Friday, January 29, 2010

Standing Fast and Immovable in Faith!

I read a couple of quotes yesterday from the January 2009 Ensign. The Visiting Teaching Message. I absolutely loved them!

Cheryl C. Lant, Primary general president: “Our personal conversion comes as we begin to live the way the Lord wants us to live—steadfast and immovable in keeping all of the commandments, not just those that are convenient. This then becomes a process of refinement as we strive to make each day a little better than the last” (“Righteous Traditions,” Liahona and Ensign, May 2008, 14).

I loved that! As we live all of the commandments, not just the ones that are convenient. I think in this world today many of us do what is easy and convenient because that is what everything is geared towards. Convenience. Food, entertainment, activities, everything. But when it comes to being a Christlike person, it isn't about convenience, it is about obedience. I doubt it was convenient for Daniel to continue to pray and get thrown to the lions! I doubt it was convenient for Ester to Walk in and speak to the king! I doubt it was convenient for Noah to build an Ark! But they did it because they stood for what was right and lived the commandments, even when it wasn't convenient!

Elder Richard G. Scott of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles: “You cannot today remotely imagine what that decision to be unwaveringly obedient to the Lord will allow you to accomplish in life. Your quiet, uncompromising determination to live a righteous life will couple you to inspiration and power beyond your capacity now to understand” (“Making the Right Decisions,” Ensign, May 1991, 34).

I love that too! You cannot imagine what the Lord could do with you in your life if you were obedient and faithful to all of his commandments! What a great thing to wonder! It started to make me wonder what I could be missing out on. What kind of better person i could be if i would listen more and be more obedient! That would be so cool to know. I sure hope that by the end of this year I am at least a little bit closer to finding out!

If you would like to read the whole article here is a link to it!

Focusing on me!

So I have decided that this year I will focus on me. I have to say it is going pretty well. And I feel surprisingly more incontrol of my life. I have been working really hard these last 2 weeks to get myself back into the routine of controling my appetite as as well as start working out! I am doing pretty good! I have been blogging a lot on my feelings and successes and that seems to be helping a lot! Along with the support I have been getting from my online Weight Watchers groups :)
This week has been difficult, but I made it through and feel great!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I'm Puttin it ALL out there!

Ok, so I am now going to put my New Years goals out there for everyone to see! I check in with these on a daily and weekly basis, but I figured if they were out there where anyone can see them, then I would be held more accountable. So here is my list for the year of goals that I want to accomplish:

1. Read the scriptures daily, with both the children and personally.
2. Say prayers daily, morning and night, personally and as a family.
3. Have Family Home Evening once a week.
4. Go to church every week, early or on time.
5. Go to Temple monthly.
6. Do the genealogy for my family.
7. Lose my last 25 lbs and gain a healthier more active lifestyle.
8. Take time every week to write my 4 novels that I have yet to finish.
9. Read the lesson for church ever week before church. For both Sunday School and Relief Society.
10. Learn how to use my camera better and take a photography class.
11. Learn how to do zippers and pockets in sewing pants.
12. Spend time every week for myself. Do something for myself every week.
13. Brush my teeth, my hair, take a shower, get dressed everyday.

Ok! I know some of them sound like simple things but believe me when you're a homeschooling Mama of 4, sometimes those things aren't so easy!
Ok, so that is my list for the year! I guess I should also add that I want to blog every week on there too :)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I have 2 new blogs!

I have 2 new blogs. One of them has nothing on it yet so I will post it later when i have stuff on there. It is for my sewing business. The second is for my new years goals to change who i am and what i do for my body and my health. Feel free to stop by and make a comment. Feel free to voice your encourangement or come feel inspired! Thanx for looking!