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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 192 and 193

Yesterday was the longest day... graduation day. It started early and ended late. I got soaking wet 4 times, worried about my safety working with sound wires and equipment in the rain, stressed over things not working right as I didn't get a chance to do a proper sound test, only got the chance to… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 192 and 193

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Blogging the Book of Mormon – The Pride of the World (1) – 1 Nephi 11:32-36

I LOVE this woman’s insights. She is able to put into words what my heart longs to say. It is well worth the read and adding to your scripture study.

That Good Part

You can read 1 Nephi 11:32-36 here.

Context and General Information

  • Nephi is seeing the vision of the tree of life.
  • The Spirit tells Nephi to Look! Nephi looks.
  • Nephi sees the Lamb of God judged of the world, lifted up on the cross, and slain for the sins of the world.
  • Nephi saw multitudes of people gathered to fight agains the apostles of Christ.
  • Nephi sees the multitude gathered in the great and spacious building.
  • The Spirit explains to Nephi that the great and spacious building is the world and its wisdom. Nephi then saw that the great and spacious building, which was the pride of the world, fell.

The Pride of the World

Well, I’m not exactly sure what to learn/write about today. But that’s just how it goes sometimes.

As I keep reading through this selection, I keep noticing the word pride.

This series of things…

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 124

I am grateful we have the means to help our kids out when they need it. I am grateful that Lilli was assigned to a family friend that is more like a family member as her chaperone on the choir trip. I am grateful that John was willing to work so hard helping me with… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 124

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 107 and Day 108

Today I am grateful for some giggles with Lilli over sugar free frozen yogurt. Today I am grateful for a few hours of sunshine that we were able to sit and chat in. Today I am grateful that we were able to catch a movie on a whim. I am grateful that I had help… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 107 and Day 108

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 94 and Day 95

Yesterday was Marathon Day... working on adding the last technical puzzle pieces to the show. I started bright and early and ended very late. I am grateful that I had a few hours to rest today. I am grateful that the show is ready. I love how it is shaping up. The kids have worked… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 94 and Day 95

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 72

Today I am grateful for those who have listening ears. Today I am grateful for a successful day at work. I got a lot done and still had the energy to do a few things when I got home. Today I am grateful for my missionary and that I got a letter from her. Today… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 72

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 57 and 58

I missed yesterday... long day. I am grateful I came home to a clean house. I am grateful Lilli, Ethan and Jeff came to help me clean off the stage after my last concert last night. I am grateful that I was able to fall asleep quickly. Today I am grateful for a successful day.… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 57 and 58

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 53

I am thankful for the time I served in Primary this go round... next week I'm off to Gospel Doctrine again. I am thankful for a sunny day. I am thankful for the time I got to spend reading, studying and pondering my scriptures today. I am grateful that to day I can go to… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 53

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How Can We Overcome Our Doubts?

I love these thoughts! Today I will follow suit. I will trust in the Lord and strive to stay the course. I will not allow doubts to overcome my goals. I will anchor myself to true principles. Give this blog a read. This writer is amazing.

Book of Mormon Study Notes

To doubt something is to feel uncertain about it, to lack conviction. The word is also closely associated with fear (Oxford Dictionary).

When new evidence calls an accepted fact into question, reasonable people will begin to doubt what they thought they knew before. This is wise, and is part of the process of learning and growing. However, sometimes, particularly when we are working to achieve a difficult goal, the roadblocks we face can cause us to question our course of action. We can forget the reasons for our original confidence. We can become fearful. As a result, we might give up halfway through the process, or simply make a halfhearted and inconsistent effort.

Success in any endeavor requires commitment, and it is impossible to commit when we are plagued by doubt.

The Book of Mormon tells the story of a massive war. Helaman, who was the leader of…

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 42

Today I am grateful that I was able to solve my lighting issue at work relatively easily... even if it did take awhile to chase down all the troubleshooting possibilities. I am grateful that my coughing and sore lungs didn't stop me from going up and down the stairs I needed to in order to… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 42