Acceptance is one of the spiritual principles that I learned about early in my recovery. I have been saying for 10 years or so that acceptance is my favorite spiritual principle. It is! The reason for this is: when I accept people and circumstances for exactly what they are, I am better in my head. … Continue reading About Acceptance
Reading the #BookofMormon every day this year has done many things: it has brought me closer to my Savior, it has brought me closer to Heavenly Father, it has made obeying Heavenly Father easier, it makes being happy easier! I love the many, many blessings that daily scripture reading has given me! Doing my best … Continue reading #livethebook
I was thinking this morning about the spiritual principles that I do my best to practice daily. I decided that I wanted to share them with you! So here is the list of principles: Honesty, Open-mindedness, Willingness, Humility, Acceptance, Hope, Faith, Trust, Surrender, Commitment, Courage, Self-honesty, Perseverance, Patience, Compassion, Forgiveness, Self-discipline, Unconditional Love, Selflessness, Steadfastness, Service, Sharing & … Continue reading My Spiritual Principles
I just realized that now, in the middle of Easter week, is a wonderful time for a gratitude list. Especially since I haven't done one in a while. Heavenly Father, my Savior Jesus Christ, the Atonement, the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, continuing revelation, my favorite 12 Step program; the Church of Jesus Christ of … Continue reading Some gratitude
I just looked, and I haven't posted any gratitude posts since January 31st. So: My wonderful relationships: Heavenly Father, Coyote, Jethro, Cupcake, Peaches, Little Miss, Little Mister, Blondi, the Six, Buggs Bunny and new friends. The Holy Spirit!! New opportunities! I have been to the gym the last two days. My pain levels are consistently … Continue reading Love me some gratitude!!
Wow, today is the last day of the first month of 2014. I have so many things to be grateful for. Today I am just going to list them like I did on "gratitude challenge accepted". So here goes: (in no particular order) Heavenly Father (all He does for me daily, my relationship with Him); … Continue reading January gratitude
This is an updated version of my "list" of things to practice daily. The items on my list are not really in any particular order, just there. These are the things that I am trying to remember to "practice" daily. Do I do all of them every day? No. Do I truly attempt to do … Continue reading The List again
In Matthew 3:1-2. John The Baptist taught repentance. In Luke 13, Jesus preached repentance. In verses 3 and 5 He says “I tell you, Nay; but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. In 2 Corinthians Chapter 7 Paul admonishes in verse 10 that “Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of, … Continue reading Repentance works for me!!
I thought that today I would post another gratitude list! Today I am just going to tell you about a few if the beautiful things I have in my life to be grateful for. And I'm going to do it slightly different. I am more grateful than I have words to express for the "Gift … Continue reading More gratitude
I have learned that the type of stuff I give the most thought to guides my actions. When I used drugs, my thoughts were all about drugs: what kind and how much I had; how long would they last; how could I get more; how would I get money for more, etc. When I got … Continue reading What I think about