Well I accomplished everything this week except preparing for my lesson because I found out I'm not teaching until next week. But I prepared my 10 minute presentation for Relief Society. It went really well. I was nervous because it was the Relief Society annual birthday celebration and the stake relief society presidency was there. But they loved it.
So this week I will:
Prepare for my lesson next week
Write in my gratitude journal
Write down three challenges I have this week and how I over come them
I did a bit better this week. I prayed when I remembered. Chad started reading The Book of Mormon with me, but we missed 3 days. I am calling that good and bad. The good is that we are doing it together. The bad is that we still missed some days.
This week, I am going to work on the same goals. I will read with Chad daily before bed, and I will pray each morning when I get up.
I made some progress on my goals. FINALLY! I found my scriptures from when I was in high school. I got out my triple combination and put it on my night stand. I read at least one verse for 3 nights. I prayed most days. Some of the prayers were quick and felt more like checking it off a list. I guess I should be happy that I am doing it at all, though.
This week, I am going to keep working on the same goals. I will read at some in the Book of Mormon each night before going to bed, and I will pray at least once per day.
Well I blew off last week. I don't know why I get so overwhelmed with the slightest bit of stress. I never considered myself a stressed out person but that's because I just blow everything off so there's no more stress. Stupid.
Anyway, I did contact everyone on my list for my block captain calling except one because she wasn't ever home. I had a great time though. I got to meet people I didn't know and everyone was super friendly.
I also wrote in my gratitude journal. However, I did not read over my lesson for next week. So my goals for this week are:
Prepare for my lesson on Sunday
Write in my gratitude journal
Prepare for my part of the Relief Society meeting on Thursday (I'm on the activities committee and I'm in charge of giving the 10 minute thought/intro to topic thingy)
I don't know why this hasn't been happening. I know that for some reason I keep saying I need to find a hard copy of the scriptures before I can do this. I have started cleaning the area of my room that I almost certain I put my scriptures last. I know I want to read the scriptures. This WILL happen. I prayed almost everyday. I didn't concentrate on gratitude because I still had my friend on my mind. I prayed for her husband and daughter to be comforted in their time of tragedy. I will do better this week.
I am keeping the same goals this week. I am going to read the Book of Mormon each night before I go to bed (I think this time will work better for me). I am, also, going to pray everyday. I want to be more spiritual, and I know that this is my next step.
Well this week I went to the temple. I went on Saturday with John. It's the first time we've been together since Sarah received her endowments last September. Before that I think it had been a couple of years. It was really good. I also started reading the scriptures by topic - Jesus Christ. It's been easier to get into it because I felt like I had direction. I did not, however, start my next personal progress item but I still feel like I was successful.
For this week I will:
Visit all the people on my list for my calling of Block Captain.
Read over my lesson for next month.
Write in my gratitude journal at least three times.
I am not doing good with the goal of reading the Book of Mormon. I really want to, though. I am not going to give up on this goal. I will read at least a little each day or night. This needs to be a bigger priority.
I am doing better with praying. I have to admit that I didn't do it everyday, but I have prayed at least 3 days that I can remember. Of course yesterday and to day it was because my friend and 2 of her kids died, so I was praying for her husband and other child. I wish that it didn't take a tragedy to remind me that I need to pray more often. I think it is easier for me to ask for other people to be helped than myself, though. I feel like I have been blessed so much that I don't have a lot to ask for. (I know that means another trial will probably present itself soon, but that is how we grow. Right?)
The temple trip was amazing. Watching my son and daughter as they excitedly participated in baptisms for the dead for the first time is a memory I hope to never forget! I love my kids so much and hope Sean will join them at some point.
This week, I am going to keep with my goals of reading in the Book of Mormon each night and praying each day. I'm thinking I can concentrate on prayers of gratitude so that can feel a purpose for my prayers. In some ways, I think my like was in crisis for so long that I forgot what it was like to have a bit more balance. It is time that the Lord knows how thankful I am for that.