By rachp
4/19/2012 10:34:21 PM
None of my family knows of my struggles and addictions, they all have their own families to take care of and their own struggles. So I don't burden them with my issues.

The past year, I have been on unofficial probation and it's been a struggle, but I've pushed forward and faithfully gone to church, met with my Bishop and done most of what he has asked.

Two days ago my blessings were restored. I feel like a whole person again with only a few pieces of the puzzle out of place, instead of a whole puzzle broken up in the box with no sense of order.

Two hours ago, I spoke to my oldest brother and he made this comment. 'I hear the old Rachael back, I don't know whats different but I'm glad to hear you.'

Who knew even though none of my family knew, they saw and heard a difference.


I love your name    
"I have a daughter named Rachael, same spelling & everything. Sometimes you can feel a difference in a person. There was a returned missionary in our ward that both my Husband & I were good friends with. We felt a difference in his demeanor, his countenance & knew he was going through something. About 9 months later, we found out that yes he was going through something big & it meant the world to him that we prayed for him & went out of our way to talk to him.
I know that my demeanor is every different from the way I was a year ago, 2 years ago or even 10 years ago. The spirit can convey to others how well you are doing. So let them cheer you on."
posted at 22:20:09 on April 20, 2012 by ME

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"Freedom from your transgression will come through sincere faith, true repentance, willing obedience, and the giving of self. Why the giving of self? Because selfishness is at the root of your problem. Where selfishness and transgression flourish, the Spirit of the Lord can’t enter your life to bless you. To succeed, you must conquer your selfishness. When your beacon is focused on self, it does little more than blind your vision. When turned outward through acts of kindness and love, it will light your path to happiness and peace. "

— Richard G. Scott

General Conference May 1990