papa's day (:

This past Sunday (Father's Day) I was asked to speak in front of the congregation on "The God of our Fathers." The following is a little excerpt from my talk (:

Another wonderful example is of Stephen, the holy martyr who gave his life for his faith. He “looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing on the right hand of God.”

I love that story and reading it reminds me, obviously, of my own father here, Stephen Kron. I am so grateful for His wonderful example and for his vast knowledge and love of the Gospel and also for his great love for our God and Savior. I know that without a doubt, just like the Stephen of Old, my own father would give his life for his faith in a heartbeat. His testimony is so strong and I know that there is nothing that could ever make him falter. I am eternally grateful for his ability and willingness to naturally share the gospel daily with all those around him.

Basically, I love my daddy (: that's nothing new! He is my prime example, inspiration, and idol. He's amazingly spiritual, enveloped in serving others (family, friends, strangers), and he gives the most stellar advice. Today is a day that is all about him and I am just incredibly grateful to have him in my life, and most especially as my own father. For his Father's Day present, I wrote him a letter with a list of 20 of my favorite memories I've had with him (in the past 20ish years he's been my dad!) including things from Easter egg hunts to Clipper's games to talent shows to everyday conversations and sososo many more.

Today's your day, daddy! (: I love you so much and hope you had an amazing Father's Day. I'm so glad that I have the blessing of being your daughter and I cherish every memory, every moment we have together (and the many, many more to come!).

I love you, Daddy! Happy Father's Day from your one & only Sarah B (:


things i wish

#27 - to be a professional hardcore kick-butt dancer.

but because my years of ballet at age five and six haven't really helped me ever break-out into the super ghetto awesome hip-hop scene.. i've learned that i'll just have to settle with watching other people be super ghetto awesome hip-hop dancers. like these guys:

(make sure you click on it to watch it on hulu.com or click the 'full-screen' button at the bottom right-hand corner of the video to make the screen bigger so you can get the full effect. trust me (: )

if those aren't (soon-to-be!) professional hardcore kick-butt dancers.. i don't know who is.


girls camp.

I light the light of INTEGRITY. It has been said that what you are speaks so loudly that I cannot hear your words. I must make my actions equal to my knowledge. This is commitment. This is honesty. When I can be trusted to never veer from what is right- even in my thoughts; when I am brave enough to stand always for truth and righteousness- then I can know my Savior, for His image will be engraved upon my countenance. “Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord: Or who shall stand in His Holy place? He that hath clean hands and a pure heart, who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.” (Psalms 24:4)

I learned so much my six years in the Young Women's program for my church. Looking back through the large stack of spiritual thoughts, like the one above, that i have collected over the years.. it seems so clear to me that certain things we said and given to me for a divine purpose and reason. I feel so foolish for not heeding the words which were spoken unto me, because it's only now that i'm realizing how much they would've helped.. had i simply listened to them then, rather than simply reading them through and skipping right over the meaning when I was asked.

I'm eternally grateful for the processes of repentance and forgiveness, as well as the plan of salvation. These are some of the greatest blessings of my life.

I'm not going to allow myself to simply go through the motions of life anymore. Regardless of how much pain I may be in; how afraid I may be; how broken I may feel; I am going to start right now to get back on track and re-discover why I am the way that I am.

No day but today, right?


supersize me..


today i went to mcd's with daniel because out of EVERY SINGLE PLACE we could go to for dinner.. he wanted mcdonalds. of course. typical 11-year-old boy.

he got a happy mighty kids meal and i got chicken nuggets and a m&m mcflurry.

after we pulled away from the drive-thru, i realized that i used to always make sure (when i went 438209483209x my junior + senior years after i got my license) i asked for extra m&ms because they never put enough in for my liking.

but i totally forgot.

but instead of being upset about not having enough chocolate mixed in with my ice cream.. i was happy. because it's just been that long since i've eaten mcdonald's (or any other fast food, really) out of my own choice, since i started falling in love with healthy food. and i drove away smiling.

moral of the story;
being healthy + forgetting what my 'usual' is at mcd's = overall very happy.

sometimes, it's nice to find out that you've forgotten something (:
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