Monday, October 15, 2012

Down in the Dumps

    Today I am in quite the mood.
    I haven't felt this way for so so long. 
    I do suffer from depression, but medication has helped me keep it at bay for the past one and a half years.
    So why is it that today I can feel so awful?
    I know it is the adversary.  But why can't I shake it.  I  know I'm loved and of worth.  I know I'm watched over from on high.  Why can I not shake this? 
    I know we all have trials.  We have several right now that I won't go into right now.  That usually doesn't have this profound of an effect on me. 
    After feeling this way yesterday, I decided that I would get busy.  I got  up and read scriptures, went running, cleaned the kitchen, and had a dentist appointment.  I just finished resizing a pattern for Little Miss E.  My husband loves me and is oh so kind and helpful.  I have an amazing family. 
    So what is the deal? 
I am going to keep on keeping on.  I just thought that I  would try sharing this and see if getting it out there helps me at all. 
    Love you all, and enjoy the rest of your Monday.
    Speaking of Monday, for Family Home Evening, we are watching Bill Nye teach us about fire safety.  It's gonna be great.  Then we will go over where to meet in case of a fire, and what to do.
    Treats?  I think just the chocolate cookies we started yesterday and never baked.  Maybe add some ice cream.  Pin It

Sunday, October 14, 2012

My Patriarchial Blessing

    So today I was on pinterest and came across a pin about studying our Patriarchial Blessings.  I have been reading in the Book of Mormon about when Nephi was trying to explain to Laman and Lemuel about what their dad said concerning the "natural branches of the olive-tree".  I thought that I needed to study my patriarchial blessing and see what help and comfort it can give me today, since I have felt like I am failing at a few things. (One being how to parent our kids.)
    So this website was saying that we should copy our blessings and then highlight in different colors the different aspects of our blessing.  Well, there were things on their list that weren't in my blessing.  So I went to and found a lesson given to young women about Patriarchal Blessings.  There are three aspects that every blessing has: "a patriarchal blessing always confers promises upon us, becomes a warning against failure in life, and a means of guidance in attaining the blessings of the Lord."
    I grabbed my colored pens and clear ruler, found my patriarchal blessing (where did I have it last?), and went to the printer.
    After reading and re-reading my blessing, underlining, and re-reading, I think I now know where I need to focus my energies.
    Now off to read my scriptures some more. Pin It


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