Sunday, December 10, 2017


This week I prayed and read scriptures and I read for my institute class. I did not make it to the temple, however. I think I just got busy and put it off. I also didn't make it to church today, which will make this week a very difficult. I NEED church every week.

This week my goals are going to include some of the same and some different. I need to change it up a bit, I think:

  • Attend the temple
  • Start a gratitude journal
  • Pray on my knees every day
I just want to get through this week.

Not Horrible

This week was not horrible, but not the best either. I listened to a conference talk 4 mornings. I forgot on Friday because of the water heater drama which is probable when I needed the help the most. Sadly, I forgot to pray all but one day. I hate that this has been such a struggle because I really do have a strong testimony of prayer and know that prayer are answered. I read the Book of Mormon every day except Friday because I ended up having to leave work to pick up my sick daughter from school and was off of my usual schedule. I would have to say that these goals have shown me the importance of having a routine and that I kind of fall apart when my routine is disrupted.
This week I am going to have the same goals. My schedule will be off a bit because I will be taking my husband to the airport on Wednesday and will be off of work for doctor appointments on Friday, but I need to learn how to deal with not being on the same schedule. As a reminder, my goals are to listen to a conference talk every morning, pray each day, and read the Book of Mormon every day.
I know I can do it. I will complete my goals this week.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Winding down

Well this week was better. I felt that when I prayed on my knees, it felt more sincere. I was more attentive to what I was saying and it wasn't just habitual. I didn't do that all the time but I did it a few times and it felt better. I read my scriptures and worked on personal progress but I didn't get to the temple. The week just got away from me.

So, this week:

  • Attend the temple
  • Continued prayers and scripture study
  • Read every day for my institute reading guide.
I know this week can be better, I just need to put more effort into my prayers. I need His strength.

No Excuses

I can't make too many excuses for these goals. Even though I was sick, I could have done everything from bed. All I can say is I failed.
I am going to get these goals done this week:

  1. Listen to conference talk each morning
  2. Pray every morning
  3. Read the Book of Mormon each day

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Is it better?

Well I accomplished my goals this week of praying, reading scriptures, and starting my next step in personal progress. I am sad to report, however, that it wasn't very heartfelt. It was just a robotic thing I did all week. It was a really stressful week. I fought all week with my husband, Adam wrecked the car - totaled it, and my oven went out on Thanksgiving day. So we ate our dinner with no turkey. My aunt is about to die and my mother has been in one of her manic episodes for days. My sister came into town which was nice but we stayed up really late most nights so I felt like crap.

On an up note, I had a meeting with the bishop today. He is soon inspired. I can't really go into detail what he told me but it was an answer to my prayers. I have been struggling spiritually for a couple of months now. I have been going through the motions but not really feeling much. Today, I hope is the beginning of a change in that.

So, my goals this week:

  • Pray every day - even if it is rote. I have to make sure it's a habit
  • Read my scriptures every day
  • Continue working on my next step in my personal progress
  • Attend the temple

Yes and No

I did great with my spiritual goals on the days I went to work (Monday, Tuesday, and Friday). For some reason, when I am not on my work schedule, I just forget about all of my goals. I wish this wasn't true, but it is.
This week, my plan is to get back on track. I am going to listen to a conference talk each morning, read from the Book of Mormon daily, and pray daily. I know I can do this. Of all the goals I have set for my self, I am most confident about my spiritual goals.

Sunday, November 19, 2017


Well, I prayed - half heartedly - every day and read my scriptures, but only the words, no learning or pondering. For some reason, this past week was particularly hard for me. I did get my personal progress assignment signed off today though. My goals for this week:

  • Pray daily
  • Scripture study daily
  • Start my next personal progress step
Here's to a better week.