Sunday, March 30, 2008

A Crazy Polynesian Week

Saturday night we were in charge of the neighborhood dinner group and sat on dad's 30 year old Samoan mats. It took me more than 2 hours but I found some really fun music online that I like. This man's name was Israel Kamakawiwo'ole and I have fallen in love with his songs. He became famous outside Hawaii when his album Facing Future was released in 1993 with his medley of "Over the Rainbow" and "What a Wonderful World", which was subsequently featured in several films, television programs, and commercials.
Kamakawiwo╩╗ole was nicknamed "The Gentle Giant" by his admirers. He was described as always cheerful and positive, and he was best known for his love of the land and of the people of Hawai╩╗i.

I been thinking a lot about Jesus Christ. I am always amazed at how through the Atonement that people can change, bad men can become good, desires appetites and passions can change. It takes a long time----but Jesus Christ is powerful and he suffered for all those problems. If I didn’t believe it, I couldn’t do counseling. There are some pretty grim people out there. I had a man stand up in session this week and say, “I’ve had it, I hate this marriage, I’m done.” Then he left. The sad thing was, I don’t blame him. I just wish they would have come to me 5 years earlier so I could help them before it got that bad. I know the Lord could help them and fix them if they would just be humble and teachable. And, give the Lord time to work miracles. I also had a client get really mad assault someone in the waiting room. We had our bothers from the police dept at LDS social services. It was an exciting day.


b-ryce said...

holy cow, what a crazy time at the office! I love that guy's music. keep up the good work mom, its so nice that you help people!

Celeste said...

I love that song- I didn't' know it came from a poly!