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better day
By jhamilton75
9/22/2009 11:37:38 AM
Well, today was a little better. Started off the day with a 4 mile run (after prayers of course). And my co-workers were pretty tolerable today. Or maybe I was just trying to exercise more tolerance. Either way, it was better.

One thing that it has taken me a long time to realize is that prayer can and should be used for anything good or virtuous that one needs. I need to more often pray for patience, pray to be less prideful, and pray to be able to avoid and resist temptation. Heavenly Father is not "too busy" to handle such requests. Prayer, and asking for help, is not an admission of weakness. Humility is not weakness, it is a source of strength.

I set a goal a while back to finish reading the New Testament this year. I just started the book of Revelation, so I'm almost there. It's been a good experience to read it again. Next I'm going to start on the Book of Mormon. I've read it through so many times but yet each time I gain new insights.

Thanks for the support and encouragement. I need to get some sleep now. Tomorrow is the pushup competition here on the FOB, and some of those young soldiers out there are in pretty good shape. Take care.

Best wishes,
J

Comments:

Good for you!    
"Glad to hea that things are going better today. And good luck in the pushup competition!

It is true that humility can be a strength; I guess that's why it's so hard to accomplish sometimes! LOL I think that humility is one of the biggest keys to our relationship with our Heavenly Father. When we totally understand that we are nothing without Him - we can become everything!

Have a blessed day"
posted at 12:15:18 on September 22, 2009 by sistershan


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"In recent years, as I have sung the hymns of the Atonement, it has been with an especially full heart—and also with full voice, when I can continue to sing—lines such as “How great thou art,” “I scarce can take it in,” “To rescue a soul so rebellious and proud as mine,” “I stand all amazed,” and “Oh, it is wonderful!”"

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General Conference May 1987