Sunday, April 15, 2018

Try this again

I did catch up with my gratitude journal but not my challenges. I don't know if I will at this point. I'm ok with that. Also, I did write my to do lists for at least 3/4's of the time though it seems like every time I did, some unexpected thing happened and I couldn't do most of it. However, the unexpected things usually ended up being some sort of service for someone else and I'm sure Heavenly Father approved of that. My goals this week are..

  • To Do lists
  • Scriptures every day
  • Prayer every day
  • Two conference talks this week

Need a New Start

So, I have done ok with my prayers. I think I have prayed at least 4 days a week for the last 2 weeks. I have not read in the scriptures at all. After falling off track in every goal I have set, I am starting over this week. I am going to keep working on prayer with the goal of at least one personal prayer a day. I am also going to start listening to conference talks while getting ready for work. I don't know when I stopped, but I miss it and the feeling of my home and my day when I did it. Wish me luck!

Sunday, April 1, 2018


I still didn't write down my challenged or in my gratitude journal. Several times I thought about it but got distracted and forgot.

So I have to stick with the same goals as they are also a school assignment and I have to:

  • Gratitude journal
  • Challenges recorded
  • To Do list each morning or evening. I did this as part of my institute class last semester and it really helped me. I wrote down things that I needed to get done, then I prayed to know if there was something I was missing and which ones were most important because I likely wouldn't get to them all. I'm going to try again. 


We only read 2 times this week. I did pray, but I don't remember how often. I know that I prayed the entire way to work  a few days and most of the way home another day (the roads were bad). These are totally doable goals. I will makes these goals higher on my list this week. Hopefully, my head and stomach will cooperate better.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Same in Some Ways, Better in Others

This week, I read scriptures with Chad 4 out of 7 days (the same as last week). I found myself saying quick little prayers a few times, but it was not consistent and maybe only 3 or 4 days. The think that frustrates me the most about not being able to fulfill the prayer goals is that I have such a strong testimony of prayer. I know it has helped me through so much. I feel like a hypocrite telling people about how wonderful prayer is knowing that I keep forgetting to say prayers.
This week I will make the goal of reading with Chad at least 5 days and deliberate prayers every day.


I did prepare my lesson that I taught today but I didn't fully prepare until this morning. I work better under pressure anyway. It went well.

However, I did not write down my challenges or in my gratitude journal. So this week I will have to do that again. These are actually homework assignments but they are spiritual in nature so that's why I'm including them here.

  • Write in my gratitude journal
  • Write down challenges and how I overcame them

Sunday, March 18, 2018


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