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Friday, July 27, 2012

Birthday Goals

It's 7am the morning of my birthday and what am I doing? First of all I'm awake.??   Secondly, I am thinking about my life. Reflecting on the past year, and all of the wonderful things I have in my life. I thought I'd make some goals for myself for this next year.

Be me. Stop worrying about what other people think.

Be more patient.

Be easy going.

Visit the Temple more often.

There. That's it. A nice short list of thing's I'd really like to work on over the next year. Hopefully 365 days from now I'll look back and see even more blessings and personal growth. I am so very grateful today for all that I have. For the family I have. For my health. For all the experiences I've had in my life. I am grateful for life itself. It is a gift. May you have a wonderful day today as well.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Alive and Kicking

I know, I know, you've been wondering where I have been. No, I wasn't on vacation. I just have been in the middle of things and unable to write. Sometimes that's the way life goes.

Here is what's been going on:
Swim lessons
Our Beloved Dog died
We get a new Puppy
Training the new puppy
Cleaning up puppy messes
Stomach Flu for 1,2,3 of us

So there you go. With all of that going on it's been hard to get on the computer and write uplifting positive stuff. Thanks for your patience with me. I'm sure I'll post something fabulous in the near future. Until then, hope you are enjoying your summer!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Faith and Fasting

I am a fainter.  All it takes is skipping one meal, or being stressed, or nervous, or any one of several other circumstances and I will faint.  It has happened several times in my life.  I am used to it.  But it has yet to happen on a day when I am fasting. 

Wait, go back, what is fasting?  Fasting is not eating for usually 2 consecutive meals while concentrating your thoughts and prayers on specific needs.  Here is a great article on fasting if you are looking for more info.

In my religion we use the first Sunday of every month as a day to fast and pray.  We call it Fast Sunday.  So you see it happens quite frequently, which is why it's weird that I have never fainted on Fast Sunday.  Especially if it's a rare Sunday when I get up and share my testimony with the congregation, and I still don't faint.  Are you kidding me?!?  There has to be something helping me, strengthening me. 

I believe that the Lord is strengthening me when I excersise faith in him.  I have faith that the Lord will sustain me.  And he always does.  Each and every time.  Coinsidence?  I do not believe so. 

I am grateful that we can come closer to the Lord through fasting and prayer.  We can receive answers to prayers.  We can receive Divine inspiration directly from the God.  Fasting is a wonderful blessing.  I have faith in it.  I have seen it work in my life.  If you need direction, or answers, or just desire to come closer to God I invite you to try fasting with prayer.