So i finished the Book of Mormon! just a few hours before the 4 day limit too! it was awesome! i am so glad i challenged myself to do this! if you are seeking for some peace, answers, direction, counsel...i definitely encourage you to read this powerful book as you would a novel, in a short amount of time. i can not doubt the truthfulness which lies within its pages. i know that those who kept record were real, actual people, fulfilling a commandment so that we, in these latter days, would have their words to draw strength from. how thankful i am , and blessed we are to have their words and teachings. how thankful am i that this young boy, joseph smith, was living in accordance to the gospel, so that he indeed recognized the spirit which influence him to go ask the Lord, on his knees, for His direction. i know that it was His testimony and the strength of the spirit that allowed the restoration of this great gospel to come about.
i love this gospel! i know that the Book of Mormon is true and inspired of God! may we all strive more dilligently strive to make this good book a part of our lives!
Monday, January 3, 2011
so i'm 32+ hours into my quest to read the Book of Mormon in 4 days. so far, so good! my head is full, but i'm surprised at what a smooth read it has been. i just finished alma 5. not too shabby, 'eh? i am learning things i've not thought of before now. it's changed how i deal with the kids. i'm really enjoying this experience! thanks for the inspiration ang!!
Sunday, January 2, 2011
so i've been thinking. i really want to focus on my health during this new year. then, i was thinking some more... good health is SO much more than just a physical thing, it is a SPIRITUAL thing too. so, as i focus on good, healthy habbits, i will include my spiritual well being. my sister, angela, taught a mini class in her ward about the Book of Mormon, and as a part of her 'preparation', i guess, she read the Book of Mormon in 4 days, start to finish. she didn't mark everything that stood out to her, but read it more like a novel. so, my dear friends, i am going to take the 4 day B of M challenge, as i know i will need all the extra strength to start my new health journey! happy reading!
Saturday, January 1, 2011
so i've just realized, more then ever, as i walk past mirrors, or look at pics of myself from recent shin-digs, whoa! i've really let meself go! yes, i have had 4 beautiful children, but i've not been holding myself accountable for my fitness level. i've been pretending to be athletic in this overweight body. i don't want to pretend anymore, i want to BE! i want to look like a runner...so, i need to run. i want, and will, take my health more seriously, as our bodies are GIFTS...it is MY responsibility to take care of myself.
i can sit and complain that i'm the heaviest i've ever been. that i'm sick of being the sweet chubby girl down the road. that i hate walking past mirrors, or sit next to all these fit little barbies wherever i go...so, you know what, i tell myself? GET OFF YOUR BUTT AND DO SOMETHING! faith w/o works is dead. you can't gain a testimony of the scriptures just by holding them. you have to ACT- you have have to pick them up and actually read them. well, same goes with my body. i can't look at runners magazines or watch others run to get a runners body.... I HAVE TO RUN! so, my friends, i am holding myself accountable and responsible this new year of 2011. i am what i make of myself!