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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 418

For the next few days I will be beginning my day with my gratitude post because I will be having some late days/nights at work and I know I will be too tired to sit down and write when I walk in the door well after a Godly hour. I am grateful for sleep. I… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 418

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 417

Today as I study various things in 1 Nephi 13 I am struck by how firm God is in honoring agency. He honors the agency of men, even if bad things will happen. He honors the agency of men who with change His word and warp the perception of others of just who God is… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 417

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 416

As I continue my study of Nephi's vision I wonder, "How did he know what the symbols meant? It wasn't like the angel gave him a definition for everything he saw. Then a couple of things occurred to me. 1) God teaches us with things we are familiar with. 2) God doesn't always tell us… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 416

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Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 415

Today has been a good day. I finished all my goals for the day. But the day started early with dental appointments and all and ended late with me doing my exercise at the end of the day, rather than in the beginning. I am grateful I had the courage to push through. I am… Continue reading Developing an Attitude of Gratitude – Day 415

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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