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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 414

Wow! What a day. I am grateful for a better night sleep. I think it helps that John is home now after being gone for the whole week. I am grateful for the fun conversation I had with the guy at the lumber store. It was fun to have a gospel discussion with someone. When… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 414

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 412

Today as I studied the scriptures I was struck by the honest answers of Nephi. He is unafraid to say with conviction what he knows. He is also comfortable saying, "I don't know, but I intend to find out." I'd like to think I live my life the same way. I know I know quite… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 412

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 411

Today I studied 1 Nephi 9. The phrase, "for a wise purpose" sticks out. It makes me wonder if I brush aside impressions that are given to me "for a wise purpose." Nephi had no idea why he needed a second record other than God told him to do it and that it must be… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 411

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 410

Scripture study this morning... how does one change their perspective from "clinging" to the rod to "holding fast" to the rod? This seems of great importance. Really. Those who were clinging to the rod seemed to live and move forward out of fear. Been there. Done that. Fear is a sad way to live. That… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 410

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 409

Scripture study this morning was all about the tree Lehi saw and the fruit that was sweet to the taste. I have mapped out this story so many times. My scriptures are covered with notes and sticky notes with ideas learned from this vision. (Admittedly, there are times I wish I could dream like that,… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 409

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 408

I am grateful for the peace and quiet of mornings... when I can read and ponder the scriptures and practice a little qi gong. This morning I started the chapter in the Book of Mormon where Lehi sees the tree of life. First of all, did you know that nearly every culture in the world… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 408

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 407

Today I am grateful for a slow day. The Sabbath always brings a moment to slow down and recharge. I am grateful Hannah got to her destination safely. I am grateful John got to his destination safely. I am grateful that Lilli spent some time coloring with me. I am grateful Jeff helped me get… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 407

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 406

Today in my scripture study... I pondered how important is was for Nephi and his brothers to get the records of their forefathers, how important it was for them to remember how God had blessed family members and to remember their own relationships with their ancestors. I pondered the question, why is it that in… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 406

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 405

Today some new thoughts as I pondered the ever famous "go and do" scripture of 1 Nephi 3:7. Going is actually showing up. Can't have "an experience" if you never show up. Doing is participating. It's pretty hard to enjoy an experience when we don't participate. How many things have I missed because I didn't… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 405

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 404

As I spent a few minutes in my scriptures this morning, before an early meeting, I was reminded of a great principle... "... the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them." This principle has been… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 404