Thursday, January 4, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018

Making Great Goals

For the past few years I've been a goal dreader.

It seems strange for someone like me who's big on self improvement to hate goals, but that's why I dreaded them-- I am constantly trying to improve. Sticking a goal on top of that seemed kind of contrived, or without life. I innately understood that I was improving slowly over time, and goals seemed to stand there lifelessly unaccomplished, stacking up at the end of each year. Why make goals, I told myself, when progress seems to come slow and steady anyway? Then, I reasoned, I wouldn't have to look back at the end of each year and feel like a failure.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Friday, December 15, 2017

What service looks like

I sighed. Frank had a fever, and that meant I wouldn't be able to make a short stop to check in on someone for church. I'm beginning to recognize how much true joy and happiness arise from serving others, and so I was really bummed that I wouldn't be able to experience that today.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

December Goals + November check-in

I was a little discouraged as the sun set on the last day of November. My PowerSheets did not show much progress, I thought. But at the end of each month you have the chance to reflect (on the Cultivate Gratitude page) and I was reminded of why I am engaging in this, focusing on the things I had accomplished and moving forward.

Monday, November 13, 2017

The relationship between reading your scriptures and the power to fight sin

I've wondered for quite some time what the relationship is between reading your scriptures and fighting against sin. I'm not an expert, and I only have my experience to share with you.