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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Peeking Out from Under My Rock

A friend texted me the other day telling me that she'd booked a speaker for the American Mothers conference that's coming up in September. She told me who the woman was, and I, who live under a rock a good part of the time, responded with, "Who is that?" I assured her of the fact that I am an under-rock dweller and so am probably the only person in the world who doesn't know who she is.

I decided today,  though, that #7's probably right there along with me. When I was working on setting up the cash envelopes this afternoon, she grabbed a $5 bill and was thrilled to find "Jesus" pictured there. YIKES! I'm glad to say I'm not that bad off.

Anyway, back to the story at hand....I decided to do some research and was thrilled with what I found. I looked up "Connie Sokol" on Google and found her website. I'm loving what I'm seeing there. She has a thing called "Back to the Basics." I read over it last night and decided to go to tip #1. Wow! Just what I needed!

Here's a link for you....Tip #1.

This is just what I needed. As you may have noticed, my blog posts have had a bit of a negative edge to them lately. This is what happens when I let "tip #1" slide in my life. Last night, after perusing this, I recommitted myself to studying and praying harder. Today, I read this:

"Yea, in the strength of the Lord did we go forth to battle against the Lamanites; for I and my people did cry mightily to the Lord that he would deliver us out of the hands of our enemies, for we were awakened to a remembrance of the deliverance of our fathers" (Mosiah 9:17).

Now, I need to get something clear here. I don't feel that I have enemies whose hands I need to be delivered from. If anything, I am my own worst enemy. It was just the fact that if I want to be all that I can be, I know that this scripture holds the key--"cry mightily to the Lord."

Sometimes people will say, "How do you do it all?" I can assure you I don't "do it all," but I will admit I do quite a bit, but I will also admit that the only times I am able to do more than average is when I'm relying on the strength of the Lord. He makes me more than I am. The only reason I can raise seven children is when he's helping me.

There, now you know all of my deep secrets. I truly believe that anybody, if they're willing to follow "tip #1" can start off on being more than they once were and making more out of their lives. I would also like to state that these behaviors are what I know assures me happiness even in the hardest of times. It helps to get my perspective back on track.

Like I said, lately, I've been a slacker. I had become too busy for these important things in my life, and thus, it has led me to become more unsure. I've stopped blogging as much because, to be honest, I let myself become overwhelmed by life. This is a guaranteed side-effect of spiritual slackerhood. That's where I've been. I haven't had much of a positive nature to share, so I've chosen to become quiet. Not good. If you ever see me quiet again, you'll know what's up. If you catch on, give me a nudge back in the right direction, would you?

I'm grateful for these little messages that come my way. I'm grateful for a text message about a person who lives above the rock who shares great things for people like me to read to buoy us up and get us back on the right path.

I can now say that I have a little more of a clue of who Connie Sokol is, and I can also say that I'm PSYCHED to hear what she'll have to share here in Portland in September!


Jo Tapasa said...

Amen, Sister!

Lena Baron said...

Thank you Julie for stopping by my blog. It gave me the nudge I needed to get to yours this morning (not that I need a nudge) But I may not have visited until tonight and I needed to read tip #1 right now. Thanks again! :) Always good to hear from you!!

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