March 2nd, 2019


Rainy Saturday

Semi-busy day today. We got to go help with the music at the baptism for a little girl whose family is new in our ward, and I think it was one of the best baptisms we've been to in a long time, because the talks seemed to actually be geared toward children of baptism age, which is especially good for us, because that's approximately where our attention spans are at, generally.

I especially liked how the little girl's grandma explained the baptismal covenant with the story of the "three bears." First, we covenant to "bear His name," because we're taking on the name of Jesus Christ. Second, we covenant to "bear testimony," or, to put it more scriptorally, to "stand as a witness of God at all times, and in all things, and in all places that we may be in." And finally, we covenant to "bear one another's burdens." It was just such a neat way to explain it, and of course each one came with a real-life little teddy bear. I'm a little jealous.

After the baptism, we came home and did a little tiny bit of work, and took care of a few odds and ends. We watched an episode of anime. But most importantly, we played Kingdom Hearts. We knew we were getting close to the end, so we weren't sure if we wanted to go there, but we decided if we didn't do it today, we'd have to wait a whole other week at least, and we didn't want to do that, either. But alas, true to Square-Enix form, the road to the final battle was a long one, and now here we are with (as far as we know) just the (probably multi-tiered) final boss battle to go, but it's bed time and we have church tomorrow, so we decided to be responsible and turn it off. With our current workload, we need to make sure to get plenty of rest on the weekends, and depriving ourselves of sleep is counter to that end. So here we are.

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And that's all for now, because we want to go to bed. Today I'm thankful for getting to go to a lovely baptism, getting to have strawberry cupcakes, having time to make it to a decent stopping point in Kingdom Hearts, finally succeeding in making the special blood orange dish, and getting to try Hershey's & Reese's Pieces (it's like a Mr. Goodbar, only also with Reese's Pieces).