As I was reading my scriptures a couple of nights ago this passage really had an effect on me.
“Therefore, cheer up your hearts, and remember that ye are free to act for yourselves — to choose the way of everlasting death or the way of eternal life.” 2 Nephi 10:23
We all have free agency which means we are the only ones who can make our own decisions. Noone can force us to act any certain way. We all have the choice…… to choose good over evil.
Just my thought I wanted to share. So next time I make a poor decision I can’t blame it on anyone but myself. 🙂Click to Comment
I’ve decided to make French Fry boxes for ALL my girls’ classmates. I can’t believe I am going to do it but they are just going to be soooo cute! I’ll upload a pic when I am done. Here is the template if anyone wants to attempt one. http://www.jersgirl.com/templates/frybox_jersgirl.jpgClick to Comment
So often I find myself writing a “to do” list of things that need to be done for the day or for the week. What happens with that is that I feel a sense of failure if I don’t finish what was on the list. What I’ve been thinking about for the last few weeks is making a “got done” list where I put on there everything I did for the day. Most of the time I veer from my “to do” list and do other productive things. I think it will help me see where my hours are going during the day and feel a sense of accomplishment. So here are a few things on my list today…..
*Cleaned the guest bathroom, including the toilet AND mopping the floor/wiping the walls
*Brushed my teeth
*Folded one load of laundry and started another one
*Picked up the living room
*Got Thomas dressed for the day
*Read the Young Womens Motto two times
Wow, it’s only 8:30 am and I’ve already done so much!! I like this new “got done” list idea!!Click to Comment
As a Young Womens Leader I can personally participate in the “Personal Progress” program and receive my own Young Womens Recognition Award. I’m really excited to set these goals for myself. Here are a couple I am setting for experiences….
*Write in my journal every day for 30 days in a row.
*Memorize the Young Women Motto
*Memorize the Articles of Faith
I haven’t decided what I am going to do for the projects. I only have to do 3 of them while the Young Women have to do 7. For those of you reading my blog who are not familiar with the Personal Progress program, here is what it is…..
What Is Personal Progress?
Personal Progress is a goal-setting program that helps a young woman develop a testimony of Jesus Christ and His gospel. A young woman can work on Personal Progress even if she is the only young woman in her ward or branch.
Personal progress gives a young woman activities to do that will help her:
Know she is a daughter of God.
Rely upon the Holy Ghost.
Develop personal religious behaviors, such as prayer, scripture study, obedience to commandments, and service.
Keep her baptismal covenants and prepare and qualify for temple covenants.
Develop talents and skills that prepare her for her future roles.
Establish a pattern of step-by-step progress through her life.
She will have a pattern of progress for her life that will bring her joy and happiness!
I am going to use these goals to help my life stay more on track. I am excited for my girls to turn 12 so they can participate in Young Womens. I did not grow up a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints so I did not have that opportunity. I think it is wonderful!!Click to Comment