Today was a pretty productive day. I’m still in the organization phase of setting up the office, cleaning out old paper work that I don’t need, deleting files, and creating “systems” that I can follow on-going, but it’s feeling really good.
I interviewed, via email, 24 studio owners today and hope that turns in to accounts I can service under CO and possibly MM.
I took Becky to the airport so she could go see Mandy perform in the high school musical. Chloe went with her.
Then I met Mom and Dad in Brigham City at Maddox before they took the kids for the weekend. I’ll be headed that way on Friday sometime. On the way home, I stopped at Steph and Andy’s house to drop off some stuff and say hello. That was fun.
So, it’s just me here at the house. In the past I feel this would have been a HUGE challenge for me, but I’m working hard to stay focused when I’m on the computer, stay away from TV, and work the steps on a consistent basis. Tomorrow (actually today) I’ll plan to work on a question and study at the FIRST of the day instead of the end.
“[The sons of Mosiah] traveled throughout all the land. . . zealously striving to repair all the injuries which they had done to the church, confessing all their sins, and publishing all the things which they had seen, and explaining the prophecies and the scriptures to all who desired to hear them” (Mosiah 27:35).
Because of addictions, many people quit attending church. Some used the faults of others to justify their limited involvement. Write about your own experiences with activity in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Hmm…this is a pretty broad question. I think my activity in the Church has always been pretty good; my involvement may be the thing I question most. To simply go to church is one thing, but WHY I go and WHAT I look for and HOW I act have been affected in the past by my addictions.
I remember when we moved in to our new ward – at the time I was in and out of the addictive actions. Not only did this cause me to have a bad attitude about the new ward, the new bishop, and the people in the ward, but it impeded me from getting a calling, even a home teaching assignment for quite some time.
I became bitter, which led to more resentment and thus, acting out in my addictions.
As I work the steps of the program and utilize the Atonement in my life on a daily basis, Church takes on a whole new meaning. Like last week how everything seemed to be about “Fear Not” and things will be fine if you’re doing what’s right (or striving too).
Even going to the temple has seemed to take on a different meaning when I go with a purpose in mind. (I think I’ll go tomorrow morning early.
So, I feel going to Church is a deeper question than simply “Am I active?” I feel there can be deeper things to asses with going to church and Church Activity.
Things I’m Grateful For
- That I am getting more organized now than ever before
- That my office is coming together nicely
- That Caleb, Madi, Becky and Chloe all traveled safely
- That I was able to make a sale today on CO (1st as a Self-Employed person)
- That I had a good talk with Brett about business
- That I had a frank talk with Ben about my feelings with PR and ET
- That I made time this evening to study even though its late
- That this question meant more to me after I thought about it than it did when I initially read it 🙂
- That I can officially “sleep in” a bit tomorrow
- That I want to go to the temple for a reason, not just to get it done