5.30.2014

Simplify


I have been having a hard time keeping up with the demands of life.  There are so many good things to do that I want to do them all.  I have been having an especially hard time with spiritual things.  There are so many good books to study and articles to read and things to learn to grow spiritually that I can't keep up with it all.  Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed that I just sit down and do nothing because I don't know where to begin. I have been praying about it and several times I have felt  I need to completely simplify and go back to the basics.  Then two things came into my mind:  Scriptures and Prayer.  That's it.  Those two simple things were where I was to start.  I didn't need to worry about reading conference talks, reading good books, writing in my journal, getting in depth with my scripture study or even going to the temple.  These were all things on my daily or monthly list that I have been struggling to do.  All I needed to do was make sure I was reading my scriptures and saying a morning and evening prayer everyday.  I could do that, right?  Well, I haven't been perfect, but I am trying my best.  Sometimes, I say my morning prayers with my bedroom door locked and children crying to come in, sometimes Jack is crawling all over me, pulling my hair, sometimes I say them in the bathroom, but I usually can do it.  (Why is it the children know exactly when you need a minute to yourself and need your attention right then?  It happens without fail.)  I am feeling really good, like this is where I am to be right now in my life.  I am hoping to start incorporating the others things soon so I can reap the full benefits of the gospel.  I am so grateful for the guidance of the spirit and the knowledge that Heavenly Father does care for me and all his children.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Love your blog! So happy that you're doing this so that I can keep tabs on my long lost cousin! ha!! keep that posts coming! :)
Amanda Pitcher

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