Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Are you a sloth?

Excuse a scripture taken out of context but I think it still applies. 

And now behold, I say unto you, I fear exceedingly that the judgments of God will come upon this people, because of their exceeding slothfulness,...
Alma 60:14

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


And now I would that ye should be humble, and be submissive and gentle; easy to be entreated; full of patience and long-suffering; being temperate in all things; being diligent in keeping the commandments of God at all times; asking for whatsoever things ye stand in need, both spiritual and temporal; always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive.

I recently realized the necessity to practice self-restraint, or temperance, in multiple aspects of my life. October will be a bit of an experiment to see just how temperate we can be and focus on the basic needs. I'm excited and nervous. I'm also hoping this experiment will help me on my weight loss journey as I focus on the needful things. 

Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing; and establish a house, even a house of prayer, a house of fasting, a house of faith, a house of learning, a house of glory, a house of order, a house of God;

Saturday, September 13, 2014

This week has had some days with high calorie counts and not enough exercise. It has been extremely taxing on my psyche. I've had to fight the constant guilty feelings. But today is a new day. Tomorrow starts a new week. Hopefully my stress levels will decrease a bit and I can just enjoy being healthy.

Here's hoping.

In the mean time, I need to finish reading my book for book club today.
Stop Whining, Start Living by Dr. Laura.
Having kind of a love/hate relationship with this book.
Great advice at times.
I really do need to stop whining so much.
Does my initial paragraph count as whining? Maybe... 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Be an influence for good

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.