe, and be facinated with what they heard. They have a baptism date in July. The cool part is that their story is not a unique one, but I wont share anymore right now.
Love you all, Tyler

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My 6.5-.284 with a Leupold 6.5-20*40mm Varmiter scope. Sweet The scope was a treat for me making my $4000 RRSP contribution this last year.

Temple Time

Not too long ago a Stake Leader issued a challenge that we attend the temple one more time a month than we were currently doing. I drive the temple twice daily (at least) but had only been going maybe once or twice a month. I decided that I would do better, and go once a week. It has been about a month or so since I took up that challenge. I have begun to notice some very subtle changes. More in the way that I feel than in any tangible way. I feel a little more grateful for what I have, a little more patient as I wait for that which I don't have but want, a little more ready to serve, and really just surprised what a couple of hours a week can do to change a life.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I re-learned an old truth the other day; when a woman comes to you with a problem, it isn't because she wants you to solve it, she just wants you to listen. I take responsibility for forgetting that simple truth, but women it should be understood, if you bring a man a problem, more often than not, he will try to solve it, quite simply it is who we are.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Why is finding a girl to marry so difficult?

Though I live a very happy and productive life, one thing eludes me. Some have accused me of being too picky, or not patient enough. Admittedly those accusations may contain a thread of truth, but are not the whole truth.
I seems like quite often there are girls that show interest to whom I just cannot return the favor, and it seems to happen in reverse to me quite often. I don't think that is abnormal, I am a little tired of the seemingly never-ending cycle of meeting new people, but never really developing anything lasting or profound with them.

Just think of it, the beginnings are always the most awkward, or mechanical parts of a relationship, that's where I seem to be stuck. Some may advise to be more patient, I am not sure what the solution is to my query?
The gospel has brought so much meaning and purpose to my life. I feel God's love for me, and know he wants me to succeed. I quite honestly do not know which direction to go, what I need to change, what should remain the same?

As I went home for Christmas and talked with old friends I had an interesting thing happen. AS I said that I was happy to some of my friends, they exclaimed "yeah, that's because you are single." Which made me laugh. Here I am a little unhappy because I am single, while my friends dream of there single days and remember them as happy ones.

thanks for hearing me vent

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yeah well I had fun this Halloween. I usually opt out from dressing up , unless it includes some sort of camouflage from my closet, which costs me nothing to wear. Well, I spent $10 on some Halloween make-up, had a vision of what I wanted to look like and this was the result.....The balding joker.