Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Defeating the Defeated

Even though I am not taking a daily picture I thought I would try to blog once a week still. I guess I didn't quite make it last week, but I will try.  I suppose one reason I didn't blog last week was because I have just been stressed out with various things in life.  I think a good word to use would be "defeated".  I feel defeated in a lot of ways.  Do you ever feel like life is hitting you in many different areas of your life?  It can be discouraging.  Life is full of trials and tests and I know Heavenly Father gives us these things to help us learn and grow.  Still, it can be frustrating while you are going through hard times.  I don't want my blog to seem negative or a place to moan and groan so I thought I would share some positive things that have happened recently.
1.  I suppose the first positive thing is a result of a negative thing.  I was a pound away from my weight loss goal last June and I hit a wall and shut down and got back into my bad eating habits and quit exercising.  As a result I gained all the weight I had worked hard to get off back.  Two weeks ago I started eating healthy and exercising again and I've lost 3 pounds so far.  
2.  This January we got a new set of 11 year olds in our primary class and so far we have been enjoying the class a lot more than the one we had last year.  There were some great kids in our class last year, but on a whole we kind of had a rough time with them.  I think this year will flow much easier.
3. For FHE on Sunday (we do it then because of Stephen's work schedule) I taught the boys about the 1st Article of Faith- what it meant and then they memorized it.  Well, the older two did.  Porter wants to have it memorized.  The videos are of them reciting it.  I am wanting to teach them a new one each month and it's meaning.  
Enjoy the videos!
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3 comments:

Tami P said...

We loved the videos! They each have such a different personality, and it's so fun to see. As for those times when you feel defeated, I think everyone feels that way at times. "You can do it!" Is all that I can think to say right now. Not the most inspiring words, but just know we are cheering for you as well as the rest of the family to have success and happiness in life.

Marci Roberts said...

I found FHE lessons for each Article of Faith on Pinterest. Perhaps you are already using it but thought I would share if you are interested. It is on my church board.

Marci Roberts said...

I found FHE lessons for each Article of Faith on Pinterest. Perhaps you are already using it but thought I would share if you are interested. It is on my church board.